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Swiss market remains stable in 9M21

08 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland declined 2.5 per cent to 1,108,772t in the third quarter of 2021, according to cemsuisse, the country’s cement association. In the 3Q20 deliveries reached 1,137,615t.  Adverse weather conditions and delivery bottlenecks for other building materials affected construction activity and demand in the summer. In the first nine months of 2021 domestic deliveries slipped 0.3 per cent to 3,139,313t from 3,148,523t in the 9M20. Deliveries of lower-carbon CEM II ce...

Cem'In'Eu awarded damages in competition lawsuit

08 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Saint-Nazaire Commercial Court, France, has dismissed all of LafargeHolcim's claims that Cem'In'Eu had been acted unfairly in competition following a claim made in July 2019. The judgement of 28 April 2021 dismissed all of the claims made by Lafarge Holcim Ciments and Lafarge Holcim Distribution in the lawsuit between them and Cem’In’Eu and all of its different group entities including Cem'In'Log. Furthermore, LafargeHolcim has been ordered to pay damages as well as legal costs in ...

Titan receives its first LNG tractor for cement transport

07 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group has acquired its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) tractor for cement transport within Greece, a pilot action in collaboration with BlueFuel and the Sarakakis Business Group, importer of Volvo equipment. In addition to the reduction of operating and maintenance costs, through the use of LNG in heavy vehicles, a reduction of up to 25 per cent in CO 2 emissions is achieved. At the same time, the emissions of sulphur oxides and microparticles are eliminated, while NO x emi...

Cemex UK recovers pallets for circular economy initiative

06 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK is extending its commitment to waste reduction and the circular economy with merchants by relaunching its nationwide pallet recovery service.     The Cemex pallet recovery scheme aims to reduce timber waste in the supply chain and make greater environmental efficiencies, as part of its 'Future in Action – Committed to Net Zero CO 2'  Climate Action Strategy.     Under the scheme, all re-usable wooden pallets are collected free of charge by ELM, Cemex's designated pallet colle...

HeidelbergCement divests Spanish assets to Cemex

05 October 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement pushes forward its portfolio optimisation programme, and has signed agreements to sell its regional aggregates and ready-mixed concrete businesses in the regions of Catalonia, Madrid and Asturias as well as its ready-mixed concrete business on the Balearic Islands to different buyers. The assets acquired by Cemex from HeidelbergCement include a limestone quarry with a waste management operation serving Madrid and three concrete plants in the Balearic islands.    Di...

Italy's cement output slips 6% in July

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Italy's cement production index (base year 2015=100) reached 114 in July 2021, down six per cent when compared with July 2020, according to Federbeton, the Italian cement and concrete association. In June the index rose two per cent YoY to 112 while in May output expanded by 18 per cent YoY to 113. On a cumulative basis production growth has slowed from 42 per cent in May to 24 per cent in July 2021. External trade Imports in June 2021 slipped two per cent to 135,223t, the first dip sinc...

Saint-Gobain completes Chryso acquisition

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has confirmed that it has closed the acquisition of Chryso. The acquisition will see Saint-Gobain enter the concrete formulation market and chemical additives for the reduction of CO 2 emissions in the cement and construction sectors. Chryso has achieved revenues of EUR400m and EBITDA of around EUR85m. Benoit Bazin, CEO of Saint-Gobain, commented: "The acquisition of Chryso is fully in line with our strategic vision of Saint-Gobain as a world leader in sustainable construct...

Märker Zement's new kiln is lifted into position

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

SGS Industrial Services GmbH has announced that the next major steps at the construction site in Harburg, Germany, for Märker Zement’s new kiln line have been achieved. The local SGS team successfully lifted the first part and second part of the new rotary kiln. The first part alone had a length of 36m and a weight of 190t, and the second had a length of 25m and weighed 120t. With two mobile cranes the two parts were lifted and positioned.  

Oficemen appoints new president

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

José Manuel Cascajero Rodríguez, president of Cemex España Operations, has been elected president of Oficemen. He succeeds Victor García Brosa. He will lead the Spanish cement sector’s initiatives to address the challenges highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Spanish cement industry has once again demonstrated, since the beginning of the pandemic, its essential character for the maintenance and recovery of our economy. Today, more than ever, the Spanish cement sector plays a key role...

Spanish cement consumption rises 13% in 8M20

01 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has grown by 13 per cent YoY in the first eight months of the year, reaching 9,581,951t, says Oficemen, Spain's cement association. In the current scenario, Oficemen estimates that the year will close with growth of nine per cent, when compared to 2020. This would consumption to reach 14.6Mt, similar to the 14.72Mt reported for 2019, the last year not affected by restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The forecasts for 2021 would be in line with t...