Back Lane turbine

Back Lane

In June 2011 AGR built a 500 kW wind turbine at Aggregate Industries’ Back Lane Quarry near Carnforth in Lancashire.

The wind turbine at Back Lane supplies low carbon electricity directly to the quarry’s works and will offset approximately 700 tonnes of carbon emissions annually – half of the quarry’s emissions related to electricity consumption.

Back Lane Quarry, comprising the quarry, asphalt plant and blockworks, is a strategic minerals facility in the north west of England, supplying construction materials to whole of the north west of England.

Situated off of the M6 in Lancashire, Back Lane Quarry produces on average approximately 800,000 tonnes of quarried limestone and 100,000 tonnes of asphalt each year to be used in construction, road and sea defence projects in the north west.

As part on Bardon’s commitment to sustainability, the Back Lane site has achieved certification to the Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity benchmark, an annually audited mark of continual ecological improvement.

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