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Prime Minister visits Hanson quarry to discuss HyNet North West CCS project

31 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Prime Minster Boris Johnson, visited Hanson’s Penmaenmawr quarry in north Wales, on 28 January, to see how the company’s recent investment in the site is allowing aggregates to be transported by rail, reducing vehicle movements and cutting CO 2 emissions. Accompanied by the Secretary of State for Wales, Simon Hart, and local MP for Aberconwy, Robin Millar, the Prime Minister, met with Hanson CEO, Simon Willis, to discuss the importance of the minerals industry to the UK economy. The visi...

Heidelberger Beton extends EcoConcrete brand

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberger Beton (HeidelbergCement group) in Germany has extended its portfolio of sustainable concretes under the EcoCrete brand. Depending on the application, EcoCrete offers between 30 and 66 per cent CO 2 reduction per cubic metre of concrete compared to the reference value of the industry.  In addition, EcoCrete is available in particularly resource-saving types with at least 10 per cent of recycled content. Also part of the EcoCrete concept are the 100 per cent use of green elect...

HeidelbergCement schedules second tranche of share buyback programme for 1Q22

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement will continue its share buyback programme earlier than originally planned. The second tranche in the amount of EUR300-350m is scheduled to start in the 1Q22 and to be completed by the 3Q22 at the latest, says the company in a statement. Upon the successful completion of the first tranche in December 2021, HeidelbergCement’s Managing Board decided on 13 January 2022 to cancel all shares that were acquired within the first tranche. The total amount of 5,324,577 shares are co...

Lehigh Hanson acquires Corliss Resources Inc

11 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson (HeidelbergCement group) has finalised the acquisition of Corliss Resources Inc, one of the largest family-owned aggregates and ready-mixed concrete companies in the US Pacific Northwest.   The acquisition includes major aggregate operations with annual sales volumes of about 2Mt and reserves and resources of about 170Mt as well as four ready-mixed concrete plants selling about 0.3Mm 3 in the Greater Seattle area. Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the Managing Boa...

Top producers receive CDP A-grade environmental ratings

08 December 2021, Published under Cement News

For the third year in a row, HeidelbergCement has received the top A score rating by the global environmental non-profit organisation CDP, while Holcim recorded A- for successive years on water security from the ratings agency and Cemex achieved an A rating from CDP in  leadership in corporate sustainability. HeidelbergCement was recognised for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy. In the ‘Water security’ category, HeidelbergCement rece...

Airvault modernisation to see new preheater construction method

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The business unit Cement Technologies of thyssenkrupp has received an order from Ciments Calcia SA, subsidiary of HeidelbergCement Group, for the construction of a turnkey cement production line.     The new 4000tpd clinker kiln line is to be built at the Airvault site and will replace the two existing lines. A new construction method is being implemented for the erection of the preheater tower at the Airvault plant. The preheater modules, including brickwork and electric systems, ar...

Foundations laid for CBR wind turbine

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

CBR (HeidelbergCement group) is constructing a wind turbine project on the Ghent I site, in Belgium. The foundations have now been poured. The wind turbine will allow CBR to produce (and use) green energy at its cement plant in Ghent. Thanks to this project, more than 20 per cent of the needs of the Ghent plant will be covered by wind energy. Reducing CO 2 emissions is a priority objective for CBR. The development of renewable energy sources is one of the levers to achieve this.  

HeidelbergCement increases divestments with 'Beyond 2020' strategy

03 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The reorganisation of HeidelbergCement is gradually taking shape as the company seeks to prioritise its strongest markets as part of its 'Beyond 2020' strategy. This week, HeidelbergCement made another divestment, selling its 50 per stake in the 0.5Mta Sierra Leone Cement Ltd (Leocem) subsidiary to the Diamond Cement Group (WACEM). West Africa is a highly active marketplace and the German multinational will maintain a strong presence in the region with facilties in Ghana, Liberia, Togo,...

HeidelbergCement agrees sale of Sierra Leone subsidiary

01 December 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has signed an agreement to sell its subsidiary Sierra Leone Cement Corp Ltd (Leocem) to the Diamond Cement Group. The sale includes a cement grinding plant with two grinding mills.   The Freetown cement plant has a capacity of ~500,000tpa. HeidelbergCement holds 50 per cent of the shares in the company and has full management responsibility.  The divestment is part of HeidelbergCement’s ongoing portfolio optimisation and margin improvement programme within its ‘Beyo...

Indocement awards FLSmidth contract for AF system

25 November 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement subsidiary PT Indonesia Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk will be replacing the majority of its coal use with a full alternative fuels solution from FLSmidth, who will be delivering a MissionZero flagship product. The project will enable the Indonesian cement producer to use municipal waste and biofuels. PT Indocement awards AF contract to FLSmidth. Left to right: Lars Bo Larsen, Danish Ambassador to Indonesia – Jeppe Kofod, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs – Leo Carnevale, F...