On-site batching plants
Provision and management of site batching plants
Hanson has a wealth of experience in the provision and management of site batching plants.
In recent years we have supplied well over one million cubic metres of concrete from site-based plants to a range of projects including:
- High rise towers at Canary Wharf in London
- Specialist structures at Sellafield nuclear fuel reprocessing centre in Cumbria
- Liquid natural gas tanks at Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire and the Isle of Grain in Kent
- Cambridgeshire guided busway project
There are huge benefits in site batching for major projects, ranging from reduced transport costs and continuity of supply through to flexible production and top quality service. Our site plants can produce bespoke mixes for a range of applications and they are all QSRMC certified, guaranteeing consistent, high quality concrete.
Raw material supply is underpinned by our upstream aggregates, cement and GGBS production units and we have a national network of over 200 fixed concrete plants to offer back-up if required.
For all but the most demanding jobs, preparing the site is simple. Where appropriate, we can supply site plants with integrated steel foundations to keep preparation to an absolute minimum.
We work closely with the client through the whole of a project’s lifecycle, providing expert support and guidance on all aspects of the concrete supply, from laying out the site for optimal efficiency, to advising on mixes and pumping.
As a market leader in GGBS, we can provide mixes requiring substantially less Portland Cement, with an equivalent saving in carbon dioxide emissions. All our plants can be supplied with a recycling unit to recycle water and recover aggregate from truck mixer washing, plant washing, and returned concrete. We can also put in place a number of measures to minimise dust and noise, including full cladding for the site batching plant.
We can move many of our plants to any part of the country by truck and have it set up, in most cases, in less than a week, depending on plant size. We provide experienced, fully trained staff to take care of the day to day operation of the plant. All our site plants are run to the same high safety and quality standards as our static operations.
Our fleet of over 20 plants gives us the flexibility to serve a range of projects, with short lead times. We can offer a wide range of wet batch production capacities (from 60 to 150m3 per hour).
Our plants require approximately 2,500 square metres, including sunken catchpit, washout bay, and space for aggregate storage as necessary. They also need:
- mains power with 300kva 3 phase
- mains water with a minimum 75mm pipe
- telephone/isdn lines
- washout /settlement /drainage facilities
- loading shovel and fuel point
Exact site requirements will vary depending on the job and the site plant we recommend.
For further information please contact us
Hanson concrete can incorporate a proportion of Hanson Regen, (Ground Granulated Blast furnace Slag or 'GGBS'), which is a cement replacement material, helping to produce a product that generates a much lower level of CO2 emissions than ordinary cement.