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ENCI's Maastricht plant to close at the end of August

11 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The ENCI (HeidelbergCement) cement works in Maastricht, The Netherlands, is due to shut down at the end of this month, according to Dutch News. Limestone quarrying stopped in 2018 and raw materials have since been delivered to the plant by ship. High maintenance costs have also contributed to the factory becoming loss-making. The quarry is currently being redeveloped as a nature reserve. ENCI’s two other cement works in The Netherlands are expected to remain open.

Sutco RecyclingTechnik GmbH wins order to build Subcoal® production line for N+P

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

N+P has signed a contract to rebuild its Dutch production line, Subcoal Production FRM BV, located in Farmsum, The Netherlands. The new production line will have a capacity of over 170,000tpa. To be able to process this amount, N+P have also signed a lease to extend the available storage and production area. German-based Sutco RecyclingTechnik GmbH was awarded the contract to completely overhaul the existing production facility. The contract is subjected to financial close, which is expect...

Taiwan Cement and Oyak fined for JV notification failure

22 July 2020, Published under Cement News

China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has fined Taiwan Cement and Ordu Yardimlasma Kurumo (Oyak) for failure to notify the establishment of their joint venture, Dutch Oyak TCC Holdings BV, in 2018. SAMR considered the transaction to be notifiable in China, as Taiwan Cement and Oyak both had control over the joint venture and it met the turnover threshold, reports Lexology. Oyak transferred its existing Turkish cement business and assets to the joint venture in exchange f...

Royal Cement Benelux to distribute cement from Schiedam port

03 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Royal Cement Benelux, part of Royal El Minya Cement and the Sesco Group, one of the largest providers of white cement in the world, announced that it has acquired a new 18,500m 2 facility in the port of Schiedam in The Netherlands. The port of Schiedam is part of the Port of Rotterdam. The new facility, which includes 13,500m 2 combined office, storage and operating space, will be the company's second European location. Available on the premises is 160 M1 Quay, which can receive ships up ...

ENCI announces shutdown in 2020

10 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Board of HeidelbergCement-owned ENCI in Maastricht, The Netherlands, has informed its employees regarding the closure of the factory next year, according to Het Belang Van Limburg.  A precise date of closure has not been disclosed, but as a result, 50 employees will be dismissed. In recent years, the plant has been gradually shutting down its operations. In July 2018 quarrying activities were halted and in March 2019 clinker production ceased. To date the company was supplied with clin...

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.