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Hanson completes cement investment

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Hanson has completed a major investment at its Bellshill cement depot in Glasgow. This project has transformed the depot into a dual product storage and distribution plant for the first time.

As part of the £1.1 million upgrade, pipework has been replaced and a new silo monitoring system installed. The plant includes three silos: two for cement powder that is transported by rail from the company’s Ribblesdale plant in Lancashire, and one for the storage and distribution of ground granulated blastfurnace slag, which is manufactured at the company’s Teesport works in Middlesbrough.

Cement has been railed into Bellshill since 2007, saving more than 48 000 HGV movements.

“The refurbishment took 17 months to complete and normal operations continued throughout,” said Al Mcintosh, Site Operations Manager. “There were no personal injuries sustained during the project and we worked very well with our contractors, Cape. The most important thing was being rigorous about the weekly meetings where we updated progress and ensured all health, safety, and sustainability issues were addressed. The rail operation with our new rail partners, GB Railfreight, is also working well.”

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