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Heidelberg Materials acquires RWG Holding GmbH

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has acquired Germany-based RWG Holding GmbH, an integrated provider in the demolition and construction materials recycling sector and market leader in the greater Berlin area. According to Heidelberg Materials, the acquisition will strengthen its circular materials offering to meet the growing demand for sustainable building materials. The processing of concrete demolition waste will allow Heidelberg Materials to increasingly prioritise recycled aggregates over primar...

Cementos Especiales de las Islas works demolition starts

21 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The demolition of Cementos Especiales de las Islas started on 20 December. Located on the northeastern boundary of Puerto-Ciudad, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the cement plant was one of the few industrial facilities that remained in the area before the moving out of most industry. The cement plant makes way for the area’s ambitious regeneration plan that will see the port be transformed into a recreation area for the population.

Akranes cement plant to be demolished

13 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The cement plant in Akranes, west Iceland, will be demolished, according to reports by the country’s broadcaster RÚV. The demolition crews moved in earlier this week and has received widespread support from the town’s 7000 residents, some of whom have been linked to the plant for generations. “Generally, everyone believes [the plant] should go. It has deteriorated and I think everyone is in favour of it,” says Alfreð Alfreðson, operations manager and whose father helped build the plant in...

UK: Westbury cement works chimney demolished

19 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The Westbury cement works, owned by Tarmac, constructed its site in the early 1960s. This weekend a 122m-high chimney at the site was demolished, after being taken out of action in 2009. The demolition marks the end of over 40 years of cement production at the site. Stuart Wykes of Tarmac said, “There's a lot of work done leading up to something like this, so the chimney is weakened in certain places and certain sections taken out and then over 200 detonators put in around it so it collap...

Ciments du Maroc demolishes Anza plant

23 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Ciments du Maroc, part of Italcementi, is currently demolishing the old Anza cement works near Agadir. The plant was taken out of service more than five years ago, after the commissioning of the Aït Baha works. The site will be rehabilitated in a project called Agadir Oasis as financial partners, real estate developers and leisure park companies move in.

Australia: Kandos Cement plant set to be dismantled

13 December 2013, Published under Cement News

An application to demolish parts of the Kandos Cement Works will be considered at Mid-Western Regional Council’s meeting next Wednesday. The demolition would allow for the future use of the site, although some structures are said to have significant historic and cultural importance for the town. Cement Australia has submitted the application to demolish some structures, gut and fill voids below surface level, remove waste at the cement works site at Jamison Street, which closed in 2011. T...