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Hanson appoint cement business technical development manager

05 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK (HeidelbergCement group) has appointed Michael Wildmore as a technical development manager for their cement business. He joins the company’s technical services team, which offers customers help and support sustainability, concrete mixes and production optimisation. "I have worked within the Hanson UK business for over a year and am delighted to have the opportunity to join the cement division," he said. "I am looking forward to working with our customers to assist them with t...

Hanson UK launches green hydrogen power unit

11 February 2021, Published under Cement News

A new green hydrogen power demonstration unit has been developed and installed at Hanson UK's Regen ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) plant in Port Talbot, south Wales.This is part of the company's GBP9.2m 'Reducing Industrial Carbon Emissions' (RICE) project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The aim of the demonstration unit is to replace some of the natural gas used to power the plant with green hydrogen, which is considered a clean source of energy a...

Hanson UK warned over Cement Data Order breach

30 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Hanson (HeidelbergCement group) has been warned by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for inadvertently releasing sensiitve market information when it made a payment to its trade association, the Mineral Products Association. Sharing information about the cement volumes produced in the last year contravenes the Cement Data Order of 2016, which protects the industry from anti-competitive collusion. Alistair Thompson, CMA director for remedies, business and financial analysis,...

Hanson secures rail deal to supply Hinkley Point C project with cement

05 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement (HeidelbergCement group) has agreed a new contract with GB Railfreight for seven years. The new deal will provide freight services for bulk cement from the Ketton works in Rutland, Lancashire, to terminals at London King's Cross, Avonmouth in Bristol and Mossend in Glasgow. GB freight will operate nine trains a week for cement deliveries in the UK for Hanson Cement which are in part for the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. John Smith, managin...

Hanson UK completes GBP24m investment programme

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK (HeidelbergCement group) has completed the GBP24m investment programme at its Padeswood plant, near Mold, Flintshire, Wales. The project for additional grinding capacity and efficient energy use included the installation of a nearly-new vertical roller mill (VRM). The Loesche VRM, housed in a 34m-high building, started its life at a grinding plant in Bilbao. It had only 7000 operational hours on the clock. After dismantling it piece by piece, specialist contractors moved it to ...

Padeswood to host open day to celebrate 70th birthday

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Padeswood is celebrating its 70-year history wth an open day for members of the public on Saturday, 29 June 2019. The Hanson UK (HeidelbergCement Group) factory near Mold, Wales, will be raising funds for The Wales Air Ambulance and Action for Children, North Wales. The plant is currently undergoing a GBP24m modernisation programme to enhance cement capacity, including three new cement silos to expand rail deliveries to Hanson's depots in London, Bristol, and Glasgow. "The upgrade includes...

Hanson UK appoints district sales managers for packed products

16 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK (HeidelbergCement group) has appointed three district sales managers for its packed products business to improve customer service. Affy Matthew, Louisa Heron and Simon Cowling will report to Andrew Simpson, national commercial director – packed products, and will work with merchants to build partnerships and help maximise sales and profits. "Our three new packed products DSMs will work closely with merchants to help them in areas such as product selection, pricing queries and pr...

Quarry Life 2018 Award winners announced

25 October 2018, Published under Cement News

A team from the University of South Wales has won HeidelbergCement Group's Quarry Life Awards 2018 for its biodiversity project. The project investigated the value of translocating ancient woodland soils with quarried landscapes at Forest Wood quarry, Mid-Glamorgan, in Wales. The winners picked up a prize of GBP4400 at the ceremony held at Hanson's former sand and gravel quarry at Middleton Hall, Tamworth. The winning team, led by Dr David Lee, senior lecturer in wildlife ecology, c...

Hanson UK starts graduate recruitment drive

22 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK is looking to recruit graduates of science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by offering starting salaries of GBP25,000 (US$32,190) rising to GBP50,000 in five years under a structured graduate trainee programme. The cement company aims to challenge new recruits by teaching them different areas of the business over a period of two to three years. Graduates could enjoy working in Germany at Hanson's parent company HeidelbergCement as well at plants in the UK, including...

Hanson surpasses 2020 sustainability targets

07 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK's latest sustainability report announces that the company has passed its 2020 targets for reducing both mains water use and waste to landfill while CO 2 emissions per tonne of product have fallen by 7.2 per cent to reach the lowest level for five years. The number of lost time injuries remained static at 21, but the frequency rate was down on the prior year and there was a three-month unbroken spell without a lost time injury. A major development during the year was the launc...