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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...

Lafarge Cement UK increase concrete longevity with Lafarge Endure SR

06 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement UK (part of Aggregate Industries and LafargeHocim group) has launched a new high-performance, low-carbon, blended cement called Lafarge Endure SR. The new CEM II cement is a blend of clinker and Portland fly ash to produce a cement with a lower embodied CO 2 and improved plastic and hardened properties when used in concrete.  Endure SR is also resistant to sulphates, making it suitable for a wider variety of ground projects than CEM I blends. It has DC-4 durability standard ...

Andusia and Powerday form SRF agreement

29 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Andusia has signed a solid recovered fuel (SRF) supply contract with Powerday PLC, London's largest waste recycling and waste management company. Andusia and Powerday have formed a partnership to export 10,000t of SRF annually to be recovered at a Mediterranean cement plant. Powerday has the capacity to process up to 1.6Mta of construction, demolition, municipal, commercial and industrial waste. Using the latest technology to recycle and recover, the company is committed to providing 10...

Britain's largest cement plant has economic worth valued

15 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Hope Cement plant (Breedon group) has had an independent economic assessment report on its contribution to the local economy, which has been estimated at GBP53m. The economic impact assessment report was commissioned from global management, engineering and development consultancy Mott Macdonald by Breedon. Its aim was to establish how much the works contributes both financially and in terms of employment to the Peak District National Park (PDNP). The 2017 report reveals the plant employed ...

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...

MPA reports sluggish 1Q19 sales of building materials in the UK

07 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Sales volumes of mineral products across markets including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete (RMC) and mortar declined in the UK in 1Q19, reported the Mineral Products Association (MPA). Seasonally-adjusted sales volumes for aggregates had the sharpest decline, down 4.2 per cent compared to the previous quarter, followed by RMC (-4 per cent), mortar (-2.8 per cent) and asphalt (-1.9 per cent). The MPA figures are in line with reports from the Office for National Statistics, which ...

Thamesport Cement to build 0.5Mta grinding plant in UK

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Thamesport Cement has submitted a full planning application of its proposed site on the Isle of Grain, Kent, UK. Backed by France-based Cem’In’Eu, the company promises to bring “21st century cement manufacturing” to the UK. Following a presentation of the project to Medway Council last month, Colin Jenkins, managing director of Thamesport Cement, accompanied by fellow directors Gerd Aufdenblatten and Fabien Charbonnel, said: ‘We are very pleased and excited at the prospect of bringing to th...

GCCA launch Global Cement and Concrete Industry Women's Network

11 March 2019, Published under Cement News

On International Women's Day, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) announces the launch of a 'Global Cement and Concrete Industry Women's Network'.   The sector initiative, launched by GCCA Cement Director, Claude Lorea, aims to establish a network of women leaders and experts in the cement and concrete industry and its suppliers, to promote gender diversity.   The network, which started informally at the beginning of the week, has already attracted more than 140 women to regis...

Launch of UK’s largest provider of industrial heat exchanger solutions

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The UK's largest provider of design, manufacture and support services for heat exchanger and boiler equipment for the cement industry has been created through a new partnership between Wakefield-based Green's and Yorkshire's Thornhill.   With multiple UK sites offering in-house design, fabrication, testing, repair and refurbishment complemented by on-site inspections, repairs and installation, the combined group offers the UK's widest range of services available from one supplier.   Green's ...