Danish concrete batching plant manufacturer, SKAKO Concrete A/S, have been awarded a prestigious contract in Central London. The project, which was awarded by Hanson UK, is to be the largest for SKAKO in the last 20 years.
The multi million-pound redevelopment of Victoria Deep water terminal in North Greenwich will be a new flagship operation for Hanson UK.
The plant, which will have an output of over 200m3 per hour, utilises SKAKO’s newly developed AM6000 mixers which were showcased at the Intermat Exhibition in Paris earlier this year. The plant will be based around their High Silo solution which allows high capacity outputs within a small footprint. The plant will also be fully automated using SKAKO’s in-house control system – SKAKOMAT 600.
SKAKO had partnered previously with Hanson on their Kings Cross plant in 2004. Kings Cross is Hanson’s current flagship operation within London, responsible for a large proportion of their output to the London market. Ultimately, the efficient operation and reliability of the plant, as well as the collaborative relationship both parties share, made SKAKO the preferred choice for Hanson.
The plant, which is currently in the design and production phase, will be installed and fully operational by the end of 2019.
Speaking about the project, Managing Director of SKAKO Concrete, Søren Pedersen said….
“We are very proud to be continuing our partnership with Hanson UK. Following on from the operational success of Kings Cross, we hope that this prestigious project will compliment their existing operations within London and the rest of the UK. Due to the sites proximity to the River Thames, many restraints were placed upon us to come up with a design that is sympathetic to the local environment and location. The plant will be a great advert for not only SKAKO but for Hanson as well to show how a plant can be aesthetically pleasing as well as deliver on function.”