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Saint-Gobain to acquire Adfil NV

28 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has entered into an agreement to acquire Adfil NV, a specialist in fibres for concrete reinforcement. Adfil operates two plants in Belgium and generated revenues close to EUR40m in 2022. In addition to Chryso and GCP’s admixtures, Adfil’s performance fibres contribute to the reduction of reinforced concrete’s CO 2 footprint, the improvement of lead times and productivity for construction projects, and an increased lifespan for concrete. Adfil will be consolidated within Saint...

Cementir reports 36% rise in 1H net profit

28 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding posted broadly stable sales of EUR454.5m in the second quarter of 2023. Growth in Turkey, Asia-Pacific and Egypt was able to partially offset a decrease in revenues in the Nordic and Baltic area, Belgium and the USA. In the 2Q23 cement and clinker volumes sold declined by 6.8 per cent YoY to 2.8Mt due to a slowdown in sales in Denmark, Turkey, Belgium and the USA, despite the increase seen in China, Egypt and Malaysia. In the 2Q23 sales of ready-mixed concrete were down ...

Holcim receives EU Innovation Fund grants for CCUS projects

14 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has been selected for three grants from the European Union Innovation Fund for breakthrough carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects in Belgium, France and Croatia. According to the company, the projects were selected for their highly scalable profile, mature technologies, and advanced partnerships to advance the EU’s Green Deal, putting clean technologies to work for a net-zero future. The three projects are the Go4Zero project in Belgium, which aims to capture and...

Compagnie des Ciments Belges upgrades Gaurain plant

09 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Belgium-based Compagnie des Ciments Belges SA (CCB), part of Cementir Holding , is upgrading Kiln 4 at its Gaurain plant. Clinker production capacity will be increased from 4400-4500tpd to 5000tpd through the installation of a newd calciner, modified preheater cyclones, a new ID fan, capacity extension of the main process filter, and a complete new clinker cooler with new kiln hood. The project is being carried out by Dal Technics International. The upgrade will raise the alternativ...

Cementir posts 1Q23 revenue of EUR414.8m

10 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Cementir ’s revenue totalled EUR414.8m in the 1Q23, up 14.5 per cent from the 1Q22. EBITDA reached EUR81.2m, a 33.8 per cent YoY advance while profit before taxes totalled EUR63.9m, a rise of 50.7 per cent when compared with the 1Q22. Meanwhile, net debt stood at EUR32.1m at 31 March 2023.  Operating costs rose by 2.8 per cent to EUR342.5m when compared to EUR333.1m in the 1Q22. The cost of raw materials rose by 5.5 per cent YoY.   Cement volumes (white and grey) totalled 2.34Mt, a f...

Holcim and Air Liquide join forces to decarbonise new Obourg plant

02 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Air Liquide and Holcim have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pursue a project to decarbonise Holcim’s new cement production plant under development in Belgium, using Air Liquide's proprietary Cryocap TM  carbon capture innovative technology. Thanks to Air Liquide’s unique carbon capture innovative technology, Holcim will be able to reduce emissions by up to 1.1Mta CO 2 . The new cement production plant announced will be replacing an existing asset.  This partnership form...

CBR to change its name to Heidelberg Materials Benelux

01 May 2023, Published under Cement News

CBR ( Heidelberg Materials ) will see its name change on 22 November 2023. CBR will then officially become Heidelberg Materials Benelux. The Belgian company’s first trucks with the new logo are already on the roads.  

CEMBUREAU supports EU's Net Zero Industry Act

24 March 2023, Published under Cement News

The EU cement industry has an ambitious decarbonisation agenda, which requires the deployment of breakthrough decarbonisation technologies and zero-carbon energy as soon as possible. Therefore, CEMBUREAU supports the Net Zero Industry Act as a significant opportunity to scale up investments in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and other clean technologies. In particular, the setting of an EU 2030 target for CO 2 injection capacity and the creation of clear transparency re...

Holcim receives environmental permit for new Obourg kiln

22 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has received a new environmental permit for the company’s GO4ZERO kiln project at its Obourg plant, near Mons, Belgium, according to news agency Belga. The new kiln will operate with a new oxy-fuel kiln to help achieve the plant’s net-zero target. Existing facilities will also be modernised in the project. The new pyroprocessing line will also use alternative raw materials to replace limestone, reduce water consumption and meet half of its power with renewable resources. Clinker...

FCT's latest equipment deliveries and commissioned projects

06 March 2023, Published under Cement News

FCT has recently completed a wide range of projects for the global cement industry for kiln burners and hit gas generators.   Australasia FCT conducted a heat and mass balance of the 4200tpd cement kiln firing natural gas and alternative fuels at Adbri Ltd ’s Birkenhead cement plant , Australia. Europe A hot gas generator with accessories and control system has been commissioned  by FCT at Cimenterie CBR , Lixhe, Belgium. The hot gas will be used to preheat raw material a...