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MAN Truck & Bus Schweiz supplies Holcim Switzerland

06 April 2022, Published under Cement News

MAN Truck & Bus Schweiz AG has again handed over vehicles to its long-standing customer Holcim Switzerland. This time the vehicles will be used by Holcim Gravel and Concrete Ltd at its Mülligen site. The two powerful MAN TGS 18.510 4x4H BL semitrailer tractors, which not only have a switchable Hydrostatic HydroStatic Front Axle Drive HydroDrive ® , but are also equipped with all kinds of safety equipment, pull a three-axle tipper semitrailer from Schmitz Cargobill AG.

Holcim, thyssenkrupp and Berlin University participate in amine scrubbing project

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Uhde, Holcim and the Technische Universität Berlin have partnered up in a joint project to investigate the use of a novel amine scrubbing technology for carbon capture. The goal is to significantly reduce CO 2  emissions from existing cement plants and at the same time utilise the captured CO 2  for other applications. In concrete terms, this includes the development of new mass transfer process equipment that is more efficient and resilient to contaminations. The project is be...

Mannok's sales director becomes vice chairperson of MPANI

30 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Paddy Mohan, Mannok's Cement sales director, has taken the role of Vice Chairperson for the Mineral Products Association Northern Ireland (MPANI), an industry body which represents the entire mineral products industry in Northern Ireland and an organisation which Paddy has been a member of for 24 years. This new role marks an important milestone for Paddy as he previously had to step down from his role of vice chairperson shortly after he was elected in 2009 due to an illness.  

Buzzi Unicem records strong growth in Italy in 2021

28 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has announced its consolidated financial results of 2021 which saw cement and clinker sales rise by 6.7 per cent to 31.2Mt from 29.25Mt in 2020. EBITDA reached EUR795m and EBIT stood at EUR546m, an improvement of about four per cent at constant exchange rates. Group ready-mix sales totalled 12.141Mm 3 in 2021, up from 11.743Mm 3 in 2020, a rise of 3.4 per cent. Net sales totalled EUR3.446m, up 6.9 per cent from EUR3.222m in 2020. Consolidated net profit reached EU...

HeidelbergCement and Calix reach LEILAC-2 milestone

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

This week HeidelbergCement and Calix announced that the Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement 2 (LEILAC-2) carbon capture project has passed its Financial Investment Decision (FID) milestone and can go on to the implementation phase at HeidelbergCement's Hanover cement plant, Germany. The LEILAC-2 project has been awarded EUR16m funding by the EU Horizon programme and aims to separate 20 per cent of Hanover cement plant’s CO 2 emissions or around 100,000t of CO 2 per year. This will...

SigmaRoc records turnover of GBP49.3m in 2021

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Building material producer SigmaRoc plc has announced its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2021 with turnover more than doubling to GBP272m and underlying EBITDA rising to GBP49.3m. The group’s trading and operational performance for 2021 was solid. Overall, on a LfL basis, the value of upstream quarried materials sold increased by two per cent. Value added product sales increased by 14 per cent, with value added services increasing by 16 per cent. These figures include th...

Vicat and Egypt settle investment dispute

24 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouli, and the Minister of Justice, Omar Marwan, have witnessed the signing of a final settlement agreement on the country’s investment dispute with Vicat , a shareholder in Sinai Cement Co . The agreement was signed by Minister of International Cooperation, Rania el Mashat on behalf of the government, and Vicat’s Chairman and CEO, Guy Sidos. Under the agreement, the arbitration case between the two parties before the International Center for Settlemen...

FLSmidth receives further clearance for acquisition of thyssenkrupp mining business

23 March 2022, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has now received regulatory clearances from the Australian, South African, Peruvian and Chilean authorities for its acquisition of thyssenkrupp's mining business. This is in addition to approvals already received from Canada and Morocco amongst others. All clearances to data have been without imposition of any competition related remedies, says the Denmark-based company in a statement. FLSmidth Group CEO Mikko Keto commented: “Receiving regulatory clearances in such important min...

MDG Handling Solutions wins HeidelbergCement Spirit project order

23 March 2022, Published under Cement News

MDG Handling Solutions (MDG) has been awarded participation in the Spirit project of HeidelbergCement, which is being carried out at the Leimen and Schelklingen cement plants, Germany. MDG will create a clinker stocking area and a train loading system in Schelklingen, and this clinker will be transport by train to Leimen . In Leimen a receiving area and transport systems made by Gambarotta Gschwendt will stock the clinker in the different silos and buffers.  For both sites, MDG  ...

FLO2R is strengthening its product focus for the cement industry

23 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Kim Koldsø has joined the FLO2R team. Mr Koldsø brings on more than 20 years of specialised gas analysis product and process knowledge and hands-on experience from the cement industry, and therefore is the perfect addition to its organisation and pursuit of better gas analysis solutions, according to the company. FLO2R is deeply engaged in developing new and more powerful process gas analysis solutions to the cement industry. Solutions which will make the cement industry capable of ha...