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HeidelbergCement resets for the future

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement released its preliminary figures for the full-year 2020 during the week , seeing an impressive operational performance deliver strong financial results, in spite of the pandemic. Going forward the company is now planning asset disposals to further optimise its asset portfolio and has incorporated carbon reduction targets into the company's remuneration and staff incentive schemes. Navigating the pandemic The company's COPE (COVID-19 Contingency Plan Execution) action p...

HeidelbergCement records cement sales of 122Mt in FY20

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s preliminary, unaudited figures for the full year 2020 saw the result from current operations before depreciation and amortisation rising by six per cent LfL to a record EUR3.7bn while implementation of the company's COPE action plan led to cash savings of around EUR1.3bn. Despite the decline in sales volumes, group revenue for 2020 decreased by 6.6 per cent to EUR17.6bn (previous year: EUR18.9bn). Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the Managing Board of Heidelber...

Hanson UK launches green hydrogen power unit

11 February 2021, Published under Cement News

A new green hydrogen power demonstration unit has been developed and installed at Hanson UK's Regen ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) plant in Port Talbot, south Wales.This is part of the company's GBP9.2m 'Reducing Industrial Carbon Emissions' (RICE) project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The aim of the demonstration unit is to replace some of the natural gas used to power the plant with green hydrogen, which is considered a clean source of energy a...

Lehigh Hanson's US$600m expansion project resumes

08 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement Company  completed construction of a  concrete slipform silo as part of resuming its US$600m expasnion project at the Mitchell plant in Texas, USA. Lehigh broke ground on the project in October of 2019 and began preparing the site for the large project.  However, COVID-19 delayed the company’s progress with the project. Now the project has resumed with the construction of the 160ft  concrete slipform silo. Tracy Crowther, plant manager Lehigh Mitchell plant, explains ...

Hanover cement plant to scale-up LEILAC 2 pilot project

02 February 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is starting the further development and scaling-up of the LEILAC technology (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement) together with the Australian technology company Calix and a European consortium. After examining different locations, it has been decided to build the LEILAC 2 demonstration installation for carbon capture at the HeidelbergCement cement plant in Hanover, Germany. As part of LEILAC 1, a CO 2 capture pilot installation with a capture capacity of 25,000t ...

Gorazdze Cement signs 10-year solar power deal

29 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Gorazdze Cement (HeidelbergCement group) is being supplied solar electricity from BayWa r.e. for the next decade. The 64.6MWp Witnica solar park is due to come on-stream in July 2021 between Poznan and Berlin and will be the largest solar park in Poland.  Andrzej Reclik, Gorazdze Cement management board president, said: "The 10-year PPA agreement for Witnica is a great achievement for the Gorazdze Group – we are gradually fulfilling the company's sustainable development goals. "B...

Ciments Calcia one step closer to Airvault modernisation

20 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Ciments Calcia, part of the HeidelbergCement Group, moved one step closer to the modernisation of its Airvault plant as the local community council approved the revision of the local urban plan to incorporate the planned modifications to the cement plant. The modernisation will see the replacement of the two existing clinker production line by a single line as well as best available techniques-based emissions control and the modernisation of the grinding unit by the replacement of the unit...

Caspian Cement fined for dust emissions

31 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan's Caspian Cement LLP (HeidelbergCement group) has been fined KZT39m (US$92,689) for kiln dust emissions in the Mangistau region, according to the press service of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan (EGNR). "The company made emissions into the environment without having a permit and a positive conclusion of the state ecological expertise. The organisation has arbitrarily disposed of waste in the form of kiln dust in the amount of 5500t. The enterp...

Global CCS efforts accelerate

18 December 2020, Published under Cement News

This week Norcem (HeidelbergCement) received the Norwegian Parliament's carbon capture and storage (CCS) investment approval for a full-scale CCS facility at the company's Brevik cement plant in Norway. This is expected to be the first carbon capture facility for cement production and is scheduled for start-up in 2024. It is just one of many attempts to find suitable solutions for carbon capture at cement plants.  HeidelbergCement heads up the Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LE...

Brevik plant's CCS investment approved by Norwegian parliament

15 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Norwegian parliament has approved the investment in a full-scale carbon capture facility at the HeidelbergCement Norcem plant in Brevik, Norway. The Brevik  carbon capture and storage  (CCS) project will enable the capture of 400,000t of CO 2 per year and the transportation for permanent storage, making it the first industrial-scale CCS project at a cement production plant in the world.   Work on the new facility in Brevik is expected to begin immediately, with the goal of star...