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Taiwan Cement expands its European footprint

29 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Turkey's Army Pension Fund, OYAK , has reached a preliminary agreement to sell its stakes in two cement companies to Taiwan Cement Corp for a total of about EUR673m. OYAK is selling a 20 per cent stake in Oyak Denizli Cement of Turkey to Taiwan Cement, valuing the company at EUR1.3bn (US$1.42bn). Taiwan Cement estimates it will pay EUR193.4m for the stake, increasing its ownership to 60 per cent, a filing from the Taiwanese company confirmed. Taiwan Cement had purchased a 40 per cent s...

CTP to supply WHR to Cimpor plants

06 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Oyak group is investing in technology to mitigate the carbon footprint of its cement plants through its Cimpor subsidiary, which  is equipping Souselas and Alhandra in Portugal with new waste heat recovery systems (WHRS). Cimpor has set the goal of reducing direct CO 2 emissions by 37 per cent by 2030. The measure, which is part of the Oyak and its controlled long-term environmental strategy, is part of the energy transition plan to a carbon neutral economy, which is expected to take...

WHR testing begins at Secil

30 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The CTP Team waste heat recovery (WHR) system being installed at Secil , Portugal, has entered the testing phase with each piece of equipment being individually checked prior to commissioning and start-up. According to the company, the fans of the air-to-air heat exchanger have been tested using a temporary power source. The 7.2MW WHR system integrates three different heat sources to generate electricity: AQC boiler, PH boiler, and solar field. The system features a 15,172m 2 total heat...

Pipe conveying in Portugal

24 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Pipe conveyors offer several advantages compared to conventional conveyors, including the ability to easily overcome obstacles with curves, no need for transfer points, the absence of material spillage and very limited environmental impact. Demonstrating the benefits of this system in practice, Bedeschi’s recent installation of an alternative fuels pipe conveying system for the SECIL Group’s Outão cement plant in Portugal has proven to be a good fit for the producer’s Clean Cement Line R&D i...

Cimpor to install Portugal’s first Pyrorotor® alternative fuel solution

11 July 2023, Published under Cement News

KHD has received a contract from Cimpor Portugal ( Oyak Group ) to modernise production line 7 at its Alhandra cement plant. The contract further strengthens the long-standing relationship between Oyak Group and KHD.  The project will see production capacity increased at the Alhandra plant from 3000tpd to 3600tpd, as well as allowing thermal substitution rates of more than 80+ per cent to be achieved. It includes the first installation of KHD’s innovative Pyrorotor ® alternative fuel com...

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions achieves first clinker at Outão

17 April 2023, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has announced the success of   first clinker produced at the Secil Outão plant, near Sétubal in Portugal.   The thyssenkrupp Polysius construction and start-up teams reached this milestone at the beginning of the the second week of April 2023, after a heating of about 72 hours.  This project is referred to as the ‘ CCL - Clean Cement Line ’ and is designed to lower NO x and CO 2 emissions at the outao plant.

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).