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Cemex's restored quarries bear fruit

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex's commitment to considered and high-quality restoration of its quarries has resulted in the harvesting of olive oil, citrus fruits and grapes from locations in Croatia and Spain. In Split, Croatia, Cemex organised a volunteering activity in the olive groves located in its quarry, in cooperation with the Agricultural and Veterans' Cooperative Lintar. In a few hours, seven teams of five to six volunteers managed to break the daily harvesting record with 1162 kg of olives harveste...

Carboneras Cement creates CO2 capture joint venture

04 January 2022, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Spain (Holcim group) will capture CO 2 emissions at its Carboneras plant. Together with Carbon Clean and Sistemas de Calor, the company has created the ECO02 joint venture which since the end of 2020 has been assessing the scheme’s technical viability and benefits.

 The plan is for the plant to be capturing CO 2 by early 2023. The CO 2 will be used in the area’s greenhouses, where it will improve productivity through agricultural carbonic fertilisation, which copies and ...

Cementos Molins acquires Pretersa Prenavisa

23 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Through its subsidiary Precon, Cementos Molins has acquired 100 per cent of precast concrete company Pretersa Prenavisa, owned by the European investment group Kartesia. The acquisition will support Cementos Molins’ growth in the precast concrete markets of Spain, Portugal and France and improve its product range of sustainable solutions in the construction sector. Founded more than 30 years ago, Pretersa Prenavisa is specialised in the engineering, design, manufacture, and assembly of pre...

Spain's cement market expands 9% in November

15 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 9.1 per cent YoY to 1,318,146t in November, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Demand in the first 11 months of 2021 advanced 10.6 per cent YoY to 12.738Mt when compared with the 11M20. "In these 11 months, consumption accumulated growth of 10.6 per cent, an evolution that slightly improves the forecasts made by our research department in September and allows us to observe with moderate optimism the evolution of the domestic mar...

Cemento Cosmos to stop Cordoba kiln

29 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemento Cosmos, part of Brazil-based Votorantim Cimentos, is stopping the kiln at its Córdoba plant in Spain in 2022 due to high energy costs. The plan is to “significantly” reduce clinker production with temporary shutdowns over the next year, reports Diario Córdoba. While clinker will no longer be produced at the Córdoba plant, cement production will continue, using clinker from other group plants, possibly from the Cementos Balboa plant in Badajoz, which was purchased earlier this year. ...

Spain’s cement sector recovers 57Mt of waste in 15 years

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The Spanish cement industry has recovered 57Mt of waste from 88 sectors between 2004-19, reports the Fundación CEMA in collaboration with Institut Cerdà. This has prevented the release of 1Mt of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere and savings of EUR115m by not sending the waste to landfills. The report confirms that the optimisation of synergies has resulted in the cement sector becoming one of the largest recyclers of mineral waste in Spain and a leader in energy recovery. It has injected alm...

Cement consumption in Spain up 10% in October

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement demand has expanded by 10.1 per cent to 1,302,750t in October 2021, according to data from Oficemen. In the January-October 2021 period domestic cement consumption advanced 12 per cent YoY to 12.458Mt. "The figures for October bring us closer to the end of the year in which we could recover the volume of pre-pandemic consumption for 2019, in line with what was already indicated in September,”said Oficemen President, José Manuel Cascajero. However, exports declined 14.2 per ...

Cementos Molins signs novation of syndicated sustainable financing

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins signed a renewal of its sustainable syndicated financing for the group and affiliates in Spain, which was formalised in 2019. The novation continues to be classified as a “sustainability-linked loan” extends the maturity by two years until December 2026. In addition, the agreement now has a limit up to EUR300m, of which EUR75m as a term loan and EUR225m as revolving credit facility. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged. The financing, which was the first sustaina...

Çimsa joins Oficemen

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Çimsa has joined the Spanish cement manufacturers association, Oficemen. The Turkish company has recently started its production activity in Spain, after the acquisition of the white cement factory in Buñol, Valencia, from the Mexican group Cemex. With a production capacity of nearly 0.6Mta, the Buñol plant is among the most technologically advanced in Europe. "With the integration of the Buñol factory into our production and distribution networks, we will increase our white cement p...

HeidelbergCement sells southern Spanish assets to Votorantim

11 November 2021, Published under Cement News

After having announced to sell regional businesses in Catalonia, Madrid, Asturias and on the Balearic Islands, HeidelbergCement now signed a contract to sell its southern Spain business to Votorantim Cimentos.   The sale includes the 1.4Mta integrated cement plant in Malaga, three aggregate sites, and 11 ready-mixed concrete sites in Andalusia. Both companies have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. "With this transaction, Votorantim Cimentos strengthens its business in Sp...