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CCB Beton receives new wheel loaders

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

In 2020, Compagnie des Ciments Belges Beton (CCB Beton), part of the Cementir group , launched an investment plan for the replacement of its fleet of wheel loaders. Since then, four Volvo loaders have already been replaced and three more are scheduled to arrive at CCB Beton. With this replacement CCB Beton claims it will achieve a doubly positive impact. This includes guaranteed service to its customers and a reduction in the company’s CO 2   emissions CCB Beton has also decide...

Holcim's "GO4Zero' project sees public inquiry open

27 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim 's new "GO4ZERO" kiln project in Obourg, Belgium, will   undergoing a public inquiry, from 25 April to 25 May  to give the inhabitants of the municipalities of Mons, Soignies, Le Roeulx and Jurbise the opportunity to express any observations about the project to construct a new 1.68Mta clinker kiln and its ancillary facilities on the Obourg site , as well as to the anticipated renovation of the cement grinding facilities.  The Walloon administration notified the cement manufactur...

Buzzi Unicem records strong growth in Italy in 2021

28 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has announced its consolidated financial results of 2021 which saw cement and clinker sales rise by 6.7 per cent to 31.2Mt from 29.25Mt in 2020. EBITDA reached EUR795m and EBIT stood at EUR546m, an improvement of about four per cent at constant exchange rates. Group ready-mix sales totalled 12.141Mm 3 in 2021, up from 11.743Mm 3 in 2020, a rise of 3.4 per cent. Net sales totalled EUR3.446m, up 6.9 per cent from EUR3.222m in 2020. Consolidated net profit reached EU...

Cementir records strong regional results in 2021

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementir 's regional markets results for 2021 produced increasing revenues in all markets. The highest revenues outside of Italy were recorded in Belgium and France. Norway and Sweden In 2021 sales revenues in Norway and Sweden amounted to EUR193.6m (EUR176.4m in 2020) while EBITDA recorded 22 per cent growth to EUR 21.2m (EUR 17.4m in 2020).   In Norway ready-mixed concrete sales volumes increased by around four per cent compared to the previous year with a more favourable trend i...

Cementir expands FUTURECEM distribution

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Since 1 January 2022, Cementir Group , through its subsidiary CCB , has been distributing FUTURECEM ™ in the French and Benelux markets, following the strategic roll-out of this technology as part of the Cementir Group ambitious sustainable roadmap towards 2030 and beyond. This new and more sustainable cement technology developed by Cementir Group has been already warmly welcomed by the Danish market in 2021 with sales development in line with plans. Cementir Group claims that th...

Consortium call for government action on cross-border industrial cluster strategy

16 February 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement , Holcim , Kalk Vielseitig Faszinierend Wetroll, Shell, Total, Lhoist and VDZ   are among a collaboration of companies and private stakeholders that have signed an open letter for the national and regional governments of The Netherlands, Belgium, Flanders, Wallonia and North Rhine-Westphalia to accelerate and deepen collaboration on industrial transformation planning.   The cross-border nature of some of these industries calls for cross-border government efforts to de...

Foundations laid for CBR wind turbine

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

CBR (HeidelbergCement group) is constructing a wind turbine project on the Ghent I site, in Belgium. The foundations have now been poured. The wind turbine will allow CBR to produce (and use) green energy at its cement plant in Ghent. Thanks to this project, more than 20 per cent of the needs of the Ghent plant will be covered by wind energy. Reducing CO 2 emissions is a priority objective for CBR. The development of renewable energy sources is one of the levers to achieve this.  

LEILAC Group receives EUR15m investment

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Carbon Direct Capital Management has invested EUR15m for a 6.98 per cent equity stake in Calix subsidiary, the LEILAC Group, which is dedicated to the commercialisation and ongoing development of Calix’s LEILAC CO 2  capture technology. Calix will continue to own the remaining 93 per cent of the LEILAC Group. In addition, as part of the transaction, Calix has entered into a licence agreement with the LEILAC Group under which it will retain 30 per cent of royalties earned by the LEI...

Holcim to upgrade Obourg

27 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has applied for the renewal of its operating licence at the Obourg cement plant in Belgium. The company also plants to carry out a modernisation programme and build a new kiln that ultimately enables carbon capture. “This project was called GO4ZERO because it supports the ambition of carbon neutrality that the Holcim group has set itself by implementing, as a world first, a design of a dry-process kiln to concentrate CO2 and allow its capture and subsequent recovery,” said Holcim. ...

Leading the circular economy

12 July 2021, Published under Cement News

In a world where carbon neutrality has become a political imperative and resources are finite, there is no doubt that developing circular approaches will be essential to decarbonise industries. For the European cement sector, the ability to phase out fossil fuels through the use of waste and the 100 per cent recyclability of concrete, offer key advantages to build upon. By CEMBUREAU, Belgium. In addition to providing sound solutions for waste streams and strengthening the circular ...