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FM Conway announce plans for Thames terminal

Michael Conway

Infrastructure services firm to import bitumen at its Imperial Wharf site in Kent

FM CONWAY, the leading infrastructure services company, have announced plans to import bitumen at their Imperial Wharf site in Gravesend, Kent.

A multi-million pound refurbishment of the site, located on the river Thames, will see the facility’s existing jetty and tank farm refurbished to accommodate the docking and storage of up to 7,500 tonnes of bitumen. FM Conway are aiming for the site to be fully operational by April 2014.

The renovation of the industrial site will ensure that the company can provide its highways clients and partners with a long-term supply of bitumen, as well as to manage supply chain costs.

The plans will see FM Conway maximize the site’s riverside location by using the Thames as a strategic waterway to reduce road transport movements and cut carbon emissions. The company is currently transporting aggregates by river to serve its asphalt plant in Erith, which has reduced 1,250 tonnes of carbon each year by removing 15,000 truck journeys on London’s roads.

Michael Conway, chief executive officer of FM Conway, commented: ‘The ability to independently import bitumen will form part of our self-delivery model. This gives us full control over our supply, allows us to cut input costs and, crucially, gives security of supply to our customers.’

Through their self-delivery model, FM Conway will be able to offer a comprehensive service across the entire lifecycle of a project, from production and design to construction and maintenance. The model ensures that in-house expertise is available across the breadth of the company’s services and will result in higher standards, reduced costs and more efficient delivery for clients.

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