UK: Hanson to invest GBP20m in new cement mill

UK: Hanson to invest GBP20m in new cement mill
10 March 2017

Hanson Cement plans to build a new finish mill at Padeswood cement plant in Flintshire, UK, that would secure around 100 jobs, reports Daily Post Wales.

The company currently has four cement mills at the plant, but a scoping and screening opinion request has been submitted with Flintshire Council for the new mil project. The proposed large modern mill is expected to replace the four existing mills and enable the works to grind a larger volume of clinker than is currently the case. The company said it will be a fully-enclosed mill with the latest extraction technology.

Following successful completion of the project and increasing output levels, Hanson plans to re-establish the rail link with the plant. This will enable the cement producer to extend its market reach to London.

A Hanson spokesman said: "The combined cost of both investments would be around GBP20m which shows the commitment that Hanson has to this site.

"At the moment the mills can deal with 60 per cent of the clinker produced and the rest is sent off-site. The new mill would be able to process all of the clinker," added the company spokesperson.

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