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Safi CO2 helps grow Omega Green algae

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Omega Green, the algae cultivator in Eemshaven, The Netherlands, has opened a 1ha production location in Safi, Morocco. The company will use the CO2 emitted by HeidelbergCement’s Safi works to grow algae. The cultivation firm also has plans to upgrade the facility to 4ha with, according to co-owner Bert Knol, long-term goals by the German cement producer to extend the area to 400ha. The algae absorb 80-100tpa of CO2 from the air, or equivalent to the electricity generation required to po...

HeidelbergCement extends Renewi AF contract

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Miljo has extended the contract for Icopower pellets from waste-to-product company Renewi plc. The new contract will run for three years with the option to extend for a similar period. Renewi will supply the Germany-based cement producer with up to 54,000tpa of pellets. HeidelbergCement uses the pellets as an alternative fuel in the Gotland plant. Pellets are manufactured in Renewi’s Amsterdam facility from commercial waste and shipped from Renewi’s own quay to the cement ...

ENCI halts clinker production

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

ENCI, based in The Netherlands, has shut down its kiln after 91 years of operation. The event, which was carried out in the night of 29 March 2019, was low-key. The plant’s limestone quarry in Sint-Pietersberg, South Limburg, will now be a home to rare insects. Until 2018 the cement producer quarried limestone for the works’ kiln line. However, on 1 January 2020, the 120h site will pass to the management of Natuurmonumenten.

LafargeHolcim wins Dutch Afsluitdijk contract

14 January 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has been awarded with a key contract in the US$550m renovation of the Afsluitdijk, the Dutch iconic sea defense structure. The company will supply the project with Holcim Basalton Quattroblock to cover around 700,000m2 of the 32km-long dam. Marcel Cobuz, Region Head Europe: “As part of our Strategy 2022 – ‘Building for Growth’ we have committed to growing the new Solutions & Products segment further. We are very proud to be a partner in this landmark project that underlines o...

Taiwan Cement to invest US$1.1bn in new joint venture

30 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement announced it will spend US$1.1bn to create a joint venture with Turkey’s OYAK in The Netherlands, via a newly-created subsidiary, Dutch TCC Holdings. Taiwan Cement will hold 40 per cent of shares in the joint venture with OYAK holding 60 per cent. Through the JV, Taiwan Cement aims to increase its visibility in the European market at a time when the Chinese market is cooling.

Cement consumption in The Netherlands to hit 5Mt mark in 2018

01 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in The Netherlands is expected to rise from just under 4.5Mt in 2017 to 5Mt in 2018, according to the Cement and Beton Centrum. Some 50-55 per cent of cement is used by the concrete industry to supply to construction sites while 35-40 per cent of total cement sales are to the concrete products sector.

JT Cement orders 8000dwt cement carrier

13 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Norway’s JT Cement AS has ordered a pneumatic cement carrier from Netherlands-based Ferus Smit, according to Erik Thun AB. The ship will be the sister vessel of M/V Greenland and is scheduled for delivery in July 2019. "The vessel will be an improved version of Greenland but with a somewhat larger cargo carrying capacity at 8000dwt. In addition, we will increase the LNG tank capacity to 200m 3 , improving the steaming time on LNG," stated Erik Thun. The project will be handled by MF Shipp...

Cebo Marine's ship undergoes upgrade in capacity

16 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cebo Marine’s cement carrier, 'Lelie C', has undergone maintenance works and an upgrade to its capacity, according to The Motorship. Netherlands-based Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf completed the upgrade which included installing eight new cement silos, each with a 40m 3 capacity. "Two years ago, we installed the original tanks from the Ritske, a vessel belonging to the same client, and now we have repeated the process again, this time on a much larger scale," said Jeen van der Werf, commerc...

The Netherlands: first Concrete Sustainability Council certificates awarded

19 April 2017, Published under Cement News

The first certificates for Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) responsible sourcing were awarded during Building Holland, one of the major trade fairs for building, renovation and redevelopment in The Netherlands. The first companies that successfully finished the process were two ready-mixed concrete producers (both silver), two precast producers (both bronze) and a producer of raw materials. After launching the CSC responsible sourcing system in January 2017, there is great interes...

Bangladesh: FDI from Netherlands

20 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s cement sector attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) of US$31.3m in 2015, according to a Bangladesh Central Bank report. This figure is up 41.5 per cent from that of 2014. The report showed that last year around half of the FDI in the cement sector came from The Netherlands, with investments also coming from Germany, Hong Kong, Switzerland, among others. According to a local research firm, the country’s cement production reached approximately 30Mt in 2015, against a demand ...