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Antarctic mission for Hanson packed products

13 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Bagged cement from Hanson UK's Ketton cement works has been shipped more than 9600 miles for use in the upgrade of Rothera Wharf in Antarctica. The work is part of a long-term programme to modernise infrastructure at British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Research Station to ensure its facilities continue to enable world-leading research. Together with the commissioning of the RRS Sir David Attenborough, one of the most advanced polar research vessels in the world which is due to come into s...

Ketton solar power plant could see year-end start, UK

15 October 2013, Published under Cement News

A new solar power plant to be built on land owned by Hanson Cement could be up-and-running by year-end, with over a third of its power destined to supply the UK cement producer's Ketton works. Lark Energy, based in Market Deeping, has been granted planning permission to create the farm on land near Pit Lane, Ketton, local news reported. If a condition on drainage is approved by Rutland County Council, the firm will be able to start installing the 38,544 panels. Once complete, the solar...

Fire at Hanson’s Ketton works, UK

20 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Firefighters were called to an underground blaze at Hanson Cement’s Ketton works where a conveyor belt caught fire. Once the power in the affected area was switched off, crews took just 30 mintues to extinguish the blaze. Plant manager, Mark Cox, said the fire began because one of the conveyor belts stopped and the clinker it was carrying set the rubber conveyor belt alight. Mr Cox added: “The hot clinker ignited a 10ft section of the belt. We phoned the fire brigade in line with our in...