Demand for IBA Aggregate in Kent

June 5, 2021

Despite the challenges presented by Coronavirus, this year has seen an encouraging rise in demand for IBA Aggregate in the Kent markets. Fortis, along with its Kent partners Brett Aggregates Ltd and Ardula Ltd continue to develop and secure IBA Aggregate opportunities whilst pursuing alternative outlets such as non-structural concrete products.

The IBA produced at the Kemsley EfW is currently transported by our distribution partners to the A303 IBA Processing Facility, where it will continue to be processed until the Ridham IBA processing facility becomes
operational in early 2022. Kemsley derived IBA Aggregate is back hauled back to Kent for onward sale and distribution.

The processing and subsequent use of IBA Aggregate across Kent demonstrates a clear and powerful commitment by the county to both regional and global sustainability. The provision of sustainable secondary aggregate from Kent’s own EfW reduces the requirement within the construction industry for locally sourced primary aggregate and avoids the import of aggregate from further afield.