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LafargeHolcim's Mannersdorf plant set for carbon capture project

29 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Austria’s energy and petrochemicals company OMV and polymers firm Borealis have signed a memorandum of understanding with Verbund and LafargeHolcim to jointly develop the “Carbon2ProductAustria” (C2PAT) project, which aims to capture almost 100 per cent of the 700,000tpa of CO 2 emitted from LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Mannersdorf. The CO 2 is expected to be transformed to renewable-based hydrocarbons, which in turn can be used to produce fuel or a feedstock to manufacture value-add...

RHI Magnesita launches new brick at Mannersdorf plant

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

RHI Magnesita’s new ANKRAL LC series of refractory bricks has had its first usage in a pilot project at LafargeHolcim’s Mannersdorf facility in Austria. The bricks reuse secondary recycled materials from rotary cement kilns, without compromising the technical requirements and specifications required from the material. The materials were previously considered unsuitable for further use in the production process of magnesite bricks, because in most cases they contain a high amount of infilt...

Experiences with alternative fuels

12 June 2020, Published under Cement News

This week Cemtech hosted a live webinar on best practice for alternative fuels (AF) with renowned speakers from VDZ, FLSmidth and W&P Zement explaining how the cement industry has been developing its AF substitution rates in Europe. Starting the webinar was Dr Volker Hoenig, managing director of VDZ, which represents the German cement industry, discussed the evolution of AF in Germany. He stressed the most important aspects of using AF were the four core elements of: transparency, quality c...

Fire at Mannersdorf cement works

09 June 2020, Published under Cement News

A fire broke out at Lafarge Zementwerke’s Mannersdorf cement plant in Austria at around 19h on Sunday, 7 June 2020. According to the company, the starting point was the fuel store and the fire spread to a conveyor system. However, the cause of the fire is not yet known. Five people were working at the 1.1Mta plant, the largest in Austria, at the time and all were brought to safety. By 20.30h the fire had been brought under control and despite considerable damage, production in the plant re...

UNTHA to expand in Poland

31 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Industrial shredder manufacturer UNTHA is predicting that 2020 will be the biggest year yet for its Polish subsidiary, as the waste market continues to boom.   The shredding technology specialist first moved into Poland in late 2013, when a dedicated office was established in Krakow on the back of growing interest in UNTHA’s machinery – a relocation to Warsaw followed. While the country has attracted mixed views surrounding its approach to waste management over the last six years, it seems i...

Sustainable lubrication

14 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Open-gear drives of kilns and ball mills are often exposed to harsh operating conditions. While considerable advances have been made in terms of the design and manufacture of drives, tooth flank damage remains an issue due to excessive wear or material fatigue. Correct lubricant selection and application play a vital role in addressing the problem. By Werner Gschwandtner and Hermann Siebert, Klüber Lubrication Austria GmbH, Austria. Figure 1: pinion lubricated with solid containing ad...

Austrian production rises 7% in 2018

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Total cement production in Austria rose 7.4 per cent YoY to 5.2Mt in 2018, according to data from the Austrian Cement Industry Association (VÖZ). Annual revenue increased 4.7 per cent to EUR431.5m. In the current year, the country posted a strong performance in cement sales during the first quarter, but this decreased to a moderate level in the 2Q19.

Austria's Leube acquires stake in Asamer

21 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Austria-based Leube cement plant has acquired a stake in Asamer, a building materials company based in the same country. The company has acquired a 24.99 per cent stake after the exit of Kurt Asamer from the business, which left the remaining partners with a combined share of 75.01 per cent.

Austrian cement demand up 4% in 2015

12 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Austrian cement market expanded by four per cent to 4.6Mt in 2015 and generated a turnover of EUR388m. Exports rose 15 per cent to 446,000t while imports fell 11 per cent to 832,600t. The gains in the domestic market were achieved despite difficult conditions. Although housing construction increased early on in the year, by mid-2015 this growth had come to a halt. Housing completions reached 52,000. However, a turnaround in the housing sector is expected for 2016 and combined with a...

A TEC Group under new management

06 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Following the retirement of Hans Joachim Grieb, the ATEC Group comes under new management in April. Management tasks are being handed over to Wolfgang Hammer and Dr Stefan Kern. Wolfgang Hammer, currently global sales manager, will be the new managing director. Dr Stefan Kern has been appointed his deputy. Presently he is responsible for the markets of northern Europe, eastern Europe and South Africa.