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Spain: January cement demand falls 1% in January 2016

19 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain slipped by one per cent YoY to 747,416t in January 2016, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In light of the evolution of last month's data, Oficemen wants to make a fresh appeal to the different public administrations to take into account plans such as Crecimenta 20 · 30, recently released by the cement sector. "It proposed 25 measures to increase production and consumption based on proposals supported by the current context of budgetary r...

Lafarge halts EUR20m investment in Sagunto plant, Spain

17 February 2016, Published under Cement News

The management of Lafarge yesterday made public its decision to halt the expansion of its quarry and its plant at Sagunto, Spain, due to “the uncertainty created by the new local government and the lack of viable alternatives,” according to El Mercantil Valenciano. The cement producer had intended to spend around EUR20m in upgrading its plant. In 2013 Lafarge and the town council of Sagunto agreed for the company to accept the limits to the use of its quarrying concession and move to the o...

Votorantim to invest in Spanish plant

04 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos will invest EUR1.7m in the Toral de los Vados cement plant of its Spanish subsidiary Cementos Cosmos. The investment will fund environmental improvements as well as health and safety initiatives. Last year the Brazilian major invested around EUR1.8m in the modernisation of the facilities despite the works seeing clinker production fall by 10 per cent with further declines expected for this year. Votorantim attributed the 2015 drop due to a decrease in exports. “Our lac...

Spain: Cemex Lloseta sees 13,730t CO2 reduction

29 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex’s Lloseta plant in Spain reduced its CO 2 emissions by 13,730t in 2015, the company announced on the occasion of the UN World Day for Carbon Emissions Reduction, which took place on 28 January 2015. Reducing the impact of industrial activities on the environment is one of the main commitments made by Cemex, according to the company. It has an environmental policy strategy to achieve “a low-carbon industry and an efficient use of resources". The three main objectives of Cemex to c...

Spain: demand up 5.3% in 2015

28 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has increased by 5.3 per cent to 11,408,287t in 2015, according to Oficemen, the country's cement association. Variability in the second half of the year depressed annual growth. Exports have also fallen in 2015 and were 4.4 per cent lower YoY at 9,233,979t. "During these years of hard crisis, exports have been the only lifeline to compensate for the loss of domestic demand. However, it is increasingly difficult for our industry to compete in foreign markets, m...


05 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Votorantim subsidiary St Mary’s Cement is proposing to spend around US$130m to a kiln expansion and modernisation programme at its works at Charlevoix, Michigan, USA. This is expected to increase the capacity from the current 1.4Mta to 2Mta.  Elsewhere, Votorantim’s Spanish subsidiary, Cementos Cosmos, has celebrated three accident-free years as the parent company spent in excess of EUR1m to improve the company’s health and safety record.

Spain: Matteo Rozzanigo appointed new president of AFCA

24 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Matteo Rozzanigo, CEO of the Spanish arm of FYM-Italcementi, has been appointed as new president of the Andalusian cement producers’ association (AFCA). Mr Rozzanigo graduated from the Universidad Politécnica de Milán as industrial engineer and held posts mainly in Italcementi as Near East Director and also held directorships in  International Development and Near East Development. He succeeds Isidoro Miranda, CEO of Lafarge Holcim Spain. AFCA includes key Andalusian cement companies such ...

Spanish demand to November increases 5%

23 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Spain’s cement market has expanded by 5.2 per cent YoY to 10,573,572t between January-November 2015, according to Oficemen, the country's cement association. In November alone, demand rose by 13.8 per cent to 1,008.789t, helping to boost full-year forecasts. For 2015, the association expects domestic consumption to reach some 11.3Mt, representing an increase of around five per cent YoY. "In line with our forecasts, 2015 it was a year marked by strong volatility in the figures, on a ver...

Cementos Cosmos celebrates three accident-free years

22 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Cementos Cosmos is celebrating three years without accidents among its workers. The Córdoba works has implemented several preventative measures over this period and its parent company, Votorantim Cimentos, has invested more than EUR1m in equipment and training to improve the company’s health and safety record. Occupational safety and health are a priority for the group, which has implemented out various prevention and awareness initiatives. For instance, the Córdoba works has init...

Estanda supplies LafargeHolcim plant in Nigeria

01 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Estanda has supplied a LafargeHolcim cement plant in Nigeria with new designs for more efficient dip tubes, the Spanish equipment supplier said in a statement. The project, which was for the supply of the dip tubes and supervision during their assembly, included an initial stage of total component redesign and modifying dimensions and materials used by the client to adapt to the technical recommendations provided by Estanda. The proposed solution will prevent wear and low-durability issue...