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CRH posts 2% rise in EBITDA for 9M20

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

CRH has reported a three per cent like-for-like (LfL) decrease in its sales to US$20.6bn for the nine-month period to the end of September 2020, maintaining the level of sales decline reported at the half-year stage. Despite the lower sales, EBITDA for the period was US$3.4bn, up two per cent on a LfL basis. This reflected a continued focus on cost rationalisation and mitigating actions to minimise the financial impacts of lower sales caused by the pandemic. The group reported US$65m of non...

HeidelbergCement joints Foundation 2 Degrees

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has joined the support group of the Foundation 2° (Stiftung 2°). Together with the Foundation 2° – a network of entrepreneurs for progressive climate policy – HeidelbergCement wants to develop cross-sector approaches and concepts for Germany and Europe to make climate protection a sustainable and successful business model. "For the development of a carbon neutral construction industry, we need the right social and political framework as well as strong partners with whom w...

Titan Cement Group enters strategic partnership with FLSmidth

24 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Greece-based Titan Cement Group has signed a new 2.5 year service agreement with FLSmidth that will put sustainability, digitalisation and productivity at the top of the agenda as the cement group aims to achieve best practice implementation across its plants in Europe, Africa and the Americas. The agreement gives Titan full access to FLSmidth’s extensive process- and technical knowhow and assistance services, covering the entire plant operations from on-site plant inspections and remote s...

Lafarge Zementwerke orders A TEC Flash Dryer for Mannersdorf

24 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH awarded A TEC the contract for the implementation of the Flash Dryer to be installed at its 1.1Mta Mannersdorf plant in Austria. The dryer will help the plant to reduce the moisture content of RDF for the kiln burner. The A TEC Flash Dryer enables the use of various waste heat sources (including clinker cooler flue gas, bypass gas, preheater gas). The material is dosed to the hot gas flow in the flash dryer and transported with this gas flow, while the moisture is e...

Breedon appoints CFO designate

24 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon has named James Brotherton as chief financial officer (CFO) designate, effective from 1 January 2021. Mr Brotherton was CFO of Tyman Plc between 2010-19 after holding the post of director of corporate development for five years. It is expected that he will be appointed to the Breedon Board as CFO when Rob Wood, the company’s current Group Finance Director, succeeds Pat Ward as CEO in 2021. Breedon’s Chairman, Amit Bhatia, said: ”We are tremendously pleased to welcome James to B...

HeidelbergCement announces EUR400m investment in French sites

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary, Ciments Calcia has presented the draft terms of a large-scale investment and reorganisation programme for several of its sites in France. The programme comprises investments of around EUR400m, of which nearly EUR300m is earmarked for the Airvault plant alone. Elsewhere, the company will convert its facility in Gargenville, Yvelines, into a modern grinding unit and shut down the kiln system and quarry operations. This adjustment is expected to enhance the ...

Vecoplan invests millions and enjoys further success despite COVID-19

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Vecoplan AG has continued supplying machines and systems that shred, convey and process primary and secondary raw materials in the production and materials cycle, while running as profitably as last year. "Despite COVID-19, our business is still very stable since we’re working through a high backlog of orders. One reason for these orders is our development offensive and the resulting product launches of recent months," says Werner Berens, CEO of the Vecop...

Breedon Group's revenues for 10M20 reach GBP750m

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon has issued a scheduled trading update with group revenues in both September and October ahead of the same period in the prior year, on a like-for-like basis. As a result, the group saw revenues for the first 10 months of the year reach GBP750m (2019: GBP800m), including three months contribution from the former Cemex assets in the UK.   The board now expects the group's underlying EBIT for the full year to be at least GBP70m, which is ahead of current market expectations.     ...

HeidelbergCement produces Europe's largest printed residential building

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Europe’s largest printed residential building is currently being built in Bavaria at a rate of 18m per minute. For this purpose, HeidelbergCement has delivered about 170t of printing material specially developed for concrete 3D printing. The innovative material 'i.tech 3D' was already used about eight weeks ago to print the first residential building in Beckum, Germany. "With this second project in Germany, we are taking the next step and showing that our material is also suitable fo...

FLSmidth names Carsten Riisberg Lund as new Cement Industry President

16 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Carsten Riisberg Lund has been appointed FLSmidth’s new Cement Industry President and member of the Group Executive Management. Mr Riisberg Lund has been with FLSmidth for 33 years in various roles, most recently as the president for Region Europe, North Africa and Russia (ENAR) where he has been responsible for all sales and service activities in the region, with a particular focus on customer relationships and creating a single interface to the customer. He has played a vital role in imp...