Kal expansion for BGC

BGC Cement has reinforced its position as the premier supplier to Western Australia’s mining industry, recently announcing the construction of a major new facility in Kalgoorlie. 

The Kalgoorlie depot will become BGC Cement’s latest regional operation, providing onsite storage and distribution for finished cement and lime products.

According to the company’s Kalgoorlie Regional Manager Chris Sefton, the new depot will expand the company’s mining-related capability, complementing existing facilities in Port Hedland, Karratha and Darwin.

“BGC Cement has established its position in the WA market through innovation and aligning its products to the needs of cement and lime users,” he said.

“We understand the challenges of the mining industry, and the new depot will enable faster truck turnarounds, shorter lead times and first-class customer service.”

BGC Cement’s customer-focused approach was recently rewarded, with the company winning the tender to supply 23,500 tonnes per annum of cement to St Barbara’s Gwalia mine for paste fill.

BGC Cement is the only 100 per cent Australian-owned and operated cement manufacturer, supplier and transporter in WA.

Its modern facilities at Canning Vale and Kwinana have a production capacity of more than 1.5 million tonnes of cement products per year and include more than 60,000 tonnes of finished product storage.

From these facilities BGC Cement supplies an extensive range of bulk and bagged products suitable for cemented aggregate and paste fill, shotcrete and general pre-mixed concrete applications, controlled low-strength material, road stabilisation and culvert backfill purposes.

It can also supply quicklime and hydrated lime for various applications, as well as blended cement products that can be custom designed for specific technical performance.

BGC Cement prides itself on quality control throughout the production process. This begins from sourcing the finest raw materials, employing highly skilled and dedicated milling staff and utilising its National Association of Testing Authorities- accredited laboratory, Cemtech.

Cemtech conducts exhaustive chemical and physical tests to ensure BGC Cement’s products always meet customer requirements and are manufactured in accordance with the company’s ISO9001 quality accreditation.

In addition to its production capacity, BGC Cement has access to the largest privately owned cement transport fleet in Australia.

This includes 40 prime movers and 110 pneumatic tankers, ensuring flexible and reliable deliveries on time, every time to all areas of WA.

BGC Cement Sales Manager Rob Turkovic said construction of the Kalgoorlie depot would commence later this year, and it was expected to be fully operational in 2018.

“This is an exciting time for BGC Cement, and we look forward to providing all industries in the Goldfields with high-quality service and a wide range of cement and lime products,” he said.

Picture: BGC recently won a tender with St Barbara's Gwalia mine. Credit: Supplied

latest news

Palmer claims latest win in CITIC legal stoush

Clive Palmer had a win this morning in his continuing battle against the Sino Iron Ore operation that is bankrolling his bid to gain political power in tomorrow’s Federal election.

Read more

NRW wins $137m contract at Rio’s Koodaideri

NRW Holdings’ shares have spiked on winning a $137 million earthworks contract at Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri iron ore project in the Pilbara.

Read more

Pilbara indigenous group faces insolvency

A Federal agency has put a Pilbara Aboriginal corporation that earns millions of dollars a year in mining royalties from Rio Tinto in the hands of insolvency experts over governance and financial issues.

Read more

Calls for deepened Latin American ASX presence

Latin America’ s mining sector has been encouraged to step up its presence on the A$2 trillion Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) as the ASX continues to underpin substantial capital raising and equity market listings for exploration and mining plays.

Read more

Calls for further investment in lithium

The global lithium market needs investment of at least US$12 billion ($17.32 billion) in just the next five years if it is to have any realistic hope of matching supply with demand, according to the President of Californian-based Global Lithium LLC Joe Lowry.

Read more

Iron ore price hits five-year high

The price of WA’s most important economic commodity, iron ore, has jumped to fresh five-year highs overnight as supply interruptions combine with strong demand to leave stockpiles in China dwindling.

Read more


industry insight

The need to dig deeper

Australia is endowed with a rich geological bounty and leads the world in mineral

Products and Technology

MX3 cone crusher makes its debut

Metso’s revolutionary Multi-Action cone crusher series has a new addition, with the MX3 launched on the opening day of bauma 2019.

People and Projects

Focusing on the little things

In the middle of March this year, 31 workers at a mining camp in Karratha became sick.

Occupational Health and Safety

The technology offering a safer and more productive future

Technology at the forefront of the industry is helping to make minesites safer and more productive.


Stamping out slavery

How much do you know about William Wilberforce, Mary Prince, Thomas Clarkson or Granville Sharp?

Read more