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European cement industry welcomes well-designed European carbon border mechanism

31 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The European cement association, CEMBUREAU, has welcomed the prospect of an EU carbon border mechanism although this requires a number of design principles, said the association in a statement. In the initial phase the mechanism, which should be based on verified direct and indirect emissions from imports to the EU, should be complementary to the free allowances of the EU emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) and applicable to all ETS sectors alike. In addition, it must be fully WTO compatible...

Cemex makes organisational changes

27 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that Sergio Mauricio Menéndez Medina, current president of Cemex Europe, has been appointed as president of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Therefore, Mr Menéndez Medina will oversee the business in the Philippines, Israel, Egypt and the UAE, in addition to his current responsibilities, with effect from 27 March 2020. "I would like to thank our current president of our Asia, Middle East and Africa region, Joaquin Estrada, for his contribution and commitment t...

Carthage Cement to start exports to Europe

12 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the award of a CE mark, Tunisia-based Carthage Cement will start exports to Europe from March 2020 onward, reports ilBoursa. The first shipment will consist of  150,000t of cement. “This operation marks a new horizon and a new opportunity for the company as part of its drive to diversify the destinations of its products and its commercial fulfilment,” said the company in a statement.

Bringing Cemtech to Berlin

04 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemtech Europe 2019 was held at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin, Germany, on 30 September-2 October. The conference agenda explored issues around the tightening of environmental legislation worldwide, including the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), and the ways in which this is impacting on the European cement industry, driving new technologies and product development. Cemtech Europe welcomed over 200 delegates to Berlin, Germany, in October Opening the conference, Thomas ...

LafargeHolcim reports positive 9M19 results

25 October 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has reported net sales of CHF20.2bn (US$20.36bn) in the 9M19, representing a 2.1 per cent fall YoY, or a four per cent increase on a like-for-like (LfL) basis. Recurring EBITDA (pre-IFRS16) rose to CHF4.543bn from CHF4.351bn in the year-ago period. Cement sales reached 156.4Mt in the first nine months of 2019, a modest climb of 0.7 per cent on a LfL basis. Net sales for the segment finished at CHF13.294bn from CHF13.573bn in the 9M18, while recurring EBITDA (pre-IFRS16) advan...

Bilfinger targets cement industry emissions reduction

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Bilfinger is supporting the US-based tech firm PRTI in bringing a technology to Europe that can help cement companies reduce their emissions. "Emission standards are getting stricter in industries around the world," says Tom Blades, CEO of Bilfinger. "Bilfinger's expertise and emission reduction technologies help our customers meet these requirements in an effective and cost-efficient way." Burning tyres directly to fire cement kilns results in various environmentally harmful emissions. By...

New opportunities for Europe

07 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Dr Michael Clark looks at how the EU ETS is expected to change the face of European clinker manufacture. With the price of carbon credits rising, it could become more economically viable to import clinker and grind it upon arrival in Europe through the use of smaller grinding facilities. By Dr Michael Clark, UK. Cem’In’EU’s new facility in Tonneins, southwest France, is an example of the new wave of clinker-importing grinding units expected to arrive The summer of 2019 has se...


26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Maroc saw its sales advance by 0.2 per cent YoY to MAD3.89bn (US$401.4m) in the first half of this year. Operating profit over the same period improved by 10.6 per cent YoY to MAD1.65bn, while net consolidated profit saw an 8.6 per cent uptick to MAD965m. Low rainfall in the opening months of the year resulted in a 2.1 per cent increase in cement volumes in the 1H19. Meanwhile, construction on the company’s new MAD3bn Souss plant is progressing well, with completion due in the ...

Creating a new vision

24 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Raoul de Parisot, president of CEMBUREAU, talks to ICR about his expectations for the future of the European cement industry, including risks posed by the EU Emissions Trading System, and sets out the sector’s vision for achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Raoul de Parisot, president of cembureau: “One of the most important aspects of my new position is to establish a level playing field for our industry to maintain its capacity to innovate and invest in Europe, to create jobs ...

European construction: set for continued growth?

23 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Following a buoyant 2017 and continued growth in 2018, the European construction market is expected to show modest growth this year. As a result, cement prices are expected to firm, easing the pressure on EBITDA margins of building material companies across the region. By Jean-Christophe Lefèvre-Moulenq, CM-CIC Market Solutions (ESN), France. In 2019, demand is forecast to increase by 1.4 per cent in western Europe After a particularly buoyant 2017, a sharp deceleration was expe...