Sectors: Aggregates, Gemstones and Minerals

This sector has seen various innovations such as low CO2 concrete plus niche performance-enhancing additives. Fluctuating markets, tough processing environments, and regulatory controls leave companies facing both opportunities and risks.

R B Plant is a natural choice for supporting clients in exploiting these opportunities whilst managing the risks.


  • Design and installation of diamond cleaning plant in Botswana, acting as Principal Designer and Contractor covering all EPCM aspects.
  • Construction management for what will be Europe’s largest concrete batching plant. Our role in this iconic project is Principal Contractor & Principal Designer in relation to CDM. Key to the success of this project has been installing the new plant without impacting on the existing live plant.
  • Relocating plants at several sites with the challenge of keeping the existing plants running.


R B Plant has all the required capabilities to execute a project in part or full. We have a proven track record in supporting clients to avoid major pitfalls which can result in a project exceeding cost and time constraints. Examples are:

  • Preparing cases for capital justifications and sanctioning.
  • Achieving planning permissions.
  • Obtaining approval from regulatory authorities such as the HSE, EA.
  • Environmental permitting.
  • CDM.
  • Site supervision of sub-contractors ensuring adhesion to programme.


  • Gemstone cleaning and processing from the mine to the polishing table ready for cutting.
  • High temperature concentrated acids and bases.
  • Minerals processing from the quarry as rock or slurry to loading finished product onto transport.
  • China clay.
  • Processing of molten salts, Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC), Precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) and
  • Lime.
  • Dredged aggregates and cement manufacture.