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Hinkley Point C – Fairport Adds To “Green” Credentials

When constructed and fully commissioned Hinkley Point C will provide added security to the mix of electrical generation capacity in the UK. In its own right nuclear power can be viewed as one of the greenest forms of reliable, long-term electrical energy available. The project will secure power for the U.K. for the foreseeable future, […]

New Silo – A Landmark Success At Hinkley!

The recently installed 35 metre high 5,000 tonne Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) silo is to become a new landmark on the Hinkley Point C project site and will play a pivotal role while construction is ongoing. BYLOR’s (Bouygues TP and Laing O’Rourke) Enabling Works Delivery Manager, Kevin Dean commented, ‘Once complete, this 35 […]

“Somewhere over the Rainbow…”

“…… Skies are Blue”, so goes the Judy Garland song from the film, “The Wizard of Oz”. A little more seriously, Hanson Cement is hoping that the recent replacement of two Electrostatic (ESP) filters at its Ketton Works will improve the recovery of dust particles, as well as reducing particulate emissions. All cement plants in […]

New IBA Recycling Facility Comes Online at Johnson’s Lane

Ballast Phoenix has been recycling Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA) since the late 1990’s and until recent times had seven operational sites in the UK. Mostly these are co-located with Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators and process between 75,000 to 150,000t/a of IBA at each facility. However, its new IBA facility at Johnson’s Lane, Widnes is designed […]


Saloro SL has awarded the Construction Management Contract for their Barruecopardo Tungsten Project in Salamanca, Spain to Fairport Engineering. The detailed engineering works for the process plant are now well advanced. Equipment contracts have been placed by Saloro including the supply and installation of a turnkey Crushing and Screening Plant as well as the supply […]

New Plastic Sack Filling and Palletising Facility at Hanson Cement

Hanson Cement used Fairport Engineering’s 30 years of cement processing and handling experience to bring on-line it’s new sack packing facility at Padeswood. Cement has traditionally been bagged in lined paper sacks but new plastic sealing technology now means that entirely plastic bags can be used. This new technology allows air to be expelled from […]

Fairport supplies New Mobile Hopper System at ABP’s Port of Immingham

Fairport Engineering has recently delivered a new mobile hopper system to Associated British Ports’ operations team at Immingham, handed over on time within 20 weeks from order. The unit is designed to offload bulk commodities such as, Aluminium Oxide, Coal, Coke, Fluorspar, Salt, Soya Bean Meal and Urea from dry cargo vessels and is part […]

Fairport ‘ploughs’ Forward

New in-line plough at ABP’s Port of Immingham diverts contaminated coal to a recovery compound and pays for itself within 18 months. Stopping a Panamax dry bulk carrier discharging up to 80,000 tonnes of coal weighs heavy on the minds of any port operations team. Especially so when it cannot be predicted how many times […]

Fairport’s “Samson” Succumbs…

As most of us of a certain age will know, Samson and Delilah are mentioned in the sixteenth chapter of the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible. Delilah is loved by Samson, a Nazirite who possesses great strength. Delilah is bribed by the chief of the Philistines to discover the source of his strength. […]

Fairport Wins Ash Conditioning System

Fairport Engineering Ltd of Adlington, Lancashire has been working on the Lynemouth power station conversion project since 2016 as the main contractor’s, SRM, specialist materials handling engineer and designer thus allowing this land-mark project to benefit from the combined strengths of both organisations. This major project is totally focussed on replacing the previous fuel (coal) […]