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Votorantim Cimentos set to acquire Cementos Balboa

30 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos, through its Spanish subsidiary Corporación Noroeste, has entered into an agreement for the full acquisition of Cementos Balboa. Cementos Balboa has an integrated plant in Alconera, southwest Spain, with an installed production capacity of 1.6Mta. "This transaction, which I am pleased to announce today, exemplifies our growth and positioning strategy in Spain, strengthening our current footprint in the country", said Marcelo Castelli, Global CEO of Votorantim Cimentos....

Vicat contracts FLSmidth for full-scale clay calcination project

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Vicat has contracted FLSmidth to deliver equipment for a new project in France, which will replace clinker with an environmentally-friendly clay and cut up to 16 per cent of CO 2  emissions, compared to existing cement products. The order includes FLSmidth’s new flash calciner technology, an environmental control system and alternative fuel storage. The project is set to become Europe’s first full-scale clay calcination installation. The flash calciner, expected to have a minimum capacity...

CEMBUREAU states concern for CBAM Fit for 55 package

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The European cement industry fully supports the objectives of the European Green Deal, says the industry association, C EMBUREAU . In its Carbon Neutrality Roadmap, the cement sector commits to CO 2 emissions reduction targets by 2030 and works towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve these objectives, establishing viable business cases that secure continued growth and employment in Europe is essential. Having the first carbon-neutral cement plant in the European Union withi...

LafargeHolcim Carboneras increases AF use by 34% in 2020

23 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Carboneras plant in Almeria, Spain, increased its use of alternative fuels by 34 per cent YoY to 80,900t in 2020. As the company reduced its consumption of fossil fuels, it avoided the emission of 53,564t of CO 2 into the atmosphere as a result. LafargeHolcim is investing in a new installation for the use of construction and demolition waste-derived fuels (CDRs) that "will allow to avoid the emission of 24,000t of CO 2 per year and achieve a thermal replacement of 70 per c...

HeidelbergCement links sustainability to performance

18 June 2021, Published under Cement News

This week HeidelbergCement released its 2020 Sustainability Report. In the 109-page document the company highlights the sustainability challenges ahead and its progress in terms of corporate sustainability management, environmental protection, employee welfare, workplace safety and social responsibility. For the first time, the company has aligned itself to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) for reporting climate-related financial information. Moreover, the group ...

Andusia sees RDF volumes recovering in the UK

18 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Andusia reports that RDF volumes in the UK have started to recover after COVID-19 had restricted its availability. In March 2020 the Environment Agency said that RDF exports fell by 37 per cent versus the previous year – a fall influenced by the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s lockdown. Supporting this, according to data reported by both Veolia and Suez UK, the amount of waste generated in commercial and industrial workplaces drastically reduced by 50 per cent. In contrast, with familie...

Padeswood cement plant fire extinguished

17 June 2021, Published under Cement News

At the start of this week, a fire broke out at Hanson's Padeswood cement works (HeidelbergCement group), UK. The plant manager said the fire at the Welsh cement plant has now been extinguished and an investigation into the cause will take place in due course. No statement on the cause of the fire has yet been made. David Quick, plant manager at the cement works, said: "I can confirm that firefighters from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have been in attendance at a fire – which has...

Beumer Group wins Märker Zement alternative fuel project

16 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Märker Zement GmbH has commissioned Beumer Group with the supply of a single-source solution to convey and store alternative fuel materials efficiently at its Harburg plant, Germany. For the system provider, this is the largest order in this business segment to date. The order spans from the reception and unloading of the trucks, up to the storing, conveying and feeding process of solid alternative fuels. As part of the project, Beumer Group will build an intermediate storage and install ...

HeidelbergCement launches its 2020 Sustainability Report

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has published its Sustainability Report for the 2020 financial year. The company’s 12th Sustainability Report provides detailed information about the company’s path to climate neutrality, and its strategy and activities in the areas of environment, social responsibility and governance.  The report is based for the first time on the disclosure recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which has officially supported since Septembe...

Sarche plant to reactivate kiln line

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Italy’s Italcementi (HeidelbergCement) has announced an investment of almost EUR5m (US$6.07m) at its Sarche plant in Madruzzo, Italy. The works will see the factory, which has been operating as a grinding unit since 2015, reactivate its pyroprocessing line. As a result, production capacity is expected to reach 250,000tpa by January 2022. The expansion is being made to meet the rising demand of northeast Italy, with the project also set to employ 30 people.