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Airvault modernisation to see new preheater construction method

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The business unit Cement Technologies of thyssenkrupp has received an order from Ciments Calcia SA, subsidiary of HeidelbergCement Group, for the construction of a turnkey cement production line.     The new 4000tpd clinker kiln line is to be built at the Airvault site and will replace the two existing lines. A new construction method is being implemented for the erection of the preheater tower at the Airvault plant. The preheater modules, including brickwork and electric systems, ar...

Innovative Ash Solutions wins GBP0.5m grant for PFA plant

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

A new cement manufacturing site is being launched in the UK by Innovative Ash Solutions (IAS), after receiving a GBP500,000 grant. This funding will support the development of a facility capable of processing up to 20,000t of incineration fly, cyclone and boiler ash, into a sustainable form of pulverised fuel ash (PFA), a key ingredient used in cement.   This facility is a joint venture between Levenseat Ltd, a leading player in the Scottish waste and resource management sector and Or...

Foundations laid for CBR wind turbine

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

CBR (HeidelbergCement group) is constructing a wind turbine project on the Ghent I site, in Belgium. The foundations have now been poured. The wind turbine will allow CBR to produce (and use) green energy at its cement plant in Ghent. Thanks to this project, more than 20 per cent of the needs of the Ghent plant will be covered by wind energy. Reducing CO 2 emissions is a priority objective for CBR. The development of renewable energy sources is one of the levers to achieve this.  

Italy's cement output falls 4% in September, imports up 39%

02 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement production declined four per cent YoY in September 2021 to reach an index of 100, when compared with the base year of 2015, according to Federbeton, Italy’s concrete association. This results in a 9M advance of 16 per cent YoY following YoY increases of 24 and 20 per cent in July and August 2021, respectively. Cement prices were up seven per cent YoY in September 2021 to reach and index of 127, when compared with the base year of 2015, up from 125 and 124 in August and July 2021,  r...

Cemento Cosmos to stop Cordoba kiln

29 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemento Cosmos, part of Brazil-based Votorantim Cimentos, is stopping the kiln at its Córdoba plant in Spain in 2022 due to high energy costs. The plan is to “significantly” reduce clinker production with temporary shutdowns over the next year, reports Diario Córdoba. While clinker will no longer be produced at the Córdoba plant, cement production will continue, using clinker from other group plants, possibly from the Cementos Balboa plant in Badajoz, which was purchased earlier this year. ...

Spain’s cement sector recovers 57Mt of waste in 15 years

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The Spanish cement industry has recovered 57Mt of waste from 88 sectors between 2004-19, reports the Fundación CEMA in collaboration with Institut Cerdà. This has prevented the release of 1Mt of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere and savings of EUR115m by not sending the waste to landfills. The report confirms that the optimisation of synergies has resulted in the cement sector becoming one of the largest recyclers of mineral waste in Spain and a leader in energy recovery. It has injected alm...

Breedon Group sees revenue of GBP1045m in the 10M21

24 November 2021, Published under Cement News

UK-based Breedon Group has reported a revenue of GBP1,045m in the first 10 months of the year, up 31 per cent against the same period in 2019, according to its November trading update. On a like-for-like basis, revenue increased 15 per cent from the 10M19 period. “Breedon has continued to benefit from strong end markets, with demand levels remaining encouraging across the group. Trends evident in the first half have persisted with momentum in residential housebuilding and infrastructure s...

Loesche acquires Dynamis

24 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Loesche has welcomed to its fold Brazil-based Dynamis, a company specialised in combustion and industrial processes since its foundation in 2003. “The Dynamis name is synonymous with the development of state-of-the-art equipment such as the revolutionary D-Gasifier, the D-Flame Burner, the robust D-Igniter and the efficient D-HotGas, which allows companies to work with a variety of fuels including biomass, petcoke, natural gas, and heavy fuel oil,” said Loesche in a statement. Dynamis fo...

CRH sees 11% YoY increase in sales

23 November 2021, Published under Cement News

CRH’s cumulative nine-month sales to the end of September reached US$22.8bn, an increase of 11 per cent YoY and ahead seven per cent on a like-for-like basis. EBITDA was up 15 per cent YoY to US$3.9bn while EBITDA margin was up 50bps to 17.1 per cent. Third quarter sales remained ahead of the prior year across all divisions, with good demand in key markets. Americas Materials was primarily driven by improved pricing as volume growth was impacted by inclement weather, while Europe Material...

Vicat to invest EUR800m to meet 2030 climate targets

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, Vicat held a meeting at L'Isle d'Abeau on the company's climate strategy. The French producer has been describing how it will meet its 2030 and 2050 emission targets throughout its value chain in building materials. Vicat reports that just to meet its 2030 objectives it will need to invest an estimated EUR800m. Capex investment of this magnitude will be shared with clinker factor and activated clay investment accounting for 30 per cent of the budget, fuel substitution representi...