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Cement consumption in Spain grows 6% in 2019

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Demand for cement in Spain increased 5.9 per cent YoY to 14.254Mt in 2019, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. However, the cement association expressed concern about the lower rate of growth in the second half of the year. “The trend was up during the first six months of 2019, when it increased at a rate close to 11 per cent but stagnated in the second half, even with a slight fall of 0.2 per cent in the accumulated [demand] from July to December, compared to the same pe...

Cemex's Lloseta cement plant to become an aggregates facility

03 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex's closed cement plant in Lloseta, in Mallorca, Spain, has been passed by the Balearic Environment Commission to be adapted into an aggregates plant. Proposals for the site had been invited in May 2019, when the government made the site a Strategic Industrial Project. The best option has been to keep the Can Negret quarry operating and to grant approval for a new aggregates plant on the former cement plant site. Cemex has a licence to mine the quarry until 2072. The new facility is ex...

Cemex to build terminal in El Musel port

23 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Port Authority of Gijón granted Cemex a 30-year concession of 2477.72m 2 of land at the Olano Pier in the port of El Musel, Spain. The Mexico-headquartered cement producer plans to build and operate a port terminal to receive, store and distribute cement and derived products. Plans include the construction of several warehouses, a loading bay and a bagging facility in the next 10 months. As a result, it will compete directly in northern Spain with Tudela Veguín , which recently ope...

Spanish cement demand falls 4% in November

20 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain fell 4.4 per cent YoY to 1.104Mt in November, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In the year to date, demand has reached 13,321Mt. Exports dropped 30.2 per cent YoY to 0.449Mt from approximately 0.648Mt in November 2018. In the January-November period exports have dropped 21.5 per cent YoY to approximately 5.842Mt. Meanwhile, imports, of mainly clinker, have grown 41 per cent in November and 100 per cent in the year to date to 0.45Mt. “A...

Malaga Ports new conveyor has restored clinker exports

12 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Malaga Port has ended the year having exported in excess of 230,000t of clinker. Thanks to the partnership between Servimad Global and the Finance and Mining Company, Malaga Port has restarted cement exports that had been paralysed since December 2018. Cement exports were restarted in 2019 when Servimad decided to solve the issue of dust emissions by commissioning a conveyor belt specifically designed for Malaga Port, that minimises environmental pollution by 100 per cent. The new conv...

Cementos Molins signs EUR180m green loan

06 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement producer Cementos Molins has signed a EUR180m green loan to refinance all of its domestic debt and extend its maturity by five years. The agreement includes one EUR40m loan and a EUR140m revolving credit facility, of which EUR50m are already available with the balance to be used for future projects. Agent bank and coordinator of the loan is Caixabank while Sabadell, BBVA, Santander and HSBC also granted the loan. The refinancing was reportedly closed at an interest rate ...

Tudela Veguin opens new El Musel terminal

27 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementos Tudela Veguin has inaugurated its new terminal at El Musel, Gijón, Spain. The new terminal will enable the company to receive and store cement in a 4500m 2 warehouse. Bulk and bagged product from the facilities of Masaveu Industria will be handled at the terminal. The terminal facilities also include a 1250m berth for ships with a 23dwt draught. This is an investment of EUR5.5m that "will allow our cement activity to be more ecologically sustainable, energy efficient and more eco...

Spain's cement demand edged up 3% in October

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased by three per cent to 1.3Mt in October when compared with October 2018. The rise has been attributed to an increase in housing construction. In the first 10 months of the year demand increased by eight per cent. However, the Spanish cement association, Oficemen, said that this represents a smaller advance than the 11.5 per cent noted in the first half of the year. Exports in the 10M19 have fallen 16.8 per cent YoY to 603,190t, or the equivalent of “alm...

Cement demand in Spain expands 3% in September

22 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has increased 2.6 per cent YoY to 1,162,861t in September 2019, according to Oficemen, the Spanish cement association. However, Imports surged 87.5 per cent YoY to 50,000t. Demand in the first nine months of 2019 has advanced by 8.5 per cent YoY to close to 11Mt. However, exports have continued to fall. In September they slipped 2.7 per cent while for the 9M19 cement and clinker exports dropped 21.2 per cent YoY. The worsening export figure has been attributed b...

New opportunities for Europe

07 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Dr Michael Clark looks at how the EU ETS is expected to change the face of European clinker manufacture. With the price of carbon credits rising, it could become more economically viable to import clinker and grind it upon arrival in Europe through the use of smaller grinding facilities. By Dr Michael Clark, UK. Cem’In’EU’s new facility in Tonneins, southwest France, is an example of the new wave of clinker-importing grinding units expected to arrive The summer of 2019 has se...