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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. "...

Sustainable goals for HeidelbergCement

16 July 2018, Published under Cement News

This week HeidelbergCement released its 2017 Sustainability Report, describing the publication as an integral part of the group's strategy. Dr Bernd Scheifele, chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement, said that in 2017, the company has never sold more cement, concrete gravel and sand - record figures were also achieved in revenue and results. However, balancing this achievement with sustainability goals is the only way the company can achieve sustainable corporate governance. D...

Annual VDMA Building Material Plants Day held in Frankfurt

30 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The annual VDMA Building Material Plants Day highlights the efforts made by plant manufacturers who supply the cement industry and many others. "We anticipate that incoming orders will once again grow in the double-digit range this year," said Hermann Weckenmann, Chairman of the VDMA Building Material Plants Group. Mr Weckenmann noted the increase in demand anticipated from emerging countries and China, according to a press release. In particular, German building material plant manufactur...

SCHADE Lagertechnik GmBH attains ISO and OHSAS recognition

27 March 2018, Published under Cement News

In January 2018 S CHADE Lagertechnik GmbH, Germany, achieved re-accreditation under the international quality management system ISO 9001, as well as under the environmental standard ISO 14001 and the occupational health and safety standard OHSAS 18001. The audit was carried out by TÜV Hessen and completes S CHADE ’s transition to the newly-recognised 2015 standard for quality and environmental management. The ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard is the most prevalent and significant stand...

Will consolidation increase competition in Germany?

16 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The German cement industry took another step along the road to consolidation this week with news that Dyckerhoff AG was in position to acquire Portland Zement Seibel und Sohne GmbH & Co , subject to the prior approval of the Bundeskartellamt, Germany's anti-competition authority. The acquisition would add a further 0.7Mta of cement capacity to the Dyckerhoff Group in Germany, where the Buzzi-owned company already operates five integrated and two grinding plants. The Seibel & Sohne Er...

Dyckerhoff to acquire Portland Zement Seibel und Söhne GmbH & Co

13 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Dyckerhoff, owned by Italian company Buzzi-Unicem, has announced the acquisition of independent German cement producer Portland Zement Seibel und Söhne GmbH & Co, more commonly known as “der böse Seibel” (Seibel the bad), reports CM-CIC Market Solutions.

The acquisition is subject to the prior approval of the Bundeskartellamt. Commenting on the potential acquisition, CM-CIC Market Solutions said: "This deal is a powerful symbol. Porland Zement Seibel und Söhne, for which revenues are est...

HeidelbergCement announces 4Q17 and FY17 preliminary results

20 February 2018, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement's preliminary results for the 2017 financial year highlighted a significant rise for cement and clinker sales volumes, due to consolidation, increasing by 22 per cent to 126Mt, compared to 103Mt in 2016. Aggregates sales volumes recorded a growth of 12 per cent to 305Mt, up from 272Mt in 2016, while ready-mixed concrete volumes increased by 11 per cent to 47Mm 3 compared to 43Mm 3 in 2016. In the reporting year, sales volumes of the core products cement, aggregates, and ...

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...