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Italcementi is moving its HQ and embracing new brand name

20 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Italcementi  is moving its executive offices in Italy from the Kilometro Rosso district in Bergamo to the Milan metropolitan area and preparing to embrace the new global ‘ Heidelberg Materials ’   brand.  “In an increasingly global world,” explains Roberto Callieri, CEO of Italcementi, “an ambitious company must have the foresight to make important choices for its future, such as that of getting even closer to the most important economic centre of our country and like that of adopting ...

FLSmidth announces 4Q22 and 2022 results

19 January 2023, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth announced that its full-year 2022 preliminary and unaudited results are in line with guidance, the cement sector recording DKK1.6bn (US$232.7m) in revenues in the 4Q22 and DKK6.3bn (US$916.2m) in 2022. EBITDA margin totalled 4.3 per cent in the 4Q22 for cement and 3.3 per cent for the 2022. The 4Q22 and 2022 results included costs related to the thyssenkrupp mining acquisition of DKK125m and DKK252m, respectively. In addition, the 4Q22 and 2022 results include costs related to wi...

Ecocem welcomes Irish Climate Plan 2023

19 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has welcomed the Government of Ireland’s mandate that public bodies must specify low carbon construction methods and low carbon cement materials for procured and supported construction projects from 2023. The mandate forms part of the government’s recently-released Climate Action Plan 2023 (CAP23).  According to Ecocem, to successfully reduce the emissions of the cement industry within the 2030 timeframe and in a commercially viable manner, the amount of clinker produced per tonn...

Holcim is authorised to extend Mormont quarry

18 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Switzerland has heard that the decision of the Federal Tribunal is to authorise the Birette extension of the Mormont quarry. This decision guarantees the long-term supply of local and sustainable building materials for its construction and infrastructure projects in French-speaking Switzerland. For the first time, federal judges have recognised the national importance of cement supply and recognised the special importance of Holcim's query, which is now considered to be of nationa...

VDZ’s new appointments

18 January 2023, Published under Cement News

To meet the growing tasks of CO 2 separation and digital process support, a new climate-neutral process technology department has been established at the German cement association, VDZ. Kristina Fleeter, a long-standing expert in CCUS technologies and process simulation will lead the new department. In his function as Managing Director of VDZ Technology GmbH, Volker Hoenig will continue to have overall responsibility. In terms of content, he will place a strong focus on the issue of CO₂ ...

Heidelberg Materials places first sustainability-linked bond

17 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials successfully placed its first sustainability-linked bond (ISIN XS2577874782) with an issue volume of EUR750m and a term until 2032 via HeidelbergCement AG as part of the EUR10bn European Medium Term Note (EMTN) programme. The company had already announced the issue of a bond linked to sustainability criteria at its Capital Markets Day 2022. Interest on the bond is linked to the development of specific CO₂ emissions per tonne of cementitious material up to 2026 as we...

Poland looks toward 2023

16 January 2023, Published under Cement News

The unfavourable economic situation in Poland has been impacting the domestic cement industry, with a gradual improvement only expected from the 2H23. Following significant investments to modernise its production base, the industry is now turning its attention to carbon capture as part of European efforts towards effective CO 2 reduction. By Dr Eng Bożena Środa, Polish Cement Association, Poland. The Polish cement industry expects a further slide in output as the economic downturn im...

Cementa to develop water treatment plant

13 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Cementa  ( Heidelberg Materials ) plans a new water treatment plant to strengthen the drinking water supply in northern Gotland, Sweden. In the autumn of 2022, Cementa commissioned and tested a miniature water plant in the roof to evaluate technology and construction before the full-scale water plant is being built.    The pilot plant, which has been in operation since last September at Filehajdar, is a smaller-scale model of a fully-functioning water treatment plant, about one-tenth t...

Dal Engineering completes preheater modernisation

13 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Dal Engineering of Turkey has completed the engineering scope of the preheater modernisation project at Lafarge Saint Pierre La Cour Cement plant ( Holcim group) in France and delivered the all fabrications to the site.  Dal Engineering will continue preassembly works in the site.

MPA calls for electrification push by UK government

12 January 2023, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has welcomed the UK government’s announcement of the new Energy Bill Discount Scheme (EBDS), extending the Energy Bill Relief Scheme. The broad support available through the EBDS encompasses most of the products manufactured by MPA members, including aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete and industrial minerals. However, the MPA says the proposed support may not be sufficient to maintain the competitiveness of UK manufacturing should prices return to th...