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HeidelbergCement releases preliminary guidance for 2021 results

01 February 2022, Published under Cement News

In the course of the preparation of the consolidated financial statements of HeidelbergCement AG for the FY21, the revenue and results of the HeidelbergCement Group are in part significantly above the published forecast of the company and the current capital market expectations. The capital market expectations are based on the mean value of the latest consensus estimates of financial analysts, compiled by Vara Research on 28 January 2022.    Therefore, HeidelbergCement publishes the f...

Voith Group acquires 100% shares in Elin Motoren GmbH

27 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Voith Group has owned a 70 per cent controlling share in Elin Motoren GmbH since 1 May 2020 and at the end of 2021 acquired the remaining 30 per cent that was held by Franz Hrachowitz, the company's managing director.   "For Voith, this is a further step in strengthening our core business and consistently expanding it in the direction of sustainable technologies," says Dr Toralf Haag, CEO of the Voith Group.  The full acquisition of Elin Motoren by Voith will have no impact whatsoever...

Heidelberger Beton extends EcoConcrete brand

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberger Beton (HeidelbergCement group) in Germany has extended its portfolio of sustainable concretes under the EcoCrete brand. Depending on the application, EcoCrete offers between 30 and 66 per cent CO 2 reduction per cubic metre of concrete compared to the reference value of the industry.  In addition, EcoCrete is available in particularly resource-saving types with at least 10 per cent of recycled content. Also part of the EcoCrete concept are the 100 per cent use of green elect...

HeidelbergCement schedules second tranche of share buyback programme for 1Q22

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement will continue its share buyback programme earlier than originally planned. The second tranche in the amount of EUR300-350m is scheduled to start in the 1Q22 and to be completed by the 3Q22 at the latest, says the company in a statement. Upon the successful completion of the first tranche in December 2021, HeidelbergCement’s Managing Board decided on 13 January 2022 to cancel all shares that were acquired within the first tranche. The total amount of 5,324,577 shares are co...

Smart conveying

11 January 2022, Published under Cement News

To get the maximum out of maintenance, proactive and predictive approaches have proven to increase the overall efficiency of plant equipment. The PREMAS® 4.0 predictive maintenance solution, developed by AUMUND for conveying equipment, combines both these strategies. The data-based system enables a cement plant to plan, take timely action and prevent potential issues before operations are impacted. By Robert Henry Morris, AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH, Germany, and Wes Allen, AUMUND Corp, USA ...

Sika reports 17% growth in 2021

11 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Sika has recorded sales of CHF9.24bn in 2021 (EUR8.95bn), an YoY uptick of 17.1 per cent in local currencies and 17.3 per cent in CHF. The acquisition effect was two per cent and organic growth amounted to 15.1 per cent. Compared to 2019, the organic gain was 11.9 per cent. Despite lockdowns in a number of countries, Sika grew more strongly than the market in all regions in 2021 with a 16.1 per cent YoY growth in sales in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa), 21 per cent growth in t...

Statkraft to supply wind power to Opterra

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Renewable energy producer Statkraft has signed a power purchase agreement with Opterra for the supply of green electricity from onshore wind farms to three of the cement producer’s plants in Germany. Statkraft plans to supply around 30mkWh of wind power annually to Opterra’s cement works in Karsdorf (Saxony-Anhalt), Wössingen (Baden-Württemberg) and Sötenich (North Rhine-Westphalia) between 2022-25. The wind power will be generated in four wind farms that no longer receive EEG subsidies a...

Cemex to work with Carbon8 Systems on CCUS

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex will work with Carbon8 Systems to evaluate the company’s patented carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) technology and how CO 2 captured during the cement production process can be used to develop low-carbon construction products, such as alternative aggregates.   Both Cemex and Carbon8 Systems recognise the benefit of mineralisation as a carbon sink. Therefore, they may explore the application of the technology to different byproducts as well as the manufacturing of p...

Top producers receive CDP A-grade environmental ratings

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

For the third year in a row, HeidelbergCement has received the top A score rating by the global environmental non-profit organisation CDP, while Holcim recorded A- for successive years on water security from the ratings agency and Cemex achieved an A rating from CDP in  leadership in corporate sustainability. HeidelbergCement was recognised for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy. In the ‘Water security’ category, HeidelbergCement rece...

Cemex partners with Orcan Energy for WHR project in Rüdersdorf

24 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has made a further advancement in its efforts to achieve carbon neutrality at its Rüdersdorf cement plant by 2030. The latest partnership will see the implementation of a waste heat recovery (WHR) system at the site in Germany. The project, conducted in partnership with Orcan Energy, is a key milestone on the road to climate neutrality, as it will contribute significantly to reduce energy-related emissions well before 2030. Rüdersdorf cement plant is the site of a new WHR pro...