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LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy explore CCS

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and Schlumberger New Energy will explore the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions. The two companies will study the feasibility of capturing carbon from two LafargeHolcim cement plants, based in Europe and North America, using Schlumberger’s carbon sequestration technologies.   Magali Anderson, chief sustainability officer of LafargeHolcim: "Today’s announcement is further proof of LafargeHolcim’s environmental leadership and commitment to pioneer new s...

CTP Team presses ahead with ESP conversion at Rohdorfer Zement

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

CTP Team SRL is currently working at the site of  Rohdorfer Zement, Austria, where the assembly activities of a dust emission control project are on-going. The EPC project is aimed at replacing the existing two electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) on the kiln raw mill with one new fabric filter with a design capacity of 450,000Am 3 /h. The new fabric filter will capture 186t of dust, the equivalent of nine trucks at full load each hour. Dust emission levels at stack will be compli...

Southern Cement ships 3Mt of cement through Ipswich

10 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Southern Cement has reached the 3Mt milestone as general cargo vessel MV Arklow Raider arrived from Bilbao into the port of Ipswich, UK, with 4600t of cement. The cement company started using the port in 2002. Dean Wessels, operations manager at Southern Cement, said: “We are delighted to reach the milestone of 3Mt of cement through our operation at Ipswich. We could not have achieved this without the commitment of our employees and business partners. Our relationship with ABP has allowed ...

CEMBUREAU reacts to Carbon Border Mechanism vote

08 February 2021, Published under Cement News

C EMBUREAU , the European Cement Association, has reacted to the adoption of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee report on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms (CBAM). “A CBAM is a useful tool to address the imports of products not subject to similar carbon constraints in the European Union and therewith mitigates the carbon leakage risk allowing the European cement industry to deliver low-carbon investments. The Environment Committee's report highlights some key points in this...

Cementir's preliminary 2020 consolidated results achieve revenues of EUR1224.8m

05 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementir's preliminary consolidated results for 2020 achieved record revenue from sales of EUR1224.8m, up 1.1 per cent from EUR1211.8m in 2019. EBITDA remained stable at EUR263.7m. Sales volumes of grey and white cement and clinker totalled 10.71Mt, up 12.9 per cent from 9.49Mt in 2019 This increase is mainly attributable to the performance of the company in Turkey where cement volumes rose by 39 per cent. Ready-mix sales volumes rose to 4.44Mm 3 , up 7.8 per cent on 4.12Mm 3 in 2019. Re...

Cem'In'Eu's Rhône Cements plant sees first clinker train arrive

05 February 2021, Published under Cement News

With the arrival of the first clinker train from the port of Sète on 21 January   2021 to Rhône Ciments in France, Cem'In'Eu marked a decisive step in the plant's industrial development. The start-up of this branch terminal facility, for which the company built 400m of track and custom containers were designed to optimise each journey, illustrate the virtue of perseverance that today leads to the start of a second industrial site for Cem'In'Eu. The start-up of Rhône Ciments marks the a...

UK construction demand for essential mineral products increases in 4Q20

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Recovery in the UK market for mineral products like aggregates, concrete, asphalt and mortar was sustained during the 4Q20, but full-year sales volumes were down on 2019. This is according to the latest survey from the Mineral Products Association (MPA), which said the figures are encouraging but also urged the UK Government to push on with delivering the planned infrastructure programme to support the economic recovery, construction and the supply chain. Following on from the fas...

HGH appoints new President

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

HGH has promoted Vincent Leboucher to President of the HGH Group. Current President, Thierry Campos, retires from the business after 32 years at HGH.  Vincent Leboucher, 40, graduated from the Institut d'Optique Graduate School in 2002 and joined HGH in 2003 as an electro-optics engineer. His rapid progression within the company saw him take on the position of Head of R&D in 2010 and Deputy General Manager in 2018. As Deputy General Manager he led the company alongside Thierry Campos. In...

LafargeHolcim to close Contes cement line

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will shut down cement production at its Contes plant in the Alpes-Maritimes region of France. Aggregate production at the site will not be affected by the reorganisation. A reorganisation plant was presented to the company’s social partners on 3 February. It is expected that 65 direct job and approximately 300 indirect jobs will be impacted by the closure is scheduled for the start of 2022.

Semapa sees 182% rise in 4Q20 net profit

02 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Portugal-based Semapa recorded a net profit of EUR106.6m in 2020, a 14.1 per cent YoY decrease from EUR124.1m a year earlier. In the 4Q20, net income surged 182.3 per cent YoY to EUR33.8m. Consolidated turnover was down 16.2 per cent YoY to EUR1867m in 2020, of which EUR451m came from its cement segment. EBITDA reached EUR419.3m, falling 13.9 per cent from EUR486.8m in 2019, despite the group's positive developments in cement, which grew 15.3 per cent YoY, especially in Portugal.