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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries awarded Canadian CCUS project

15 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has announced that it was awarded, alongside Kiewit Energy Group, a front end engineering design (FEED) contract for the carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) Project in Edmonton , Alberta, Canada. The technology is being deployed by Heidelberg Materials North America to develop a plant that potentially will, when fully operating, capture and store up to 1Mta of CO 2 from the cement plant with MHI’s proprietary CCUS technology. This project is ...

Sabanci's growth to be driven by digitalisation and sustainability

12 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Turkish conglomerate, Sabanci, is accelerating investments across its business portfolio - including major investments into the cement division. This is comprised of CIMSA and Akcansa - its joint venture with Heidelberg Materials - making it the third-largest player in Turkey. These transformative investments aim to expedite the digitalisation process and to modernise the assets of its cement businesses, as well as improve their sustainability.  Digital transformation Digital and art...

Heidelberg Materials Hellas in partnership with Sympower

12 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Greece-based Heidelberg Materials Hellas is working with energy specialist Sympower to “unlock and monetise” the cement producer’s energy-intensive equipment. According to Sympower, the partnership marks a significant step in accelerating Greece’s energy transition and strengthening its electricity grid.  By utilising three of Heidelberg Materials Hellas’ cement mills and one of its raw mills, Sympower will optimise their energy flexibility and provide their capacity to Greece’s balanci...

Ketton works faces opposition for quarry expansion plans

02 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials Ketton works plans to extend its Grange Top quarry, adjacent to Ketton cement works as mineral reserves are running out. However, hundreds of people have signed a petition opposing plans to expand a quarry at Ketton, UK. Two new areas, already in Hanson’s ownership, known as Field 14 and Northwest Land, have been identified as suitable extensions and a planning application is currently being considered by Rutland County Council.   More than 450 people have signe...

Heidelberg Materials and UK Government plan Padeswood carbon capture principles

26 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance Lord Callanan visits Heidelberg Materials’ Padeswood cement works  Heidelberg Materials has signed a statement of principles with the UK Government’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero for its planned carbon capture plant at Padeswood cement works.  The agreement marks a milestone for the project and Heidelberg Materials and the UK Government will now enter final negotiations, with the aim of making a final d...

Heidelberg Materials Italy signs clean energy PPA

22 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials Italy ( Italcementi ) has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with OX2, Europe’s leading producer of renewable energy. The PPA covers the supply of an average of 36.6-51.2GWh of clean energy over a seven-year period from 2025-2032. The majority of the energy will be sourced from OX2’s Stornarella wind farm near Foggia, Italy. The wind farm, which was purchased by Glennmont Partners, now Nuveen Infrastructure, is currently under construction and due to be complet...

Successful kiln lift at Mergelstetten's catch4climate project

21 March 2024, Published under Cement News

A 700t crane was used to lift the kiln into position at Mergelstetten cement plant, Germany, for the ‘catch4climate’   CO 2 capture project on 7 March 2024. The four European cement manufacturers Buzzi SpA ( Dyckerhoff GmbH ), Heidelberg Materials AG , Schwenk Zement GmbH und Co KG and Vicat SA joined forces in In 2019 to start the research company CI4C GmbH & Co KG to jointly realise the ‘catch4climate’ CO 2  capture project. Schwenk's Mergelstetten plant, for the construction a...

Heidelberg Materials opens new bagging centre at Mitchell plant

21 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials North America has installed a state-of-the-art packaging system at its Mitchell plant in Indiana, the second-largest cement plant in North America. The new bagging centre and rotating packaging system features a Ventomatic GIROMAT EVO V12 Rotary Packer, representing the latest technology. The 12-spout automated rotating packaging system can fill 3600 bags/h. Another technological advancement is the bagging centre’s automated kiosk system, which will facilitate produc...

Heidelberg Materials investigates ammonia as hydrogen carrier

15 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials UK is working with Cranfield University to explore the use of ammonia as a hydrogen carrier, which is then ‘cracked’ to create hydrogen fuel for use in cement plants. Ammonia is already in widespread use so there are existing infrastructures and protocols in place to ensure it is stored and transported safely, which poses one the key challenges for hydrogen adoption. This latest project will look at how ammonia can be used as a low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen carrier, ev...

Heidelberg Materials launches Airvault CCUS project

14 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Marking the latest addition to its portfolio of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) initiatives, Heidelberg Materials has announced another CCUS project at its Airvault cement plant in the French New Aquitaine Region. The AirvaultGOCO₂ project, with a planned capture capacity of approximately 1Mta, is part of the GOCO₂ initiative to decarbonise the west of France.  “We started an ambitious modernisation programme for our sites in France several years ago, with a planned inv...