Asphalt will be produced and recycled at the new plant at Bull’s Bridge in Hayes, on the Grand Union Canal in west London. It will have the capacity to produce up to 300,000 tonnes of asphalt a year, offering round-the-clock supply.
FM Conway is aiming for the site to be fully operational by April 2014.
The facility will bolster the contractors existing asphalt plant at Erith, 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 and can deliver asphalt with up to 85% recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) content.
The plant will also feature aggregate 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.
CEO Michael 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 the added security that we can provide them with 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.”