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Turboden to participate in HEATLEAP waste heat initiative

07 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Today, the European Union (EU)-funded HEATLEAP project is being officially launched and presented to the public. The project aims to demonstrate the environmental and economic benefits of waste heat recovery systems in energy-intensive industries. Currently, it is difficult to capture and use low-grade (<70˚C) waste heat with conventional technologies. Paolo Bertuzzi, CEO of Turboden and coordinator of the project, comments: "We are delighted to showcase our portfolio of solutions ...

Cemix plant holds opening ceremony with President Putin in attendance

18 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Lasselsberger Group recently held the opening ceremony for its Cemix greenfield   700tpd white cement production line in Russia. Sinoma-Tianjn Cement Industry Design & Research Institute (TCDRI) carried out the project on an EPC basis.   Russian President Putin attended the opening ceremony. The Austrian Prime Minister sent a congratulatory video message. President Putin gave a speech, fully affirming the technological advancement of the white cement production line based on the BIM pl...

Norm is awarded API certification

16 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Norm has become the first cement producer in Azerbaijan to receive American Petroleum Institute (API) certification and has now launched its oil-well cement production. Norm, a part of NEQSOL Holding, was awarded API certification following a successful audit conducted by the association and confirms that the cement producer’s production process meets the internationally-recognised API specifications for producing oil-well cement. The certification enables the company to contribute to ...

FLSmidth reports 2Q21 strong order intake and improved profitability

12 August 2021, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth’s order intake in the 2Q21 increased 42 per cent compared to the 2Q20 and by 38 per cent to DKK4615m (US$97m) YoY. Cement service order intake reached DKK875 in the 2Q21 and cement capital orders totalled DKK807m in the 2Q21.   Revenue increased by six per cent to DKK4073m in the 2Q21 (2Q20: DKK 3846m) and by nine per cent organically, comprising a 13 per cent increase in mining and a flat development in cement. Group EBITA margin increased to 4.8 per cent from 3.4 per cent in ...

Votorantim Cimentos sees regional sales pick-up in 2Q21

12 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos recorded strong sales in all operating regions in the 2Q21. Price rises and reduced restrictions from the pandemic aided beter results than in the same period last year. In Brazil Votorantim Cimentos recorded a net revenue of BRL2565m (US$494.2m) in the 2Q21, up 46 per cent from BRL1760 in the 2Q20. Adjusted EBITDA grew by 167 per cent in 2Q21 in Brazil at BRL659m compared to BRL247m in the 2Q20. "Brazil has seen 30 per cent increase in cement demand YoY,” said  Osvald...

Votorantim Cimentos records sales volume growth of 31% in 2Q21

11 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos’ sales volume rose to 9.8Mt in 2Q21 compared to 7.5Mt in 2Q20, a growth of 31 per cent. Strong sales were recorded on all countries of the company’s operations as a result of COVID-19 vaccinations and improving market dynamics in all regions.  Osvaldo Ayres, Votorantim Cimentos’ chief financial officer, said: "The company's consolidated net revenue improved by 50 per cent, when compared to 2Q20, reaching BRL5809m (US$1107.1m) in 2Q21 mainly relating to higher volumes a...

Titan's AI optimiser is rolled out across its portfolio

23 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan is creating the smart cement plant of the future with a multitude of cutting-edge solutions leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI), in the context of the group’s digital transformation journey, including the roll-out of its fully-autonomous, real-time optimisers for the entire cement production line. Initially launched at Pennsuco cement plant in the USA starting in late 2017 with a revolutionary prototype, one of the first AI systems to be used in cement production, t...

Steel producer starts blastfurnace slag supply to French cement plant

15 July 2021, Published under Cement News

A French cement plant has taken a first order for 50,000t of blastfurnace slag from Liberty Galați of Romania. The slag will be converted into low-carbon cement to lower the cement producer's carbon footprint. A first ship loaded with blastfurnace slag, from Liberty Galati's steel facilities, was recently transported to the French cement manufacturer.  The steel producer’s new process is environmentally friendly as it does not involve the extraction of limestone, does not release ...

EU economic recovery threatened by building material shortages

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

European construction executives are increasingly concerned that the building material shortage and higher material prices could undermine the EU's flagship EUR800bn Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP). The Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) has reported that cement prices have increased by 10 per cent in a single month, timber prices were up 20 per cent and bitumen prices have risen 15 per cent in three months. Market analysts suspect that the higher building material prices, product shortage...

Christian Pfeiffer wins Slovenian ball mill project

25 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Christian Pfeiffer has won the contract to build an efficient ball mill circuit for limestone milling for a Slovenian client. The centrepiece of the plant will be a 3.2m (diameter) air stream ball mill with drying compartment and a high performance DSL separator.  The commissioning of the plant is scheduled for the end of 2021.