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Secil launches Concrete Verdi Zero

22 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Secil has launched Concrete Verdi Zero, the first concrete with zero CO₂ emissions in Portugal, an innovative and sustainable product that meets the objectives of achieving carbon neutrality in the cement industry by 2050 and the necessary decarbonisation of the construction sector.     “With the launch of Verdi Zero concrete, Secil takes a step forward in the construction of a more sustainable future, with buildings and infrastructures that are less carbon-intensive and have less im...

Secil Group rebrands

27 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Portugal-based cement producer Secil has undergone a rebranding exercise to demonstrate how its four business areas complement each other in terms of flexibility and knowledge. The UNIBETÃO concrete brand will become known as Secil Concrete, while the aggregates brand Secil Britas will now be known as Secil Aggredos. The cement business will be renamed Secil Cimento. Seciltek, the group’s range of construction solutions and materials, will remain the same.

Secil and Cimpor to participate in green hydrogen cluster project

23 February 2022, Published under Cement News

A consortium of Portuguese companies will invest more than EUR100m in the country's central region in a project to decarbonise the industry through the use of green hydrogen. the project is scheduled to start next year. The project, entitled 'Green Hydrogen Valley of Nazaré’, covers a group of companies representing around 10 per cent of total emissions from the national industry. The industrial consortium is led by Rega Energy, a Portugal-based independent producer of renewable gas,...

Semapa reports 68% climb in profit

08 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Portugal’s Semapa has recorded a net profit of EUR122.2m (US$141.17m) in the first nine months of 2021, up 68 per cent on EUR72.8m in the 9M20. The group’s consolidated turnover rose 4.7 per cent YoY to reach EUR1515.3m, with EUR366.7m contributed by Secil (-3.5 per cent YoY). EBITDA from the cement segment remained largely consistent at EUR107.3m (-0.1 per cent YoY).

Cimpor to install solar plants at its Portugal works

01 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Portugal’s Cimpor has announced that it will install a photovoltaic plant at each of its three production units in the country. The project is part of an investment package that could exceed EUR130m over the next decade. It will see the installation of 1MW of power for self-consumption at each plant, with the conclusion of the installation expected by the end of the year. An estimated expansion to 10MW is also expected by 2025. The panels are set to reduce CO 2 emissions by 1100tpa. "...

Bedeschi wins Secil Group pipe conveyor order

26 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Secil Group has awarded Bedeschi a contract for the supply of a new pipe conveyor to handle different types of alternative fuels at its Outão Cement plant in Portugal.   Bedeschi supply to Secil Group will contribute to eliminate the dependence on fossil fuels. The concept of Industry 4.0 will become essential for the plant's management for improving efficiency and optimising the processes, therefore a digitalised system will be integrated into the whole plant. The pipe conveyor wit...

FLSmidth delivers chlorine bypass system to Cimpor Cement

21 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cimpor, the Iberian region's leading producer of cement, has called upon FLSmidth to deliver a chlorine bypass solution for its site in Souselas, Portugal. Following a new EPC order from Cimpor, booked at the end of last year, FLSmidth will deliver a chlorine bypass solution, eliminating chlorine build-up in the flue gas as Cimpor plan to increase its alternative fuel rate to above 60 per cent. Work on the chlorine bypass is expected to start in 3Q21 with production returning to normal in e...

A change in direction for Taiwanese cement producers

01 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Taiwan's cement sector saw tremendous growth in 2020, after the country acted rapidly and very successfully to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Cement consumption rose from 9.48Mt in 2019 to 10.07Mt in 2020, a rise of 6.2 per cent, according to data released by the Taiwan Cement Manufacturers' Association. Cement consumption previously exceeded 10Mt in 2015, when it peaked at 10.6Mt. It fell to 8.88Mt in 2017 before recovering to its current level, and in 2021 it is forecast to reach 10.36Mt,...

Semapa sees 182% rise in 4Q20 net profit

02 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Portugal-based Semapa recorded a net profit of EUR106.6m in 2020, a 14.1 per cent YoY decrease from EUR124.1m a year earlier. In the 4Q20, net income surged 182.3 per cent YoY to EUR33.8m. Consolidated turnover was down 16.2 per cent YoY to EUR1867m in 2020, of which EUR451m came from its cement segment. EBITDA reached EUR419.3m, falling 13.9 per cent from EUR486.8m in 2019, despite the group's positive developments in cement, which grew 15.3 per cent YoY, especially in Portugal.

Secil Group award thyssenkrupp modernisation project

13 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Secil Group has awarded thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions SAS (France) a contract for the modernisation of its 2Mta Outão cement plant in Setúbal, south of Lisbon, Portugal. The 'CCL - Clean Cement Line' project will see the plant become an energy-efficient, low-NO x and low-CO 2 emission facility. The project is partly funded by the Portugal 2020 Government incentives programme. ThyssenKrupp’s scope of supply includes modification of the preheater tower, a new AS-MSC calcined with ...