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Padeswood Cement shortlisted for BEIS Phase 2

15 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson's Padeswood cement works ( HeidelbergCement ) in Wales, UK, has been shortlisted for funding as part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Phase 2 Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Cluster sequencing process. The announcement is another step towards installing carbon capture technology at the site and establishing the UK’s first net zero cement works as part of the HyNet decarbonisation cluster. In October 2021 HyNet and East Coast Clusters wer...

Hanson gives ready-mix truck Pride livery

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement Group ) has given a ready-mixed concrete mixer and an aggregates tipper truck a colourful makeover to mark the 50 th anniversary of Pride marches in the UK and show its support for the LGBT+ community.  The vehicles can be spotted making deliveries across the Bristol area and were also part of the company’s presence at the Bristol Pride festival held on The Downs in the city on 9 July. Members of the Hanson team also took part in the walking parade, wearing...

UK cement and lime producers look to low carbon industrial clusters

15 April 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Hanson UK (HeidelbergCement group) gave an update on its involvement in the HyNet North West industrial cluster project that will see the cement company aim to capture 0.8Mta of CO 2 at its Padeswood cement plant near Mold, Wales. With Track-1 UK Government backing, HyNet North West will encompass an area from Flintshire and Wrexham, through Cheshire, Liverpool and Greater Manchester and up to Lancashire. The project is expected to create 6000 new employment opportunities ...

Hanson UK acquires waste removal company

18 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement group ) has acquired Manchester-based A1 Services as part of its strategy to conserve the use of natural resources and its commitment to the circular economy. A1 Services specialises in waste removal and recycling of soil, concrete hardcore and general waste from building, construction and civil engineering projects. The acquisition will boost Hanson’s presence in the key Manchester market and broaden its portfolio of recycled products.   “A1 Servi...

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...

Ribblesdale cement plant hosts first UK net-zero commercial fuel trial

30 September 2021, Published under Cement News

A UK cement kiln has successfully been operated using a net zero fuel as part of a world-first demonstration using hydrogen technology.   Led by the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Hanson UK and funded by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the trial used a mix of 100 per cent net zero fuels for commercial-scale cement manufacture for the first time. The fuel mix consisted of tanker-delivered hydrogen as well as meat and bone meal (MBM) and glycerine, d...

Hanson UK delivers 10,000th Regen GGBS to Hinkley Point C

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The 10,000 th load of Hanson’s Regen ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) has been delivered to the Hinkley Point C (HPC) new nuclear power station construction site in Somerset, UK. The material is helping to enhance the project’s low-carbon credentials before it begins operations to supply some 6m homes with low-carbon electricity.     Regen GGBS is a replacement product for some of the ordinary Portland cement (OPC) content in concrete, which can significantly reduce the environ...

Padeswood cement plant fire extinguished

17 June 2021, Published under Cement News

At the start of this week, a fire broke out at Hanson's Padeswood cement works (HeidelbergCement group), UK. The plant manager said the fire at the Welsh cement plant has now been extinguished and an investigation into the cause will take place in due course. No statement on the cause of the fire has yet been made. David Quick, plant manager at the cement works, said: "I can confirm that firefighters from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have been in attendance at a fire – which has...

Hanson contributes to reforestation sequestration of CO2

28 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Crushed basalt donated from Hanson UK's Builth Wells quarry in Powys is being used in a field trial to measure the impact it can have on removing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) from the atmosphere.  The world-first project by The Carbon Community aims to define a new reforestation approach to accelerate and enhance the sequestration of CO 2 in trees and soil and improve biodiversity.  In May more than 25,000 trees have been planted on 11ha just outside the Brecon Beacons in Wales. The project...

Hanson set to begin working on carbon capture and storage

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

HyNet North West has secured GBP72m of funding to create the world’s first low-carbon industrial cluster, through its development of a hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in northwest England. As a consortium partner, Hanson can now carry out a CCS feasibility study at its Padeswood facility near Mold, Flintshire, according to a press release. The study will provide a design basis and cost estimate for a carbon capture plant and connection to the planned HyNet North West...