What the Plant Might Look Like
During consultation as part of the resource consent process a number of photomontages were produced to give people a "reasonable representation" of how the proposed Weston Option cement plant would look from various viewpoints around 15 - 20 years after establishment.
Modelling showed that the plant would not be visible from either the Oamaru or Weston townships. The top of the 104 metre high main stack would be 172m above sea level, which would actually be lower than the height of the escarpment immediately behind the plant site and to the east, which ranges from 173 to 185 above sea level.
The discharge of water vapour could in certain atmospheric conditions and depending on the moisture content of the raw materials, result in a visible plume. On clear sunny days, such as shown in these photomontages, it is unlikely that there would be a visible plume of water vapour.
Note: Because these photomontages were produced some time again, they may not reflect subsequent minor modifications made to plant configuration.
Viewpoint: Kia Ora Rd
A medium distance shot taken from the direct of Kia Ora Rd
Kia Ora Rd
Viewpoint: Weston Ngapara Rd (North)
A view taken from the north-west of the plant on Weston Ngapara Rd.
Weston Ngapara Rd (North)
Viewpoint: Weston Ngapara Rd (South)
A view taken from the south-east of the plant on Weston Ngapara Rd.
Weston Ngapara Rd (South)