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Andusia moves into hazardous waste market

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Andusia Recovered Fuels Ltd is moving into the hazardous waste market in addition to the RDF market which they participated in for the past six-and-a-half years. Moving into the hazardous waste market means Andusia can now offer an extensive RDF, SRF and hazardous waste solution. The future of the export of waste has also come under question due to Brexit. However, as Director Mark Terrell comments: "No matter what the outcome of Brexit, we don't foresee any change to the business or how...

Graeme Bride appointed as plant manager of Tarmac's Aberthaw facility

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

UK-based Tarmac has appointed a new plant manager, Graeme Bride, at its facility in Aberthaw, south Wales. Mr Bride has 19 years of cement plant management experience from time spent in Nigeria and the Philippines. In his most recent role he was health and safety director at Lafarge Africa. "I am looking forward to working across departments to ensure we continue to drive performance to meet market challenges whilst enhancing our activity within the local community, " said Mr Bride. Gr...

Metso acquires Kiln Flame Systems Ltd

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Metso has acquired UK-based combustion solutions and technology provider Kiln Flame Systems Ltd (KFS) to extend its pyroprocessing portfolio and capabilities. KFS specialises in rotary kiln and calcining processes, combustion optimisation and burner technologies with patented designs. It provides solutions to a wide range of industries including minerals processing. KFS has 14 employees based in High Wycombe, UK. KFS will become part of Metso's Minerals Services business area, which offe...

MPA joins Global Cement and Concrete Association

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Product Association (MPA) has joined the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) as an affiliate member. Nigel Jackson, MPA's CEO, said: "Our affiliation to GCCA builds on our valued membership of 12 European Regional Trade Associations covering aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar, silica sands. The strengthening of the link between the MPA's national role, the regional associations and now the global level is a positive and logical next st...

LafargeHolcim's Capital Markets Day 2018

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim presented a full overview of its 'Strategy 2022 – Building for Growth' programme at its Capital Markets Day held at the Belfry Hotel and Resort, Birmingham, UK, yesterday. Jan Jenisch, LafargeHolcim CEO, said, "Our performance in 2018 shows that execution of 'Strategy 2022 – Building for Growth' is at full speed. We have simplified the organisation and are ahead of target with our SG&A savings programme. With the recent divestment of our Indonesia operations we reached a major...

GCCA focusses on sustainability and concrete positioning

23 November 2018, Published under Cement News

At its inaugural Annual General Meeting and Symposium, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), which represents cement and concrete producers from around the world, gathered in London today and set out its priorities and work programme with the specific aim of strengthening the sector’s contribution to sustainable construction. The Global Cement and Concrete Association held its first AGM and set out its programme to strengthen the sector's contribution to sustainable co...

LKAB Minerals is set to acquire Francis Flower

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

LKAB Minerals of Sweden is working on a deal to complete the acquisition of Francis Flower by 3 December 2018. The Austrian Competition Authority gave clearance for the acquisition on 10 October. Francis Flower operates a 0.55Mta grinding unit for ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) cement in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, UK. The company also has five main storage locations and a network of remote storage silos, which provides an additional 15,000t of cement storage. Adrian Willmott, ch...

Subcoal plant construction begins on Teeside

19 November 2018, Published under Cement News

N+P has achieved a financial closure for its Subcoal Energy Pellet Production plant in Teesside, UK. Construction work has commenced with pellet production due to start in July 2019. From start-up the plant will employee more than 30 full time personnel.  The Subcoal plant will consume 250,000tpa of C&I feedstock and will produce 187,500tpa of Subcoal.  The EPC contractor is Fairport Engineering of Adlington near Chorley in Lancashire. The Subcoal produced will be of a very high quality w...

Bilfinger awarded Bardon Hill contract by Aggregate Industries

29 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Bilfinger, a Germany-based industrial services provider, has won an order from Aggregate Industries to assist with the expansion of Bardon Hill quarry in the UK. The contract includes the development, delivery, installation and networking of the electrical infrastructure of the many components and technology platforms required for the project, according to a press release. "The expansion of the quarry at Bardon Hill is one of the most ambitious projects being pursued in the European cement...

Freight rates dampen scrapping trend

05 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Better-than-expected dry bulk freight rates have done little to encourage shipowners to scrap  their older vessels, despite warnings of ongoing market volatility due to a lack of scrapping activity. The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) hit 1773 points in the first week of August, compared to 1250 in the opening week of June, making owners increasingly reluctant to ditch their older tonnage. According to a report by Allied Shipbroking, only three dry bulk vessels were scrapped in the latter half of Aug...