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HeidelbergCement reports on a difficult 1Q22

12 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement recorded sales volumes in most business lines around the same level of the previous year in the 1Q22. At 28.4Mt (previous year: 28.4Mt), group-wide cement and clinker sales volumes remained at the previous year’s level. The consolidation-related decline in sales volumes in North America resulting from the sale of the group's activities in the west region in October 2021 was offset by the growth in sales volumes in the other group areas. Excluding consolidation effects, cem...

Flender completes Moventas acquisition

26 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Drivetrain specialist Flender, has successfully closed the transaction to acquire Finnish wind turbine gearbox manufacturer Moventas, after receiving approval by the authorities. Moventas is now solely owned by Flender. The acquisition marks the next step in Flender’s growth strategy after progressing into independence last year. “We are very happy to announce the closing of this strategic acquisition. Moventas’ expertise and product portfolio is a perfect fit into our strategy of being th...

Opterra orders 300GWh for renewable energy

21 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Statkraft, Europe's largest producer of renewable energy, has signed a further power purchase agreement (PPA) with Opterra , one of Germany's leading cement manufacturers, on the supply of renewable power from onshore wind and solar power. It follows a wind power PPA agreed in 2021 and enables Opterra to further transition its plant operations to a renewable energy supply. Opterra ( CRH group) is adding a further   300GWh of renewable power supplied by Statkraft to its plants in Karsd...

Dal Machinery & Design win dryer order at Zement & Kalkwerke Otterbein

14 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Zement & Kalkwerke Otterbein has awarded Dal Machinery & Design (DAL Engineering Group) an EPC project to replace its limestone rotary dryer, which has been operating since 2005.  DAL will be responsible for manufacturing the complete new dryer which has dimensions of Ø3m x 22m including the shell, the internal material lifting plates, two tyres, four rollers and shafts and the rotary chain units which are used as the drive system of the rotary dryer. The current used dryer in the Ott...

Cemex Rüdersdorf to help produce aviation fuel

13 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex is joining forces with integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol ecoFT and renewable energy company E NERTRAG in a milestone project that will combine CO 2 with hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel.     The consortium will source green hydrogen generated exclusively from wind and solar energy from E NERTRAG . The CO 2 will be supplied by Cemex's Rüdersdorf cement plant in Germany, which will provide 100tpd of CO 2 in the project’s initial stages. Sasol ecoFT wil...

Holcim, thyssenkrupp and Berlin University participate in amine scrubbing project

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Uhde, Holcim and the Technische Universität Berlin have partnered up in a joint project to investigate the use of a novel amine scrubbing technology for carbon capture. The goal is to significantly reduce CO 2  emissions from existing cement plants and at the same time utilise the captured CO 2  for other applications. In concrete terms, this includes the development of new mass transfer process equipment that is more efficient and resilient to contaminations. The project is be...

HeidelbergCement and Calix reach LEILAC-2 milestone

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

This week HeidelbergCement and Calix announced that the Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement 2 (LEILAC-2) carbon capture project has passed its Financial Investment Decision (FID) milestone and can go on to the implementation phase at HeidelbergCement's Hanover cement plant, Germany. The LEILAC-2 project has been awarded EUR16m funding by the EU Horizon programme and aims to separate 20 per cent of Hanover cement plant’s CO 2 emissions or around 100,000t of CO 2 per year. This will...

FLSmidth receives further clearance for acquisition of thyssenkrupp mining business

23 March 2022, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has now received regulatory clearances from the Australian, South African, Peruvian and Chilean authorities for its acquisition of thyssenkrupp's mining business. This is in addition to approvals already received from Canada and Morocco amongst others. All clearances to data have been without imposition of any competition related remedies, says the Denmark-based company in a statement. FLSmidth Group CEO Mikko Keto commented: “Receiving regulatory clearances in such important min...

MDG Handling Solutions wins HeidelbergCement Spirit project order

23 March 2022, Published under Cement News

MDG Handling Solutions (MDG) has been awarded participation in the Spirit project of HeidelbergCement, which is being carried out at the Leimen and Schelklingen cement plants, Germany. MDG will create a clinker stocking area and a train loading system in Schelklingen, and this clinker will be transport by train to Leimen . In Leimen a receiving area and transport systems made by Gambarotta Gschwendt will stock the clinker in the different silos and buffers.  For both sites, MDG  ...

Building material prices continue to rise in Germany

22 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Germany rose by 4.9 per cent YoY in February, according to the recently-published producer price index by the German statistics office, Statistisches Bundesamt.   The rise was more modest than in other building materials due to the highly competitive industry environment in Germany, according to industry analysts at CIC Market Solutions (France). The equity research team at CIC Market Solutions point out that in 2022, the domestic industry is targeting a YoY EUR13-15/t incr...