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Breedon delivery confirms commitment to Welsh growth

09 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group has recently received its first cargo of dredged sand at its new wharfside at Associated British Port's Port of Cardiff in Wales, UK. According to the company, this new lease agreement and Breedon’s extended presence at the Port of Cardiff is indicative of the group's continued support of the construction industry in Wales and Breedon’s strategic vision of further contributing to the region’s growth. 

Hanson awards contract for CCS plant at Padeswood

20 December 2022, Published under Cement News

UK-based Hanson , part of Heidelberg Materials , has awarded a contract to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering to deliver the preliminary front-end engineering design for a CO 2 capture plant at Hanson’s Padeswood cement plant in Flintshire, north Wales. Once operational it will capture 800,000t of CO 2 and store it in spent gas fields off the coast of northwest England. According to Hanson, it hopes to have the carbon capture and storage (CCS) plant up and running by 2027 with ...

Breedon extends rail infrastructure

01 September 2022, Published under Cement News

A joint initiative between Breedon Group , Network Rail and the Welsh government has brought a disused freight yard back to life, resulting in lower CO 2 emissions, less road traffic and reduced operating costs. The Llandudno Junction freight yard, located near the main Penrhyn Quarry of Breedon subsidiary Welsh Slate, is expected to handle up to 260,000t of materials each year with typical freight trains carrying 1500t of material, compared to 28t for a truck. The first freight train l...

Hanson to build UK's first net-zero cement plant

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement ) plans to build the UK’s first net-zero cement factory at a facility in north Wales. Hanson is aiming to capture up to 800,000t of CO 2 per year at its cement plant in Padeswood , near Mold. The site is set to undergo a GBP400m upgrade to implement carbon-capture technology in the coming years. Hanson’s Head of Process and Sustainability, Iain Walpole, said the upgraded plant would be able to combine low-carbon cement with carbon capture to ensure zero-ne...

Former limestone quarry faces opposition as recycling facility

25 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Dozens of people have objected to plans for a waste recycling and processing facility at a disused Carmarthenshire quarry in Wales, which had formerly been operated by a cement producer.   Objections centered around the worry that dust and noise from Cilyrychen Quarry could harm the local ecology and damage water levels at the ‘Blue Lagoon’. This has prompted an investigation by environment body, Natural Resources Wales (NRW). A public meeting about the waste recycling and processing ...

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...

Carbon8 Systems to participate in South Wales industrial cluster project

20 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC), a partnership between industry, energy suppliers, infrastructure providers, academia, legal sector, service providers and public sector organisations, has been awarded GBP1.5m from UKRI’s Industrial Decarbonisation programme to map what is needed to support South Wales in becoming a net-zero carbon region by 2050. Carbon8 Systems is part of the SWIC partnership companies and has already shown its capabilities of reducing CO 2 emissions with carbo...

Breedon Group reports 18% revenue increase

26 July 2019, Published under Cement News

UK-based Breedon Group has reported an 18 per cent YoY rise in revenue to GBP447.4m for the first six months of 2019. Pretax profit advanced 30 per cent to GBP39.5m, compared to GBP30.4m in the 1H18. Ready-mix concrete volumes fell five per cent from 1.6Mm 3 to 1.5Mm 3 , but cement sales were up from 0.9Mt to 1Mt in the 1H19. The company also saw aggregate sales climb six per cent to 9.9Mt from 9.3Mt. "The period began well, with benign weather in the first quarter and generally healthy...