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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...

HeidelbergCement reports 7% rise in revenues in 1H19

30 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Germany-based HeidelbergCement posted revenues of EUR9.2bn, representing a seven per cent increase YoY from EUR8.4bn in the 1H18. However, market dynamics weakened in the second quarter of the year and as a result, the group’s cement and clinker sales volumes decreased by 1.4 per cent to 61Mt (1H18:61.9Mt).  Excluding consolidation effects from the sale of the Maddaloni and Spoleto cement plants in Italy, business activities in Ukraine, and the white cement business in the USA and Egypt, ...

HeidelbergCement: strong builder of carbon neutrality

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement recently announced its intent to become a carbon-neutral cement producer by 2050. To achieve this ambitious objective, the company has not only developed its Vision 2050 programme but has also formulated a strategy and operational portfolio to match its aspirations. By Jan Theulen, HeidelbergCement, Germany. Figure 1: HeidelbergCement’s Vision 2050 is key to the company’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 Society at global, regional and national levels...

Kaeser Kompressoren celebrates 100 years

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Kaeser Kompressoren celebrates its centenary this year. Established in 1919 as a machine workshop in Coburg by Carl Kaeser Sr, the company has developed into a compressor manufacturer and provider of compressed air system solutions with a global presence in over 100 countries. Key milestones include the inclusion of reciprocating compressors to its product range in 1948, followed by the development of Kaeser's rotary screw compressors with Sigma Profile rotors in the early 1970s, the start...

UBC and Baltrader form joint cement shipping alliance

19 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Baltrader, based in Hamburg, Germany, and United Bulk Carriers (UBC), headquartered in Philadelphia, USA, have signed an agreement to jointly market their respective fleets of pneumatic cement carriers under the name Cement Carrier Alliance (CCA). The new set-up will be able to offer a wider range of vessel sizes, ranging from 3000t to 14,000dwt.  “As two independent partners motivated by the same objectives, we have teamed up for the marketing of our respective cement carrier fleets” CC...

thyssenkrupp announces new country CEO of Saudi Arabia

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has announced that Volker Hellberg has succeeded Thomas Dreiling as its country CEO in Saudi Arabia. Mr Hellberg has a long track record in the Middle East, having joined the company in 2015. Mr Dreiling will now move to Germany and serve as the head of the company’s cement plants operating unit. Over a four-year period, he responsible for combining various thyssenkrupp businesses such as cement, mining, chemicals and services into a single entity – thyss...

Aumund to supply nine machines for Aslan plant modernisation

15 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Germany’s Aumund Fördertechnik GmbH has won an order from Aslan Cement Inc, comprising of nine machines in total. The order forms part of the complete modernisation of Aslan’s plant in Darıca, Kocaeli province, Turkey, which will see it ramp up clinker production capacity to 6600tpd. The company will supply a 225tph BWZ-L bucket elevator to feed the raw meal, as well as three different models of BWG belt bucket elevators with capacities of up to 500tph. The latter models will be used for ra...

HeidelbergCement reports improved 1Q results due to volume and price increases

09 May 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement posted revenues of EUR4.238bn in January-March 2019, up 16.9 per cent when compared with the 1Q18. Like-for-like (LfL) – ie, excluding positive exchange rate effects of EUR68m – the change from the 1Q18 was 15 per cent. EBITDA jumped 58.6 per cent (25.8 per cent LfL) to EUR396m YoY while the result from current operations reached EUR60m. Key drivers were improved sales volumes in group areas Western and Southern Europe, Northern and Eastern Europe-Central Asia, and North Ame...

Digital twins

24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Established for some time in industries such as automotive, logistics and even healthcare, digital twins are becoming more widespread. For the cement industry digital twins can also provide benefits as they enable accurate and faster prediction of changes in specific process conditions. By Matthias Mersmann, aixergee GmbH, Germany. Figure 1: digital twin of a turbine in a power plant Digital twins have become well known in many applications over recent years. The elegance of thi...

HeidelbergCement extends Renewi AF contract

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Miljo has extended the contract for Icopower pellets from waste-to-product company Renewi plc. The new contract will run for three years with the option to extend for a similar period. Renewi will supply the Germany-based cement producer with up to 54,000tpa of pellets. HeidelbergCement uses the pellets as an alternative fuel in the Gotland plant. Pellets are manufactured in Renewi’s Amsterdam facility from commercial waste and shipped from Renewi’s own quay to the cement ...