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April 4, 2024

Staffordshire's New Asphalt Plant: A £9 Million Investment in Road Maintenance

Staffordshire's New Asphalt Plant: A £9 Million Investment in Road Maintenance

Aggregate Industries has introduced a cutting-edge asphalt plant in the Staffordshire Moorlands. This new facility, part of a significant £9 million investment, aims to boost the supply of asphalt for road maintenance and infrastructure projects throughout Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, and the M6 corridor.

The new plant represents a significant upgrade in the region’s infrastructure, with the capacity to produce over 250,000 tonnes of asphalt annually when operating at full capacity. This substantial output will ensure a steady supply of high-quality asphalt, crucial for maintaining and developing road networks in the surrounding areas.

Strategically located in the Staffordshire Moorlands, the plant is well-positioned to serve a wide area, including key regions like Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, and the vital M6 corridor. This positioning not only facilitates efficient distribution but also underscores Aggregate Industries' commitment to supporting regional infrastructure development.

Embracing Sustainability: Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP)

One of the standout features of the new plant is its capability to incorporate recycled materials into its production process. Specifically, the plant is designed to recycle reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP). This innovation aligns with global trends towards more sustainable construction practices by reducing waste and conserving natural resources.

The use of RAP in asphalt production offers several environmental benefits:

  1. Resource Conservation: By reusing existing materials, the demand for new raw materials is significantly reduced.
  2. Waste Reduction: Recycling asphalt pavement helps in minimising the amount of construction waste sent to landfills.
  3. Energy Efficiency: The process of recycling asphalt consumes less energy compared to producing new asphalt from scratch.

The establishment of this advanced asphalt plant comes at a crucial time, as local authorities and private contractors ramp up efforts to maintain and upgrade road networks. The increased production capacity will play a key role in meeting the growing demand for asphalt in various infrastructure projects, from minor road repairs to major highway developments.

Conclusion

Aggregate Industries’ new asphalt plant in the Staffordshire Moorlands is a significant addition to the region’s infrastructure capabilities. With a robust production capacity and a focus on sustainability through the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement, the plant is set to play a pivotal role in supporting road maintenance and infrastructure projects across Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, and the M6 corridor.

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