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Cementa releases 2022 economic report

21 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementa has released its economic report 2022. This year's economic report presents an unusual number of uncertainties surrounding the international economic situation, which makes this year's forecast particularly uncertain, says the Swedish cement producer. The report confirms that in the domestic market, Cementa is facing a sharp slowdown in the construction of apartment buildings in the near future, but with a slight increase in 2024. When it comes to premises and offices, the pace ...

Cementa's application for a short mining permit continues

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementa ( HeidelbergCement group ) submitted its application for a shorter mining permit of four years to the Land and Environment Court in April this year. Authorities, associations and the general public have since been able to take part in the application and submit comments on it. Cementa has taken note of the opinions submitted by a dozen authorities and associations, such as SGU (the state's expert authority regarding groundwater and mineral extraction), the Swedish Environment...

Cementa wants climate-positive cement for National Transport Plan

15 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementa has responded to the National Transport Plan of Sweden until 2033, recently announced by  Tomas Eneroth, Minister of Infrastructure, arguing that new infrastructure should be built with climate-positive cement. Karin ComStedt Webb, VP of HeidelbergCement Sweden, said, “Until now, I believe that we in Sweden have often taken cement and concrete for granted and that it should always be available. But for Sweden to continue to be self-sufficient in our most important building mater...

HeidelbergCement steps up Slite CCS project

01 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Following positive results from a pre-feasibility study, HeidelbergCement and its Swedish subsidiary Cementa are taking their carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the Slite cement plant in Sweden to the next stage. The installation on the Swedish island of Gotland will now be scaled up to capture up to 1.8Mta of CO 2 , equal to the plant’s total emissions and equivalent to three per cent of the country’s total emissions. In terms of capturing the CO 2 , the pre-feasibility study fo...

Gotland county sets new requirements for Cementa

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Gotland’s county administrative board in Sweden has announced new requirements for cement producer Cementa in its new permit application for the company’s Slite plant. Cementa will have to report how much limestone it can quarry on site and how much can be brought from elsewhere. The board also requires an explanation how lake Tingstäde Träsk is affected by the quarrying and whether it is possible to lead back the water pumped into the sea to Gotland. Moreover, Cementa will also have to ...

Cementa obtains 1-year mining permit

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Sweden’s government has given Cementa (HeidelbergCement) permission to continue its limestone mining for another year after the previous permit expired on 31 October 2021. The new permit is valid until and including December 2022 and was granted to avoid the risk of acute cement shortage in Sweden. “It is positive that the government has considered the application and given Cementa a temporary permit. That it was about a year's permit instead of the three years we applied for will, however...

Cementa to ration deliveries from December

18 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementa has announced it is preparing to ration deliveries from December 2021 due to the uncertainty on the future of its Slite facility. The site in Gotland represents three quarters of cement used in the domestic construction industry. The HeidelbergCement subsidiary saw its continued exploitation of its limestone mining operation blocked by the Swedish environmental court. The cement producer sought a three-year temporary extension to its current permit while it prepares to apply for a ...

Cementa applies for an emergency mining permit

23 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementa has submitted an application for an emergency permit for limestone mining in Slite, Sweden. The permit aims to secure the cement supply in Sweden for the next three years and includes a volume of limestone which, with the phasing out of exports and adjustments in operations, lasts for about one year in ordinary operation. However, Cementa's application extends further than this. It is partly about providing reasonable conditions for the practical handling of phasing in limeston...

Swedish Supreme Court does not grant Cementa leave to appeal

30 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Sweden's Supreme Court announced that Cementa will not be granted leave to appeal against the decision by the Supreme land and Environmental Court on 6 July when it rejected the cement producer's application to extend its limestone quarry in Slite from 1 November. "It is unfortunate that the Supreme Court does not grant leave to appeal, but we have also been prepared for this outcome. The announcement does not affect our ongoing work, but we continue to work with other initiatives that we ...

Swedish cement shortage could impact climate transition

02 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Malin Löfsjögård, CEO of Swedish trade association Svensk Betong, says that the potential cement shortage starting in autumn 2021 could be detrimental to the planned climate transition. A considerable volume of cement will be required for infrastructure and new housing construction and supply could be significantly reduced following the discontinuation of Cementa’s limestone mining on Gotland . While the limestone in cement could be replaced partly with other materials, it is not sufficien...