Cement plant is awarded new environmental permit

Florin Stoiean, the new plant manager at the Lafarge Tarmac Dunbar cement plant
Florin Stoiean, the new plant manager at the Lafarge Tarmac Dunbar cement plant

The Lafarge Tarmac cement plant at Dunbar, Scotland’s only producer of cement, has been awarded a new Part A Environmental Permit by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

The permit is issued and monitored by SEPA to meet EU standards of operation for industrial sectors, and sets out conditions the cement plant must meet in order to function, including maximum levels of emissions which can be released while operating.

Florin Stoiean, plant manager at Lafarge Tarmac Dunbar, commented: “We have been working closely with SEPA, which issues our permit, to ensure that the permit meets the EU standards.

“Obviously, this is an essential piece of legislation and we always aim to not only meet the mandatory standards but exceed these where we can, while also looking ahead at evolving regulations which address future requirements.

“Significant investment has been made - and continues to be made - in essential upgrades via a rolling programme of improvements. Right now the Dunbar plant is in a month long shutdown which will allow for the installation of further equipment to ensure we continue to operate efficiently and responsibly.”