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Saint-Gobain signs Romanian energy deal

06 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has signed a five-year renewable electricity supply agreement (power purchase agreement or PPA) in Romania with energy supplier OMV PETROM SA. The contract covers the purchase of green electricity from wind and photovoltaic sources provided by OMV PETROM SA and will start in January 2026.  OMV PETROM SA will provide around 800GWh of green electricity for a period of five years. This contract, combined with a photovoltaic park currently in the final stage of development at ...

Eastern Europe’s bid for growth

02 April 2024, Published under Cement News

ICR has been assessing the eastern European cement markets of Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. While decarbonisation is a central theme of all European cement markets, producers are also looking to improve plant efficiencies and are investing in new plant equipment.   The eastern European cement industry looks forward to a pick-up in cement demand in 2024 while it takes steps to decarbonise its operations (© Heidelberg Materials) The economic outlook in eastern Europe ha...

New ACC plant marks third investment by Holcim Romania

17 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Romania has completed its EUR15m investment in its autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) plant in Adjud, expanding the unit’s capacity by approximately 45 per cent. The project involved the replacement of the old production line and the introduction of new technology enabling increased dimensional accuracy and a better surface and edge finish, reports bne IntelliNews.  “Together with our technology partner, Aircrete, we rethought the entire industrial process, making it more efficien...

Holcim Romania inaugurates new aggregates plant

02 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Romania has opened a new EUR3m aggregates plant in Neudorf, Arad province, western Romania. The first deliveries of the new plant have been completed this month, said Holcim. "I am glad that with the opening of the new aggregates plant, the fifth in the country, we are closer to our customers in the western part of the country, with whom we want to build successful projects, contributing to their development plans," said Anca Alexandru, ready-mix and agreggates director of Holcim ...

Campulung modernisation is completed

23 October 2023, Published under Cement News

KHD has successfully delivered upgrades to the pyroprocessing and cement grinding lines at Holcim Romania ’s Campulung cement plant . The project increases clinker production capacity at the plant and underlines KHD’s reputation as an expert and reliable partner for value-enhancing plant modernisation projects.   “The Campulung project is a clear mark of confidence in our ability to design, engineer, and execute plant upgrade projects from one of the world’s largest cement producers,”...

Holcim Romania expands Campulung plant

10 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim (Romania) SA is investing over EUR25m to expand its cement plant in Campulung by 20 per cent. The investment will not only address the need for cement by the Romanian construction market, it will also help improve the plant’s sustainability by streamlining its logistics and reducing CO 2 emissions from the long-distance transportation of cement materials, according to Holcim. Holcim runs three facilities in Romania, located in Campulung, Alesd and Turda .

Romcim SA’s takeover move gets green light from Competition Council

04 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Romcim SA, a Romania-based producer of cement, concrete and other construction materials, has had its takeover of Bauelemente Reinvest SRL and its subsidiary Bauelemente SRL approved by the Competition Council. According to Agerpres, “Following the analysis, the Competition Council found that this operation does not raise significant obstacles to effective competition on the Romanian market or on a substantial part of it and that there are no serious doubts regarding its compatibility with a...

Holcim (Romania) awarded state grant

12 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim is among five companies in Romania which have been awarded state grants for “investments with systemic impact”, according to IntelliNews. The grants are worth a total of RON363m (US$78.92m), of which Holcim has been allocated RON77.8m. The company has not yet revealed what the funds will be used for.  Holcim (Romania) SA currently runs three plants in Romania, one grinding and two integrated, with a total cement production capacity of 6Mta. 

Holcim Romania expands aggregates portfolio

04 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Romania has expanded its aggregates division by acquiring Stones Business Development SRL, one of the main suppliers of aggregates in the Bucharest-Ilfov area of Romania. With this transaction, Holcim has secured a volume of high-quality aggregate reserves and strengthened its position including in the Bucharest-Ilfov area, one of the areas with the highest growth in the construction sector in Romania. The deal was approved by the Competition Council and completed on 31 March 2023. ...

Holcim Romania to develop solar power project

17 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim Romania is developing a photovoltaic park with an installed capacity of 1MWp at its cement plant in Alesd , Bihor County. The solar power project is co-financed within the “Energy programme in Romania”, having Innovation Norway as program operator. The main results targeted by the project include the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 383t of CO 2 /year and energy produced from renewable sources, amounting to 1254MWh per year on an average. “Innovation is key to achievi...