Tarmac opens up Thames for site material deliveries
October 29, 2019 – Tarmac has partnered with the Port of Tilbury to create the UK’s largest construction materials aggregates terminal.
The new terminal at Tilbury2 on the north bank of the Thames will allow materials to be transported along the river to sites in central London.
Tarmac will build new aggregate processing and manufacturing facilities including an asphalt and ready mix concrete plant at the new port terminal.
Tarmac’s Mark Wood, managing director – Materials South, said: “This exclusive development will ensure the long-term security of aggregate supplies into London and the South East.
“It allows us to support vital construction projects while using alternative transportation methods for the movement of materials, taking vehicles off the congested roads around the capital and using the Thames as a means of importing aggregates and other bulk materials into London.”
Tarmac is hoping to have the new terminal up and running by the end of next year.
Graham is main contractor on the £200m overall Port of Tilbury expansion across a 152-acre to create Tilbury2.