Tarmac and Forth Ports have signed a long-term agreement to create the UK’s largest construction materials terminal at the Port of Tilbury in Essex.

The long-term agreement follows a £250M pound investment made by Forth Ports at Tilbury2, the UK’s newest port.

The facility is a purpose-built aggregate processing and manufacturing facility, located to serve London and the South East, with multimodal connectivity.

The riverside location combined with a dedicated railhead means efficient delivery of construction materials into central London without the use of heavy road haulage, supporting Tarmac’s commitment to reducing emissions and creating a safer environment for other road users.

Tarmac senior vice president Peter Buckley said: “Construction materials have a critical role to play in helping deliver the major infrastructure and construction projects which are supporting the UK’s economic recovery and long-term development.

“Our agreement with Forth Ports underlines a continued focus by Tarmac to develop industry leading facilities which will support these schemes, with the Build Back Better agenda and a clear commitment to driving sustainability and enhanced efficiencies.”

Forth Ports chief executive Charles Hammond added: “This is an exciting time for Tilbury2 as we sign a significant, long term agreement with Tarmac to create the UK’s largest construction materials terminal.

“This facility will be a game changer in the coronavirus economic recovery campaign to Build Back Better and is a good example of high productivity investment adding value to raw materials.

“I am pleased that the signing of this agreement comes at the same time as we have been awarded Freeport status, which will bring further investment and jobs to the area.”

Source: New Civil Engineer



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