BGC Cement is in the final stages of acquiring two neighbouring industrial lots in West Kalgoorlie, taking it one step closer to commencing construction of a major facility in the city.
The Kalgoorlie depot will become BGC Cement’s newest regional operation, providing on-site storage and distribution for finished cement and lime products.
Construction was planned to start in 2017, but Kalgoorlie regional manager Chris Sefton said like all good things, the project had taken time.
“Having now almost settled our land acquisition, we are confident that development will begin in the second quarter of 2018,” he said.
“There has been considerable, increasing demand for our products in this region, making Kalgoorlie the logical place to establish our new regional operation. From the outset, we knew it was crucial that we establish our next depot in a region with the infrastructure to support our development.”
“Due to the well-established and professional services available in Kalgoorlie, we feel confident about engaging local services and contractors where possible for the development and ongoing operation.”
Mr Sefton said the new depot would increase BGC Cement’s transporting capacity and involvement in the mining industry, while decreasing its environmental footprint.
“The majority of all our cement is transported to our customers in bulk pneumatic tankers; when coming from Perth they have approximately 64-tonne payloads,” he said.
“By having a depot in Kalgoorlie, we can increase the transported tonnes due to the larger heavy road networks. We aim to use quad road trains, which provide better efficiency for the customers and mean less trucks on the road.”
BGC has been around since the 1960s and is one of WA’s major suppliers of bulk cement products.
Published: Kalgoorlie Miner 28/02/2018
Picture by: Andrew Murdoch