A new £25 million environmentally-friendly manufacturing facility that will provide up to 50 new jobs was opened in Pollington, near Thorne, by Energy and Construction Minister Brian Wilson today.
The Minister visited the premises of the Danish construction materials specialist H+H Celcon – which specialises in making energy efficient building materials – to see how the new investment will enable it to expand its product range, and accelerate the construction of energy efficient buildings.
‘This is an important new development which will boost the local economy by creating valuable new jobs in manufacturing,’ said Mr Wilson. ‘As a major investment in research and innovative product development, it demonstrates confidence in the future and promises to take the region one step nearer its goal of becoming ‘world-class’.
The new plant will allow the company to produce its latest JÃ¤merÃ¤ range of reinforced aircrete elements as well as the Celcon aircrete blocks for which it has become known in the industry.
The manufacturing facility includes a combined heat and power plant capable of supplying power for both factories on site, with waste heat used to pre-heat feed water for two steam boilers.