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Cementos Molins earns revenues of EUR968m in 2021

25 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins closed 2021 with revenues amounting to EUR968m, up 25 per cent YoY. The gradual economic improvement contributed to spur activity across all countries, with cement and concrete volumes growing by double digits. EBITDA achieved a record EUR242m in 2021, advancing 18 per cent YoY. The strong results improvement is driven by increasing volumes, mix and price management, as well as the positive contribution of operational efficiency plans. Challenges included the huge cos...

HeidelbergCement reports robust 2021 results despite high energy prices

24 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Germany-based HeidelbergCement posted a 6.3 per cent rise YoY and an eight per cent like-for-like (LfL) rise in revenues to EUR18,720m in 2021 (2020: EUR17,606m). The result from current operations before depreciation and amortisation (RCOBD) was up 4.5 per cent (LfL 5.9 per cent) to EUR3875m when compared with EUR3707m in 2020. The result from current operations (RCO) saw a 10.6 per cent YoY hike and a 12 per cent LfL increase to EUR2614m. The additional ordinary result amounted to EUR4...

FCT Combustion delivers Turbu-Flex burner to Hanover plant

24 February 2022, Published under Cement News

FCT  Combustion  delivered a Turbu-Flex™ burner to HeidelbergCement ’s Hanover plant in Germany earlier this month. The targets of the project are to maximise the use of alternative fuels as well as to improve combustion control. The supply includes accessories and add-ons to the burner, as well as igniter, flame sensor, fans, blowers, burner management system and spare parts.

Añorga plant to undergo electrical energy supervision upgrade

24 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The Spanish Añorga cement factory of Sociedad Financiera y Minera SA ( HeidelbergCement Group) is to install an electrical energy management system. Currently energy measurement at the plant is carried out locally, with no real-time control of the energy consumed by the production equipment, nor its monitoring in the distributed control system (PCS7). The project will allow the analysis of the information related to the electrical consumption of the different installations t...

Secil and Cimpor to participate in green hydrogen cluster project

23 February 2022, Published under Cement News

A consortium of Portuguese companies will invest more than EUR100m in the country's central region in a project to decarbonise the industry through the use of green hydrogen. the project is scheduled to start next year. The project, entitled 'Green Hydrogen Valley of Nazaré’, covers a group of companies representing around 10 per cent of total emissions from the national industry. The industrial consortium is led by Rega Energy, a Portugal-based independent producer of renewable gas,...

Buzzi Unicem launched CGreen in Germany and Italy

23 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has launched the new product line called CGreen, a family of CO 2 efficient cements, on the Italian and German markets.  CGreen marks the natural evolution of Buzzi Unicem's hydraulic binders, continuing in the footsteps of a long tradition of high-quality, high-performance products. The CGreen line was developed by selecting suitable active additions, partially replacing clinker, optimising grinding and mixing conditions and using new generation additives, at the same ...

First Graphene receives UK grant to develop graphene-enhanced cement

21 February 2022, Published under Cement News

First Graphene-led   consortium of partners has been awarded a UK government grant to develop high-performance graphene-enhanced cement.  The GBP190,034 grant was awarded by the UK government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to the consortium, which includes construction materials group Breedon Cement Ltd , construction and regeneration group Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd, and the University of Manchester’s Department of Mechanical, Civil and Aerospace Engineerin...

Cementos Molins sets its targets on 2030

18 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Most, if not all, of the multinational cement producers have, stated their sustainability and environmental targets for decarbonisation. Cementos Molins SA, a leading Spanish cement manufacturer with overseas operations in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Croatia, Germany, Argentina, Bangladesh, Uruguay and Tunisia, has released a revised 2030 sustainability roadmap. The new targets replace initial emission reduction plans made in 1990 and place special emphasis on producing carbon-neutral...

Hanson UK acquires waste removal company

18 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK ( HeidelbergCement group ) has acquired Manchester-based A1 Services as part of its strategy to conserve the use of natural resources and its commitment to the circular economy. A1 Services specialises in waste removal and recycling of soil, concrete hardcore and general waste from building, construction and civil engineering projects. The acquisition will boost Hanson’s presence in the key Manchester market and broaden its portfolio of recycled products.   “A1 Servi...

Bruks Siwertell wins mobile ship unloader order from Swecem

17 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Bruks Siwertell has secured a new order for a next-generation Siwertell road-mobile ship unloader from Merit producer and cement importer, Swecem AB, a subsidiary of Peab Group’s Swerock.   The unit has an unloading capacity of 300tph, for vessels up to around 10,000dwt, and will secure environment-friendly, dust-free cement handling at one of northern Europe’s leading ports, Helsingborg, Sweden .   “Swecem was looking for a ship unloading solution that could deliver continuously high thro...