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CBR's Antoing site undergoes successful maintenance upgrades

21 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Maintenance took place at CBR’s Antoing cement plant for a period of  three weeks  (between 17 January  and 6 February 2022). All of CBR’s maintenance teams were mobilised to carry out a set of tasks. The main tasks included work to the cement mills and rotary kiln. The ball mill plates on the side of the tube walls were replaced during maintenance to ensure the efficiency of the equipment. All the  refractory bricks  in the 67mx3.9m kiln were inspected and assessed to define ...

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.  

Belgium: appeal court overturns competition watchdog fines

06 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim, CBR, CCB and Febelcem, the Belgian cement association, have seen the competition watchdog’s judgment to pay a EUR14.7m fine overturned by the Belgian Court of Appeal. The competition authority fined the cement majors and the association for the alleged formation of a cartel to reduce competition in the domestic market, but the Court of Appeal found that such illegal practices did not occur.

CBR to close Harmignies cement plant, Belgium

23 January 2014, Published under Cement News

CBR, part of HeidelbergCement, announced Wednesday to staff representatives that the company plans to close the Harmignies 0.22Mta white cement plant in Belgium, a move which is expected to affect 97 jobs. "This announcement can be explained by the structural difficulties faced by the plant as well as the deterioration of the white cement market. If it is confirmed, this could generate for the collective dismissal of 97 workers at the site," said the works’ management, stressing that a the...

Holcim and Febelcem contest competition ruling

02 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim and Belgian cement association Febelcem are appealing against the judgement by the country’s Anti-Competition Council. Last August, Belgium’s anti-competition authorities fined three companies – CBR, CCB and Holcim – and two associations (Febelcem and CRIC/OCCN) for a total of EUR14.7m. According to the council, the five organisations had colluded between May 2000 and October 2003 to avoid the use of slag in the production of ready-mix concrete. Febelcem director André Jasienski...

Belgian fines for restricting market access

02 September 2013, Published under Cement News

The three leading cement producers in Belgium, together with two industry associations, have been fined EUR14.7m for restricting market access. The Belgium Competition Council said in a statement on Friday that CBR (part of the HeidelbergCement group), Holcim Belgium and CCB (Italcementi) colluded with the Belgian cement association FEBELCEM and the national centre for technical and scientific research for the cement industry (CRIC/OCCN). Between May 2000 and October 2003 the parties...