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Heidelberger Beton extends EcoConcrete brand

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberger Beton (HeidelbergCement group) in Germany has extended its portfolio of sustainable concretes under the EcoCrete brand. Depending on the application, EcoCrete offers between 30 and 66 per cent CO 2 reduction per cubic metre of concrete compared to the reference value of the industry.  In addition, EcoCrete is available in particularly resource-saving types with at least 10 per cent of recycled content. Also part of the EcoCrete concept are the 100 per cent use of green elect...

Van Aalst Bulk Handling lands silo and truck loading order

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Van Aalst Bulk Handling BV recently conducted a first commissioning session for cement storage silos and a truck loading equipment project in Aarhus, Denmark. The silo floor includes an embedded floor aeration system and the reclaim equipment is installed to transport cement to the truck loading station. The Van Aalst ship unloader has already been moved to the new terminal and will start soon to unload cement bulk ships into the new silos.

CBMI successfully ignite Lafarge Matres-Tolosane MK3 project

20 January 2022, Published under Cement News

On 17 January 2022, the clinker production line of Sinoma CBMI Construction's MK3 project at Lafarge Martres-Tolosane , France, was successfully ignited.   The main management personnel of the Lafarge Cement plant and the owner's project department, as well as the MK3 project management personnel of Sinoma Construction gathered to celebrate the arrival of this moment. The successful ignition of the project is a sincere reward to all the project staff for their hard work over th...

Holcim issues two sustainability bonds

20 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim Ltd  (Switzerland) has successfully issued two sustainability-linked bonds in the Swiss franc market, with climate action at the heart of its financing strategy. The bonds raised CHF325m (US$355.1m) and CHF100m, with maturities in 2026 and 2032 respectively at a cost of 0.35 per cent and 0.90 per cent per annum. Géraldine Picaud, Holcim CFO: "We are proud to be the first company to launch a sustainability-linked bond on the Swiss franc market. The bond attracted new ESG investo...

Italgas and Buzzi Unicem sign power to gas agreement

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Italgas and Buzzi Unicem have signed an agreement for the development of a feasibility study on the implementation of Power to Gas plants in combination with carbon capture systems at Buzzi Unicem's cement production plants.   The implementation of these technologies is aimed at promoting the decarbonisation of cement and concrete production processes   to increase environmental sustainability and facilitate the energy transition. In particular, the study will assess the possibility of p...

Cemex's restored quarries bear fruit

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex's commitment to considered and high-quality restoration of its quarries has resulted in the harvesting of olive oil, citrus fruits and grapes from locations in Croatia and Spain. In Split, Croatia, Cemex organised a volunteering activity in the olive groves located in its quarry, in cooperation with the Agricultural and Veterans' Cooperative Lintar. In a few hours, seven teams of five to six volunteers managed to break the daily harvesting record with 1162 kg of olives harveste...

w&p Zement virtually accessible

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

As part of its digitalisation drive, Austrian cement producer w&p Zement is enabling those interested in cement production can now visit three of the company’s locations using their computer or smartphone. At the heart of this step towards external transparency is innovative 3D photo technology. Visitors can also “enter” areas that are normally out of bounds during regular tours for security reasons. In addition to the tour, integrated information points provide extra information about r...

Gotland county sets new requirements for Cementa

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Gotland’s county administrative board in Sweden has announced new requirements for cement producer Cementa in its new permit application for the company’s Slite plant. Cementa will have to report how much limestone it can quarry on site and how much can be brought from elsewhere. The board also requires an explanation how lake Tingstäde Träsk is affected by the quarrying and whether it is possible to lead back the water pumped into the sea to Gotland. Moreover, Cementa will also have to ...

HeidelbergCement schedules second tranche of share buyback programme for 1Q22

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement will continue its share buyback programme earlier than originally planned. The second tranche in the amount of EUR300-350m is scheduled to start in the 1Q22 and to be completed by the 3Q22 at the latest, says the company in a statement. Upon the successful completion of the first tranche in December 2021, HeidelbergCement’s Managing Board decided on 13 January 2022 to cancel all shares that were acquired within the first tranche. The total amount of 5,324,577 shares are co...

Dal Engineering Group delivers Greek rotary kiln shells

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim contacted Dal Engineering Group to fabricate two kiln shells with diameters of 4.35m for its Milaki Cement plant in Greece. The delivery was completed on December 2021.  Heracles Cement's order leaves the Dal Engineering workshop Meanwhile, Dal Engineering Group has announced that its DAL workshop currently has the biggest stress-relieving furnace in Europe, which has a maximum charging capacity of 150t/charge. Dal Engineering Group's new workshop ...