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Shares in Titan Cement International sold

25 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement International SA announced the disposal of 7701 shares by its subsidiary Titan Cement Company SA of Titan Cement International SA. The shares were sold on 21 August 2020 at an exercise price of EUR10/share (EUR77,010 in total). Following the transaction, Titan Cement Company SA owns 5,226,748 shares in Titan Cement International, representing 6.34 per cent of the voting rights of Titan Cement International.

More jobs to go at South Ferriby

20 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Another 26 jobs will go at Cemex's mothballed South Ferriby Cement plant after a review of the tanker fleet. The plant in north Lincolnshire, UK, lost 110 jobs last month and the latest job losses come after the tanker drivers have had a consultation about the non-viability of their operations with the manufacturing site no longer producing cement. Cement production has been shifted to the company's Rugby, Tilbury and Hull sites, which remain operational. The latest job losses concern 25 dr...

Imerys set to acquire 60% stake in refractory supplier

19 August 2020, Published under Cement News

France-based Imerys has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in Turkey’s Haznedar Group, a high-grade monolithic refractories and refractory brick manufacturer. The industrial minerals company will also have the option to purchase the remainder of Haznedar. "With this deal, Imerys will complement its current offer with basic and acidic refractory bricks and extend its industrial footprint with a competitive production base in Turkey, strategically located between...

Turkish cement exports to Germany rose 4.2% in the 1H20

18 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The export of cement from Turkey to Germany increased 4.2 per cent from January-July 2020 compared to the same period of 2019, exceeding US$140.4m, reported the Turkish Ministry of Trade. Turkey exported US$22.7m of cement to Germany in July 2020, up 8.4 per cent on the year-ago period. The country's export of cement to world markets in January-July 2020 increased by 0.9 per cent compared to the same period in 2019, amounting to more than US$2.06bn. "In July 2020, Turkey's export of cemen...

Waste Knot Energy to operate new alternative fuel pellet plant in the UK

18 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Waste Knot Energy (Waste Knot) has secured funding from Gresham House's British Strategic Investment Fund (BSIF) to build its first fuel pelleting plant in Middlesbrough, UK. The site of the new plant will be at AV Dawson's port facility on Teeside. The plant will produce Waste Knot's Green Knot branded pellets using non-recyclable waste - otherwise destined for landfill or for another country’s waste facilities. The high-calorific value of the pellets makes them a reliable, low-emission bu...

ENCI's Maastricht plant to close at the end of August

11 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The ENCI (HeidelbergCement) cement works in Maastricht, The Netherlands, is due to shut down at the end of this month, according to Dutch News. Limestone quarrying stopped in 2018 and raw materials have since been delivered to the plant by ship. High maintenance costs have also contributed to the factory becoming loss-making. The quarry is currently being redeveloped as a nature reserve. ENCI’s two other cement works in The Netherlands are expected to remain open.

VDZ to move to new premises

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

For more than 60 years, Germany's cement association Verein Deutscher Zementwerke eV (VDZ)'s research institute in Düsseldorf has been the home and focal point not only for many generations of its employees but also for the representatives of the cement industry. Now, in the first week of September this year, VDZ will move into new premises, a step which will provide a new, long-time perspective. VDZ's new home is located close to its previous building, with excellent 15-minute connections ...

Buzzi Unicem's 1H20 cement and clinker sales fall 3%

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem reports that group cement and clinker sales declined 3.4 per cent in the 1H20. The drop in volumes was concentrated in Italy and eastern Europe, due to the spread of the pandemic and to the associated restrictions on economic activity. In central Europe shipments were only slightly below the level reached in the same period of 2019. There was strong performance in the USA, despite the increasing challenges presented by COVID-19. Net sales achieved in the half year were substant...

LafargeHolcim and IBM join forces to develop ORIS

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is exploring varied ways of expanding its digital portfolio, not just in cement and its 'Plants of Tomorrow' initiative, but also through its portfolio of building materials. LafargeHolcim will work with IBM Services to further develop the first digital platform for road design optimisation called ORIS. ORIS can reduce road project costs by up to one-third and carbon emissions by up to half while tripling road durability and usage lifespans, claims LafargeHolcim. ORIS asse...

GB sales of heavy-side building materials slump in 2Q20

04 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The latest statistics released by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) show that sales of heavy-side building materials, including aggregates, ready-mix concrete (RMC), asphalt and mortar saw unprecedented declines during the 2Q20. Aggregates sales volumes were 38 per cent lower, RMC 39 per cent and asphalt 28 per cent on a quarterly basis. The swift closure of housebuilding sites as the lockdown was announced in March resulted in the mortar market suffering an even sharper fall in deman...