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Spain's demand grows 11% in 2017

27 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain expanded by 11 per cent to 12.3Mt in 2017, according to the latest data from the country’s cement association, Oficemen. However, despite the positive change, civil works, the engine of Spanish cement consumption, remains at historic lows. Demand from this sector has fallen by 75 per cent in the last decade, from 19Mt in 2008 to 5Mt today, says Oficemen. The organisation highlighted that the data indicates that construction activity remains stagnant and cement ...

LafargeHolcim increased investment in Jerez de la Frontera

24 January 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain, invested EUR2m in improving its facilities in 2017, according to a company statement. The sum represents a 20 per cent rise when compared with investment in 2016. The investment focussed on environmental improvements, including the replacement of continuous measuring equipment in the stack and the installation of fire detection systems in the fuel unloading and storage areas. In addition, it worked on the rehabilitatio...

LafargeHolcim

03 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The 39.9 per cent-owned LafargeHolcim associate Huaxin Cement is investing in a US$140Mta cement works that it is building in Nepal.  Lafarge Malaysia’s turnover came down by some 13 per cent to US$409.5m in the first nine months of 2017, while a net loss of US$33.1m was incurred, compared with a US$10.5m profit for the same period last year. The company lost money in each of the quarters of this year and a return to profit is not expected until the middle of next year. LafargeHolcim A...

Cementos Especiales de las Islas works demolition starts

21 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The demolition of Cementos Especiales de las Islas started on 20 December. Located on the northeastern boundary of Puerto-Ciudad, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the cement plant was one of the few industrial facilities that remained in the area before the moving out of most industry. The cement plant makes way for the area’s ambitious regeneration plan that will see the port be transformed into a recreation area for the population.

LafargeHolcim Sagunto to return to full operation

13 December 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Sagunto works in Spain will return to full operation for the first time since 2007. Following a year of uncertainty about the future of the cement plant due to issues in renewing its quarry licence, the news is particularly welcome to the staff of the 2.3Mta facility. Reasons cited for the step are two-fold. The economic recovery and resurgence of construction in Valencia and Castellón will enable the company to recover domestic margins following three years of exports and...

New cement type from olive stone ash and blastfurnace slag

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Researchers in Spain and Brazil have developed a new type of cement manufactured from olive stone ash and blastfurnace slag as a more sustainable alternative to currently-produced cements. The new cement has been created by researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) of Brazil, according to UPV sources. Dr Jordi Payá, researcher at the Institute of Science and Technology of Concrete (ICITECH) of the UPV, says that this n...

Cementos Molins relocates registered address to Madrid

23 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement producer Cementos Molins is moving its registered address from the town of Sant Vicenc del Horts in Catalonia to Madrid. Sources close to the step have said the reason for the move is the legal uncertainty in Catalonia. While the company’s plant will remain in Sant Vicenc del Horts, the publicly-traded copany and the group’s holding through which it channels its foreign investments will take up residence in Madrid. The company plans to invest EUR350m to expand its produ...

Spain's cement industry in drive to reduce CO2 emissions 80% by 2050

18 October 2017, Published under Cement News

According to a new report by Oficemen, the Spanish cement industry is undertaking steps to reduce its CO2 emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 when compared with 1990 as base year. In its “Roadmap of the Spanish cement industry for the reduction of carbon emissions by 2050”. Conventional means such as increased energy efficiency and co-processing will enable the sector to reduce its CO2 footprint by 35 per cent compared to the base year. The roadmap foresees improvements in thermal efficiency ...

Joan Molins Amat new Cementos Molins President

01 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Spain-based Cementos Molins has appointed Joan Molins Amat as its new President following the passing of Casimiro Molins Ribot on 25 June. Joan Molins Amat was formerly First Vice-President of the company. The Group's Board of Directors assigned Joaquín Molins Gil as First Vice-President and Ana María Molins López-Rodó on his place as Second Vice-President.

Oficemen names Jesús Ortiz as new president

31 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Oficemen, the Spanish cement association, has appointed Jesús Ortiz as its new president. Mr Ortiz is currently CEO of HeidelbergCement in Spain. With a degree in Economics and Business Management from a French university, he succeeds Jaime haro.