The project location is to the southwest of our manufacturing facility in Rhymney. The land is currently used for grazing, which means that the new proposed use will both complement existing activities and enable diversification of use by the farmer.
To maximise the efficiency of the scheme, the project location needs to be situated adjacent to our manufacturing facility. This will allow us to send the electricity generated directly from the energy hub to our plant.
Though it has never been mined, there is known to be coal beneath the site, and it has formerly been the subject of a planning application to extend existing surface mining activities in the area. The project will effectively secure this coal in the ground, where it can remain for future generations.
Convatec wants to be part of the delivery of a greener future for the Rhymney Valley that focuses on the use of renewable energy and innovation to secure local jobs in sustainable manufacturing and technology.
Caring for our environment will be a key consideration as we develop plans for the Convatec Green Manufacturing Hub.
We will need to undertake a range of environmental studies to ensure we have identified any potential impacts and put in place appropriate mitigation measures if necessary.