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Durability of composite cements with calcined clay

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Composite cements are clinker efficient and play an important role in reducing CO 2 emissions from cement manufacturing. To assure their correct application in concrete, their performance in concrete has to be demonstrated, especially with regard to durability under different concrete exposure conditions. As part of a long-term research programme, such cements made of different calcined clays were used in conventional concrete mixtures and tested for their resistance to carbonation, chlorid...

Holcim Süddeutschland plans glass waste use as ARM

10 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Holcim Süddeutschland plans to use glass waste as alternative raw material in the production of cement at its cement plant in Dotternhausen, Germany. The cement producer has submitted an application to the local Tübingen for the storage of 625t of glass at the facility. The space will be created in the warehouse that currently stores roofing boards. The glass waste, which will come from a waste glass processing plant in Bad Wurzach, will be used to substitute clay and will be used at a m...

HeidelbergCement reports rise in revenues and earnings for 3Q18

08 November 2018, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement saw a 7.2 per cent rise in revenues to EUR4.943bn in 3Q18 from EUR4.61bn in the year-ago period. EBITDA fell 6.3 per cent to EUR750m in July-September 2018 from EUR800m in July-September 2017 while net profit increased by 12 per cent to EUR580m from EUR518m in the year-ago period. HeidelbergCement reported a five per cent rise in cement and clinker sales to 35.1Mt in the third quarter of 2018 from 33.4Mt in 3Q17. Following adjustment for the disposal of its US white cement...

Bilfinger awarded Bardon Hill contract by Aggregate Industries

29 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Bilfinger, a Germany-based industrial services provider, has won an order from Aggregate Industries to assist with the expansion of Bardon Hill quarry in the UK. The contract includes the development, delivery, installation and networking of the electrical infrastructure of the many components and technology platforms required for the project, according to a press release. "The expansion of the quarry at Bardon Hill is one of the most ambitious projects being pursued in the European cement...

KHD wins German raw mill modernisation project

26 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Thomas Zement has awarded KHD Humboldt Wedag GmbH a brownfield EPC contract for upgrading its raw material grinding plant in Erwitte, Germany. This fast track project comprises: • process-, mechanical-, electrical- and civil engineering service • mechanical and electrical equipment supply with the following main machinery equipment: • roller press for raw material grinding • static V-separator • SKS-high efficient dynamic separator • KHD process fan type HKF • structural steel supply • er...

Aumund appoints new managing director

16 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Dr Ing Pietro de Michieli has been appointed Aumund Fördertechnik GmbH's ew Managing Director, to focus on equipment sales, spare parts, after sales service and PREMAS ® 4.0, at the Aumund headquarters in Rheinberg, Germany. Before joining Aumund, Pietro de Michieli was managing director of OMG MGM Cranes (Bedeschi Group) and chief operating officer of Bedeschi SpA. Earlier in his career he was projects director with Endeco Engineering Design Construction SpA and project manager at Daniel...

HeidelbergCement applies for Atlas quarry expansion

05 October 2018, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has applied for an expansion to its Atlas quarry to enable the company to extract more raw materials for its Paderborn cement works in southern Germany. The application covers an area of 9ha to be added to the current 29ha exploitation permit. The 420 x 220m area runs continuous with the existing quarry and is expected to be quarried to a depth of 55m, around 5m above the water table, according to the company.


02 October 2018, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement subsidiary Suez Cement Co, which came with the purchase of Italcementi, has agreed in principle to sell the El Minya white cement works to Emaar Industries Company. The El Minya works was completed in 1991 and has a capacity of 1Mta and is located in the Cairo area, to the north of the city. It is held through Helwan Cement Co, which first has to split out its white cement operations. That procedure is likely to take some months. Emaar Industries is controlled by the D...

8th International VDZ Congress inaugurated in Germany

27 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The 8th International VDZ Congress 2018 held its inauguration ceremony on Wednesday in Düsseldorf, Germany. The three-day event will see representatives from the cement industry, its suppliers and the fields of science and research discuss current technical challenges and the conditions facing the future of cement production. "Climate protection, digitalisation and the cement plant of the future: these are the key issues for the future of our industry, issues we are greatly committed to tac...

German cement consumption rises to 28.8Mt in 2017

28 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Germany consumed approximately 28.8Mt of cement in 2017, roughly 4.8 per cent more than in 2016, according to VDZ. However, much less growth is expected in 2018. VDZ President Christian Knell explains the rise in cement consumption in Germany as follows: "Since 2015 there has been an upward trend on the German cement market thanks to the positive developments in the building construction and civil engineering sectors." In 2017, over 1.3Mt more of cement was used than in the year before. "...