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Hanson Cement seeks early approval for mill installation

18 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement (HeildebergCement group) could start work this year on a GBP20m investment in a new giant mill that will secure nearly 100 jobs, reports Daily Post. The company is upgrading its Padeswood cement plant in Flintshire to guarantee its long-term future of the plant. The plan is to mothball three of the old mills and install a new vertical roller mill capable of grinding up to 650,000tpa of clinker. The Padeswood plant currently has four operational mills but they are old and ine...

New Hanson technical team to enhance customer service

13 June 2017, Published under Cement News

New Hanson technical service meets customer needs Hanson Cement UK has increased its technical team to offer customers bespoke support on all cement and cementitious issues. Headed by national technical manager Simon Chudley, the team will provide a bespoke service as well as offering advice, information and technical support ranging from product data and case studies to lab trials and product testing. “Research has demonstrated how important technical support is to our custo...

Hanson Cement to hold public exhibitions for upgrade plan

16 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement is holding two public exhibitions in May to explain plans for the GPB20m upgrade project at its Padeswood cement works in Flintshire, UK, which the company says "will guarantee the long-term future of the plant and its 96 employees". At the heart of the project will be the installation of a new vertical roller mill for cement grinding which will improve efficiency, reduce energy consumption and increase output. Hanson is also planning to invest in new rail loading facilities...

UK: Hanson make management changes

26 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement (HeildelbergCement Group) in the UK has made a number of new senior appointments within its packed products team. Andy Simpson becomes national commercial director, Chris Hall joins Hanson as national account manager and Jack Vincent is promoted to field sales manager, a new position within the company. Mr Simpson, previously responsible for all sales of Hanson's packed products, will focus on building strong trading relationships with merchant customers and with internal tea...

Safety award for Hanson Cement

13 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK, part of the HeidelbergCement Group, has been awarded a Tanker Safety Award at the 2016 Tip-ex and Tank-ex awards, recognising the company’s dedicated approach to vehicle safety. The award is given for improving safety in a particular area of tanker operations and in this case was awarded for the development of an integrated emergency shutdown system. Hanson’s ‘Run Lock’ system operates parallel to the Pulse lighting system to enable the operation of the tanker with the tract...

UK: Hanson appoint new technical development manager

24 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Robert Keough has been appointed the new technical development manager of Hanson Cement. Robert, He will be based at the company’s Ketton plant, Rutland. In his new role, he will use his technical expertise to help customers enhance the sustainability credentials of concrete specifications and emphasise the use of ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) as a sustainable cement replacement product. Mr Keough has two years’ experience working for Hanson UK’s parent company, HeidelbergCem...

Hanson Ketton benefits from Siemens control system/integrated drive solution

05 October 2015, Published under Cement News

A control system/integrated drive system solution from Siemens at Hanson Cement’s Ketton plant in the UK has produced a number of significant benefits for the cement giant and has improved the operation’s sustainability, reports Siemens. The clinker cooler upgrade project at Ketton carried out by Siemens has resulted in an annual CO2 reduction of 771t and over GBP86,000 saved in energy use, much of it through the use of variable speed drive technology and Siemens‘ integrated drive systems t...

Francis Flower acquires Hanson Cement's GGBS unit, UK

04 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Mineral resources company Francis Flower yesterday announced the acquisition of the ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) facility in Scunthorpe, UK, from Hanson Cement. The business is capable of producing more than half a million tonnes of GGBS every year and supplies customers in the Midlands and North of England. GGBS complements Francis Flower’s existing range of high quality powdered minerals, which originate as by-products from various industries reducing the need for mineral ...

Hanson Cement set to become BMF member, UK

30 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement will become a member of the Builders Merchants Federation, effective 1 February 2015. Hanson Cement operates three cement  plants, one ready-to-use packing plant and 10 packed aggregate sites in the UK. In response to market growth, the company recently invested in a new Multicem plastic packing plant at its Padeswood cement works in North Wales to keep up with demand and provide a stable source of supply. Keith Ellis, Hanson’s commercial director, said: “Joining the BMF is a...

UK: Hanson Cement set to expand Padeswood

26 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Having staved off closure, Hanson Cement's Padeswood plant is now looking to expand with a rail link and additional cement capacity in a new GBP1.2m investment project. The scheme will see staff numbers at the Flintshire site double to nearly 100 staff at Padeswood and the nearby Cefn Mawr Quarry. The turnaround has occurred after an increase in local house building and other construction activity has improved cement demand. Work is underway on a new cement line and the plant is also co...