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Electrified Thermal Solutions secures US$5M decarbonisation funding

19 February 2024, Published under Cement News

In late January, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a US$171m investment, funding 49 projects across 21 states to help cut industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Electrified Thermal Solutions (ETS), along with industrial partners 3M, Buzzi Unicem USA and Army’s Kitchen , were among the recipients of the award to decarbonise industrial heat in manufacturing, cement, food, chemicals and other sectors. ETS will use the cost matching funds from the grant to build and operate t...

PCA appoints new chair and vice chair

07 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Portland Cement Association (PCA) has announced new leadership for its board of directors. Massimo Toso has been elected chairman of the PCA. Mr Toso is the current president and CEO at Buzzi Unicem USA and has served the last year as vice chair to former PCA Chairman Filiberto Ruiz. Monica Manolas is PCA’s new vice chair and the first woman in the 21st century to be elected to the position. Ms Manolas currently serves as president of Ash Grove East . Also at the meeting, Jorge Wagne...

Chattanooga plant celebrates 100-year anniversary

02 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem USA’ s Chattanooga plant  observed its 100th anniversary with a celebration held at the Chattanooga Convention Center this past weekend. Over 300 current employees, retirees, customers and other special guests attended the event. Highlights of the event included a history walk featuring photos and historical facts about the plant over the years, and the Nervi exhibit, displaying the work of Pier Luigi Nervi, the Italian architect who used reinforced concrete in his designs. ...

Buzzi's Maryneal plant breaks production records

29 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Buzzi 's Maryneal plant in the USA reached record production levels in 2022 with clinker production of 1.03Mt and cement production of 1.18Mt, over 4.6 per cent above expectations. The 2022 figures also beat the 2021 figures, with clinker production coming in three per cent higher and cement production 2.5 per cent higher.    “We’ve implemented strategies to keep reliable assets which allow the team members to work on continuous improvement. This affects the efficiency and productivit...

PCA announces 2023 Energy and Environment Award winners

21 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), which represents the majority of America’s cement manufacturers, has announced the winners of its 2023 Energy and Environment Awards.  PCA Energy and Environment Awards are given to companies that have implemented outstanding environmental practices and have forged exemplary relationships with communities where their cement plants are located, says the PCA.  Submissions from plants across the US were evaluated and recognised for environmental effort...

Buzzi SpA sees 1H23 volumes decline in Europe

08 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Buzzi SpA reported cement volumes declining across much of western Europe in the 1H23, while the USA saw volumes rise significantly. Hydraulic binders and clinker sales in Italy were stable in the first six months of the year (-0.3 per cent), thanks to the recovery recorded in the second quarter. Ready-mix concrete output contracted, albeit moderately (-2.5 per cent). Selling prices closed the half-year without any significant changes compared to the level reached at the end of 2022...

Buzzi SpA reports consolidated EBITDA up 58% in 1H23

07 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Buzzi SpA announced its 1H23 results reporting that consolidated EBITDA stood at EUR575.3m, up 57.6 per cent compared to EUR365.1m of the previous year. The figure for the period under review includes non-recurring income of EUR3.6m. Profit before tax amounted to EUR552.9m (EUR119.8m in the previous year), considering a contribution of EUR80.6m from equity earnings (EUR57.6m in 2022) and positive net finance costs of EUR24.9m (-EUR56m negative in 2022). After income taxes of EUR121.7m...

Buzzi Unicem sells Ukraine operations to CRH

21 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Buzzi , through its fully owned subsidiary Dyckerhoff GmbH , has reached an agreement to sell some of its businesses in Eastern Europe to CRH , a leading building materials solutions company, for a consideration of EUR0.1bn. The transactions include the business in Ukraine and ready-mix concrete assets in east Slovakia. Completion of the transaction in Ukraine is subject to the granting of the required regulatory approvals and is expected to occur in 2024. In Ukraine, Buzzi operates...

Buzzi Unicem changes name to Buzzi SpA

19 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Italian-based Buzzi Unicem hs changed its name to  Buzzi SpA as of 18 May 2023. The name change was ratified by an extraordinary shareholders meeting on 12 May 2023.  The names of the international cement producer's subsidiaries remain unchanged. 

Dyckerhoff supplies low CO2 efficient construction

16 May 2023, Published under Cement News

The new residential quarter in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, "Mein Ludwigs”, has been supplied with Dyckerhoff ’s low CO 2 efficient cements and concretes for the large-scale construction project. The new residential area is currently being built on a former 2.5ha company site in the southwest of Ludwigshafen, near the banks of the Rhine, Germany. It was planned by the multiple award-winning Frankfurt architecture firm Stefan Forster Architekten, which specialises in residential buildings.  Th...