Maintenance Shutdown

Annual Maintenance Shutdown

Our annual 2019 maintenance shutdown will comence on Monday 7 through to 30 January 2019

Kiln maintenance shutdowns are a critical part of our overall plant performance and reliability. Each year we undergo a month long, major maintenance shutdown at our Birkenhead Plant. During this time we carry out all necessary maintenance to ensure the efficiency of operations.

MaintenanceAs temperatures inside the kiln typically reach 1500 degrees, various components are under enormous strain throughout the year. In between shutdowns we strive to minimise stoppages as part of our broader efforts to reduce any impacts our operations could have on the environment and surrounding communities.

During a shutdown period, we continue to supply product to our customers by producing cement from stockpiles of clinker.

During shutdowns we have a significant influx of contractors to the site - up to 300 at any time. With so many personnel on site, health and safety is a key focus. Any contractor performing duties at the Birkenhead Plant must undergo a safety and environmental induction which ensures all contractors are aware of environmental impacts that might arise during the maintenance shutdown.

Community Engagement

The Adelaide Brighton Cement Birkenhead Plant Community Engagement Plan 2018 V2 is now available. The Community Engagement Plan is intended to be an ongoing collaborative working document. All feedback from the community is welcome. View our Community Engagement Plan V2 here. Community feedback can be sent to BirkenheadCommunity@adbri.com.au more >>

Environmental Improvement Programme (EIP)

ABC is working with the Community Liaison Group to develop a new EIP. Local residents are encouraged to provide feedback on potential ideas to improve our site. Community feedback can be submitted via Contact us tab. Alternatively, you can provide your feedback through resident members of the Community Liaison Group. more >>

Live Ambient Particulate Monitoring Data

Adelaide Brighton Cement maintains two ambient air quality particulate monitors located in the local community at Gunn Street and the ABC Community Park on Alfred Street. To view the monitoring data click on the following link. more >>