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Heidelberg Materials submits Butte du Romont Quarry redevelopment permit

05 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials ' Lixhe cement plant (formerly CBR) is submitting a request for review of its permit relating to the redevelopment of the Butte du Romont Quarry, Belgium. This concerns the modification of the relief of the ground but also the drilling of a water intake to the north of the site to water the tracks in the event of dry weather. A public inquiry will be held from 29 January 29 to 14 February 2024 at the Bassenge Urban Planning Department. Since the opening of the quarry...

Cement factories in Wallonia receive decarbonisation funding boost

14 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim , CBR  and  Compagnie des Ciments Belges (CBB) are among five industrial companies based in the Wallonia region of Belgium to receive a EUR346m finance package to halve their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Half of the financial package is being publicly financed by Wallonia and Europe. The cement producers will have assistance in halving their CO 2 emissions, along with steel makers Industeel and Aperam. The five heavy-industry manufacturers are among the largest GHG emitters ...

Sinoma to build new clinker line in Belgium

08 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Sinoma International Engineering has won a EUR218m (US$238m) contract with Holcim to build a 1.68Mta clinker cement production line in Belgium. The contract covers engineering design, mechanical and electrical equipment, steel structure procurement, supply and installation, production commissioning, technical services, and other aspects, the Beijing-based firm said yesterday. The deal takes effect immediately, it added.  The first batch of clinker will be produced within 164 weeks, Sinom...

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.