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Schaeffler secures CDP 'A' rating for environmental management

12 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Schaeffler has been awarded an “A” score in the climate change category for 2023 by the global non-profit environmental organisation CDP for its commitment to corporate transparency and performance. In the water category, the score was “A-”. Based on data obtained from the CDP questionnaire on climate change, Schaeffler is one of the few companies assessed in 2023, numbering in excess of 21,000, to achieve an “A” score. “This confirmation of Schaeffler’s “A” rating in the area of climate ch...

Cementir posts 2023 preliminary unaudited EBITDA of EUR421.9m

09 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Cementir Holding Group reports preliminary unaudited results for 2023. EBITDA reached the historic record of EUR421.9m, up 25.4 per cent compared to the EUR336.3m of 2022, following the improved results achieved in all geographical areas with the exception of the United States. The EBITDA margin was 24.5 per cent compared to 19.5 per cent in 2022. Net financial income totalled EUR15.8m (income of EUR11m in 2022). Revenue in 2023 reached EUR1694.2m, down 1.7 per cent compared to 2022. Prof...

Ecocem's ACT technology obtains ETA

09 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Ecocem ’s ACT technology has obtained an ETA (European Technical Assessment) from EOTA (European Organisation for Technical Assessment) for a new eco-efficient cement. This independent assessment is a critical step towards CE marking and will enable the introduction of this new low-carbon cement throughout Europe.  "The ETA provides Ecocem with a route to full commercialisation for its ACT technology by 2026 and creates the opportunity for the cement and concrete industries to do the same,...

CEMEX UK tackles shipping emissions

09 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Work will begin in April this year on a new demonstrator of a smart shore power system at CEMEX ’s wharf in Shoreham, UK. Working in partnership with University of Warwick and advanced system integrator, iconsys, CEMEX is developing an intelligently-managed shore power system demonstrator, specifically tailored to understand fluctuations in electricity demand of self-discharging commercial vessels. The UK Department of Transport has awarded the project a grant of nearly GBP1.7m (US$2.15m...

Titan achieves top ‘A' CDP score for climate leadership

09 February 2024, Published under Cement News

For the second consecutive year, Titan has earned a place on the globally-recognised 'A' List of the carbon disclosure non-profit organisation CDP, in recognition of its leadership in corporate transparency and performance on climate change. Furthermore, the company has achieved an 'A-' score for water security management. Titan is one of only three companies in its sector to attain top scores in both categories. Since 2020, Titan has reduced its net specific CO 2 emissions by almost 1...

Heidelberg Materials awards FEED contract for Padeswood

08 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Sustainability solutions provider Worley and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group have been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Heidelberg Materials UK for the development of a carbon capture facility at the Padeswood cement works in north Wales. The Padeswood project has been selected as a Track 1 capture project by the UK government and is a key establishing project within the HyNet industrial cluster. Once operational, it is anticipated to capture up t...

CEMEX supports EC's Carbon Management Strategy

08 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The European Commission has presented its Carbon Management Strategy in an announcement this week that details the EU’s policy approach to industrial carbon management for the coming decades. CEMEX firmly welcomes this outline of upcoming initiatives and policies, and stands ready to support the European institutions in the design and implementation of the announced actions. In line with the EU's 'Fit for 55' aspirations, CEMEX has already reduced the CO 2 intensity in its European cemen...

Saint-Gobain signs energy PPA in Italy

08 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has signed a 10-year renewable electricity supply contract in Italy with Axpo Italia. The power purchase agreement (PPA) covers the purchase of electricity generated by a newly-built wind farm in the Puglia region. Axpo Italia will provide around 22GWh of green electricity per year, or 11 per cent of Saint-Gobain’s electricity needs in Italy. This contract is the fifth PPA signed by Saint-Gobain in Italy. Combined, the five projects are expected to cover more than 20 ...

Holcim expands Solutions & Products business

08 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired ZinCo, a leader in advanced green roofing systems based in Germany with global operations across Europe, Asia and the Americas. The deal forms part of Holcim's efforts to advance its Solutions & Products business to 30 per cent of group net sales by 2025, entering the most attractive segments of construction, from roofing systems to insulation and renovation. According to Holcim, with its integrated green and solar roofing systems, ZinCo is expanding Holcim’s specifi...

MPA survey reveals deteriorating markets

07 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The UK-based Mineral Products Association (MPA) has released the results of its latest industry sales survey, revealing a second consecutive annual drop in sales volumes of heavy-side building materials in Great Britain. The deteriorating market for aggregates, concrete, asphalt and mortar has unfolded against a backdrop of unfavourable economic conditions, escalating costs, rising interest rates and a diminishing pipeline of new construction projects, says the MPA. The quarterly surve...