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Ciments Calcia one step closer to Airvault modernisation

20 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Ciments Calcia, part of the HeidelbergCement Group, moved one step closer to the modernisation of its Airvault plant as the local community council approved the revision of the local urban plan to incorporate the planned modifications to the cement plant. The modernisation will see the replacement of the two existing clinker production line by a single line as well as best available techniques-based emissions control and the modernisation of the grinding unit by the replacement of the unit...

CCB Cement is awarded Concrete Sustainability Council's Silver certification

20 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding announces that CCB Cement, its Belgian subsidiary, has been awarded the Concrete Sustainability Council’s Silver certification. Cementir says, this recognition proves the strong commitment in achieving the ambitious Cementir Holding’s sustainability roadmap towards 2030 and represents the progress made in complementing the company's other new innovative solutions for climate change. "The Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) certification to CCB Cement is a key milestone ...

IKN achieves first clinker from CBR Antoing plant

18 January 2021, Published under Cement News

IKN received as a special present the first clinker from the modified calciner and IKN cooler installed in Cimenteries CBR's Antoing plant in Belgium on Christmas Eve.   IKN said, "We thank everybody involved for their determination and efforts in this challenging project. In spite of coronavirus and a tough schedule there was no compromise on safety!" The Antoing clinker plant has a cement capacity of 0.9Mta and is one of five plants operated by SA Cimenteries CBR.

Cemex UK invests in packaging technology

13 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has confirmed an investment of over GBP5m into two new plastic packing lines for packed cement at its Rugby Cement plant.  This will significantly increase its capacity for producing packed cement and allow the business to provide long term surety of supply to its customers, said Cemex UK. Since Cemex entered the plastic packed cement market in 2011, it has seen demand greatly increase YoY, and this investment will enable the company to meet existing and future customer requiremen...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies signs low-carbon cement supply agreement

13 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a partnership contract with French property developer Ouest Réalisations. From 2021 and for the next five years, Hoffmann Green will supply Ouest Réalisations with its clinker-free low-carbon cement resulting from H-UKR technology for the construction of collective housing and commercial buildings. This amounts to a total volume of 75,000m 3  of concrete manufactured by concrete plants distributing Hoffmann Green cement, equivalent to 2...

UK Concrete appoints new Chair

13 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Jeremy Greenwood has been appointed Chair of UK Concrete to work with Director Chris Leese to marshall the collective resources within MPA in The Concrete Centre, MPA Cement, BRMCA and British Precast as part of the roadmap the sector is implementing to go 'Beyond Net Zero by 2050'. MPA CEO, Nigel Jackson, said: "I am delighted that Jeremy is joining the MPA team as Chair of UK Concrete. Whilst at Tarmac he played a major role in developing the thinking within the sector on the promotio...

Breedon appoints Managing Director of GB Contracting

12 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group has appointed James Haluch as managing director of its GB Contracting business. He will join in March and will report to the group's chief executive.   Mr Haluch has been MD of Highways & Waste Collections at Amey for the last five years. In all, he has nearly 30 years' experience in the contracting and highway services industry, including senior positions with Mouchel and EM (Kier) Highway Services, where he established and led the strategic highways business.  Pat Ward...

Inform appoints four new co-CEOs to further company expansion

12 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Inform has announced four new co-CEOs to join Adrian Weiler, the company's CEO since 1986, who continues in his leadership role. Dr Andreas Meyer, Matthias Berlit, Peter Frerichs and Dr Jörg Herbers have assumed their new roles effective 1 January 2021. Inform develops software for the optimisation of business processes using digital decision making based on artificial intelligence and operations research.  In addition to ensuring continuity in its customer and employee relations, the ex...

Swiss cement demand falls 3% in 4Q20

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, slipped 3.1 per cent YoY to 1,002,614t in the 4Q20, down from 1,034,914t in the 4Q19, according to cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. In 2020 deliveries were down by 1.5 per cent YoY to 4.151Mt from 4.215Mt in 2019. Switzerland transported 37.5 per cent of its cement via rail in 2020. Domestic cement producers delivered 74.2 per cent of its product to ready-mix concrete producers, while 19.1 per cent was supplied to building ...

Reel International acquires FLSmidth Hamburg

31 December 2020, Published under Cement News

France’s Reel International, which specialises in industrial lifting equipment, has announced the acquisition of FLSmidth Hamburg GmbH. FLSmidth Hamburg, operating under the Möller brand, installs and maintains complex handling equipment for the energy, cement and aluminium industries. The company will be integrated into the French group on 1 January 2021, and will operate as Reel Möller GmbH.