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Quinn Industrial Holdings to change name to Mannok

28 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Quinn Industrial Holdings and the Quinn Building Products and Quinn Packaging  brands are rebranding to Mannok after tthe culmination of a five-year transformation programme and investment programme. "We are extremely pleased to unveil Mannok as our new brand identity, which we believe better reflects the ownership, evolution and future focus of our business. It marks a major milestone for us following a five-year transformation programme that has empowered our staff and repositioned our bu...

Cemtech sets out to digitally optimise the cement sector

25 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The fourth and final day of Cemtech’s decarbonisation conference featured two sessions on the digital plant and energy process optimisation. The morning began with Javier García Sedano, Optimitive CEO, speaking on real-time optimisation 4.0 of cement factories throughput, energy and quality. He argued the way forward for the cement industry with "RTO-based AI systems using non-linear models learned from process data and automatically updated." For VRMs, for example, Mr Sedano concluded...

Cemex's targets 55% fall in CO2 emissions in Europe by 2030

25 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has announced that it is the first company in the cement sector to target a CO 2 reduction in its European operations of at least 55 per cent by 2030. Cemex welcomes the recent commitment from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s landmark State of the Union address and is pleased to align with the new European Union (EU) aspirations and targets.  Cemex's European operations expect to reach the target of a 35 per cent reduction in carbon emissions from ceme...

Brevik one-step away from full industrial start-up of carbon capture

22 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Norwegian government has proposed to parliament that Norcem's Brevik plant begins its industrial-scale carbon capture project. With 400,000t of CO 2 to be captured annually and transported for permanent storage, HeidelbergCement is planning to realise at its Brevik plant the first industrial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at a cement production facility in the world. The proposal of the Norwegian government is the second last step in the approval process for the project...

HeidelbergCement Schelklingen plant receives Germany's highest bucket elevator

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Germany-based Beumer Group has commissioned Germany’s highest bucket elevator at HeidelbergCement’s Schelklingen plant near Ulm. The order is part of a project by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions to modernise the cement works and comply with new emission limit values. As part of the thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions project, a new preheater tower was built at the HeidelbergCement’plant. The Beumer Group bucket elevator is used to feed raw meal to the kiln. This high-capacity belt bucket el...

A new focus for HeidelbergCement

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement's 2020 Capital Markets Day – 'Beyond 2020' set out many ambitious forward targets for the global building materials company as it looks to strengthen its core portfolio and embrace the megatrends of increasing urbanisation, digitalisation and a shift towards a low-carbon future. In a bold move, it has brought forward some of its key targets for carbon reduction by five years. A simplified organisational structure will also see one global function per board member. 

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HeidelbergCement to end clinker production in Leimen

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement announced the shutdown of clinker production at its cement plant in Leimen in  Germany’s Rhine-Neckar region by the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023 as limestone reserves in the Nussloch quarry are depleted. In addition, the kiln lines are no longer state-of-the-art and would have required several million euros of investments and hence, clinker production going forward is not considered an economically-viable option, according to the cement producer. The workforce will be re...

Breedon Group PLC announces GBP581m revenues for first eight months trading

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc delivered revenues for the first eight months of the year of GBP531m (2019: GBP624m), including a one-month contribution from its recently-acquired Cemex assets in the UK. The Board has reviewed the latest management forecasts and is now in a position to reinstate guidance for the 2020 financial year. Accordingly, Breedon Group currently anticipates delivering second-half underlying EBIT broadly in line with the 2H19, which would deliver a result in excess of the average ...

Creating France’s post-COVID-19 landscape

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

While the coronavirus pandemic has affected France’s construction sector, going forward there are new opportunities for domestic cement producers as they support a shift in focus, creating a different landscape to address climate change. By Syndicat Français de l’Industrie Cimentière (SFIC), France. Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 in France, domestic cement output had increased by 4.4 per cent in January and market growth accelerated to 5.2 per cent in February, according to I...

Breedon welcomes CMA announcement on Cemex asset acquisitions

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon welcomes today's announcement from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that it has reasonable grounds for believing that the undertakings offered by Breedon in connection with its completed acquisition of certain assets and operations from Cemex, or a modified version of them, might be acceptable. These undertakings will require the divestment of a small number of ready-mixed concrete plants and an asphalt plant in England, as well as two quarries and a cement terminal in S...