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Norway's EA approves full-scale CCUS plant at Brevik

29 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Norwegian environmental agency, Miljødirektoratet, has approved Norcem ’s plan for a full-scale CO 2 capture plant at the company’s Brevik plant. The environment agency has amended the pollution permit for Norcem Brevik in Porsgrunn municipality, based on an application and consultation process. The new permit enables the Heidelberg Materials -owned company to reduce its CO 2 emissions by 400,000t, or approximately 50 per cent, according to the agency’s Director, Ellen Hambro. In a...

Norcem opens Verdal terminal

19 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Norcem ( HeidelbergCement Group ) has opened its new cement terminal in Verdal, Norway. The plant has been under construction for several years and will take over the duties of the terminal in Levanger, which is scheduled to be demolished.  "In the construction process, Norcem has aimed to use as many local subcontractors as possible," said project manager, Asgeir Kvitvik, who praised partners in the project. Trondheim Havn IKS property manager, Tove Kulseng, gave the silos the...

Start-up of Saipem's carbon capture pilot plant

09 August 2022, Published under Cement News

The Hafslund Oslo Celsio CO 2 capture plant in Klemetsrud, Norway, has been started up with CO 2 Solutions technology provided by Saipem. This plant is the pilot of the ACCSESS project, a four-year Horizon 2020 project that aims to demonstrate technologies and produce tools and plans that aim to consolidate carbon dioxide capture and utilisation or storage (CCUS) technologies. The pilot marks the first important milestone of the ACCSESS project.The CO 2 Solutions technology is part of S...

Norfund invests in Continental Blue Investments Ghana

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Norfund, the Norwegian investment fund for developing countries, has made a US$7.5m investment in Continental Blue Investments Ghana Ltd (CBI) to support the company’s drive to reduce CO 2 emissions and increase job opportunities at its 0.55Mta Tema plant. Earlier this year CBI Ghana placed an order with FLSmidth to supply the world’s largest clay calcination installation . The facility is expected to reduce total CO 2 emissions by up to 20 per cent compared to current practices and by ...

Norcem temporarily halts production at plants

22 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Norway-based Norcem has suspended operations at its Brevik and Kjøpsvik plants due to annual scheduled maintenance work and the crash of a central mill engine at Kjøpsvik. In addition, a supplier who should have carried out some of the maintenance work dropped out. Part of the production has been replaced by imports. CEO John Sunde says the company expects stocks to cleared but was unable to say for how long.

Cementir records strong regional results in 2021

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementir 's regional markets results for 2021 produced increasing revenues in all markets. The highest revenues outside of Italy were recorded in Belgium and France. Norway and Sweden In 2021 sales revenues in Norway and Sweden amounted to EUR193.6m (EUR176.4m in 2020) while EBITDA recorded 22 per cent growth to EUR 21.2m (EUR 17.4m in 2020).   In Norway ready-mixed concrete sales volumes increased by around four per cent compared to the previous year with a more favourable trend i...

High interest remains in Norcem's Brevik CCS project

09 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Norcem's (HeidelbergCement group) carbon capture project in Brevik has been ongoing since January last year with demolition and preparations to receive the capture plant. Tor Gautestad, project manager at Brevik CCS, says the interest is beyond all expectations. During this first year, Norcem has carried out over 100 activities with a focus on knowledge sharing from the project and learning about carbon capture and storage. The project will see CO 2  emissions from the cement fac...

Geminor announce significant growth in material recycling in 2021

07 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Resource management company Geminor handled over 1.73Mt of waste in Europe in 2021. The recycling of waste wood, waste paper and plastics increased sharply, and the handling of feedstock for material recycling went up by 38 per cent last year.   With a total volume of 1,731,066t, Geminor consolidates its position as one of Europe's leading waste management companies in 2021. Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF) still account for around two-thirds of the total volume ...

Norcem to invest in alternative fuel technology to lower CO2 emissions

28 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Norcem is investing NOK80m (US$9.53m) at its Kjøpsvik cement plant to help reduce CO 2  emissions. Norcem's owners announce that the funds will be invested in the factory by 2023.   Plant manager, Trond Kaasa, says the investment testifies that the owners are satisfied with the production facility. "This shows without a doubt that our owners believe and bet on us. The investments will go to a number of different measures at the factory, which overall reduce the CO 2  footprint. Techni...

FLSmidth awarded contract at Norcem Brevik

22 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The well-known carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at Norcem Brevik in Norway is progressing with HeidelbergCement and FLSmidth having signed an agreement for FLSmidth to deliver the necessary plant modifications allowing for downstream CO 2 removal. Final commissioning is scheduled for the first half of 2024.   The capturing process at the Norcem Brevik plant will use a mixture of water and organic solvents to remove the CO 2 . But before CO 2 can be removed, the pr...