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Hanson awards contract for CCS plant at Padeswood

20 December 2022, Published under Cement News

UK-based Hanson , part of Heidelberg Materials , has awarded a contract to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering to deliver the preliminary front-end engineering design for a CO 2 capture plant at Hanson’s Padeswood cement plant in Flintshire, north Wales. Once operational it will capture 800,000t of CO 2 and store it in spent gas fields off the coast of northwest England. According to Hanson, it hopes to have the carbon capture and storage (CCS) plant up and running by 2027 with ...

Hanson reports another carbon capture breakthrough

23 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson has demonstrated another ground-breaking carbon capture process, this time at its Ribblesdale cement works in Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK. The team proved that enforced carbonation of recycled concrete paste (RCP) within the plant’s existing wet scrubber allows for a high CO2 uptake within less than 30m, preventing emissions entering the atmosphere. During the trial 15t of industrial RCP were fed into the scrubber. The result was 100kg of CO2 being bound within each tonne of RCP,...

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...