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Secil Group rebrands

27 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Portugal-based cement producer Secil has undergone a rebranding exercise to demonstrate how its four business areas complement each other in terms of flexibility and knowledge. The UNIBETÃO concrete brand will become known as Secil Concrete, while the aggregates brand Secil Britas will now be known as Secil Aggredos. The cement business will be renamed Secil Cimento. Seciltek, the group’s range of construction solutions and materials, will remain the same.

HeidelbergCement tightens climate targets and opens sustainability-linked credit line

26 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is accelerating its transformation towards a sustainable future. At this year's Capital Markets Day, HeidelbergCement presented new medium-term sustainability and financial targets under the motto 'Concrete Promises'.  Dr Nicola Kimm, member of the Managing Board and chief sustainability officer of HeidelbergCement, says: "We are significantly tightening our climate targets. With the reduction of specific net CO 2 emissions to 400kg/t of cementitious material by 2030, ...

Cementos Molins to implement an energy management system

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins Indusrials’ strategy in favours sustainability and the fight against climate change has recently entered a new stage with the decision to implement an Energy Management System (SGEn), according to the requirements and guidelines established in the UNE-EN standard. ISO50001:2018.  The decision, a direct consequence of the energy policy that the company has just approved, aims to be more efficient in the use and consumption of energy at the Sant Vicenç dels Horts cemen...

IKN commissions Matres-Tolosane clinker cooler

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

An IKN Pendulum Cooler ® successfully started operation early this year at Martres-Tolosane cement plant in France.   IKN commissioned a 2500tpd cooler for a new production line at the Lafarge France ( Holcim group ) plant. Designed for use of up to 85 per cent alternative fuel, IKN’s clinker cooler reflects is equipped with a most modern single grate drive – dynamic linear drive (DLD), roll crusher with three rolls at the cooler end as well as a bypass.

CEMBUREAU supports REpower EU plan

20 May 2022, Published under Cement News

C EMBUREAU , the association of the European cement industry, fully supports the objectives of the REPower EU plan issued by the European Commission.   The European cement association believes it is essential to complement the plan issued by concrete measures that will further contribute to reducing Europe’s energy dependency, while providing a sound business case for decarbonisation investments. C EMBUREAU recommends EU policymakers to urgently support: • the use of waste in cement...

HeidelbergCement joins First Movers Coalition

19 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC), a public-private partnership between the US State Department, the World Economic Forum and forward-thinking companies from different industry sectors. “We are pleased to actively engage with the First Movers Coalition, and to make a concrete impact towards our joint goals of accelerating new technologies on the way to net-zero,” says Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement. “Lowering carbon e...

Spanish cement consumption grows by 9% in April

17 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement consumption grew by 8.8 per cent in April to 1,346,704t, according Oficemen (Spanish Cement Association). This figure represents the recovery of 108,632t compared to the same month last year. The evolution of last month has allowed the recovery of 1.4 points in the accumulated growth of the first quarter, compared to March. This indicator now stands at 4.8 per cent, which represents, in absolute values, a consumption of 4,787,803t, approximately 220,000t more than in the...

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions and VIBM sign MoU

16 May 2022, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Vietnam and the Vietnam Institute of Building Materials (VIBM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between both parties on the research and application of new technologies in cement manufacture.   At the ceremony, Lukas Schoeneck, CEO of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Vietnam, reaffirmed his commitment to collaborate with VIBM under the guidance of the Deputy Minister of Construction, Nguyen Van Sinh, to transit the cemen...

Hanson UK and Shell sign net zero MoU

13 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement Gropup ) and Shell have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to explore opportunities that help facilitate the construction industry’s transition to net zero emissions. The two industry leaders have a mutual ambition to play a key role in decarbonising the road and construction sectors. Through the MoU, they aim to bring their diverse capabilities together to help both companies and their supply chains accelerate the transition to n...

HeidelbergCement's announces dividend and new appointments at AGM

13 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement held its 133rd Annual General Meeting on Thursday 12 May 2022 in virtual form announcing  that f or the 2021 financial year, the shareholders will receive a dividend of EUR2.40 per share (previous year: EUR2.20). Total distribution amounts to around EUR458m. The dividend will be paid on 17 May 2022.    Dr Dominik von Achten, chairman of the Managing Board, said with regard to the previous financial year: "2021 was a very good year for HeidelbergCement. We achieved ex...