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HeidelbergCement’s Nordic light

11 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden are part of HeidelbergCement Group’s Northern and Eastern Europe-Central Asia division. In an exclusive interview, ICR speaks with Giv K Brantenberg, general manager of HeidelbergCement Northern Europe, to find out about the company’s engagement with these three Nordic markets. ICR speaks with Giv K Brantenberg, general manager of HeidelbergCement Northern Europe ICR: How are the construction markets in Denmark, Norway and Sweden perf...

Nordic cement’s green shoots

04 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Nordic cement industry is a relatively small player in Europe. Still, its plants are some of the most advanced in the world and are pioneering projects for alternative fuels and carbon capture and storage. The region entered 2020 with expectations of improved sales, driven by infrastructure projects and hopes of a housing recovery. However, the coronavirus pandemic is expected to inhibit this growth. Owned by CRH, Finnsementti’s 1.1Mta cement plant at Parainen saw the domestic mar...

Gebr Pfeiffer wins Swedish mill order

06 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Gebr Pfeiffer has been awarded a contract by Swecem AB, part of the Peab corporate group, one of northern Europe’s leading construction companies, for the supply and construction of a complete granulated blastfurnace slag (GBS) grinding plant with a mill type MVR 2500 C-4. The plant is in Oxelösund, located on the eastern coast of southern Sweden. Swecem AB operates in the field of cementitious materials for concrete production and intends to produce its own environmentally-friendly c...

Cemex

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has agreed to sell its operations in Latvia, where it owns the 1.6Mta cement plant at Broceni, as well as import and marketing operations in Sweden, where there are four, Finland (three), Norway (four), Estonia (1) and a 38 per cent stake in Lithuania's sole cement plant, to the privately-owned Schwenk Zement for EUR340m. To help finance the purchase, Schwenk is selling its 69.8 per cent stake in Schwenk Namibia on a Singapore-based investor for some US$73m.       Cemex has also ag...

Cemex sells Broceni plant and Nordic assets to Schwenk Zement

20 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it has signed an agreement for the sale of assets in the Baltics and Nordics to Schwenk Zement for approximately EUR340m. The Baltic assets being divested consist of the 1.7Mta Broceni cement plant in Latvia, four aggregates quarries, two cement quarries, six ready-mix plants, one marine terminal and one land distribution terminal in Latvia. The assets divested also include Cemex's approximate 38 per cent indirect interest in the 1.8Mta Akmene cement plant in Lithu...

Gotland could eventially see wind powered cement production

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cementa (HeidelbergCement group) and utility group Vattenfall are proposing a pilot cement plant on the Swedish island of Gotland to be run on wind power instead of fossil fuels. Vattenfall and Cementa will conduct an in-depth study this year into how the pilot plant can be built.  Simulations indicate that the electrification of Cementa's Gotland factory would work well together with the planned expansion of wind energy on the island. The pilot plant project came as a result of Vattenfall...

Siwertell AB under new ownership

11 May 2018, Published under Cement News

In a new agreement Cargotec and JCE Invest AB have established a new joint venture, Bruks Siwertell Group (BSG), specialised in dry bulk handling. BSG will own Siwertell AB, which was previously part of Kalmar Business Area within Cargotec, and BRUKS Holding AB, previously part of JCE Group. Both companies are world-leading suppliers of bulk materials handling solutions. Cargotec will own 48 per cent of the shares in Bruks Siwertell Group with the balance of shares owned by JCE Invest AB....

Cementa applies for 30-year limestone quarry extension

20 December 2017, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement-owned Cementa has submitted an application to continue its limestone extraction operations at Degerhamn. The application covers 15Mt of limestone in the next 30 years and Cementa has conducted extensive investigations into the potential impact of the operations on the area’s water supply and surrounding natural resources. "It only turns out to be a marginal impact on the groundwater around the tents and hence no lowering of water levels in any individual wells," said...

Apeco slag conveyor system is installed at Swedish cement plant

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Apeco has successfully completed a slag conveyor system project at the Cementa cement plant in Slite, Gotland, Sweden. The supplied conveyors were installed on a hill with limited bearing points, and are capable of transporting sand or slag at a rate of 600tph. Within the framework of the project, Apeco delivered two belt conveyors with different transshipment chutes and flap-valves to the client. The supplier also carried out a comprehensive rebuilding of the transshipment building. ...

Klaipeda terminal expansion to boost Akmenes Scandinavian exports

20 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The cement loading terminal under development at the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania, will enable Akmenes Cementas to boost its exports to Scandinavia, according to business daily Verslo Zinios. "It will make it easier to hold talks with potential buyers in Scandinavia, as our response to their needs will be more flexible and timely. We will be able to gradually accumulate cement at the terminal, we will not have to bring the entire amount needed for the ship by train cars at a time, as this ...