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HeidelbergCement releases 1Q20 results

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has recorded a seven per cent decline in revenue to EUR3.93bn for the first quarter of 2020, compared with EUR4.24bn in the year-ago period. The company saw sales volumes across all lines increase in January and February, however, its volumes from mid-March were severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, total cement and clinker sales volumes decreased three per cent YoY to 27.7Mt from 28.6Mt. Deliveries of aggregates also fell four per cent to 60.1Mt in t...

GCCA publishes biodiversity guidelines for quarries

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published new guidelines aimed at further improving the biodiversity performance of the industry's quarries. The guidelines support the Association’s Sustainability Charter implementation. Member companies will use the guidelines to implement agreed good practices as well as a framework for reporting progress against key performance indicators (KPIs). Benjamin Sporton, GCCA CEO, said: "These new guidelines are an important example of ...

Salonit Anhovo restarts cement production

06 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Slovenian cement producer, Salonit Anhovo (Wietersdorfer Group) has resumed cement operations after 14-day shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic that caused reduced demand for its domestic market and exports to Italy. Production was suspended on 20 April and resumed on 4 May, as the company used the two-week break to carry out maintenance works, while continuing to make cement shipments to meet the needs of its clients during the period, Salonit Anhovo said. "Construction sites in Italy ha...

RHI Magnesita reports resilient 1Q cement business

05 May 2020, Published under Cement News

RHI Magnesita NV reports that the Industrial division continued to perform well in 1Q20, particularly in cement. Trading activity in the steel division remained weak in Europe and South America, largely offset by a robust performance in North America. Overall, demand levels were similar to the 1Q19 with EBITA slightly ahead, in line with management expectations. Raw material prices fell further in 2020, given the reduction in overall demand and uninterrupted supply from China, which has h...

Designing the carbon border mechanism

03 April 2020, Published under Cement News

This week, Cembureau released its position paper on the EU carbon border mechanism (CBM), largely welcoming the prospect. Since one of the main risks with the EU ETS carbon market is that of carbon leakage, where companies transfer the production of certain products to countries outside of the EU, the CBM would be designed to counteract this by placing a carbon price on imports of those goods from outside Europe. The completion of a feedback period on the roadmap of the CBM was reached on ...

European cement industry welcomes well-designed European carbon border mechanism

31 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The European cement association, CEMBUREAU, has welcomed the prospect of an EU carbon border mechanism although this requires a number of design principles, said the association in a statement. In the initial phase the mechanism, which should be based on verified direct and indirect emissions from imports to the EU, should be complementary to the free allowances of the EU emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) and applicable to all ETS sectors alike. In addition, it must be fully WTO compatible...

Cemex makes organisational changes

27 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that Sergio Mauricio Menéndez Medina, current president of Cemex Europe, has been appointed as president of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Therefore, Mr Menéndez Medina will oversee the business in the Philippines, Israel, Egypt and the UAE, in addition to his current responsibilities, with effect from 27 March 2020. "I would like to thank our current president of our Asia, Middle East and Africa region, Joaquin Estrada, for his contribution and commitment t...

Carthage Cement to start exports to Europe

12 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the award of a CE mark, Tunisia-based Carthage Cement will start exports to Europe from March 2020 onward, reports ilBoursa. The first shipment will consist of  150,000t of cement. “This operation marks a new horizon and a new opportunity for the company as part of its drive to diversify the destinations of its products and its commercial fulfilment,” said the company in a statement.

Bringing Cemtech to Berlin

04 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemtech Europe 2019 was held at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin, Germany, on 30 September-2 October. The conference agenda explored issues around the tightening of environmental legislation worldwide, including the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), and the ways in which this is impacting on the European cement industry, driving new technologies and product development. Cemtech Europe welcomed over 200 delegates to Berlin, Germany, in October Opening the conference, Thomas ...

LafargeHolcim reports positive 9M19 results

25 October 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has reported net sales of CHF20.2bn (US$20.36bn) in the 9M19, representing a 2.1 per cent fall YoY, or a four per cent increase on a like-for-like (LfL) basis. Recurring EBITDA (pre-IFRS16) rose to CHF4.543bn from CHF4.351bn in the year-ago period. Cement sales reached 156.4Mt in the first nine months of 2019, a modest climb of 0.7 per cent on a LfL basis. Net sales for the segment finished at CHF13.294bn from CHF13.573bn in the 9M18, while recurring EBITDA (pre-IFRS16) advan...