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Heidelberg Materials reports record results in 2023

22 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has reported record preliminary results for 2023 with group revenue up four per cent YoY to EUR21.2bn, despite what the company describes as a “weak market environment”. The result from current operations (RCO) improved by 29 per cent YoY to EUR3bn, while profit for the year attributable to shareholders came in at EUR1929m, up from EUR1597m in the previous year. The return on invested capital (ROIC) increased to 10.3 per cent in 2023, compared to to 9.1 per cent in 202...

CEMEX and Orcan energy extend WHR agreement

16 February 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX and Orcan Energy have signed a large-scale partnership to decarbonise cement production through waste heat recovery (WHR). Building on the initial WHR collaboration at the cement plant in Rüdersdorf, Germany, the partners will now start to exploit Orcan Energy’s flexible and modular technology for CEMEX globally.  CEMEX and Orcan Energy AG will analyse the scale-up of the heat-to-power solutions pioneered by Orcan Energy in parallel at several CEMEX plants to capitalise on the b...

Schaeffler secures CDP 'A' rating for environmental management

12 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Schaeffler has been awarded an “A” score in the climate change category for 2023 by the global non-profit environmental organisation CDP for its commitment to corporate transparency and performance. In the water category, the score was “A-”. Based on data obtained from the CDP questionnaire on climate change, Schaeffler is one of the few companies assessed in 2023, numbering in excess of 21,000, to achieve an “A” score. “This confirmation of Schaeffler’s “A” rating in the area of climate ch...

Heidelberg Materials awards FEED contract for Padeswood

08 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Sustainability solutions provider Worley and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group have been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Heidelberg Materials UK for the development of a carbon capture facility at the Padeswood cement works in north Wales. The Padeswood project has been selected as a Track 1 capture project by the UK government and is a key establishing project within the HyNet industrial cluster. Once operational, it is anticipated to capture up t...

Heidelberg Materials launches evoBuild

31 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has introduced a new global product brand, evoBuild, for low-carbon and circular products. evoBuild products are characterised by their clear sustainability credentials, and each product must meet strict requirements to become part of the range. As the first company in the heavy building materials industry, Heidelberg Materials is using globally standardised criteria to label sustainable products. All countries in which the company is present will gradually integrate t...

Heidelberg Materials ends clinker production at Hanover

30 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has announced that it is shutting down clinker production at its Hanover cement plant in the second half of 2024. Going forward, the company will instead focus its activities in Hanover on the end-product cement and will continue to operate the site as a grinding facility. The adjustment comes after a substantial decline in cement sales following weak construction demand in Germany due to the current economic environment, as well as a stronger alignment of the co...

Germany cement contracts as conditions worsen

19 January 2024, Published under Cement News

As Germany's economy faces its worst economic slump in recent times, the domestic construction sector has little to look forward to this year as investments and output shrink under pressure. Data released last week shows that Germany's pre-adjusted GDP fell by 0.3 per cent in 2023 in an environment that continues to be marked by multiple crises, according to national statistics office, Destatis. Despite recent declines, prices remained high at all stages in the economic process and put a da...

Rohrdorfer trials flat film recycled packaging material

17 January 2024, Published under Cement News

After saving 3500kg of plastic in the packaging of concrete screed last year, SAKRET Trockenbeton Munich is now tackling the issue of pallet packaging at Rohrdorfer , Germany.  A new type of flat film, which consists of 50 per cent recycled material, is now being used as a pallet trailer. This means that 2.2tpa of plastic can be saved when packing pallets. Rhordorfer is using a Lachenmeier PowerFlex T1 stretch hood machine for packaging. An expansion tube for pallet packaging is also be...

Dyckerhoff supplies concrete for U81 light rail line

15 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Dyckerhoff ( Buzzi SpA ) has supplied more than 71,000m 3 of concrete for the construction of the new section of the U81 light rail line, which from 2025 will connect Düsseldorf Airport to the Freiligrathplatz metro stop. The existing U81 line stop at Freiligrathplatz has been expanded, and a high-performance concrete based on Portland PZ Dreifach [CEM I 52.5 R] cement was chosen to ensure continuous operation. The tunnel ramp structure and the new airport subway station will be constr...

Rohrdorfer Zement launches clay pilot plant

10 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Rohrdorfer Zement is beginning a pilot project with its net zero emission team to investigate the process-integrated production of tempered clays. The project includes the development and construction of a pilot plant in the cement plant in Rohrdorf, which is to be integrated into the plant’s operations. The aim is to develop a process that can be transferred to other cement plants and adapted by the entire cement industry. According to the cement producer, the project is funded 50 per cen...