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HeidelbergCement expects debottlenecking grinding capacity by end March

13 February 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement expects to complete its debottlenecking of cement grinding capacity in Imlai (Madhya Pradesh) and Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) to be completed by 31 March 2020. The project represents an investment of INR207m (US$2.9m) and is being met through internal accruals, according to Accord Fintech. Upon completion the company’s total grinding capacity would reached 6.26Mta.   

Cement prices may rise steeply with decarbonisation

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Redburn Research House has downgraded HeidelbergCement and LafargeHolcim having assessed that cement producers will be faced with escalating production costs when having to decarbonise in the middle of the decade. The European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is predicted by Redburn to initially benefit European cement manufacturers by encouraging production discipline and industry consolidation in the region. As ETS becomes stricter and a border tax on carbon is introduced for produc...

CDP gives top Climate Change A grade to HeidelbergCement

21 January 2020, Published under Cement News

CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) has recognised HeidelbergCement with a place on the "Climate Change A-List 2019" as one of the leading companies worldwide for its commitment to climate action. HeidelbergCement has improved its rating in the area of climate protection from A- in the previous year to the top grade A, and therefore, leads the cement sector. In 2019 around 8000 companies disclosed data to CDP. Of these, only 179 companies worldwide, of which nine in Germany, were awar...

Cemenco completes plant upgrades worth US$14m

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Liberia's Cemenco (HeidelbergCement) has commissioned new upgrades worth US$14m at its grinding plant in Monrovia. Following the works, the company’s roller press can now produce 700,000tpa, representing a 30 per cent increase. A new silo with a capacity of 2000t and a bulk cement loading point has also been put into operation. Other additions include a shrink-wrap palletiser, a second bagging line and four Eco Hoppers for unloading at the port.

Cimtogo signs US$30m contract with Ayoki

09 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Togo-based cement producer Cimtogo has signed a US$30m contract with Ayoki to extend its cement capacity by 1Mta to 2Mta, reports ActuDaily. The project is expected to generate 200-300 jobs. "With this investment, the HeidelbergCement Group believes in the prospects of the Togolese economy and continues to contribute to its development with the transformation of national resources, as part of the NDP,” said Eric Goulignac, HeidelbergCement’s country manager. The capacity expansion project...

What characterised the cement world in 2019?

20 December 2019, Published under Cement News

This week ICR looks back at a big year for the cement sector when news centred on several core themes. Prominent trends in our news flow have been the evolution of cement volumes, overcapacity and CO 2 reduction measures. Cement volumes There were a number of positives for cement demand in the 2019, with key markets on the whole performing robustly. At the start of 2019, SNIC President, Paulo Camillo, was suggesting that Brazil would see a change in domestic volumes "After four years ...

LEILAC 2 is in the pipeline

19 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The success of the The Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LEILAC) project to separate and capture CO 2 from the cement production process will enable a second LEILAC 2 project to be pipelined.

 The LEILAC project, located at the Lixhe cement plant in Belgium, which started operations to capture CO 2 emissions from the cement production process using Calix technology in May 2019, will continue to be tested until the end of 2020. 

The LEILAC 2 project will have a new reactor, about ...

Booming Bangladesh

13 December 2019, Published under Cement News

This week, CemNet reported that MI Cement Factory in Bangladesh expects the domestic cement sector to grow by 10 per cent in 2019 and should also reach double-digit growth in 2020. The country is embarking on some major infrastructure projects, especially around Dhaka and Chittagong, which will drive up consumption in the medium term. With the country's urbanisation at 37 per cent and per capita consumption only around 164kg – only just more than neighbouring Myanmar (141kg) but lower...

Cement Innovation for Climate research initiative created

12 December 2019, Published under Cement News

On 6 December 2019, Dyckerhoff (Buzzi Unicem group), HeidelbergCement AG, Schwenk Zement KG and Vicat founded the joint research corporation CI4C – Cement Innovation for Climate – which is currently waiting for final approval from the antitrust authorities. The aim of the corporation is to realise the joint research project catch4climate, which will investigate the practical applicability of the oxyfuel carbon capture technology in the cement production process. In the frame of the catch4cl...

HeidelbergCement reduces its shareholding in Ciments du Maroc to 51%

02 December 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has announced the sale of around 0.5 million shares representing 3.6 per cent of Ciments du Maroc's share capital for an aggregate amount of approximately EUR73m. The shares were sold to certain Moroccan institutional investors through a block trade. Following this transaction, HeidelbergCement will retain a controlling stake of 51 per cent in Ciments du Maroc and continue to fully consolidate the company. "HeidelbergCement is fully committed to remain the long-term majo...