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Cementir boosted by full-year results from Belgium

15 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding's turnover in 2017 increased by 25.3 per cent to EUR1287.5m and EBITDA was ahead by 11.5 per cent to 220.5m. As regards the continuing business, the turnover advanced by10.9 per cent to EUR1140.0m and EBITDA emerged 13.3 per cent ahead at EUR224.2m, while the trading profit showed a 50 per cent advance to EUR142m. Net debt at the end of 2017 was 4.6 per cent lower at EUR536.6m, while capital investment in the year increased by 33.9 per cent to EUR92m. Since the year end, ...

VDZ: Optimising the clinker burning process

22 January 2018, Published under Cement News

VDZ GmbH will be delivering a presentation on the optimisation of the clinker burning process when using alternative fuels at Cemtech Middle East & Africa, held between 17-20 February 2018. Nijat Orujov, senior consultant for environment and plant technology, offers a glimpse of what he will be discussing in February. ICR:  How should cement companies prepare to use alternative fuels in their plants? Nijat Orujov (NO): It is essential that alternative fuels used in the clinker ...

CTP wins Karsdorf SCR technology order

06 December 2017, Published under Cement News

CTP Chemisch Thermische Prozesstechnik GmbH, based in Graz, Austria, has signed a contract with Opterra, a CRH company, for the supply of two new LD-SCR (low-dust, selective-catalytic-reduction) systems at the Karsdorf plant, Germany. The systems are the first of their kind and combine the advantages of a regenerative system with proven SCR technology to adhere to the stringent requirements of the 17th BimSchV regulation for NO x and NH 3 .   The scope includes design, supply and insta...

Karsdorf Cement plant sale to be abandoned

20 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Schwenk KG has abandoned its plans to acquire Opterra’s cement plant in Karsdorf, according to a press release by the Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office - FCO). The withdrawal of the notification also includes the purchase of the cement plant in Sötenich. "The merger was expected to significantly impede effective competition and would have had to be prohibited. With the acquisition of the plant in Karsdorf Schwenk would have gained a dominant position as a cement manufacturer in the ...

HeidelbergCement reduces Georgia investment

13 November 2017, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is raising EUR115m (US$134m) by selling 50 per cent of its Georgian subsidiary to a Georgian investment fund called Cement Invest, which belongs to Georgian Co-Investment Fund and Hunnewell Partners, a special situations investment fund. HeidelbergCement has been active in Georgia since 2006 and a new kiln line is currently under construction that is expected be completed by the end of 2018. Currently, there are three integrated cement works, one grinding centre, 13 ready...

HeidelbergCement announces 7% rise in EBITDA for 3Q17

08 November 2017, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has announced for the third quarter of 2017 a seven per cent YoY rise in EBITDA from its current operations to EUR1058m on a comparable basis (adjusted for currency and consolidation effects). After depreciation and amortisation, the result from current operations grew by seven to EUR787m (3Q16: EUR738m). On a comparable basis, the rise in result from current operations before and after depreciation and amortisation amounted to seven and eight, respectively. “Besides the g...

Thomas Gruppe to buy Gebr Seibel Zementwerke

13 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Thomas Gruppe (revenues estimated at EUR300m) confirmed on Thursday 12 October 2017 that it was taking over Portland-Zementwerke Gebr Seibel GmbH & Co KG, in Germany, a family-run business headed by Heinrich and his son Hubertus Seibel. Gebr Seibel Zementwerk has encountered problems due to discount requirements of its main client, Cementbouw (CRH group), ie roughly 120,000t out of 600,000t produced annually. CRH demanded to be supplied based on a cut-rate price per tonne (EUR42/t). T...

German cement industry invests considerably in environmental protection

11 October 2017, Published under Cement News

German cement producers further invested in plant optimisation in 2016, keepign them in a leading role worldwide in terms of environmental compatibility, according to the German cement association, VDZ. The sector has taken action to reduce NOx emissions through plant optimisaiton as well as extensive research to test innovative exhaust gas cleaning technology under the particular conditions applicable during cement production. As a result, SCR technology has been brought to industrial ma...

Germany's wave of success

02 October 2017, Published under Cement News

With the German economy continuing its growth trend, these are good times for the country’s many cement producers. Housebuilding dominates demand as the population rises and construction investment remains strong. There are signs of consolidation among some producers, while others invest to satisfy improving consumption levels. Domestic deliveries by Germany’s cement producers are expected to continue to rise in 2017 with further potential growth in housebuilding and infrastructure...

Personnel change in the Supervisory Board of HeidelbergCement

29 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Following an application of the company, the Local Court (Amtsgericht) of Mannheim/Germany supplemented the Supervisory Board of HeidelbergCement AG by appointing Margret Suckale as a member in the capacity of shareholder representative. She succeeds Alan Murray, who had resigned from his position. Her term of appointment will expire on the occasion of the by-election held at the next Annual General Meeting of HeidelbergCement AG on 9 May 2018. “We are pleased that, in Margret Suckale, we...