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Cement consumption in Spain up 8% in 1Q21

19 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement demand advanced 8.4 per cent YoY in the first quarter of 2021, reaching 3,378,281t, reports Oficemen, the country’s cement association. The hike reflects the low based of demand in the 1Q20 as the country entered lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. “You have to look very cautiously at the percentage data for March, which show a growth of 52.6 per cent when compared to the start of the pandemic, when the stoppage of many of the works weighed down consumption by about 30...

Port of Malaga to move 50,000t of cement and clinker in single week

23 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The Port of Malaga, Spain, expects to move around 50,000t of clinker and cement this week.  From 22 March, the Nordanhav is loading 9500t of cement at Pier 6 by Financiera y Minera and Opemar. The Ultra Passion will be adding 40,000t of clinker at Pier 7 as of 25 March.

Cemex to reopen Lloseta plant

19 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has signalled its intention to restart cement production at its Lloseta plant in Spain in the coming weeks, according to Ultima Hora Online. The plant closed in January 2019 but the company had to communicate to government  before 15 April 2021 what its plans were regarding the fate of the plant: to resume production or shut down and dismantle the works. The cement producer will manufacture "a type of cement with specific benefits, more sustainable and resilient” with a limited produ...

Spain’s cement consumption falls 2% in February

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain has declined 2.4 per cent YoY to 1,136,748t in February 2021, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Cement consumption in the first two months of the year saw a 10.1 per cent drop when compared with the 2M20. In terms of exports, volumes increased by 29.2 per cent YoY in February 2021. “We are observing this export improvement with great caution. We cannot forget that we are still immersed in a pandemic situation, which still weighs on local prod...

Cementos Molins records net profits of EUR93m in 2020

01 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins announced the group's net profit rose by four per cent YoY to EUR93m in 2020. In comparable terms of exchange rates and adjustment for hyperinflation of Argentina, the net profit  increased by 27 per cent in 2020. Cementos Molins revenues have reached EUR775m at the end of 2020, which represents a decrease of three per cent compared to the same period of the previous year. The strong contraction of the markets in the second quarter as a result of the impact of the COVID...

Spanish demand down 19% in January

24 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain decreased by 19.2 per cent YoY to 842,861t in January 2021, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. Demand was impacted by the stoppage of works due to snowstorm Filomena as well as subsequent clearing operations that lasted for a fortnight. In addition, January had two fewer working days than last year. “The storm, although temporary, has been the last straw to a situation that, as we have been saying, is already critical for a sector, that o...

Southern Cement ships 3Mt of cement through Ipswich

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Southern Cement has reached the 3Mt milestone as general cargo vessel MV Arklow Raider arrived from Bilbao into the port of Ipswich, UK, with 4600t of cement. The cement company started using the port in 2002. Dean Wessels, operations manager at Southern Cement, said: “We are delighted to reach the milestone of 3Mt of cement through our operation at Ipswich. We could not have achieved this without the commitment of our employees and business partners. Our relationship with ABP has allowed ...

Cement demand in Spain down 10% in 2020

28 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spanish has declined by 9.7 per cent to 13.288Mt in 2020, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The drop was already apparent in January and February, but with the lockdown due the the COVID-19 pandemic, demand in March, April and May fell by more than 1.2Mta when compared with 2019. It was not until December that demand seemed to pick up as cement consumption increased 8.2 per cent YoY to 1.022Mt, but from a low base in 2019. Exports In 2020 S...

Cemex supplies largest maintenance airport in Europe

27 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex is supplying cement and concrete for the Teruel Airport Platform, the largest maintenance, repair and operations airport in Europe. Cemex has supplied 30,000t of cement required to produce 100,000Mm 3 of concrete to build two new hangars, the expansion of the parking arae, a runway of around 3km and industrial zone, terminals, amongst other facilities for the Spanish airport.

ESP morphs into bag filter

26 January 2021, Published under Cement News

When electrostatic precipitators are unable to meet tighter emission regulations, it can be more economical to modify them to bag filters rather than replace them with a new bag filter. Gorco SA highlights the key points to consider. By Eduardo Sauto, Gorco SA, Spain. Front view of the new bag filter with internal channel and bag plates Increasingly strict environmental emissions legislation has been a key driver behind the development of advances in gas filtration technology. I...