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Geminor enters the Spanish recycling and recovery market

02 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Geminor plans to expand its operations in 2023 by focussing on the Spanish market. In addition to France, Spain can play a key role in securing a balance in the material recycling and energy recovery markets in Europe, says Senior Business Development Manager at Geminor, Kai Schöpwinkel. From offices in Bordeaux in France, Kai Schöpwinkel will lead Geminor’s move into Spain, as well as a planned expansion of operations in France. Both the recycling and energy recovery markets are growin...

Spanish cement demand slips 0.4% in October

01 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain has edged down by 0.4 per cent YoY to 1,264,554t in October 2022, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The fall represents a six-month decline since May. Exports from Spain were down 22 per cent YoY in September, resulting in a 20 per cent drop in the year to date of 20 per cent. Imports decline by 55 per cent YoY on the back of falling domestic consumption, but in the year to date they have increased 14.5 per cent YoY. “In the first 10 months...

CARBIOW biofuel project gets underway

16 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Work has officially begun on the Carbon Negative Biofuels from Organic Waste (CARBIOW) project, which aims to promote the conversion of organic waste to biofuels. The 42-month project is being funded by the EU under the Horizon Europe Programme to establish an efficient and scalable process to convert organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) and other hard-to-utilise solid organic wastes to biofuels. Among its targets is the carbonisation of gasification ashes with carbon dioxide...

Votorantim Cimentos completes acquisition of Heidelberg Materials assets in Spain

03 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos announced that has completed the acquisition of all the businesses of Heidelberg Materials in the south of Spain, which includes a modern integrated cement plant located in Málaga , three aggregates quarries and 11 ready-mix plants in Andalusia region.   In the last two years, Votorantim Cimentos has strengthened its presence in the Spanish cement market with the acquisition of the integrated cement plant of  Cementos Balboa in Extremadura and now with the Malaga p...

Cement consumption in Spain down 3% in September

31 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement market contracted by 3.4 per cent YoY in September to 1,245,816t, according to Oficemen, the Spanish cement association. Moreover, the fifth-consecutive monthly decline has pushed the volume on a year basis into the red, with domestic cement sales contracting by 0.2 per cent YoY in the January-September 2022 period. External trade also lacks lustre as exports were down 5.4 per cent YoY to 4,251,175t in September. "Furthermore, the accumulated figure for the last 12 months (mo...

Cementos Molins' revenue up 37% YoY in 9M22

28 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins has reported revenue of EUR959m in the opening nine months of 2022, up 37 per cent on the same period a year earlier. According to the company, the increase is attributed to higher sales across all businesses and the significant contribution from acquisitions completed in 2021. On a like-for-like basis, revenue advanced by 14 per cent.  EBITDA over the same period improved by 11 per cent to EUR208m, on the back of strong performances by the company’s South American and A...

Spain’s cement price sees record hike

27 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The price of cement in Spain hit a record high as it increased by 18 per cent in September, the highest increase since the historical series started in 2002, according to the country’s National Institute of Statistics (INE). In May the cement price increased by 14.3 per cent YoY and increases accelerated further in June to 16.5 per cent, followed by further increases in July and August, when the price saw a 16.8 per cent advance, noting new records. Prior to May, the largest increase in ce...

Portland Valderrivas to invest EUR6m in Sevilla plant

17 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Portland Valderrivas expects to invest EUR6m in the construction of a non-hazardous waste processing plant and the renovation of its mining concession in Alcalá de Guardaira , Sevilla, Spain. The project will enable the plant to significantly reduce its energy costs and carbon footprint as the alternative fuel will replace petcoke. It will also allow for the elimination of waste that is currently destined for landfill. In addition, the project will enable the company to study t...

Cemtech industry conference: Cembureau warns that EU ETS costs risk carbon leakage

04 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The European cement industry is facing increased costs imposed by the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), which is creating a competitive disadvantage with countries outside of the region.   Isidoro Miranda, president of CEMBUREAU, warns of increasing production costs due to the EU ETS during his presentation at Cemtech Europe “Today the EU industry is paying EUR8/t more to produce cement than countries outside of the ETS”, said Isidoro Miranda, president of Cembureau, the ...

Cemex to develop lightweight concrete for windfarm platforms

30 September 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has announced that it is part of a consortium that has received a grant from the European Commission to build a full-scale prototype of a floating offshore windmill with a concrete foundation. The company will design and produce a high-performance and lightweight concrete for an optimised low-carbon foundation structure for offshore windfarms. CEMEX has agreed to provide its expertise in concrete technology, chemical admixtures and special aggregates to design a specialty mix that...