Construction works will soon commence on a new clinker grinder and cement facility at GeelongPort.

Boral Cement will invest $130 million in the facility as part of a 25-year partnership agreement with GeelongPort.

In anticipation of the future demand for construction materials in the Victorian region, the new facility has been designed to handle up to 1.3 million tonnes of cementitious products per annum.

The facility will include wharf side hoppers and connection via a conveyor system to Lascelles Wharf, providing discharge and processing efficiencies.

“GeelongPort is committed to building infrastructure to foster growth and prosperity for our city and the region,” CEO of GeelongPort, Brett Winter, said.

The Geelong and greater Victorian market is experiencing unprecedented growth driven by population surges and associated government infrastructure programs. The new facility will provide increased capacity to meet future Victorian infrastructure demand.

The facility is expected to be operational in 2020.

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