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Weakness lingering in Spanish cement industry

19 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain reported marginal growth of 0.3 per cent YoY in May to 1.364Mt, up from 1.361Mt in May 2023, according to the latest cement statistics.   Exports were up 11.4 per cent YoY in May, coming in at 504,696t, almost 52,000t more than in the same month of 2023. January-May 2024 Cement consumption was down 3.4 per cent YoY in the first five months of 2024, amounting to 6.014Mt, down from 6.227Mt in the same period a year earlier.Exports fell by 18.2 per cent YoY in...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies provides cement for Zero CO2 wind turbine base

18 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Green energy company, the VALOREM Group, based in France and Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies have claimed the pouring of the world's first wind turbine foundation made from zero per cent clinker decarbonised concrete.  On the site of the Plaine des Moulins wind farm in Jazeneuil (Vienne), France, the VALOREM Group and Hoffmann Green poured a wind turbine foundation using 630m 3 of decarbonated concrete. The use of decarbonated concrete resulted in a saving of 33t of CO 2 , ie 32 per...

Ecocem named an Industry Partner of the SFI Industry RD&I Fellowship

18 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has been made an industry partner of the SFI Industry RD&I Fellowship Programme. The programme will support the temporary placement of Dr Suhaib Salawdeh of Atlantic Technological University at Ecocem to conduct research activities into optimising the cement technology company’s breakthrough ACT technology for Irish concrete using Irish materials. The programme, announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Patrick O’Donovan TD, will supp...

Heidelberg Materials appoints chief sustainability and new technologies officer

18 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has appointed Dr Katharina Beumelburg as a new member of the managing board and chief sustainability and new technologies officer, effective from 1 October 2024. Dr Beumelburg will succeed Dr Nicola Kimm who will leave the company after completing her three-year term of office on 31 August 2024. Dr Beumelburg joins Heidelberg Materials from SLB (formerly Schlumberger), the world's largest global energy technology company, where she has been a member of the executive...

Adbri shareholders agree to CRH takeover

13 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Shareholders in Australia-based Adbri have given the green light to the takeover bid by Ireland’s CRH . According to The Australian, almost 98 per cent of the votes cast at a meeting held this week at Adbri were in favour of CRH’s acquisition of 57 per cent of Adbri shares. CRH first made a bid for the shares in December 2023, offering AUD3.20(US$2.13)/share, valuing the company at around AUD2.1bn (US$1.4bn). As part of the deal, Barro Group will retain its 43 per cent share of Adbri.  ...

MPA responds to government proposals for a UK CBAM

13 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Government proposals for a UK carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) have been welcomed by the UK cement industry, but the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and UK Concrete say it has to happen by 2026. A CBAM in the UK is also important to reduce the risk of high-emission cement undercutting domestic production and flooding the UK market. Cement imports already account for 30 per cent of the UK market (3.6Mt) and, according to analysis from the MPA and UK Concrete, have accelerated i...

Rohrdorfer Zement awards Fives FCB clay calcination contract

12 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Rohrdorfer Zement has awarded Fives FCB the EPC contract for the supply of a 50tpd clay calcination unit at the Rohrdorf plant in Bavaria, Germany. The integrated clay calcination unit within the clinker line is expected to test various clay sources and qualities with the ultimate goal of reducing CO 2 emissions linked to cement production, targeting net zero emissions in 2038. The pilot plant will feature Fives’ proprietary pyroprocess technologies such as as three-stage FCB preheater, F...

Ecocem appoints Ghizlane Ruf as chief of staff

12 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Ireland-based Ecocem has announced the appointment of Ghizlane Ruf as its Chief of Staff. Ms Ruf will play a pivotal role in driving Ecocem’s growth by working with its senior executives to prioritise strategic business decisions and enhance team efficiency.   She extensive experience within the cement and concrete industries, following her previous role at Lafarge Cement.   Reporting to Conor O’Riain, European MD, Ms Ruf is responsible for ensuring that senior executives are supported in th...

Heidelberg Materials ceases clinker production at Añorga

11 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials will stop clinker production at its Añorga plant in Spain. The company will continue operating the plant as a grinding facility. The step will enable the company to focus on the production of reduced clinker cement, resulting in a broad range of sustainable products for customers in Spain and southwest France. Heidelberg Materials will focus its clinker production in northern Spain at its Arrigorriaga plant near Bilbao, which is able to produce more efficiently a...

Hycontrol changes name to join ENVEA

10 June 2024, Published under Cement News

ENVEA, the global leader in environmental management solutions, has announced that Hycontrol is being renamed to ENVEA following its successful acquisition in 2023.   ENVEA is now the operating name for the Hycontrol business, as part of its wider strategy to take its silo protection and safety systems to new customers and markets across the globe. By utilising ENVEA’s existing global sales and distributor network, the Hycontrol products will reach a wider customer base, with greater recogn...