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Ibstock highlights industry collaboration for carbon reduction

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

A culture of collaboration and innovation will accelerate the UK concrete and cement sector's pathway to ‘Beyond Net Zero’ emissions, says leading building products manufacturer, Ibstock Concrete. Following the recent launch of the UK Concrete and Cement Industry Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero by UK Concrete, part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Ibstock Concrete has reiterated the need for greater focus on product innovation if the sector is to achieve its goals.  The industry-w...

GCCA highlights clean energy transition and biodiversity

08 October 2020, Published under Cement News

At the second day of the Global Cement and Concrete Association's (GCCA) annual conference, cement producers were advised to be optimistic about the challenge of creating clean energy transitions, while also being asked to be more active in supporting biodiversity and pursue a more proactive decarbonisation drive. Keynote speaker, Dr Timur Gül, head of the Energy Technology Policy Division at the IEA, said the cement industry be optimistic in implementing the clean energy transition...

UK Concrete and cement industry launches 'Roadmap to beyond Net Zero'

06 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The UK concrete and cement industry has launched a roadmap to become net negative by 2050, removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits each year.   The UK Concrete, part of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), has identified that net zero can be met through decarbonised electricity and transport networks, fuel switching, greater use of low-carbon cements and concretes as well as carbon capture, usage or storage (CCUS) technology for cement manufacture.   The 'R...

Breedon announce Group CEO change

06 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Pat Ward has informed the Board at Breedon Group of his intention to retire as group CEO and a director of the company in 2021. It is anticipated that he will be succeeded by Rob Wood, Breedon’s group finance director.  Rob Wood has served as group finance director of Breedon since early 2014 and has been instrumental in its success. A search for a new group finance director is now underway.   Mr Ward has served as group CEO since the beginning of 2016 and has overseen a period of signif...

Freightliner wins Tarmac train haulage contract

29 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Freightliner has announced that it has been awarded a new contract with Tarmac to haul trains from Tarmac’s Tunstead site, Derbyshire, and services from Tarmac’s West Country quarries. Deliveries will be made to Wales, Somerset and Herefordshire. The new contract will see Freightliner run an average of 50 trains a week, taking bulk materials, including aggregates and cement, for use in regional and national projects.   "We are delighted to have been awarded this new contract with T...

Cemtech sets out to digitally optimise the cement sector

25 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The fourth and final day of Cemtech’s decarbonisation conference featured two sessions on the digital plant and energy process optimisation. The morning began with Javier García Sedano, Optimitive CEO, speaking on real-time optimisation 4.0 of cement factories throughput, energy and quality. He argued the way forward for the cement industry with "RTO-based AI systems using non-linear models learned from process data and automatically updated." For VRMs, for example, Mr Sedano concluded...

Breedon Group PLC announces GBP581m revenues for first eight months trading

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc delivered revenues for the first eight months of the year of GBP531m (2019: GBP624m), including a one-month contribution from its recently-acquired Cemex assets in the UK. The Board has reviewed the latest management forecasts and is now in a position to reinstate guidance for the 2020 financial year. Accordingly, Breedon Group currently anticipates delivering second-half underlying EBIT broadly in line with the 2H19, which would deliver a result in excess of the average ...


10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

BULKEX 2021, organised by the Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA), will be held at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire, on 27-28 April 2021.

Breedon welcomes CMA announcement on Cemex asset acquisitions

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon welcomes today's announcement from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that it has reasonable grounds for believing that the undertakings offered by Breedon in connection with its completed acquisition of certain assets and operations from Cemex, or a modified version of them, might be acceptable. These undertakings will require the divestment of a small number of ready-mixed concrete plants and an asphalt plant in England, as well as two quarries and a cement terminal in S...

Simon Willis appointed new MPA chairman

02 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK CEO, Simon Willis, has been named as the new MPA chairman for the next two years, succeeding Martin Riley, Tarmac’s vice president. “We are delighted that Simon has agreed to pick up the baton from Martin and become the 8th Chairman of MPA. His wide industry knowledge and experience will be invaluable to the association as we look to play our part in the economic recovery whilst continuing to operate safely and securely until a vaccine for Covid-19 is available and tackle other m...