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Hoffmann Green Cement signs supply contract with Cemex

12 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a three-year contract with Cemex France to supply low-carbon and clinker-free cements on the ready-mix market. For the Ile-de-France and Aquitaine regions, Hoffmann Green will supply Cemex with the low-carbon cement resulting from its H-UKR and H-EVA technologies, enabling CO 2 emissions to be divided by five compared with the use of traditional cement. "The signing of this structuring contract with Cemex France today enables us to achieve...

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...

Germany: leading the recovery

05 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The German cement sector has fared better than most during the pandemic. Cement demand is forecast to remain stable this year, with a more cautious outlook for 2021. Meanwhile, producers are embracing the latest technology for a leaner, greener manufacturing base. HeidelbergCement’s plant at Burglengenfeld, Germany, was modernised in 2017-18 with a new kiln, baghouse and SNCR system Germany’s economic growth slowed to 0.6 per cent in 2019 from 1.5 per cent the previous year,...

FLSmidth acquires KnowledgeScape for its digital portfolio

02 October 2020, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has acquired KnowledgeScape and its advanced solutions to expand its digital ENABLR™ portfolio. The KnowledgeScape™ portfolio has documented capabilities in increasing the total output of a processing plant by 4-10 per cent. At the same time, its solutions reduce power, water and reagent consumption, which contribute significantly to the goals of FLSmidth’s MissionZero sustainability strategy. "With this acquisition, FLSmidth reinforces a strong track record of M&A and integra...

Vracs de l'Estuaire appoint former HeidelbergCement director for marketing

02 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Thierry Dauger has been the sales and marketing director of Vracs de l'Estuaire since July 2020, the European subsidiary of the family cement group Cimat-Cimaf, based in Le Havre, France. With this job creation and appointment, the cement company wishes to boost a new dynamic and establish its position as a challenger in a market dominated by incumbent operators. Thierry Dauger began his career in 1990 within the Ciments Français Group. In 2016, he was appointed major projects direc...

CRH's Group Finance Director to retire

01 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Senan Murphy intends to retire from his position as CRH's Group Finance Director during the course of 2021. The board is initiating a process to identify a successor and will make an announcement once the process is completed. Senan will continue in his role until a successor is identified and to ensure a smooth transition. He will remain as an adviser to the company post transition. Group Chief Executive, Albert Manifold said: "As Group Finance Director, Senan's experience and insights...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies signs low-carbon house contract

30 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, a pioneer in low-carbon cement, has announced the signing of a pilot contract for the use of its low-carbon cement with Immobilière 3F and Groupe GCC. Immobilière 3F, the leading player in social housing in France, has teamed up with Hoffmann Green partner GCC for a pilot contract to experiment with the use of low-carbon cements in the construction of 85 social housing units in Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, on the northern edge of the Paris suburbs. The goal o...

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...