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HeidelbergCement rebrands to start a new chapter

23 September 2022, Published under Cement News

This week ICR reported that HeidelbergCement was to change its name to Heidelberg Materials. This transformation towards a building materials company occurred gradually over the last century as the company diversified towards the wider building materials markets rather than restricting its growth to its cement business. The new name will reflect the change in company outlook but it will not change 150 years of cement history. What’s in a name? HeidelbergCement will have considered long an...

HeidelbergCement becomes Heidelberg Materials

21 September 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has changed its name to Heidelberg Materials . The company revealed its new brand identity in the presence of hundreds of employees at its headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany.   ‘Heidelberg’ remains as a synonym for continuity and market leadership. ‘Materials’ replaces ‘Cement’ and stands for an innovative portfolio of sustainable and intelligent building materials as well as digital solutions, said the company. "We are proud of our cement business, but the company'...

Holcim expands digital customer platform

21 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim is expanding its proprietary digital customer platform, ConcreteDirect, from North America to Europe and Latin America. This expansion of the comprehensive digital platform for construction job site professionals offers a seamless customer experience from France, Germany and the UK, all the way to Colombia, Ecuador and El Salvador. The platform connects all relevant jobsite professionals on a construction site with Holcim’s teams to best coordinate their tasks with tailored real-tim...

alcemy secures funding to help cement sector decarbonisation

19 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Germany-based developer of predictive analysis software for the cement sector, alcemy has secured EUR10m in a Series A round of funding led by Galvanize Climate Solutions. The company’s software provides precise quality predictions for mixtures and their ingredients enabling cement producers to adjust fluctuations in limestone and cement. alcemy claims it can save up to 50 per cent of CO 2 and in 2021 it reduced customer CO 2 emissions by 80,000t. “We founded alcemy with the vision tha...

Christian Pfeiffer introduces high-performance ROC

12 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Rapid Object Classifier (ROC) is Christian Pfeiffer’s high-efficiency classifier working mainly in closed circuit with a ball mill or pin mill respectively in the grinding or in the coating plant, and occasionally as a stand-alone system.   The ROC can achieve a fineness of up to 98 per cent <5.0µm, depending on machine size and material, while keeping highest performance. The efficiency that this classifier delivers is outstanding processing capacities from 1200m 3 /h until 55,000m ...

Energy crisis - plant closure warning

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU this week called for urgent action at a European and national level to help tackle the rising cost of energy, which it warns “will lead to widespread plant closures across the EU, creating a crisis in the construction supply chain.” Some EU member states have seen their electricity prices increase 10-fold compared to last year. According to CEMBUREAU, 1t of cement requires around 110kwh of electricity to produce. With electricity prices now between EUR700-1000mwh in several EU memb...

KHD signs package of contracts with UltraTech Cement

12 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Humboldt Wedag India Private Ltd, a subsidiary of KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG, has signed a package of contracts with UltraTech Cement Ltd. According to Dow Jones Newswires, the package includes two new pyroprocessing lines and eight clinker grinding units. One of these grinding units also has a slag grinding unit. The package, which includes the engineering and supply of equipment as well as supervision services related to erection and commissioning, is reportedly valued at over ...

Sustainability at Loesche 2021 report released

10 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Loesche   has published its first sustainability report in July 2022. The report refers to the calendar year 2021. It informs about the company's own strategies in the areas of environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) as well as about Loesche 's innovative products and services that help the customers to achieve their sustainability goals, cement, mining and waste products are covered. "Loesche   has always focused on improving process efficiency and reducing consumption in al...

HeidelbergCement’s Group revenue rises 11% in 1H22

29 July 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Group's revenue rose significantly by 11.3 per cent to EUR9950m (1H21: EUR8938m) in comparison with the first half of the previous year. Excluding consolidation and exchange rate effects, the increase amounted to 11.6 per cent. This is primarily due to successful price adjustments in all business lines, says HeidelbergCement.   "The first half of 2022 was characterised by the strong increase in energy and raw material prices. In this persistently difficult market envi...

Carbon Clean awards contract to KBR for Rüdersdorf Carbon capture project

20 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Carbon Clean has awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract to global engineering experts, KBR, for a groundbreaking carbon capture project at CEMEX ’s Rüdersdorf plant in Germany. KBR will provide FEED services for the initial stage of the project which aims to develop and deploy Carbon Clean’s CycloneCC breakthrough modular carbon capture technology, to initially capture 100tpd of CO 2 at the plant. The captured CO 2 will be combined with green hydrogen to produce synth...