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IKN cooler close to commissioning at Malogoszcz plant

16 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Commissioning of the new IKN cooler at the Malogoszcz cement plant in Poland is about to start. After the start-up, this new modern clinker production line will replace the three existing lines and reduce the plant’s CO 2 emissions by 20per cent and energy consumption by 33 per cent. The Malogoszcz plant’s new clinker line will have a capacity of 3700tpd. Holcim 's US$100m modernisation project at the Polish plant includes a new, more efficient installation of alternative fuels. This ...

CEMEX Poland agrees renewable energy contract with Statkraft

15 November 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Poland has entered into a long-term contract with Statkraft for the supply of green electricity from renewable sources, which is confirmed and secured by the purchase of a Guarantees of Origin (GOs). The contract is based on the Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) formula and covers energy supplies over a period of eight years starting 1 January 2025. The signed contract is expected to secure about 30 per cent of the annual energy needs of CEMEX Poland's plants.   Energy su...

Buzzi SpA sees 1H23 volumes decline in Europe

08 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Buzzi SpA reported cement volumes declining across much of western Europe in the 1H23, while the USA saw volumes rise significantly. Hydraulic binders and clinker sales in Italy were stable in the first six months of the year (-0.3 per cent), thanks to the recovery recorded in the second quarter. Ready-mix concrete output contracted, albeit moderately (-2.5 per cent). Selling prices closed the half-year without any significant changes compared to the level reached at the end of 2022...

Buzzi SpA reports consolidated EBITDA up 58% in 1H23

07 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Buzzi SpA announced its 1H23 results reporting that consolidated EBITDA stood at EUR575.3m, up 57.6 per cent compared to EUR365.1m of the previous year. The figure for the period under review includes non-recurring income of EUR3.6m. Profit before tax amounted to EUR552.9m (EUR119.8m in the previous year), considering a contribution of EUR80.6m from equity earnings (EUR57.6m in 2022) and positive net finance costs of EUR24.9m (-EUR56m negative in 2022). After income taxes of EUR121.7m...

Schade installs Cantilever reclaimer in Gorazdze

29 June 2023, Published under Cement News

An old reclaimer at Gorazdze in Poland has been replaced by a SCHADE cantilever reclaimer with the conveying capacity doubled to 400tph, and an associated belt conveyor. SCHADE was responsible for the engineering, design, fabrication and supply. With the support of AUMUND Group Field Service the installation was supervised and the machines were commissioned within an extremely tight timeframe.     The order presented a challenge on several levels. The equipment had to be integrated into t...

Buzzi Unicem posts 1Q23 consolidated net sales of EUR955.9m

15 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Consolidated net sales for Buzzi Unicem in the 1Q23 reached EUR955.9m, a rise of 19.5 per cent compared to EUR8000.1m the 1Q22. However, Buzzi Unicem reported to a decline in sales volumes for the group in the first three months of 2023, both for cement (-8.8 per cent) and ready-mix concrete (-12.2 per cent). The strengthening of cement prices offset lower volumes in sales. Cement sales totalled 5,803,000t in the 1Q23 compared to 6,363,000t in the 1Q22. Ready-mix sales totalled 2,364,...

IKN progresses Małogoszcz clinker cooler installation

20 April 2023, Published under Cement News

IKN is installing a new clinker cooler at Holcim 's Małogoszcz cement plant, Poland. The new modern production line with a capacity of 3700tpd of clinker is being built next to three old lines, which are planned to be taken out of operation later. The integration of alternative fuels aims to reduce the plant’s CO 2 emissions by 20 per cent and its energy consumption by 33 per cent. With this new sustainable production line, Malogoszcz will become one of the most ecological cement plants...

Lafarge Cement Polska commits to renewable energy

14 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Polska has joined forces with KGAL Investment Management, an asset manger in the Polish renewables market, to establish two onshore wind farms, known as Krasin and Rywald. The farms, which are owned by KGAL ESPF 4 renewable energy fund, will supply the cement producer with around 230GWh of green electricity each year. The Krasin wind farm was acquired by KGAL ESPF 4 in May 2020 as a development project. The 35MW site has been producing green electricity since 2022, accor...

Holcim acquires Polish recast concrete producer

17 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired HM Factory, a provider of precast concrete solutions with net sales of CHF18m. Its solutions cover a wide variety of needs, such as walls, staircases and balconies. HM Factory is ideally positioned to capitalise on growth in industrial and residential construction. The company supplies Polish construction projects as well as exporting to Scandinavian markets. Miljan Gutovic, region head Europe: “HM Factory is a perfect complement to our existing operations, offering ...

Buzzi Unicem posts 16% rise in consolidated net sales in FY22

10 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem reports consolidated net sales at EUR3996m in FY22, up 16 per cent from EUR3446m in FY2021, also on LfL basis a rise of 9.6 per cent. Cement sales in Brazil and Russia helped the multinationals improved performance.  Cement sales of the group amounted to 28.3Mt, decreasing by 9.2 per cent compared to 31.2Mt in 2021. Ready-mix concrete output, equal to 11.5Mm 3 , was also down compared to the 12.1Mm3 volumes of last year (-5.2 per cent). The positive price effect more than o...