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Cementos Molins reports record results in 2023

29 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Spain-based Cementos Molins closed 2023 with revenues of EUR1349m, up six per cent YoY with gains across all businesses and regions as sales increased and price management impacted positively on the company’s results. EBITDA advanced 22 per cent YoY to EUR337m thanks in particular to the contribution of the company’s Spanish and Mexican operations. Higher volumes, successful efficiency plans and increases in selling prices all played a role in improving the operational result. However, the...

Holcim Spain joins Green Building Council Spain

29 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim Spain has joined the Green Building Council Spain (GBCE) with the aim of promoting circular and sustainable construction practices in the building sector. According to the company, through this alliance it will offer all its expertise in the development of cutting-edge materials and solutions aimed at the construction of sustainable and carbon-neutral cities, while the GBCE will provide meeting spaces and the exchange of knowledge for the generation of proposals and initiatives.  ...

Nasequip Systems supplies gas cooling system for Cementos Cosmos

28 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Nasequip Systems Pvt Ltd has commissioned   a dual-fluid gas cooling system for Cementos Cosmos  ( Votorantim Group ) Toral De Los Vados cement plant, Spain. Turkish partner Dal Engineering assisted with this project. The preheater tower measures 4.3m diameter x 50m high. The project's significance lies in its substantial impact on enhancing the operational efficiency and productivity of the plant. The feasibility study, calculations, engineering, design, manufacturing, testing, automa...

CEMEX to add a new tertiary mill at Alicante

23 February 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX's plant in Alicante in Spain embarks on a significant environmental initiative, launching a new tertiary mill project, "Molentis," with a EUR6m investment aimed at reducing CO 2 emissions. The "Molentis" project, part of CEMEX 's "Future in Action" decarbonisation strategy, is scheduled to commence operations in the 1Q25, this initiative is supported by a EUR4.4m grant from the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism's Innovation and Sustainability Plan in the Manufacturing Ind...

Cementos Molins launches low-carbon Dragon cements

23 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins ’ newly-launched cements and concretes represent a reduction in CO 2 emissions of up to 25 per cent compared to products made with the current Type I cement of the same strength category. The company is introducing two innovative solutions, DRAGON BM-PL (CEM II/B-M (P-L) 42.5R) and DRAGON IV-SR (CEM IV/A (P) 42.5 R-SR), which offer various applications in the construction sector. The former is for the production of concrete and mortars, while the latter is suitable for u...

Spain’s cement demand drops 4% in January

21 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain declined by 3.6 per cent to 1,029,258t in January 2024, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. Furthermore, in January 2024 exports fell by 20.5 per cent, resulting in the seventh-consecutive month of decline. A total of 346,436t was exported, 89,076t less than in January 2023. “The future of our industry faces multiple challenges, which is why it is vitally important to establish synergies with all the actors involved. Along these lines, we hav...

Cementos Molins appoints Javier Sueiras as CIO

20 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Spain-based Cementos Molins has named Javier Sueiras as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Mr Sueiras will lead the IT Solutions and Services area, focussing on promoting strategic technology and digital initiatives. His responsibilities includes the development and implementation of new processes and advanced technological solutions to enhance different areas of Cementos Molins, improving customer experience and operational efficiency. He graduated as an industrial engineering a...

Oficemen signs decarbonisation technology agreement with Enagás

14 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement association, Oficemen, and natural gas transmission company Enagás SA have signed an agreement to jointly explore decarbonisation technologies. Both organisation will collaborate in the analysis and potential development of infrastructure to transport H 2 , CO 2 and O 2 . Signed by Alan Svaiter, Oficemen president, and Arturo Gonzalo Aizpiri, CEO of Enagás, the two-year agreement highlights the commitment of the Spanish cement industry to decarbonise. At the close of 2022, t...

Oficemen and ANESE sign collaborative agreement

13 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The general director of Oficemen (Spanish Cement Manufacturers Group), Aniceto Zaragoza Ramírez, and the general director of ANESE (National Association of Energy Services Companies), Carlos Ballesteros Barrado, have signed a collaboration agreement tohighlight the commitment of both organisations to contribute to the development of the economy following criteria of energy efficiency, sustainability and respect for the environment. This agreement contemplates the implementation of joint a...

Spanish cement demand falls 3% in 2023

31 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain showed no growth in 2023, settling at 14.5Mt, representing a drop of three per cent YoY and five years of stagnation, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. With an installed capacity of approximately 47Mta, capacity utilisation rates are low and Oficemen President, Alan Svaiter, said that a country with the population and GDP of Spain should have a stable demand of around 20Mt. He called for greater implementation of public works, more promine...