FM Conway begins bitumen imports
FM Conway has forged a deal with ExxonMobil to import bitumen from its refinery near Antwerp in Belgium.
The bitumen lands at FM Conway’s new Imperial Wharf site on the River Thames in Gravesend, Kent, which has gone through a £2.5m refurbishment. The wharf has the capacity to dock and store up to 7,500 tonnes of bitumen.
The refurbished facility and jetty will also provide the capacity for FM Conway to import and store a variety of other construction materials.
CEO Michael Conway said: “With global bitumen refinery capacity decreasing, there is a trend for less bitumen to be available. This new collaboration with ExxonMobil allows us to secure a long-term supply of bitumen, giving us full control over our supply and allowing us to cut input costs and, crucially, give security of supply to clients and partners.”
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This article was published on 11 Sep 2014 (last updated on 11 Sep 2014).