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Hanson UK receives Ketton and Ribblesdale EVs

23 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement group ) has taken delivery of two fully electric vans, which are the first step towards meeting its sustainability commitment to its van fleet being fully electric or hybrid by 2025.   The move follows the completion of successful trials last year and the new vehicles will be site-based at our Ketton and Ribblesdale cement works. Christopher Sharman, workshop manager at Ketton, was the first to drive around the site in one of the electric vans highlig...

Hanson receives social value management certificate

30 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement group ) has become the first building materials supplier to be awarded the Social Management Certificate Level 1 ‘Commit’ by Social Value UK. The announcement recognises the company’s commitment to implement systems and processes that will help it measure, manage and maximise its social value and its impact on, and role in, society. It follows an assessment carried out by Social Value UK and marks Hanson’s first step to increase the value it creates for i...

C-Capture on trial at Ketton plant

06 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson ’s Ketton cement plant in Rutland, UK, is part of a new carbon capture project funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which aims to provide a low-cost solution to decarbonisation. The multi-industry initiative will see C-Capture’s carbon capture technology, which uses a solvent to selectively capture CO 2 , installed at a number of sites across the country. Trials are already underway in the glass industry and at a waste-to-energy plant in Hull. T...

Hanson UK and Shell sign net zero MoU

13 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement Gropup ) and Shell have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to explore opportunities that help facilitate the construction industry’s transition to net zero emissions. The two industry leaders have a mutual ambition to play a key role in decarbonising the road and construction sectors. Through the MoU, they aim to bring their diverse capabilities together to help both companies and their supply chains accelerate the transition to n...

Ministerial visit to Padeswood

04 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Wales Minister David TC Davies MP has visited Hanson’s Padeswood cement production facility in North Wales,  UK. The Minister heard first-hand about how the firm plans to upgrade its existing facility to become the UK’s first net zero cement works. If the industry leading project goes ahead, it would be only the second facility of its kind in the world and would set the UK’s construction industry on a path to achieving the government’s binding 2050 net zero targets.  The plant would supply...

Hanson to build UK's first net-zero cement plant

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement ) plans to build the UK’s first net-zero cement factory at a facility in north Wales. Hanson is aiming to capture up to 800,000t of CO 2 per year at its cement plant in Padeswood , near Mold. The site is set to undergo a GBP400m upgrade to implement carbon-capture technology in the coming years. Hanson’s Head of Process and Sustainability, Iain Walpole, said the upgraded plant would be able to combine low-carbon cement with carbon capture to ensure zero-ne...

Hanson Cement installs new air monitoring station

09 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement ( HeidelbergCement group ) has installed a new air monitoring station in Penyffordd, UK. The operator of Padeswood cement works said the new equipment, located in the village by the bowling green and the junior school, will allow Hanson to identify any air quality issues in the village. Councillor Mark Rothero, chair of Penyffordd Community Council, said: “After many years of discussion and planning by your Community Council, local Councillors, FCC, Hanson Cement, Natura...

Prime Minister visits Hanson quarry to discuss HyNet North West CCS project

31 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Prime Minster Boris Johnson, visited Hanson’s Penmaenmawr quarry in north Wales, on 28 January, to see how the company’s recent investment in the site is allowing aggregates to be transported by rail, reducing vehicle movements and cutting CO 2 emissions. Accompanied by the Secretary of State for Wales, Simon Hart, and local MP for Aberconwy, Robin Millar, the Prime Minister, met with Hanson CEO, Simon Willis, to discuss the importance of the minerals industry to the UK economy. The visi...

HyNet North West consortium chosen for CCUS funding scheme

21 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK (HeidelbergCement) and its partners in the HyNet North West consortium have been chosen for funding under the British government’s carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) cluster sequencing process. The announcement will result in economic benefits to the region, safeguarding existing jobs and creating around 6000 new employment opportunities. It also gives Hanson the confidence to invest in a carbon capture plant at its Padeswood cement works, which will connect to the planned...

Green hydrogen at Hanson

26 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Hanson is collaborating with researchers at the Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University, UK, looking at innovative technologies to reduce industrial carbon emissions. A new hydrogen demonstration unit, which generates green hydrogen through renewable energy, has been developed and installed at the cement producer’s Regen GGBS works in Port Talbot, UK, to replace some of the natural gas used to power the plant. By Dr Charlie Dunnill, Energy Safety Research Institute, UK. ...