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HeidelbergCement Trading becomes Heidelberg Materials Trading

25 January 2023, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Trading has become Heidelberg Materials Trading. According to the company, the rebranding is part of ongoing efforts to align the company under one unified identity.  “As the building materials industry continues to evolve, we have expanded our product offerings beyond cement, including trading of supplementary cementitious materials such as GBFS, fly ash, and pozzolans, as well as other products such as gypsum, limestone, silica sand, and solid fuels," said the company...

Beumer appoint new centre of competence divisional director

23 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Since the beginning of the year, Kay Wieczorek has headed BEUMER’s Centre of Competence (CoC) Product Business as divisional director. CoC Product Business is responsible for the cement, building materials, chemicals and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) divisions. The 38-year-old studied Sales Engineering and Product Management at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. He has been with the BEUMER Group since 2014. Until the end of last year, he was responsible for cement division sales. E...

Holcim receives EUR328m funding for CCUS projects

20 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim  has received EUR328m (US$355.36m) in funding from the European Union's Innovation Fund for two carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects. The schemes in Poland and Germany are part of Holcim's net-zero roadmap, including over 50 CCUS projects worldwide, and put the company one step closer to creating one of the world’s first climate-neutral cement plants. Miljan Gutovic, region head Europe at Holcim, said, “As a global leader in building solutions, Holcim is on a m...

VDZ’s new appointments

18 January 2023, Published under Cement News

To meet the growing tasks of CO 2 separation and digital process support, a new climate-neutral process technology department has been established at the German cement association, VDZ. Kristina Fleeter, a long-standing expert in CCUS technologies and process simulation will lead the new department. In his function as Managing Director of VDZ Technology GmbH, Volker Hoenig will continue to have overall responsibility. In terms of content, he will place a strong focus on the issue of CO₂ ...

Heidelberg Materials places first sustainability-linked bond

17 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials successfully placed its first sustainability-linked bond (ISIN XS2577874782) with an issue volume of EUR750m and a term until 2032 via HeidelbergCement AG as part of the EUR10bn European Medium Term Note (EMTN) programme. The company had already announced the issue of a bond linked to sustainability criteria at its Capital Markets Day 2022. Interest on the bond is linked to the development of specific CO₂ emissions per tonne of cementitious material up to 2026 as we...

Sika reports record sales in excess of CHF10bn

12 January 2023, Published under Cement News

In 2022 Sika reported sales in excess of CHF10bn (US$10.83bn) for the first time as the company saw sales growth of 15.8 per cent in local currencies compared to the previous year. Total sales came in at CHF10.49bn despite the increasingly difficult backdrop of rising raw material prices and a slowdown in construction sector growth in the second half of the year. In the EMEA region sales increased by 8.3 per cent YoY in local currencies in 2022, despite Sika’s distribution business ...

Hatschek plant to combust CO2-reduced fuels

23 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Rohrdorfer’s Hatschek cement plant  will have its rotary kiln shut down for repair work between 2 January - 12 February 2023. In addition to the annual routine maintenance at the German plant and the renewal of the refractory kiln lining, numerous improvement measures will be carried out again this year.  Rohrdorfer Group -owned Südbayerisches Portland-Zementwerk Gebr Wiesböck & Co GmbH will install a new probe for gas analysis at the kiln inlet. To further reduce false air, the k...

Cementa gets go-ahead for Gotland quarry

14 December 2022, Published under Cement News

A Swedish court has given Cementa the green light to continue mining limestone at its quarry on the island of Gotland, heading off the risk of a shortage of cement in the building industry, reports Reuters. Cementa, which is part of Heidelberg Materials , has been clashing with local groups over plans to extend mining on Gotland, where the company produces about 75 per cent of the cement used in Sweden. The court said in a statement that it had decided that a nearby nature reserve, pro...

Dyckerhoff CEDUR composite cement rebuilds Lörrach hospital

05 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Dyckerhoff secured an order for the delivery of 68,000m³ of concrete to rebuild the central hospital in Lörrach, southwest Germany. The concrete is produced with Dyckerhoff Cement from the Göllheim and Amöneburg plants. For the duration of the construction period, the Dyckerhoff mobile plants branch operates a mobile mixing plant directly on site. Approximately 6000m³ of ready-mixed concrete of quality C30/37 in consistency F4 was produced in the mobile plant for the foundations,...

ANDRITZ Separation wins Rüdersdorf RDF belt conveyor order

28 November 2022, Published under Cement News

ANDRITZ Separation will supply an refuse-derived fuel (RDF) belt-dryer to CEMEX’s plant in Rüdersdorf , Germany. CEMEX Deutschland AG has awarded ANDRITZ an EP contract for its new RDF drying process at its cement plant near Berlin, Germany. The ANDRITZ belt dryer will enable CEMEX to increase the plant's thermal substitution rate and deliver on its commitment to reduce CO 2 emissions at European sites by 55 per cent by 2030. With its Carbon Neutral Alliance, CEMEX aims to transform th...