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Spanish cement consumption drops by 16% in March

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption fell by 15.5 per cent in March, to 1,164,416t, according to Oficemen, Spain's cement association. This figure represents a loss of 213,479t compared to the same month last year, largely due to the transport strike, with a heterogeneous incidence throughout the national territory, said the association. “The situation resulting from the stoppage of transport has already been corrected in our industry and, currently, the supply chain to and from our factories is operati...

Opterra orders 300GWh for renewable energy

21 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Statkraft, Europe's largest producer of renewable energy, has signed a further power purchase agreement (PPA) with Opterra , one of Germany's leading cement manufacturers, on the supply of renewable power from onshore wind and solar power. It follows a wind power PPA agreed in 2021 and enables Opterra to further transition its plant operations to a renewable energy supply. Opterra ( CRH group) is adding a further   300GWh of renewable power supplied by Statkraft to its plants in Karsd...

Italy’s cement output sees 14% YoY drop in January

19 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Italy's cement production index (base year 2015) fell from 99 in December 2021 to 65 in January 2022, or by 14 per cent when compared with January 2021, according to Federbeton, the country’s concrete association. Grey cement imports into Italy increased 38 per cent YoY to 102,203t in December 2021. A total CIF value of EUR5.244m, or EUR51/t was reported. Cement exports in December 2021 saw a 15 per cent uptick YoY to 117,567t with an FOB value of EUR6.997m for the total export volume, or...

Dal Machinery & Design win dryer order at Zement & Kalkwerke Otterbein

14 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Zement & Kalkwerke Otterbein has awarded Dal Machinery & Design (DAL Engineering Group) an EPC project to replace its limestone rotary dryer, which has been operating since 2005.  DAL will be responsible for manufacturing the complete new dryer which has dimensions of Ø3m x 22m including the shell, the internal material lifting plates, two tyres, four rollers and shafts and the rotary chain units which are used as the drive system of the rotary dryer. The current used dryer in the Ott...

Cemex Rüdersdorf to help produce aviation fuel

13 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex is joining forces with integrated chemicals and energy company Sasol ecoFT and renewable energy company E NERTRAG in a milestone project that will combine CO 2 with hydrogen to produce sustainable aviation fuel.     The consortium will source green hydrogen generated exclusively from wind and solar energy from E NERTRAG . The CO 2 will be supplied by Cemex's Rüdersdorf cement plant in Germany, which will provide 100tpd of CO 2 in the project’s initial stages. Sasol ecoFT wil...

Swiss cement market sees 10% pick-up in 1Q22

12 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland increased 10.2 per cent to 950,556t in the first quarter of 2022 when compared with 862,210t in the 1Q21, according to the Swiss cement association, cemsuisse. The association attributed the rise in dispatches to a mild winter with high building activity, particularly in January. Deliveries of lower-carbonn CEM II cement remained at a high level with a market share of 89.2 per cent. CEM I Portland cement deliveries remained stable when compared with the 1Q...

Titan Cement Group releases its 2021 Integrated Annual Report

12 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group has published its 2021 integrated annual report, which outlines the group's financial, as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Titan generated record revenues in 2021 and is well on track to achieve its ESG targets for 2025 and beyond, claims the company.  Titan 2021 integrated annual report highlights • record group revenue of EUR1714.6m, up 6.7 per cent, reflecting higher demand and supportive pricing across all regions • increase of net...

Holcim publishes agenda for 2022 AGM

12 April 2022, Published under Cement News

The Holcim annual general meeting will take place on 4 May 2022 at 10am CEST at company headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. In accordance with applicable Swiss COVID-19 legislation, it will be held without the presence of shareholders, making safety a priority again for this year’s AGM. The Board of Directors invites shareholders to submit their questions in advance regarding the Holcim 2021 Integrated Annual Report and the AGM. Climate report In line with Holcim's commitment to lead it...

Hanson to build UK's first net-zero cement plant

11 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement ) plans to build the UK’s first net-zero cement factory at a facility in north Wales. Hanson is aiming to capture up to 800,000t of CO 2 per year at its cement plant in Padeswood , near Mold. The site is set to undergo a GBP400m upgrade to implement carbon-capture technology in the coming years. Hanson’s Head of Process and Sustainability, Iain Walpole, said the upgraded plant would be able to combine low-carbon cement with carbon capture to ensure zero-ne...

FLSmidth and AVEVA sign global digital solutions and service partnership agreement

08 April 2022, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth and AVEVA have signed a global partnership to deliver cutting-edge digitally enabled solutions and services to the mining industry. The agreement will accelerate the digitalisation of mining operations and allow miners to benefit from improved performance and productivity globally. With the new partnership, FLSmidth will work with AVEVA, using AVEVA's technology to securely integrate and provide various digitally enabled services to customers. AVEVA PI System will serve as the...