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Road Repairs Can Drive 'HBM' Sales

on Wed, 27/04/2011 - 18:38

Announcements by the UK and Scottish Governments of extra funding to mend potholes in the nation's roads has been welcomed by ScotAsh.

On the road: Stabilised Pavements Ltd's Wirtgen 2000 in operation at the A81 near Aberfoyle

The company is stepping up production of Hydraulically Bound Materials (HBMs) which enable road planings to be re-used, avoiding their disposal to landfill and conserving high-grade stone.

Press reports recently highlighted that one in five of the UK's roads was in a state of disrepair following the worst December weather since records began.

The UK Government has pledged

ScotAsh earn laurels from IIP & RoSPA

on Wed, 27/04/2011 - 18:37

The company first achieved Investors in People accreditation in 2005 and was re-accredited in 2008.

Our latest reassessment took place at the start of 2011. Thanks to all employees who participated in the interviews.

ScotAsh's commitment to being Clean, Green and Injury Free saw the company being awarded a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the fifth consecutive year.

This latest award builds on our achievement in November, of reaching eight years without a Lost Time Accident.

ScotAsh Director Allan Everett said: "I would like to thank every member of

Smarter Seperation

on Wed, 27/04/2011 - 18:36

ScotAsh's ash separation process has been improved, resulting in better carbon removal, reduced energy use and a longer lifespan for the conveyor belts.

The process, which separates dry ash into low carbon mineral ash and a high carbon by-product, works electromagnetically, with the mineral ash being attracted to a positive magnetic plate and the carbon attracted to the negative plate.

Production Manager Jim Donnelly explained the changes: "We switched the polarity of the machine and changed the direction of the conveyor belt, so the belt life has increased by more than double from 145 hours to

Our cement set for wind farm projects

on Wed, 27/04/2011 - 18:22

Market conditions continue to be challenging, but ScotAsh is involved in several interesting projects, writes Sales & Quality Manager, Chris Bennett.

Our sustainable cements continue to be in demand for windfarms and we recently started supplying, through Lafarge, 11,000 tonnes of cement for Scottish & Southern Energy's 156MW Griffin windfarm in Perthshire.

Our ash will also be used in cement for ScottishPower Renewables' extension to Whitelee windfarm.

We have been supplying both Trojan cement and grout to a tunnelling project in Glasgow's Gallowgate area and our Hydraulically Bound Materials

New (and old) faces at ScotAsh

on Wed, 27/04/2011 - 18:22

On the job: New recruit Ross Cameron in the ScotAsh lab

ScotAsh is delighted to welcome back Jim Donnelly, who has returned to ScotAsh as Production Manager after two years' heading up operations at CelticAsh, our sister plant at Aberthaw Power Station, near Cardiff.

Our previous Production Manager Mark Stephen has moved into a new role with Lafarge Cement in Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile, Lab Assistant Ross McDougall has moved on to a new role with Lafarge Cement at Dunbar, so we were pleased to welcome Ross Cameron (right), who is now working alongside Peter Goodwin in our laboratory.

Ross joined