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Cementir to start CCS project in 2022

09 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementir Group, through its subsidiary Aalborg Portland, aims to become the first global cement producer to capture, transport and store CO 2 underground. The group is part of the consortium Project Greensand 2 that seeks funding for a pilot project aimed at capturing and storing  CO 2 underground in the North Sea.   The endeavours to reach the Danish national target of a 70 per cent reduction of carbon emissions in 2030 may now receive a great boost through Project Greensa...

Aalborg Portland reports sluggish Futurecem sales

27 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Sales of its lower-carbon cement, Futurecem, have not reached the projected volumes of 40,000tpa, 18 months after its market launch, according to Denmark-based Aalborg Portland. To date sales of 2000t have been reported. Aalborg Portland CEO, Michael Lundgaard Thomsen, said the company will carry out a 20-30 per cent price reduction to bring Futurecem’s price in line with that of standard cement. However, he added that the price was not the only reason for the subdued sales of the product....

FLSmidth reports 2Q21 strong order intake and improved profitability

12 August 2021, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth’s order intake in the 2Q21 increased 42 per cent compared to the 2Q20 and by 38 per cent to DKK4615m (US$97m) YoY. Cement service order intake reached DKK875 in the 2Q21 and cement capital orders totalled DKK807m in the 2Q21.   Revenue increased by six per cent to DKK4073m in the 2Q21 (2Q20: DKK 3846m) and by nine per cent organically, comprising a 13 per cent increase in mining and a flat development in cement. Group EBITA margin increased to 4.8 per cent from 3.4 per cent in ...

Vicat contracts FLSmidth for full-scale clay calcination project

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Vicat has contracted FLSmidth to deliver equipment for a new project in France, which will replace clinker with an environmentally-friendly clay and cut up to 16 per cent of CO 2  emissions, compared to existing cement products. The order includes FLSmidth’s new flash calciner technology, an environmental control system and alternative fuel storage. The project is set to become Europe’s first full-scale clay calcination installation. The flash calciner, expected to have a minimum capacity...

FLSmidth receives SBTi validation of its carbon emission targets

17 May 2021, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has received validation from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for its carbon emission reduction targets. By implementing its MissionZero programme to achieve these targets, the company will help keep global warming below 1.5°C at the same time as delivering solutions to help reduce global CO 2 emissions by more than 10 per cent – and becoming carbon neutral in its own operations by 2030.   Commenting on the targets, CEO Thomas Schulz says: “I truly believe that the g...

FLSmidth’s smart moves

26 April 2021, Published under Cement News

With the launch of ECS/ProcessExpert ® V8.5, FLSmidth brings artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to advanced process control. But what exactly does this mean for cement producers? Javier Pigazo Merino, FLSmidth global product line manager, provides the low-down on the new process control software and the importance of AI to the future of industrial digitalisation. By FLSmidth, Denmark. FLSmidth: enabling AI solutions for smarter cement plants FLSmidth recently released t...

FLSmidth reports 22% decline in cement order intake in 2020

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth’s order intake in 2020 was on par with last year, comprising 13 per cent growth in mining and a 22 per cent decline in cement. Including currency effects and acquisitions, total order intake decreased by five per cent to DKK18,524m (US$2490m). FLSmidth Group CEO, Thomas Schulz, commented: "2020 was impacted operationally and financially by the pandemic, which has presented both challenges and opportunities for FLSmidth. Our employees have done a tremendous job handling this cr...

FLSmidth enters fabric filter technology agreement with Simatek

24 December 2020, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has agreed to sell its fabric filter technology, a non-core business of FLSmidth's advanced filter technology (AFT) to Denmark-based industrial filter producer, Simatek A/S. Under the agreement, Simatek will supply FLSmidth with fabrick filters while FLSmidth will become a supplier of filter bags and filter cages to Simatek. Through the transaction, FLSmidth will retain its core AFT operations, which continue to be key in delivering the company's MissionZero strategy while Simate...

Cementir launches FUTURECEM™ with up to 30% lower carbon emissions

11 December 2020, Published under Cement News

On 1 January 2021, Cementir will begin distributing the cement of the future, named F UTURECEM ™, which has a carbon footprint that is up to 30 per cent lower compared to regular cement. Cementir herlads the launch of the patented F UTURECEM ™ technology as a significant contribution to both the green transition of Cementir Group and the construction industry in general.   F UTURECEM ™ is a new grey cement innovated by the group's research and development department in Aalborg, Denmark, ...

FLSmidth names Carsten Riisberg Lund as new Cement Industry President

16 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Carsten Riisberg Lund has been appointed FLSmidth’s new Cement Industry President and member of the Group Executive Management. Mr Riisberg Lund has been with FLSmidth for 33 years in various roles, most recently as the president for Region Europe, North Africa and Russia (ENAR) where he has been responsible for all sales and service activities in the region, with a particular focus on customer relationships and creating a single interface to the customer. He has played a vital role in imp...