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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...

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...

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 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 to invest GBP20m in new cement mill

10 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement plans to build a new finish mill at Padeswood cement plant in Flintshire, UK, that would secure around 100 jobs, reports Daily Post Wales. The company currently has four cement mills at the plant, but a scoping and screening opinion request has been submitted with Flintshire Council for the new mil project. The proposed large modern mill is expected to replace the four existing mills and enable the works to grind a larger volume of clinker than is currently the case. The comp...

Hanson Cement inquiry cost nearly GBP500,000, UK

09 July 2012, Published under Cement News

An inquiry into health concerns at Hanson Cement’s Padeswood plant in Wales cost almost GPB500,000 (EUR630,000). Concerns by residents living near the cement works prompted a study by the Welsh government which lasted for two years. No links between the factory and levels of cancer and other illnesses were found, the report concluded last year. The Hanson Cement Investigation Response Team said the total cost of the investigation had been estimated at more than GBP480,000. It involved ...