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HC Trading Americas opens Miami office and appoints General Director of Trading

18 October 2021, Published under Cement News

HC Trading Americas, LLC has a new office in Miami HC Trading Americas, LLC has recently started its operations in Miami, USA. From this location, North, Central and South America are served for all cement, solid fuels and associated raw materials. Andrew Preston joined the company as of 27 September 2021 as General Director of Trading for Americas and he leads the team in the new office in the Coral Gables area. In his position, Andrew reports directly to Dr ...

HeidelbergCement divests Spanish assets to Cemex

05 October 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement pushes forward its portfolio optimisation programme, and has signed agreements to sell its regional aggregates and ready-mixed concrete businesses in the regions of Catalonia, Madrid and Asturias as well as its ready-mixed concrete business on the Balearic Islands to different buyers. The assets acquired by Cemex from HeidelbergCement include a limestone quarry with a waste management operation serving Madrid and three concrete plants in the Balearic islands.    Di...

Martin Marietta completes Lehigh West Region acquisition

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

US-based Martin Marietta Materials Inc has successfully completed the acquisition of Lehigh Hanson’s West Region business for US$2.3bn. The acquisition provides the company with 17 active aggregates facilities, two cement plants and related distribution terminals, alongside targeted downstream operations serving key California and Arizona regions, including the Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix, according to a press release. "We are pleased to complete the Lehigh West Region ac...

HeidelbergCement acquires minority stake in Command Alkon

29 September 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has signed an agreement to acquire 45 per cent of Command Alkon, a leading supplier of comprehensive supply chain technology solutions for heavy building materials. Thoma Bravo, a software investment firm, will retain the majority ownership. As a group, Thoma Bravo, HeidelbergCement and Command Alkon expect to continue to accelerate Command Alkon’s strategy to deliver best-in-class, cloud-based solutions to better serve its customers, according to a press release. Heidelb...

Cementa applies for an emergency mining permit

23 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementa has submitted an application for an emergency permit for limestone mining in Slite, Sweden. The permit aims to secure the cement supply in Sweden for the next three years and includes a volume of limestone which, with the phasing out of exports and adjustments in operations, lasts for about one year in ordinary operation. However, Cementa's application extends further than this. It is partly about providing reasonable conditions for the practical handling of phasing in limeston...

HeidelbergCement to pilot eastern European CCUS project

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Project ACCSESS will see a consortium of 18 industry partners and research organisations, including HeidelbergCement, collaborate in a range of activities to speed up deployment of CCUS and link CO 2 emitters from mainland Europe to the storage fields in the Nordics.   Project coordinator, Sintef Energi AS from Norway, has officially presented the EUR18m ACCSESS   project, which has been rewarded EUR15m out of the EU Horizon 2020 budget.     "As part of our participation in ACC...

Helwan Cement to install WHR system

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC), owned by Heidelberg Cement group, has announced an investment of around US$20m to build a waste heat recivery system (WHR) at its Helwan cement factory in Egypt. The new facility will be using the latest technologies to ensure an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient production process, and significantly reduce CO 2 emissions produced from the electricity supply.  The WHR system will have the potential to generate up to 18MW of power for...

The cement industry must tackle water management head on

10 September 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, Sephaku Cement (Dangote group) and Holcim addressed the increasing challenge of water management and water scarcity. The issue is not just a regional one, there are mounting global pressures on water resources. Environmentalists and stakeholders are expected to increase the debate on the matter as water shortages become more acute. The building materials sector requires water for the production of cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete, washing gravel and sand, slurry making, ...

Cementos Molins to acquire aggregate and concrete business

03 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Cementos Molins has reached an agreement to acquire Hanson Hispania’s aggregate and concrete business in Catalonia. The move will see it bolster its operations with two concrete plants, based in the Barcelona free zone and Montcada i Reixac, as well as a quarry in Begues and another in Llinars. "This operation will allow Cementos Molins to reinforce its presence in Spain and consolidate its leadership in sustainable concrete solutions in Catalonia," said Julio Rodríguez, CEO of Ceme...

Näger leaves HeidelbergCement

01 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Lorenz Näger will retire as CFO of HeidelbergCement at the end of August after 17 years of service to pursue private interests as well as continuing to bring his professional knowledge to pharmaceutical retailer Phoenix as a member of its board of directors. He will be succeeded by René Aldach, who is currently in charge of Group Reporting, Controlling and Consolidation.