£400 million CCUS conversion project planned for cement plant
Heidelberg Materials UK, a leading supplier of building aggregates, is set to proceed with its £400 million investment to transform Britain's first cement plant into a facility that operates on carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) technology.
The conversion of the producer to CCUS has been designated to capture up to 800,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, which is approximately equal to removing almost 300,000 cars from the roads of Britain.
The UK government has chosen the Flintshire plant as a Track 1 carbon capture project, which is a crucial initiative in the HyNet industrial cluster of the north west region. However, the plant still needs to obtain planning approval and secure financing grants.