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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 ...

BASF in talks to sell construction materials business to Lone Star

04 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Germany’s BASF and private equity firm Lone Star are reportedly in exclusive negotiations for the sale of the former’s construction chemicals business, according to Bloomberg. Estimations have placed the unit at a value of around EUR3bn. In 2007 BASF acquired the business from Degussa, predecessor to Evonik, for EUR2.7bn but put the business up for sale last year. Following talks with LafargeHolcim, Cinven, which owns Chryso, and Bain Capital, owner of MKM, were both said to be in the run...

HeidelbergCement records 7% rise in group revenue for the 9M19

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has reported a seven per cent increase in group revenue to EUR14.3bn for the first nine months of 2019, compared with EUR13.4bn in the year-ago period. Excluding consolidation and exchange rate effects, revenue advanced by four per cent YoY. Results from current operations before depreciation and amortisation rose by 17 per cent YoY to EUR2.6bn from EUR2.3bn in the 9M18. The company attributed the results to growth in sales volumes and successful price increases, which mor...

Streamlining the waste-to-energy chain

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

How can a cement plant operate more sustainably in ecological and economic terms? As part of its initiative for the green cement plant, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions recently launched polysius ® fuel substitution. This one-stop solution for alternative fuel rates of up to 100 per cent enables cement producers to save operating expenditure, conserve natural resources, reduce CO 2 emissions, become highly flexible in sourcing and maintain product quality. LafargeHolcim’s Lägerdorf plant ...

Germany's cement consumption rises to 29Mt in 2018

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

German cement consumption rose by 0.4 per cent in 2018 to 29Mt, according to a statement by Germany's cement association, the VDZ. The VDZ sees the industry continuing in a stable environment for 2019-20. According to the official data now available, domestic demand for cement was almost completely covered by German-based manufacturers in 2018. Only 1.5Mt or 5.3 per cent of the cement required had to be imported in 2018. In contrast, cement exports rose by 1.5 per cent, according to the Fed...

Germany: efficiency upgrades

02 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Germany’s cement sector has become a world leader in alternative fuels and in recent years has seen some consolidation. While ball mill technology is still the dominant grinding technology, there is significant investment in emissions control and new kiln upgrades. While the German cement industry remains optimistic about the country’s cement requirements going forward, no new capacity has been planned At a time of trade tensions, a pronounced slowdown in China and the uncert...

HeidelbergCement

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement and Norwegian energy group Equinor have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the capture and storage (CCS) of CO 2 . Since 2011 HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary Norcem has been running a project dedicated to CO 2 storage at its Brevik cement plant in Norway. The project, initiated by the Norwegian government, will see captured CO 2 transported to empty oil and gas fields beneath the North Sea where it will be stored permanently. The MoU includes looking at the pos...

European construction: set for continued growth?

23 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Following a buoyant 2017 and continued growth in 2018, the European construction market is expected to show modest growth this year. As a result, cement prices are expected to firm, easing the pressure on EBITDA margins of building material companies across the region. By Jean-Christophe Lefèvre-Moulenq, CM-CIC Market Solutions (ESN), France. In 2019, demand is forecast to increase by 1.4 per cent in western Europe After a particularly buoyant 2017, a sharp deceleration was expe...

KHD becomes a member of the WCA

03 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Germany’s KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG (KHD) has joined the World Cement Association (WCA) as an Associate Corporate Member. "In a globalised world, we can only tackle the big challenges facing the cement industry, like climate change, together, so it’s great to be working alongside an organisation as respected as KHD," said Vincent Lefebvre, chairman of the WCA. With its range of clean technology solutions, KHD provides energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly products for the...

HeidelbergCement reports challenging environment in 1H19

05 August 2019, Published under Cement News

This week HeidelbergCement released its 1H19 results, which were impacted by falling volumes in Ukraine, USA and Egypt. Nevertheless, the group saw evenues up by seven per cent and price increases of just under six per cent. The group's cement and clinker sales volume decreased by 1.4 per cent to 61Mt in 1H19. Deliveries of aggregates rose by 0.3 per cent to 145.6Mt in 1H19 and sales of ready-mixed concrete increased by 6.3 per cent to 24.4Mm 3 in the 1H19. "Despite a persistentl...