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Lloseta plant applies for raw material extension

02 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex's Lloseta cement plant in Spain has applied for permission to extract a maximum of 15Mt of raw material from its quarry of Can Negret, Alaró, until 2032. The cement producers has presented the project to the Ministry of Treball in line with the Balearic mining ordinance of 2014. It also has drawn up a plan for the restoration following exploitation. The project will need to obtain permission from the environmental commission, according to Ultima Hora. The quarry is located in the t...

Spain's cement demand up 9% in May

18 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Demand Index in Spain noted a YoY 9.3 per cent rise in May 2018, down 1.2 percentage points when compared with the previous month, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. In the last 12 months Spain’s cement market totalled 12.8Mt of cement, up 1.1Mt when compared with the same period of the previous year. “These volumes maintain the annual demand for cement in our country in figures similar to those recorded in 2013 and in half of what would be a normal le...

Molins to start old Sant Vicenç del Horts demolition

20 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemento Molins will start the demolition of its old plant in Sant Vicenç del Horts, a project which is expected to take around 18 months. The plant, which was built between 1965-1974, was replaced by a new works on an adjacent plot of land in 2010. Once the demolition is complete, it is possible that the owners will expand the current operational factory using the 19,000m 2 area. The project represents an investment of EUR2m. Sources at the company said there is no precedent in Cat...

Spain’s cement consumption sees 12% YoY in April

19 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement demand rose by 11.7 per cent YoY in April, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The growth has been attributed due to a recovery in housing starts, particularly in large cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, which have seen apartment prices rise in the last three years. In the last 12 months up to April, 12.4Mt of cement were consumed in Spain, which represents an additional 1.25Mt when compared with the same period of the previous year. New residential h...

Spanish cement demand growth decelerates

15 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain saw its growth slow to 7.6 per cent in March 2018, when compared with the previous month, according Oficemen’s Cement Demand Index (IDC). For the rolling year, from April 2017 to March 2018, consumption rose to 12.4Mt, an increase of 0.9Mt when compared with the same period in the previous year. While the latest market expansion represents 13 months of growth, the March data point to a strong deceleration of growth. Oficemen has attributed this slowdown to the effe...

Spain sees 12% YoY rise in demand in February

18 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain increased 11.7 per cent YoY in February, according to the Spanish cement association, Oficemen. In the 12 months ending February 2018, domestic cement consumption reached 12.6Mt, up 1.3Mt or 11.5 per cent YoY. Cement and clinker exports from Spain continue to fall with the 12 months ending January 2018 noting a 10 per cent YoY decrease in exports. In the 4Q17 civil works accounted for 5.6Mt of cement demand, up 11 per cent YoY and accounting for 53 per cent ...

Cementos Alfa receives environmental approval for Mataporquera quarry

09 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Ministry of Environment has approved the expansion of the Mataporquera quarry, submitted by Cementos Alfa. With the approval the life of the quarry, where Cementos Alfa exploits some 0.6Mta of limestone and marl reserves for cement production, has been extended for a new period of 30 years. The expansion of the operations covers an area of 77.49ha of land, owned by the municipalities of Valdeolea and Valdeprado del Rio. The concession includes 11 mining grids and some 336ha at ...

Montcada Municipality files appeal against LafargeHolcim plant environmental permit

03 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Municipality of Montcada i Reixac, Spain, has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Catalonia against the renewal of the environmental permit of the LafargeHolcim plant located in the municipality. Reasons for the appeal have not been disclosed. The cement producer received a renewed authorisation from the Department of Environment and Sustainability on 12 December 2017. Last year, the plant produced 0.5Mt of cement, representing a capacity utilisation rate of less than 50 per...

Cement demand in Spain shows double-digit growth

22 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in Spain expanded by 11 per cent in the 12 months up to January 2018 when compared with the year-ago rolling year, according to the new Cement Barometer, prepared by Oficemen, the country’s cement association. The latest figure has seen domestic consumption rise for 11 consecutive months with YoY double-digit increases noted in the past two months. However, cement and clinker exports have continued their decline, falling 10 per cent in 2017.

Cementos Molins reports 40% YoY rise in net profit in 2017

02 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins posted a net profit of EUR89.1m (US$109.4m) in 2017, which represents a YoY advance of 39.5 per cent. Consolidated turnover for the year increased 15 per cent YoY to EUR645.6m. The company’s revenues were supported by its international subsidiaries which expanded by 16 per cent, particularly its Argentine subsidiary, which saw its sales rise by 23 per cent. Subsidiaries in Spain increased their turnover by 13.5 per cent, particularly in the concrete and aggregate segment. ...