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HeidelbergCement to end clinker production in Leimen

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement announced the shutdown of clinker production at its cement plant in Leimen in  Germany’s Rhine-Neckar region by the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023 as limestone reserves in the Nussloch quarry are depleted. In addition, the kiln lines are no longer state-of-the-art and would have required several million euros of investments and hence, clinker production going forward is not considered an economically-viable option, according to the cement producer. The workforce will be re...

HeidelbergCement reveals its 'Beyond 2020' strategy

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Dr Dominik von Achten, CEO of HeidelbergCement announced the company’s ambitious new strategy ‘Beyond 2020’ in its Capital Markets Day live webinar yesterday. HeidelbergCement set new targets for carbon reduction, improved EBITDA margin and return on investment capital (ROIC). It also indicated that it would shift its divesting focus of non-core assets to more core asset disposals while investing in digitalisation and low-carbon products. The group has reset its CO 2 reduction goals for 20...

IKN wins German pyroline order

08 September 2020, Published under Cement News

IKN has been awarded a contract from the Märker Group encompassing the engineering, supply, and installation of an entire 3000tpd pyroprocessing line, from raw meal feeding to clinker transport. By upgrading its cement plant at Harburg, Germany, Märker leads the company towards a sustainable future. IKN will supply and installation of a single-string, five-stage preheater tower with an inline calciner and Fire Bed Combustor for refuse-derived fuel, a three-station kiln with burner, an IKN...

LEILAC 2 & HeidelbergCement’s pathway to carbon neutrality

07 September 2020, Published under Cement News

To support its goal to supply carbon-neutral concrete by 2050, HeidelbergCement is developing several initiatives, including the second phase of its LEILAC project. By HeidelbergCement, Germany. LEILAC-1 at HeidelbergCement’s Lixhe plant in Belgium HeidelbergCement is committed to providing carbon-neutral concrete to all its customers by 2050. Considering the impacts of COVID-19, the company has, together with many other DAX companies, urged the German government to ‘maintain cl...

Germany's VDZ extends cautious outlook

02 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Speaking about the development of the German cement market, Christian Knell, president of Germany's cement association VDZ, says "It has rarely been so difficult to make a forecast as it is this year.” Since March 2020 the coronavirus pandemic has created a great deal of uncertainty amongst most people and companies in this country. So far the cement manufacturers have had no grounds for complaint, not least because favourable weather conditions helped the cement market to get off to a goo...

Turkish cement exports to Germany rose 4.2% in the 1H20

18 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The export of cement from Turkey to Germany increased 4.2 per cent from January-July 2020 compared to the same period of 2019, exceeding US$140.4m, reported the Turkish Ministry of Trade. Turkey exported US$22.7m of cement to Germany in July 2020, up 8.4 per cent on the year-ago period. The country's export of cement to world markets in January-July 2020 increased by 0.9 per cent compared to the same period in 2019, amounting to more than US$2.06bn. "In July 2020, Turkey's export of cemen...

VDZ to move to new premises

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

For more than 60 years, Germany's cement association Verein Deutscher Zementwerke eV (VDZ)'s research institute in Düsseldorf has been the home and focal point not only for many generations of its employees but also for the representatives of the cement industry. Now, in the first week of September this year, VDZ will move into new premises, a step which will provide a new, long-time perspective. VDZ's new home is located close to its previous building, with excellent 15-minute connections ...

HeidelbergCement highlights achievements and plans in 2019 sustainability report

26 June 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement reiterated its sustainability focus on climate protection in its newly-published 2019 sustainability report. By 2030 the company plans to reduce its specific net CO 2 emissions per tonne of cement by 30 per cent compared with 1990. It was the first cement producer to have Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)-verified CO 2 reduction targets. Progress to date has seen these emissions fall by 22 per cent and  HeidelbergCement reduced its specific net CO 2 emissions to 589...

Experiences with alternative fuels

12 June 2020, Published under Cement News

This week Cemtech hosted a live webinar on best practice for alternative fuels (AF) with renowned speakers from VDZ, FLSmidth and W&P Zement explaining how the cement industry has been developing its AF substitution rates in Europe. Starting the webinar was Dr Volker Hoenig, managing director of VDZ, which represents the German cement industry, discussed the evolution of AF in Germany. He stressed the most important aspects of using AF were the four core elements of: transparency, quality c...

HeidelbergCement issues Eurobond with a volume of EUR650m

03 April 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement priced a Eurobond issue (ISIN XS2154336338) under its EUR10bn EMTN programme with an issuance volume of EUR650m and a maturity date of 9 October 2024. The proceeds of the transaction will be used for general corporate purposes and the refinancing of upcoming maturities. The 4.5-year bond bears a fixed coupon of 2.500 per cent annually. The issue price is at 99.605 per cent, resulting in a yield to maturity of 2.596 per cent. "With the successful placing of the bond, Heidel...