Independent Stack Emissions Improvement Study

As part of our Community Liaison Group and EPA endorsed Environmental Improvement Program (EIP), Adelaide Brighton Cement commissioned leading global cement industry technical experts, FLSmidth, to undertake a 'Stack Emission Improvement Study' of all its stack emission control equipment.

A final report with options to reduce stack emissions was submitted to the EPA for assessment and included the expected reduction in particulate emissions of each proposed option, and the projected site reduction in emissions under a series operational conditions.

A series of meetings and presentations were given to the EPA and the Community Liaison Group to communicate the details on the selected options for implementation, the methodology for the selection of the options for implementation and plant trials that were conducted to help validate the final options.

The revised compliance actions include:

  • A comprehensive upgrade of both the 4A Bypass and the 4A Gas Conditioning Towers (GCT) Spray Conditioning Systems, which is expected to significantly lower sitestack particulate emissions during operation. Relevant infrastructure was installed during the March 2017 annual shutdown, and the project was  completed in March 2018.
  • A comprehensive upgrade of the 4A Clinker Cooler Baghouse Controller and Particulate Detection System. These improvements enable bags to be immediately detected and isolated if not performing to standard. It also allows for the continuous optimisation of the cleaning and monitoring cycles of the bags, which will minimise wear and is expected to lower particle emissions from the 4A tower stack. These projects were completed during the March 2017 annual 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 more >>

Frequently Asked Questions On Health

The Birkenhead plant and the local community have co-existed for over 100 years, with a large number of residents working for Adelaide Brighton Cement and living in the area. The local community often ask questions on the topic of health. We have prepared a list of frequently asked health questions. more >>

Environmental Improvement Program

Adelaide Brighton Cement maintains an ongoing Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP). The EIP is endorsed by the Environment Protection Authority and developed in consultation with the Community Liaison Group to continuously improve on our environmental footprint. To view the latest EIP please follow the link more >>