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Spain: Cementos Cosmos stops cement exports

20 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cosmos is ceasing cement exports from its Niebla plant. The company has attributed the move to rising petcoke prices that are eroding the competitiveness of the works in the international market. However, the company has been undertaking steps to increase its use of alternative fuels to 20 per cent of the fuel mix. This would allow the plant to reduce its EUR7m fuel bill. Votorantim, who owns the cement company, is currently waiting for the necessary changes to be made to the Gen...

Spanish producers adapt to survive

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Spain's road back to high cement volumes seems a rather tortuous journey with Fomento de Constructions & Contratas (FCC) announcing a net loss of EUR1625.2m this week for its close of business in 2016. While the financial impact being felt on Spanish producers is extenuated with exchange rate fluctuations, the report also highlighted that construction business for the company was down 17 per cent in its domestic market, while the Spanish building market had fallen by 35.4 per cent for the c...

Votorantim

13 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The Votorantim Cementos Spanish subsidiary Cementos Cosmos is to restart cement production at its Oural works in Galicia (Spain) in 2017 following a four-year closure.  This is expected to lead to the creation of 40 direct jobs, 50 indirect jobs and a further 300 indirect employment opportunities. 

Votorantim

05 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The Votorantim Cementos Spanish subsidiary, Cementos Cosmos, is to restart cement production at its Oural works in Galicia (Spain) in 2017 following a four-year closure. This should lead to the creation of 40 direct jobs, 50 indirect jobs and a further 300 indirect employment opportunities.

Spain: Cosmos to go ahead with biomass

16 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cosmos is to be allowed to burn biomass at its kiln, according to the Cordoba appeal judge dealing with the case. Cordoba municipality had said the cement producer could not fire its kiln with waste, but this decision was overruled with municipality having two weeks to carry out the judgment.

Weaker exports reduce clinker production at Toral de los Vados, Spain

22 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Clinker production at Cementos Cosmos' Toral de los Vados factory in Spain declined by 10 per cent in 2015 to 600,840t. The drop in production has been mainly attributed to lower exports. According to the director of the factory, Jaime Santoalla: “Our lack of competitiveness is leaving us out of some export markets. In addition, there is also the economic crisis in Brazil, a country that had become a strategic target for us and has seen a substantial reduction in clinker demand. " In M...

Votorantim to invest in Spanish plant

04 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos will invest EUR1.7m in the Toral de los Vados cement plant of its Spanish subsidiary Cementos Cosmos. The investment will fund environmental improvements as well as health and safety initiatives. Last year the Brazilian major invested around EUR1.8m in the modernisation of the facilities despite the works seeing clinker production fall by 10 per cent with further declines expected for this year. Votorantim attributed the 2015 drop due to a decrease in exports. “Our lac...

Votorantim

05 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Votorantim subsidiary St Mary’s Cement is proposing to spend around US$130m to a kiln expansion and modernisation programme at its works at Charlevoix, Michigan, USA. This is expected to increase the capacity from the current 1.4Mta to 2Mta.  Elsewhere, Votorantim’s Spanish subsidiary, Cementos Cosmos, has celebrated three accident-free years as the parent company spent in excess of EUR1m to improve the company’s health and safety record.

Cementos Cosmos celebrates three accident-free years

22 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Cementos Cosmos is celebrating three years without accidents among its workers. The Córdoba works has implemented several preventative measures over this period and its parent company, Votorantim Cimentos, has invested more than EUR1m in equipment and training to improve the company’s health and safety record. Occupational safety and health are a priority for the group, which has implemented out various prevention and awareness initiatives. For instance, the Córdoba works has init...

Cementos Cosmos lodges alternative fuels appeal

23 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cosmos has lodged an appeal with Andalusia’s Committee of Environment and Spatial Planning as the cement producer was denied an amendment to its Integrated Environmental Authorisation for the Niebla plant. The amendment, if granted, would allow Cementos Cosmos to burn waste-derived fuel, replacing fossil fuels. Cementos Cosmos is appealing on the grounds that the burning of such fuel would not materially alter the purpose of the plant, ie as producer of cement, and therefore, there...