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Cemex sells Broceni plant and Nordic assets to Schwenk Zement

20 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it has signed an agreement for the sale of assets in the Baltics and Nordics to Schwenk Zement for approximately EUR340m. The Baltic assets being divested consist of the 1.7Mta Broceni cement plant in Latvia, four aggregates quarries, two cement quarries, six ready-mix plants, one marine terminal and one land distribution terminal in Latvia. The assets divested also include Cemex's approximate 38 per cent indirect interest in the 1.8Mta Akmene cement plant in Lithu...

Norway's CCS funding from EU receives cautious backing

12 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Norway is attempting to give carbon capture and storage (CCS) a new start with an updated concept focussed on developing transport and storage infrastructure to attract interests from investors around Europe. This includes the transport of CO 2 by boat instead of earlier plans to move CO 2 by pipeline, but the European Commission has been cautious in its response stating that there is currently no specific new funding set aside for the technology.
 The initiative to store CO 2 1000m und...

JT Cement orders 8000dwt cement carrier

13 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Norway’s JT Cement AS has ordered a pneumatic cement carrier from Netherlands-based Ferus Smit, according to Erik Thun AB. The ship will be the sister vessel of M/V Greenland and is scheduled for delivery in July 2019. "The vessel will be an improved version of Greenland but with a somewhat larger cargo carrying capacity at 8000dwt. In addition, we will increase the LNG tank capacity to 200m 3 , improving the steaming time on LNG," stated Erik Thun. The project will be handled by MF Shipp...

NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers acquires 25% of JT Cement

05 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Algoma Central Corporation (ACC) has announced that NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers Ltd (NACC) has acquired a 25 per cent ownership interest in JT Cement, which operates a fleet of seven smaller pneumatic cement carriers, which also include Norway-based KGJ Cement Holdings and Erik Thun of Sweden as stakeholders. "This investment will allow us to each apply our experience and knowledge in the pneumatic cement carrier market to create additional shipping solutions to meet the needs of customers,"...

Norwegian CO2 capture project completes testing phase

30 November 2017, Published under Cement News

A 'key milestone' on a collaborative project to deliver CO 2 capture technology efficiency has been reached claims Westec Environmental Solutions (Verditek group) and project partners Sintef and the Carbon Capture & Conversion Institute. The pilot-scale project passed a key milestone on Wednesday, successfully completing the initial testing phase using independent testing at the Sintef facility in Norway. Verditek said the next and penultimate phase of the project would comprise solve...

Klaipeda terminal expansion to boost Akmenes Scandinavian exports

20 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The cement loading terminal under development at the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania, will enable Akmenes Cementas to boost its exports to Scandinavia, according to business daily Verslo Zinios. "It will make it easier to hold talks with potential buyers in Scandinavia, as our response to their needs will be more flexible and timely. We will be able to gradually accumulate cement at the terminal, we will not have to bring the entire amount needed for the ship by train cars at a time, as this ...

Aker Solutions wins Norcem carbon capture study contract

26 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Aker Solutions has won a contract for concept studies at Norcem's cement production facility in Brevik, and Yara International's ammonia plant on Herøya, Norway. Norcem and Yara are among three companies in the running to receive funding from the Norwegian government to build and operate a full-scale carbon capture plant at their respective facilities. The government aims to fund at least one of the plants, which would be operational by 2022. "Perfecting carbon capture will be key...

Ferus Smit delivers world’s first LNG-powered cement tanker

31 December 2015, Published under Cement News

In the weeks before Christmas 2015, Ferus Smit delivered her Nb. 423, the first LNG powered cement tanker to her owners. The delivery was preceded by an extensive programme of trials and tests in which the proper working and safety of all systems was verified. Finally on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 MV Greenland left the harbour of Delfzijl, The Netherlands, on her first commercial voyage to Rostock, Germany, where she will receive her first cement load. MV Greenland is a dedicated cement...

Norcem selects Aker carbon capture technology

19 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Aker Solutions won an order from Norcem for a feasibility study on the development of the world’s first commercial-scale carbon capture facility for use in cement production. Cement flue gas contains about 18 percent CO2 by volume. Initial studies have demonstrated that the carbon capture plant will be compact and cost-efficient. Heat integration studies have concluded that about half of the CO2 emission from the cement plant in Brevik can be captured by utilisation of waste heat from the c...

FLSmidth signs service agreement with Heidelberg

01 October 2015, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has agreed with HeidelbergCement on a one-year service agreement contract to support its cement plant in Kjøpsvik in Norway. The service agreement between HeidelbergCement and FLSmidth is based on a partnership between FLSmidth's global team of specialists and the HeidelbergCement Kjøpsvik operators and process engineers. The FLSmidth team will real-time monitor and diagnose the plant and advise the Kjøpsvik process operators and process engineers on improvements, increasing availa...