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Cembureau members look to pilot test new EC building assessment framework

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Three member-companies of Cembureau, the European Cement Association, have successfully completed a pilot test of the European Commission's new building assessment framework, Level(s). Level(s) is a voluntary building assessment framework covering six broad areas: greenhouse-gas emissions, resource use, water use, healthy and comfortable spaces, resilience to climate change, and life-cycle cost. The buildings tested by Cembureau's members were a sustainable single-family housing developme...

Germany: efficiency upgrades

02 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Germany’s cement sector has become a world leader in alternative fuels and in recent years has seen some consolidation. While ball mill technology is still the dominant grinding technology, there is significant investment in emissions control and new kiln upgrades. While the German cement industry remains optimistic about the country’s cement requirements going forward, no new capacity has been planned At a time of trade tensions, a pronounced slowdown in China and the uncert...

Poland: leading Europe’s growth

30 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Poland was one of the countries that did not experience an economic downturn during the global crisis of 2007 and central Europe’s largest economy has been on the rise ever since, supported by an expanding construction sector. As a result, the output of the Polish cement industry is at an historic high with cement sales of 18.9Mt in 2018. By Wojciech Roszczynialski and Grzegorz Wolski, Eurocement Consulting LLC, and Zbigniew Pilch, Polish Cement Producers’ Association, Poland. Heidelb...

Lehigh Hanson set to acquire Giant Cement's Keystone plant

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has announced that its north American subsidiary, Lehigh Hanson Inc, has entered into an agreement to acquire Giant Cement’s (Elementia SAB de CV) Keystone facility in Bath, Pennsylvania. The agreed purchase price for the unit is US$151m cash free and debt free, equivalent to US$137/t of capacity. The plant operates 1.1Mta of cement capacity following a kiln line modernisation in 2009. It supplies the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York markets with bulk and bagged Portl...

Emirates Cement to be sold to HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Ltd

09 September 2019, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd (Aditya Birla group) is in the final stages of selling its stake in Emirates Cement Bangladesh to HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Ltd. Emirates Cement operates a 0.5Mta grinding plant in Mukterpur, Bangladesh. UltraTech has proposed selling its share holding in Emirates Cement at BDT17.09 (US$0.20)/share setting the total sales value stake in Emirates Cement at BDT2710m (US$32.1m). HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Ltd  currently operates two grinding plants in the country at ...

HeidelbergCement signs agreement with Equinor for CCS project

06 September 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement and Norway’s Group Equinor have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the capture and storage of CO 2 (CCS). The Norwegian government’s "Northern Lights" CCS plan has begun in three different industrial sectors and will see captured CO 2 emissions begin to be transported to empty oil and gas fields beneath the North Sea in 2023 for permanent storage. The project includes HeidelbergCement’s Brevik plant which was selected by the government for an industrial-scale ...

Safi CO2 helps grow Omega Green algae

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Omega Green, the algae cultivator in Eemshaven, The Netherlands, has opened a 1ha production location in Safi, Morocco. The company will use the CO2 emitted by HeidelbergCement’s Safi works to grow algae. The cultivation firm also has plans to upgrade the facility to 4ha with, according to co-owner Bert Knol, long-term goals by the German cement producer to extend the area to 400ha. The algae absorb 80-100tpa of CO2 from the air, or equivalent to the electricity generation required to po...

Overin Ltd acquires 100% ownership of PJSC HeidlebergCement Ukraine

16 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Overin Ltd (Cyprus) has brought the shares of PJSC HeidelbergCement Ukraine to obtain a 100 per cent stake in the company. Among the plant bought by Overin Ltd are the 0.61Mta Dniprodzerzhynsk grinding plant, the 1.69Mta Amvrosiyivka integrated plant and the 1.5Mta Kryvyi Rih integrated plant. Overin Ltd had already secured the majority ownership of PrJSC HeidelbergCement Ukraine in May 2019 when it had a stake of 99.8308 per cent. Overin Ltd (Concorde Capital Group) also completed the a...

HeidelbergCement reports 7% rise in revenues in 1H19

30 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Germany-based HeidelbergCement posted revenues of EUR9.2bn, representing a seven per cent increase YoY from EUR8.4bn in the 1H18. However, market dynamics weakened in the second quarter of the year and as a result, the group’s cement and clinker sales volumes decreased by 1.4 per cent to 61Mt (1H18:61.9Mt).  Excluding consolidation effects from the sale of the Maddaloni and Spoleto cement plants in Italy, business activities in Ukraine, and the white cement business in the USA and Egypt, ...

Clinker transport returns in Port of Málaga

30 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Following a stoppage of several months, the transport of clinker has resumed in the Port of Málaga, Spain, after the installation of a pioneering conveyor belt. The first shipment of 4800t of clinker being loaded is a vessel bound for Ireland. FYM-HeidelbergCement has invested EUR2.5m in the new belt, which is expected to significantly reduce dust emissions. The 650tph belt is completely enclosed and has a dust extraction system. It is expected that the new operation will reach full capac...