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Oficemen names Víctor García Brosa as new president

12 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement association, Oficemen, has appointed Víctor García Brosa as its new president. Mr García Brosa is currently deputy general director of Cementos Portland’s managing board. A chemical engineer by training, he entered the cement industry in 2005, when he took up a post in Portland Valderrivas’ strategic planning unit. In 2015 he was appointed director general of the FCC subsidiary. He will succeed Jesús Ortiz, who will step down after a two-year tenure at the helm of Oficemen. ...

Clinker transport returns in Port of Málaga

30 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Following a stoppage of several months, the transport of clinker has resumed in the Port of Málaga, Spain, after the installation of a pioneering conveyor belt. The first shipment of 4800t of clinker being loaded is a vessel bound for Ireland. FYM-HeidelbergCement has invested EUR2.5m in the new belt, which is expected to significantly reduce dust emissions. The 650tph belt is completely enclosed and has a dust extraction system. It is expected that the new operation will reach full capac...

Cement demand in Spain down 3% in June

26 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain fell 2.9 per cent to 1.2Mt in June 2019, the first drop in monthly demand since November 2018. The drop has been attributed to a slow public works sector Despite the positive evolution of housing, the non-reactivation of public works and the delay of the work already tendered is slowing the growth of cement consumption," said Oficemen President, Jesus Ortiz. Cement exports declined by 32 per cent in June 2019 to 450,728t when compared with June 2018. Mr Ortiz ex...

Spanish cement market expands 7% in May

17 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 6.6 per cent YoY in May, reaching 1,333,698t, according to Oficemen. In the first five months of 2019, demand for cement advanced 13.7 per cent YoY when compared with the 5M18. "The improvement in the percentage of annual growth in this first part of the year is the result of the positive evolution of housing, which in the last 12 months has grown by 25 per cent, reaching a figure higher than the 107,000 housing permits. In parallel, there are no signs...

Spain's cement demand in May up, worsening trade balance

11 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain increased 6.6 per cent YoY to 1,333,698t, according to Oficemen, the country's cement association. In the first five months of 2019, the domestic cement market has expanded by 13.7 per cent YoY while in the 12-month period from June 2018 to May 2019 consumption rose 10.4 per cent to 14.11Mt. "The improvement in the percentage of annual growth in this first part of the year is the result of the positive evolution of housing, which in the last 12 months has grow...

La Araña cement works to install new crusher

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Spain-based La Araña cement plant, owned by FYM-HeidelbergCement, has received approval from the town’s planning department to build a new slate crusher. The EUR3m project is expected to reduce noise and dust emissions from the operations. The new equipment will replace two existing crushers, which are around 60 years old. The assembly of the crusher will start at the beginning of next year with commissioning to follow in summer.

Spanish cement consumption expands 7% YoY in April

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The Cement Demand Index, presented by Oficemen, the Spanish cement producers’ association, has registered an increase of 7.1 per cent in April when compared with April 2018. This represents a fall of nearly two percentage points when compared with March 2018, according to the association. Between May 2018-April 2019 total cement demand in Spain reached 13.57Mt, up 0.9Mt in the previous-year period. However, export growth continues to trend into negative territory. In the 12 months up t...

Cementos Portland Valderrivas and AICIA sign R&D agreement

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement producer Cementos Portland Valderrivas (CPV) and the Association for Research and Industrial Cooperation of Andalucía (AICIA) have signed an agreement to jointly conduct research and development work. Both organisation will carry out projects in the areas of cement production technology, industrial engineering, environment and safety at work. The two-year agreement was signed by CPV's Alcalá de Guadaíra Plant Manager, Miguel Ángel Martínex, and AICIA Managing Director, Fran...

Spain’s cement demand up 9% in March, exports continue to fall

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption increased 8.7 per cent YoY in March 2019, according to Oficemen, the domestic cement association. In the rolling 12-month period (April 2018-March 2019) the associations Cement Barometer estimates domestic demand at 13.58Mt, up from 12.48Mt in the April 2017-March 2018 period. The association has attributed the rise mainly to the construction of 100,000 housing units in 2018. “We welcome this data with optimism, since [the construction of] more than 100,000 hom...

Spain’s cement demand up 6% in February

11 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain, as measured by Oficemen’s Cement Demand Index, has increased 6.1 per cent YoY in February. In the March 2018-February 2019 period total cement consumption in Spain reached 13.4Mt. Cement and clinker exports fell 12.7 per cent to 7.9 per cent YoY in the February 2018-January 2019 period.The rise in CO 2 emission rights prices and the increasing power costs continue to impact negatively on the domestic industry’s competitiveness in export markets, according to Ofic...