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Holcim Mexico is investing US$55m in new mill

19 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim Mexico will invest US$55m in the construction of a new mill at its cement plant located in the municipality of Macuspana , Tabasco. The mill will process the company's  ECOPlanet calcined clay cement range. The cement company added that the construction of the mill will help it increase its cement production capacity to 1.5Mta. The construction of the mill will generate 800 jobs during its construction and will increase the workforce of the Tabasco plant to more than 300 jobs onc...

CEMEX and Orcan energy extend WHR agreement

16 February 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX and Orcan Energy have signed a large-scale partnership to decarbonise cement production through waste heat recovery (WHR). Building on the initial WHR collaboration at the cement plant in Rüdersdorf, Germany, the partners will now start to exploit Orcan Energy’s flexible and modular technology for CEMEX globally.  CEMEX and Orcan Energy AG will analyse the scale-up of the heat-to-power solutions pioneered by Orcan Energy in parallel at several CEMEX plants to capitalise on the b...

US and Puerto Rican market expands 3% in November

15 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Total cement dispatches of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico, including imports, picked up by 2.6 per cent YoY to 8.7Mt in November 2023, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Of the total blended volume reported, 4.8Mt, or 99 per cent, was estimated to be Portland limestone cement. The leading markets in the US were Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Georgia. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement were Teas, Missouri, California, Florida ...

Holcim to invest US$55m in Tabasco mill

15 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim Mexico plans to invest US$55m in the construction of a new grinding mill at its plant in Macuspana , Tabasco, Mexico. The new mill will increase cement capacity at the facility to 1.5Mta. This investment in Tabasco reflects our firm belief in the potential of southeastern Mexico and our commitment to the sustainable development of the region," said Jaime Hill, Holcim Mexico's CEO, in a statement. "Through this expansion, we will not only increase our capacity to supply the state...

CEMEX secures CDP 'A' rating for environmental stewardship

12 February 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has been recognised by CDP, a by the global non-profit environmental organisation, securing a place on its annual ‘A List’, for environmental leadership and transparency in climate action. Based on data reported through CDP’s 2023 Climate Change questionnaire, CEMEX is one of a small number of companies that achieved an ‘A’ out of over 21,000 companies scored. Since the launch of its Future in Action program in 2020, Cemex has reduced its CO2 emissions by 13 per cent, a reduction ...

CEMEX reports 8% sales growth in 4Q23

09 February 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has reported an eight per cent growth in sales in the 4Q23, plus a 20 per cent increase in EBITDA and a more than doubling of free cash flow (FCF) after maintenance capex to US$1.2bn.  CEMEX reported an EBITDA margin of 19.2 per cent, an expansion of  two percentage points, achieving its stated goal of recovering 2021 margin. Record EBITDA of approximately US$3.35bn and a turnaround in working capital investment significantly contributed to a six-year high in FCF after maintenance c...

CEMEX UK tackles shipping emissions

09 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Work will begin in April this year on a new demonstrator of a smart shore power system at CEMEX ’s wharf in Shoreham, UK. Working in partnership with University of Warwick and advanced system integrator, iconsys, CEMEX is developing an intelligently-managed shore power system demonstrator, specifically tailored to understand fluctuations in electricity demand of self-discharging commercial vessels. The UK Department of Transport has awarded the project a grant of nearly GBP1.7m (US$2.15m...

Puerto Rico’s cement market expands 8% in January

08 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Puerto Rican cement sales increased 7.7 per cent to 539,034t (1.189m bags of 42.5kg) in January 2024 from 500,286t (1.103m bags) in January 2023, according to the Puerto Rican statistics agency. However, domestic production fell by 14.4 per cent YoY to 291,770t (643,352 bags) in January 2024 from 340,739t (751,329 bags). Domestic consumption 6,670,252t, or 14.708m bags, in 2023, representing a 1.3 per cent increase when compared with 2022, when demand stood at 6,586,678t (14.524m bags) acco...

Enhancing productivity dominates construction start-ups, reports CEMEX

26 January 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Ventures, the corporate venture capital and open innovation unit of CEMEX, has released its list of the most promising construction technology (Contech) start-ups of 2024. The list reveals the most disruptive start-ups that are redefining the construction industry according to the corporate venture capital’s four strategic focus areas: green construction (sustainability), enhanced productivity (efficiency), construction supply chain (agility), and future of construction (disruption)....

CEMEX joins CCS+ Initiative

19 January 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is the first company in the cement industry to join the CCS+ Initiative, a multi-stakeholder platform developing a comprehensive carbon accounting framework for certifying industrial carbon projects. This framework aims to encompass solutions for carbon capture, utilisation, storage, and removal, contributing to the decarbonisation of industrial value chains.  The CCS+ Initiative aims to scale cutting-edge climate technologies by developing a robust carbon accounting infrastructure ...