Building materials group Adbri and Cockburn Cement Limited (CCL) have announced the go ahead for their $199 million Kwinana Upgrade Project.
The investment in a state-of-the-art facility will consolidate Adbri’s two existing cement production sites at Munster and Kwinana into a single operation servicing the Western Australia market.
Adbri was formerly known as Adelaide Brighton.
The Kwinana Upgrade will showcase the latest technologies in cement production, with the plant featuring a lower carbon footprint with CO2 emissions projected to reduce by 20 per cent compared to existing operations.
It also eliminates the need for heavy vehicles on local roads, currently used to transport material for cement production between sites, improving overall amenity for the community.
The upgrade has a planned two-year construction period, and once operational in 2023, cement production will transition from CCL’s Munster site to Kwinana.
Lime manufacturing will continue to operate from the Munster site.
This investment demonstrates the continued strength of the resources and infrastructure industries which are underpinning the state’s recovery from COVID-19.
Picture: Adbri/Kwinana upgrade
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