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HeidelbergCement to move Italcementi’s research centre to Germany

30 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement, parent company of Italcementi, is planning to move the Bergamo research centre to Germany, according to reports in Italia Oggi. The step is part of the company’s strategy to further optimise the effectiveness, processes and structures of its activities, which includes the centralisation of its research functions in a single location. The timing of the move, which is expected to affect the 32 employees of the centre, has not yet been disclosed.

HeidelbergCement joints Foundation 2 Degrees

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has joined the support group of the Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°). Together with the Foundation 2° – a network of entrepreneurs for progressive climate policy – HeidelbergCement wants to develop cross-sector approaches and concepts for Germany and Europe to make climate protection a sustainable and successful business model. "For the development of a carbon neutral construction industry, we need the right social and political framework as well as strong partners with whom w...

HeidelbergCement announces EUR400m investment in French sites

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary, Ciments Calcia has presented the draft terms of a large-scale investment and reorganisation programme for several of its sites in France. The programme comprises investments of around EUR400m, of which nearly EUR300m is earmarked for the Airvault plant alone. Elsewhere, the company will convert its facility in Gargenville, Yvelines, into a modern grinding unit and shut down the kiln system and quarry operations. This adjustment is expected to enhance the ...

CI4C consortium makes progress with carbon capture project

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The pilot project "catch4climate", for which four cement manufacturers have joined forces, is set to capture CO 2 at the site of the Mergelstetten cement plant in southern Germany. For this, the consortium intends to build and operate its own demonstration plant on a semi-industrial scale, where the oxyfuel process will be applied for CO 2 capture. The captured CO 2 will then be used to produce "reFuels", climate-neutral synthetic fuels such as kerosene for air traffic, with the help of r...

HeidelbergCement produces Europe's largest printed residential building

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Europe’s largest printed residential building is currently being built in Bavaria at a rate of 18m per minute. For this purpose, HeidelbergCement has delivered about 170t of printing material specially developed for concrete 3D printing. The innovative material 'i.tech 3D' was already used about eight weeks ago to print the first residential building in Beckum, Germany. "With this second project in Germany, we are taking the next step and showing that our material is also suitable fo...

HeidelbergCement announces a 8% fall in revenues for 9M20

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement announced its January-September 2020 revenue decreased by 7.9 per cent to EUR13,140m in comparison with the previous year's EUR14,273m. Excluding consolidation and exchange rate effects, the decline amounted to 6.9 per cent. Changes to the scope of consolidation of EUR4m and exchange rate effects of EUR159m had a negative impact on revenue. Group-wide cement and clinker sales volumes fell by 4.7 per cent to 90.1Mt (previous year: 94.5Mt) in the first nine months. Exc...

General Court dismisses challenge of antitrust ruling in Croatia

06 October 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement and Schwenk have reportedly lost their challenge of the European Commission’s antitrust veto of their joint bid for Cemex’s Croatian operations, after Europe's second-highest court backed the decision. The European Commission said in its 2017 ruling that the companies' offer to grant competitors access to a cement terminal in southern Croatia was not sufficient to address competition concerns that the deal would push up cement prices in Croatia. The companies subsequen...

Germany: leading the recovery

05 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The German cement sector has fared better than most during the pandemic. Cement demand is forecast to remain stable this year, with a more cautious outlook for 2021. Meanwhile, producers are embracing the latest technology for a leaner, greener manufacturing base. HeidelbergCement’s plant at Burglengenfeld, Germany, was modernised in 2017-18 with a new kiln, baghouse and SNCR system Germany’s economic growth slowed to 0.6 per cent in 2019 from 1.5 per cent the previous year,...

Suez Cement expected to increase stake in Tourah Portland

30 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Suez Cement is expected to submit a tender offer to acquire up to 100 per cent of the issued capital of Tourah Portland Cement for EGP7.18 (US$0.45) per share, according to a disclosure to the Egyptian Exchange (EGX). Suez Cement already owns 66.12 per cent of Tourah. Upon the execution of the offer, the latter is expected to voluntary delist its shares from the EGX. HeidelbergCement is also proposing to launch a tender offer to increase its 55.08 per cent stake in Suez Cement t...

Brevik one-step away from full industrial start-up of carbon capture

22 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Norwegian government has proposed to parliament that Norcem's Brevik plant begins its industrial-scale carbon capture project. With 400,000t of CO 2 to be captured annually and transported for permanent storage, HeidelbergCement is planning to realise at its Brevik plant the first industrial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at a cement production facility in the world. The proposal of the Norwegian government is the second last step in the approval process for the project...