CEMEX renew partnership with ENGIE
Company renews 100% UK renewable electricity supply contract for a further three years
CEMEX have renewed their partnership with low-carbon energy suppliers ENGIE for a further three years. The partnership will continue the supply of 100% UK renewable electricity to all CEMEX’s UK-owned sites, which first started in 2019.
The deal will cover nearly 200 sites – including the company’s cement plant in Rugby and grinding plant in Tilbury, as well as key operational locations such as Dove Holes Quarry, near Buxton, and the Northfleet concrete plant and wharf – and further demonstrates CEMEX’s Future In Action commitment to net-zero CO2 emissions across their operations.
CEMEX announced their Climate Action strategy in February 2020, and in their European operations reduced their CO2 emissions by close to 35% as of 31 December 2020, ten years ahead of the target date. CEMEX also declared a 55% CO2 reduction target for their European operations, aligning with the European Commission goal for all member states.
Martin Hills, head of carbon, legacy landfill and special projects for CEMEX Europe, commented: ‘We are aware that the production of our materials, particularly cement, is an energy-intensive process and we are committed to improving the energy efficiency of our operations and cutting carbon emissions.
‘We have a dedicated Climate Action Plan for our global operations which outlines the company’s vision to advance towards a carbon-neutral economy and to address society’s increasing demands more efficiently. The use of renewable electricity at our sites plays an important part in this and we are pleased to have renewed our partnership with ENGIE for a further three years.’
Ben Taylor, account manager at ENGIE, commented: ‘We are delighted to be extending our long-running partnership with CEMEX to provide 100% UK renewable electricity supply. We are committed to helping our customers reduce carbon emissions and deliver optimum energy performance across their sites and operations, and this contract is a positive step towards helping CEMEX transition to a lower-carbon future.’