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Usje sees 58% jump in net profit in 1Q24

01 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Cementarnica Usje AD of North Macedonia, part of the Titan group, reported a six per cent increase in domestic sales to MKD840.2m (US$14.6m) in the 1Q24 while export sales are up seven per cent YoY to MKD348.1m. The company also posted a three per cent YoY increase in operating revenue to MKD1.2bn in the first three months of 2024. Operating costs were down 10 per cent to MKD812.7m. As a result, net profit surged 58 per cent YoY to MKD299.9m.

Turkey exports to Georgia up 7% in 1Q24

23 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Turkey has increased its exports of cement products to Georgia by 6.8 per cent YoY to US$17m in the January-March 2024 period, according to the country’s Trade Ministry. However, exports to global markets were down by 7.4 per cent YoY to US$1.1bn in the 1Q24. In March alone, cement product exports to Georgia were up 4.4 per cent YoY to US$7.6m. On a global scale Turkey’s exports were down 1.1 YoY to US$390m.

Navigating sustainable trade

10 April 2024, Published under Cement News

ICR interviews José Maria Magrina, CEO of Heidelberg Materials Trading, the world’s largest trader of cement and clinker. He discusses the company’s global operations, the growing trade in low-carbon materials, and the latest trends in the shipping sector. ICR: Your background is from the manufacturing side, rather than trade, with a long time spent in Egypt, before you took the position of CEO of Heidelberg Materials Trading. José Maria Magrina, CEO of Heidelberg Materials ...

Polish cement producers voice concern over Ukraine imports

08 April 2024, Published under Cement News

The Association of Polish Cement Producers has raised concerns over the 350 per cent surge in cement imports from Ukraine. "The scale of imports from Ukraine is growing almost every month, reaching nearly 50 per cent of total imports in January 2024. These volumes are deeply concerning," remarked the association's Zbigniew Pilch. In 2023 Ukraine exported 330,000t of cement to Poland, while domestic production in the latter fell by 11.9 per cent YoY to 16.6Mt. The association cites issue...

Eastern Europe’s bid for growth

02 April 2024, Published under Cement News

ICR has been assessing the eastern European cement markets of Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. While decarbonisation is a central theme of all European cement markets, producers are also looking to improve plant efficiencies and are investing in new plant equipment.   The eastern European cement industry looks forward to a pick-up in cement demand in 2024 while it takes steps to decarbonise its operations (© Heidelberg Materials) The economic outlook in eastern Europe ha...

CEMEX Croatia awarded contracts for three solar power plant projects

14 March 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Croatia has been awarded EUR5m (US$5.5m) in contracts for the construction of three solar power plants, co-funded by The Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund and the EU Modernisation Fund. The project will see solar energy production facilities built at Juraj cement plant in Kaštel Sućurac, Kajo cement plant in Solin and the Podsused facility in Zagreb. Approximately EUR3m of the funding will be supplied by the EU. The goal of this project is to equip the roofs ...

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 ...