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Buzzi Unicem changes name to Buzzi SpA

19 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Italian-based Buzzi Unicem hs changed its name to  Buzzi SpA as of 18 May 2023. The name change was ratified by an extraordinary shareholders meeting on 12 May 2023.  The names of the international cement producer's subsidiaries remain unchanged. 

Breedon joins London Stock Exchange's Premium Listing segment

18 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Breedon has announced its admission to the Premium Listing segment of the main market of the London Stock Exchange and the simultaneous cancellation from trading on the AIM market at 8.00h on 17 May 2023. Rob Wood, CEO, commented: “Today marks a significant moment in Breedon’s history as we celebrate our move from AIM to the Premium Listing Segment of the Official List and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.  “As an established business with a track record for...

Vicat builds new 74,000t clinker dome

17 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Vicat is building a new clinker hall for its Montalieu-Vercieu cement plant. The new 62m diameter silo will have a capacity of 74,000t of clinker.   The next stage of the work, from May 2023, is the construction of the metal frame of the roof, as well as the conveyor and the aerial gallery connecting with the plant. Vicat teams (DPI, Béton Vicat, Ciment Vicat, Delta Pompage) as well as partners VINCI Construction and Campenon Bernard Centre Est are involved in the project...

London project marks world first in cement-free concrete

17 May 2023, Published under Cement News

UK-based National Grid and its contractor Hochtief-Murphy Joint Venture (HMJV) have completed what is believed to be the world’s largest ever continuous pour of cement-free Earth Friendly Concrete® at the GBP1bn (US$1.25bn) London Power Tunnels (LTP) project. Approximately 736,000l (enough to fill around two 25m swimming pools) of cement-free concrete was poured to fill the base of the 55m-deep tunnel drive shaft at National Grid’s Hurst Substation in south London.  The cement-free solu...

MPA welcomes EU law reforms

16 May 2023, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA), which represents producers of essential mineral products such as aggregates, concrete and asphalt, has welcomed the UK government’s decision to change direction on regulatory reform, altering its plans to automatically ditch EU laws by the year-end. In its current form the Retained EU Law (REUL) Bill would have caused fresh uncertainty for British businesses, serving as a distraction from meaningful regulatory reform, according to the MPA. The Depar...

Heidelberg Materials invest a further EUR65m in French calcined clay project

16 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Following this week's 'Choose France summit', Heidelberg Materials has announced the investment of EUR65m to accelerate the decarbonisation of its Bussac-Forê t cement plant in the west of France. The plant will be expanded to include a facility to produce calcined clay, which can replace parts of the CO₂-intensive clinker in the cement. This will allow the launch of a new range of low-carbon calcined clay cements containing less clinker.  This latest investment is in addition to the EUR...

Saint-Gobain sales up 5% YoY in 1Q23

16 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has reported “solid” sales growth in the opening three months of 2023 with like-for-like sales up 4.7 per cent to EUR12,406m, compared to EUR12,007m in the same period a year earlier. According to the company, prices were up 10.2 per cent over the 1Q23, driven by price increases implemented in 2022 and certain additional measures taken locally at the start of 2023, which generated a positive price-cost spread overall. Volumes were down 5.5 per cent due to a moderate market slo...

Dyckerhoff supplies low CO2 efficient construction

16 May 2023, Published under Cement News

The new residential quarter in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, "Mein Ludwigs”, has been supplied with Dyckerhoff ’s low CO 2 efficient cements and concretes for the large-scale construction project. The new residential area is currently being built on a former 2.5ha company site in the southwest of Ludwigshafen, near the banks of the Rhine, Germany. It was planned by the multiple award-winning Frankfurt architecture firm Stefan Forster Architekten, which specialises in residential buildings.  Th...

Buzzi Unicem posts 1Q23 consolidated net sales of EUR955.9m

15 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Consolidated net sales for Buzzi Unicem in the 1Q23 reached EUR955.9m, a rise of 19.5 per cent compared to EUR8000.1m the 1Q22. However, Buzzi Unicem reported to a decline in sales volumes for the group in the first three months of 2023, both for cement (-8.8 per cent) and ready-mix concrete (-12.2 per cent). The strengthening of cement prices offset lower volumes in sales. Cement sales totalled 5,803,000t in the 1Q23 compared to 6,363,000t in the 1Q22. Ready-mix sales totalled 2,364,...

Votorantim Cimentos revenue jumps 18% in 1Q23

12 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos has reported global revenue of BRL5.8bn (US$1.17bn) in the first quarter of 2023, up 18 per cent YoY. Adjusted EBITDA over the same period advanced by 85 per cent to BRL779m, with a positive impact on the EBITDA margin, which stood at 13 per cent in the 1Q23, marking an increase of four percentage points on the 1Q22. The company ended the 1Q23 with a net profit of BRL78m, reversing the BRL317m loss seen in the first quarter of 2022. Cement sales in the first three month...