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Hungary's Talentis acquires Lukavac

03 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Hungary-based Talentis International Construction Investments kft has acquired Lukavac Cement dd for an undisclosed amount. Established in 1974, the Bosnian cement producer was previously owned by Asamer Baustoffe AG of Austria. It operates a 0.9Mta cement plant in Lukavac , near Tusla, northern Bosnia. Talentis is owned by Hungarian businessman and former politician Lorenz Meszaros.

CO2NTESSA’s net-zero vision

27 November 2023, Published under Cement News

The CO 2 NTESSA project will implement an innovative carbon capture (CC) technology at NEXE’s cement plant in Našice, Croatia. The existing plant will be modified based on the polysius® pure oxyfuel process, enabling it to capture more than 700,000tpa of CO 2 and a store it onshore in the Bockovci-1 saline aquifer. By NEXE Group, Croatia. The co2ntessa project will see the implementation of oxyfuel-based carbon capture at NEXE’s cement plant in Našice, Croatia (© NEXE) NEXE ...

New ACC plant marks third investment by Holcim Romania

17 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Romania has completed its EUR15m investment in its autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) plant in Adjud, expanding the unit’s capacity by approximately 45 per cent. The project involved the replacement of the old production line and the introduction of new technology enabling increased dimensional accuracy and a better surface and edge finish, reports bne IntelliNews.  “Together with our technology partner, Aircrete, we rethought the entire industrial process, making it more efficien...

Holcim Romania inaugurates new aggregates plant

02 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Romania has opened a new EUR3m aggregates plant in Neudorf, Arad province, western Romania. The first deliveries of the new plant have been completed this month, said Holcim. "I am glad that with the opening of the new aggregates plant, the fifth in the country, we are closer to our customers in the western part of the country, with whom we want to build successful projects, contributing to their development plans," said Anca Alexandru, ready-mix and agreggates director of Holcim ...

Cementarnica Usje sees 9M net profit up 77%

01 November 2023, Published under Cement News

North Macedonia-based Cementarnica Usje , owned by Greek cement producer Titan, reported 77 per cent YoY increase in net profit to MKD1.1bn (US$19m) in the January-September 2023 period. The company’s operating expenses declined 17 per cent YoY to MKD3.4bn in the 9M23 as material costs fell 23 per cent YoY to MKD1.9bn. It total operating revenue slipped by two per cent YoY to MKD4.8bn in the 9M23.

NEXE dd selects Rockwell Automation as a digitalisation partner

19 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Rockwell Automation is introducing changes in its production processes through digitalisation that will offer Croatian cement producer NEXE dd additional value on its path towards further reductions in its carbon footprint.   In combination with using alternative raw materials and fuels, the company is achieving these goals by leveraging the FactoryTalk ® Analytics™ Pavilion8 ®  model predictive control (MPC) solution, in combination with performance-management dashboards based on the ...

Romcim SA’s takeover move gets green light from Competition Council

04 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Romcim SA, a Romania-based producer of cement, concrete and other construction materials, has had its takeover of Bauelemente Reinvest SRL and its subsidiary Bauelemente SRL approved by the Competition Council. According to Agerpres, “Following the analysis, the Competition Council found that this operation does not raise significant obstacles to effective competition on the Romanian market or on a substantial part of it and that there are no serious doubts regarding its compatibility with a...

Lafarge Cement Polska commits to renewable energy

14 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Polska has joined forces with KGAL Investment Management, an asset manger in the Polish renewables market, to establish two onshore wind farms, known as Krasin and Rywald. The farms, which are owned by KGAL ESPF 4 renewable energy fund, will supply the cement producer with around 230GWh of green electricity each year. The Krasin wind farm was acquired by KGAL ESPF 4 in May 2020 as a development project. The 35MW site has been producing green electricity since 2022, accor...

Czech action on climate change

11 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in the Czech Republic remained resilient during the pandemic. However, economic headwinds and a slowdown in construction activity are likely to impact demand in the near-term. For local cement producers, decarbonisation plans are high on the agenda as the sector looks to implement a number of changes in line with industry's green goals. By Jan Gemrich, Czech Cement Association, Czech Republic. For Czech cement producers industry decarbonisation is high on the agenda...

Holcim Romania expands aggregates portfolio

04 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Romania has expanded its aggregates division by acquiring Stones Business Development SRL, one of the main suppliers of aggregates in the Bucharest-Ilfov area of Romania. With this transaction, Holcim has secured a volume of high-quality aggregate reserves and strengthened its position including in the Bucharest-Ilfov area, one of the areas with the highest growth in the construction sector in Romania. The deal was approved by the Competition Council and completed on 31 March 2023. ...