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Raynes Quarry improvement works completed

Raynes Quarry during the improvement works
Raynes Quarry during the improvement works

Cemex investment in North Wales site completes significant improvement and maintenance programme

CEMEX have invested in an improvement and maintenance programme at Raynes Quarry, in Conwy, North Wales. The programme was undertaken to enhance the working environment for Cemex employees, in conjunction with improved plant efficiency.

A major part of the upgrade work has included the replacement of four conveyor units, dating back to the pre-1960s. In addition, some of the quarry’s traditional ladders have been replaced with modern stairways to increase accessibility and safety around the plant.

 

Cemex senior project manager David Hakes commented: ‘The refurbishment at Raynes Quarry was conducted during a four-week production shutdown. Sales were maintained by road and sea during the works and underpinned by excellent communication and co-ordination between supply chain, operations, and engineering teams over several months of planning. Critically, the works were completed safely with up to 12 contractors on site at the same time.’

Quarry manager Mick Ripley added: ‘The conveyors at Raynes Quarry had reached the end of their serviceable life and needed to be replaced. One of the conveyors removed we believe is more than 60 years old and representative of the rich history and longevity of production at the site, as well as the quality of the plant equipment and machinery at Cemex, which is built to last. Today’s modern-day replacements will be no different in terms of the exacting standards and high performance specification for resilience and endurance.’

Contractors for the works at Raynes Quarry included Bennetts Conveyors, PCS Electrical, and Axon Electrical.

 

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