Cockburn Cement owner Adbri has announced it is moving forward with a $199 million investment to consolidate its cement operations into one facility.
Under the investment, Adbri will consolidate its two existing production sites in Munster and Kwinana, into a single operation at Kwinana.
In a statement issued to the ASX today Adbri said the new facility would showcase the latest technologies in cement production.
Adbri plans to upgrade to take two years to complete, with the plant aiming to produce a lower carbon footprint with CO2 emissions projected to reduce by 20 per cent, when compared to existing operations.
The plant is anticipated to be operational in 2023, when cement production will shift from Cockburn Cement’s Munster site to Kwinana.
Adbri said lime manufacturing would continue at the Munster site.
“This investment demonstrates Adbri’s confidence in the WA economy and the continued strength of the resources and infrastructure industries which are underpinning the state’s recovery from COVID-19,” Abri’s ASX statement said.
“Adbri is looking forward to making this project a reality as together we help build a strong Western Australia.”