Cement News tagged under: Poland

RSS feed

Holcim completes bolt-on acquisitions in the US and Poland

28 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has closed the acquisition of the Utelite Corp in Coalville, Utah (US), a leading producer of lightweight aggregates. Utelite will join Holcim’s Mountain region, alongside operations in the Denver, Phoenix and Las Vegas metro areas. Founded in 1962, Utelite’s more than 40 employees serve customers across the western USA and western Canada. The operation has more than 60 years of proven and probable reserves. In addition, Holcim closed an agreement to buy Polcalc in Poland. Polcalc e...

Lafarge Poland's Malogoszcz plant modernisation set to begin

23 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The foundation stone for Lafarge Poland's Małogoszcz plant modernisation has been ceremonially laid, which signals the beginning of construction of a new rotary kiln. Małogoszcz is expected to produce one of the most environmentally friendly cements on the Polish and European markets, according to a press release.  The investment in the project, supported by Krakow Technology Park, is worth over EUR100m. It is expected to result in approximately 20 per cent less CO 2 emissions as the ...

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...

Poland: a pause on growth

13 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The Polish cement market was only moderately affected by COVID-19 in 2020, but as the pandemic played out, the impact was felt most deeply in the 1Q21. An expected rebound in the latter half of 2021 is unlikely to make up for lost ground and therefore cement demand growth is forecast to pause before gaining momentum again in 2022. By Bozena Sroda, Polish Cement Association, Poland. The Polish Cement Association provides an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on the domestic construc...

Polish cement association calls for protective measures

20 May 2021, Published under Cement News

he Polish cement association has called upon the government to support protective measures such as the border protection mechanism (CBAM) to enable the cement industry to meet the challenges presented by new climate regulations and the market environment. In a letter to the Polish prime minister, the organisation says: “However, we are concerned that the lack of protective measures - such as the Border Protection Mechanism (CBAM) currently being processed by the European Commission - may re...

Polish cement association highlights challenges ahead

03 May 2021, Published under Cement News

From 2021 Poland’s cement industry is facing new challenges as it embarks on a three decade-long transformation towards climate neutrality by 2050, according to the Polish Cement Association (SPC). Moreover, in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry also has to address the rising costs of purchasing CO 2 emission allowances and energy supply, without compensation, as well as rapidly growing imports from outside the European Union. Following lower cement sales due to a cold wint...

Bedeschi wins reclaimer order for Polish plant

12 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Bedeschi has been awarded a new contract by Nanjing Kisen International Engineering ()CNBM), for a LafargeHolcim cement plant in Poland. The new order will include the refurbishment of an existing storage with the installation of two new semi-portal reclaimers Pal SP 130/18 for limestone at a capacity of 340tph each and a new crushing system featuring two RI 450/1500 double roller crushers to reduce gypsum, correctives and other cement additives. This order follows the project just com...

LafargeHolcim Poland orders Gebr Pfeiffer VRM

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Poland has ordered a vertical roller mill for cement raw material grinding from Gebr Pfeiffer for its Malogoszcz plant, approximately 200km south of Warsaw. The mill will grind 307tph of cement raw material to a fineness of 12 per cent R0.090mm and is equipped with a total drive power of 2500kW. It will be the first MVR vertical mill to be installed in Poland. The key factor for the customer's purchase decision was in particular the significantly-lower specific energy req...

Gorazdze Cement signs 10-year solar power deal

29 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Gorazdze Cement (HeidelbergCement group) is being supplied solar electricity from BayWa r.e. for the next decade. The 64.6MWp Witnica solar park is due to come on-stream in July 2021 between Poznan and Berlin and will be the largest solar park in Poland.  Andrzej Reclik, Gorazdze Cement management board president, said: "The 10-year PPA agreement for Witnica is a great achievement for the Gorazdze Group – we are gradually fulfilling the company's sustainable development goals. "B...

Keeping an eye on the gears

10 November 2020, Published under Cement News

One of the greatest mechanical challenges in rotary kiln maintenance today is maintaining the efficient operation of girth gear and pinion meshing. Misalignment during production creates uneven and unstable stress concentration on the teeth, resulting in component damage. An early-warning system can inform kiln operators long before the mechanical problem and any damages appear. By Paweł Kędzior, Havec Engineering Co, Poland. Misalignment of the girth gear affects every rotary kiln at...