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Leilac-2 moved to Ennigerloh plant

05 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Calix has confirmed that the Leilac-2 carbon capture project, which was to be installed at Heidelberg Materials’ Hanover plant in Germany, will now be constructed at the cement producer’s Ennigerloh plant, also in Germany. The decision to move the project was the result of Heidelberg Materials opting to end clinker production at the Hanover facility.  The Leilac-2 project aims to demonstrate a replicable module that can efficiently capture up to 100,000tpa of unavoidable process CO ...

FLSmidth Cement closes MAAG gears sale

05 March 2024, Published under Cement News

With reference to the announcement made on 22 January 2024, FLSmidth Cement has now closed the sale of its MAAG gears and drives business to the Swedish investment company, Solix Group AB. The transaction does not change FLSmidth’s previously-announced financial guidance for the full year 2023.

thyssenkrupp Polysius wins Schwenk Zement calcined clay project

04 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Schwenk Zement GmbH & Co KG has commissioned thyssenkrupp Polysius to build a demonstration plant in Alllmendingen for the production of activated clay without calcination. After the planned commissioning in 2025, the CO 2 emissions resulting from the production of cement containing clay will be significantly reduced. The new plant is based on an all-electric clay activation process jointly developed by thyssenkrupp Polysius and Schwenk Zement without calcination and without fuels. ...

Saint-Gobain posts 6% decline in sales in 2023

04 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has reported sales of EUR47,944m in 2023, down 6.4 per cent from EUR51,197m in the previous year. EBITDA over the same period declined 1.7 per cent from EUR7123m to EUR7001m, while consolidated net debt fell 10.2 per cent from EUR8232m to EUR7393m. Recurring earnings per share were down 1.4 per cent from EUR6.48 in 2022 to EUR6.39 in 2023. Operating income fell 1.6 per cent YoY, coming in at EUR5251m in 2023, with an operating margin of 11 per cent, marking a new record high, ...

CEMEX pioneers micronisation for decarbonised cement

01 March 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is decreasing CO 2 emissions in cement production by reducing the size of clinker particles. This process, called micronisation, when combined with the use of proprietary admixtures, allows cement to significantly reduce its clinker factor per tonne of cement, thereby minimising its carbon footprint. Additionally, clinker micronisation has the added feature of maintaining the specified development strength required by the highest global cement standards. CEMEX's clinker micronisa...

Holcim proposes Michael H McGarry as independent Board of Directors member

01 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim proposes Michael H McGarry, formerly chairman and CEO of PPG Industries, a leading global specialty coatings company, for election to its Board of Directors. The election will take place at Holcim’s Annual General Meeting on 8 May 2024. All other members are standing for re-election. Jan Jenisch is proposed for re-election as chairman of the Board.  With the proposed nomination, the Holcim Board will comprise 10 members, nine of whom are independent according to the Swiss Code of...

Cementos Molins reports record results in 2023

29 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Spain-based Cementos Molins closed 2023 with revenues of EUR1349m, up six per cent YoY with gains across all businesses and regions as sales increased and price management impacted positively on the company’s results. EBITDA advanced 22 per cent YoY to EUR337m thanks in particular to the contribution of the company’s Spanish and Mexican operations. Higher volumes, successful efficiency plans and increases in selling prices all played a role in improving the operational result. However, the...

Rohrdorfer Zement breaks ground on CO2 capture plant

29 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Rohrdorfer Zement is building Austria's first large-scale CO 2 recovery plant in the cement industry. Climate Protection Minister Leonore Gewessler, Provincial Councillor Markus Achleitner and Provincial Councillor Stefan Kaineder broke ground at Rohrdorfer Zement GmbH in Gmunden this week.   The plant can recover 30,000tpa of CO 2 , enabling the production of 50,000tpa of CO 2 -free cement. The plant is scheduled to go into operation in late autumn 2026.

Schwenk Zement terminates Namibian purchase agreement

29 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The purchase agreement between Schwenk Zement International GmbH and RWCo GmbH regarding shares in Schwenk Namibia (PTY) Ltd has been cancelled. The agreement, which was signed on 6 April 2023, was for 100 per cent of the shares in Schwenk Namibia, which holds, inter alia, 69.83 per cent of Ohorongo Cement (PTY) Ltd and 100 per cent of Energy For Future (PTY) Ltd. The agreement was waiting on the approval of the Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC).  According to RWCo, rather than a...

Holcim Spain joins Green Building Council Spain

29 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim Spain has joined the Green Building Council Spain (GBCE) with the aim of promoting circular and sustainable construction practices in the building sector. According to the company, through this alliance it will offer all its expertise in the development of cutting-edge materials and solutions aimed at the construction of sustainable and carbon-neutral cities, while the GBCE will provide meeting spaces and the exchange of knowledge for the generation of proposals and initiatives.  ...