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Cement Kilns

Volume 406: debated on Friday 23 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cement kilns are operating in the United Kingdom; and what their capacities are. [115770]

There are 27 cement kilns at 17 sites in the United Kingdom with a total production capacity of 40,520 tonnes of cement per day. The following table contains the production capacities for each cement kiln.

Company/Plant

location
Kiln technologyProduction capacity

(tonnes/day)
Lafarge
Aberthawdry1,700
Barnstonewet300
Cauldondry (pre-calciner)2,800
Cookstownsemi-dry1,150
Dunbardry (pre-calciner)3,300
Hopedry1,900
dry1,900
Northfleetsemi-wet1,800
semi-wet1,800
Company/Plant

location
Kiln technologyProduction capacity

(tonnes/day)
Thurrockwet (not continuous)110
Westburywet950
wet950
Rugby
South Ferribysemi-dry1,100
semi-dry1,100
Barringtonsemi-dry770
Rugbysemi-wet (calciner)4,000
Castle
Kettondry (long kiln)1,060
dry (pre-calciner)3,100
Ribblesdalewet1,000
wet1,000
dry (pre-calciner)2,500
Padeswooddry (long kiln)840
wet420
wet420
Buxton Lime
Tunstead1wet750
dry (pre-calciner)2,300
Sean Quinn
Fermanagh2dry1,500
1 New cement kiln—commissioning scheduled to start mid 2003

and will replace existing wet kiln.
2 Plant shutdown but not decommissioned.