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thyssenkrupp Polysius and Schwenk collaborate on meca-clay development

12 December 2023, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Polysius and Schwenk Zement have jointly developed a new process and technology that enables the activation of any type of clay without thermal energy and fossil fuels. The two companies recently presented meca-clay in Brussels, Belgium.   The newly-developed meca-clay process enables the activation of all types of clay using only electrical energy, without the use of fossil fuels. With meca-clay, the potential of mechano-chemistry – that aims at making green chemistry bey...

IKN makes progress with Schwenk kiln project

11 December 2023, Published under Cement News

IKN is currently upgrading the existing kiln at Schwenk Zement’ s Allmendingen cement works in Germany. A recent project update reveals that kiln parts with a diameter of 6m and 7.3m were transported to the site using four heavy transport vehicles. Due to this unconventional mode of delivery, a number of technical and administrative hurdles had to be overcome. Thanks to excellent teamwork between Schwenk, IKN and all other involved partners, these challenges were addressed smoothly and p...

German cement prices rise again

23 March 2023, Published under Cement News

The German statistical office (Statistisches Bundesamt) has published the price index for manufactured goods where cement prices were up by 51.7 per cent in February 2022 YoY, and by 8.9 per cent MoM.   The EUR30/t increases decided in November by Heidelberg Materials , Lafarge ( Holcim ) and Schwenk Zement GmbH & Co KG and above all by Dyckerhoff GmbH ( Buzzi-Unicem ), which asked its clients for +EUR55/t to +EUR65/t are not unrelated to this movement, with the price of the carbon ...

Modifying Germany's carbon capture plans

10 March 2023, Published under Cement News

As a leading industrial nation in the EU, Germany's carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) strategy is key for the succesful reduction of European CO2 emissions. The German government has targeted net zero to be reached in 2045 and the cement sector is expected to play an important part in this drive. Progress is underway with cement industry CCUS projects at Mergelstetten and Rohrdorf featuring in the news. However, there is a concern about adequate underground storage of captured CO...

Thomas Gruppe acquires Opterra Zement GmbH and Opterra Beton GmbH

24 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Thomas Gruppe has confirmed the acquisition of Opterra Zement GmbH and Opterra Beton GmbH (east Germany), which have been owned by CRH Plc since 2015 as part of the pre-merger bulk acquisition of certain Lafarge and Holcim assets.  CIC-Market Solutions estimates Opterra's cement sales to be close to EUR110m. The transaction amount has not been disclosed but is unlikely to exceed EUR200m. CRH previously tried to sell this asset to Schwenk Zement KG in 2017 (transaction value of the m...

Schwenk to increase stake in Akmenės Cementas

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Germany’s Schwenk has received approval to increase its stake in Lithuania's only cement manufacturer, Akmenės Cementas. It was already the majority shareholder at 50.42 per cent but is now set to increase this to 96.98 per cent. Schwenk Zement Beteiligungen will also acquire 75.41 per cent of Kalcitas, a limestone and clay producer, and 100 per cent of Cemeka and Lanku Bokstai.

Schwenk invests in cement mill and multichamber silo

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Schwenk Zement plans to start operation of an additional cement mill and multichamber cement storage silo at its Broceni plant in Latvia at the end of this year. The completion of the project will enable more efficient use of the existing capacity at the facility, expand the range of cement produced with more environmentally-friendly product types and look towards new export markets. "We already export about 70 per cent of the cement produced in Brocēni to the Nordic countries and we can...

CI4C consortium makes progress with carbon capture project

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The pilot project "catch4climate", for which four cement manufacturers have joined forces, is set to capture CO 2 at the site of the Mergelstetten cement plant in southern Germany. For this, the consortium intends to build and operate its own demonstration plant on a semi-industrial scale, where the oxyfuel process will be applied for CO 2 capture. The captured CO 2 will then be used to produce "reFuels", climate-neutral synthetic fuels such as kerosene for air traffic, with the help of r...

Ohorongo Cement sale blocked by competition commission

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The Namibian Competition Commission has reportedly blocked the NAD1.5bn (US$86.67m) sale of Schwenk Namibia, which manages and owns 69.8 per cent of Ohorongo Cement, to West China Cement, according to The Namibian. "The Namibian Competition Commission [has] made a decision to prohibit the acquisition of Schwenk Namibia (Pty) Ltd by West China Ltd due to the fact that it would result in coordination between Ohorongo Cement (Pty) Ltd and Whale Rock Cement," said notes on the decision. The ...

Schwenk Zement acquires 100% shares of Celitement GmbH

14 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Schwenk Zement KG has taken over all shares of the previous fellow shareholders (including the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) in Celitement GmbH and this has been backdated to 1 January 2020. From having been a Schwenk-affiliated company, Celitement GmbH became a full subsidiary of the well-established building materials group from Ulm.

 Celitement GmbH was founded in February 2009 and by autumn 2011 had a pilot plant erected on the KIT site (North Campus, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen) t...