FM Conway to boost asphalt capacity in South East
Company set to open a new £10 million state-of-the-art asphalt plant near Heathrow
FM CONWAY have announced plans to increase their asphalt manufacturing and recycling capacity by developing a new state-of-the-art plant near Heathrow, in Middlesex.
The £10 million asphalt plant will allow the company to efficiently serve highways clients and partners in west London – providing 24h security of supply and the capacity to produce up to 300,000 tonnes of asphalt per annum.
FM Conway have received planning consent for the new plant from the London Borough of Hillingdon and they are aiming for the site to be fully operational by April 2014.
The facility will support FM Conway’s unique self-delivery model and will bolster the company’s existing asphalt plant at Erith, in Kent, which is currently producing up to 400,000 tonnes of asphalt per year. The plant has helped the firm to drive a strategy based on recycling with the aim of delivering asphalt with up to 85% Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) content.
Located next to the Grand Union Canal, the new plant will provide FM Conway with the scope to potentially use the waterway to transport aggregates in order to minimize truck movements.
The plant will also feature aggregates crushing, screening and washing equipment to ensure the best use of all reclaimed materials. Half of FM Conway’s volumetric mixer fleet will be based at the Heathrow site, providing both high and low strength concrete mixes to meet customer needs across west London.
Michael Conway (pictured), chief executive officer of FM Conway, said: ‘Continued investment in our plant infrastructure underpins our self-delivery model and this new state-of-the-art facility will provide our customers in west London with reliable, on-demand access to high-quality materials.
‘The new facility will build on the success of our Erith plant which has set a benchmark for asphalt recycling to ensure that our clients can leverage the environmental and economic benefits which come from resource efficiency.’