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Spanish environmental cement projects to receive accelerated start-up advice

16 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The carbon capture plant of LafargeHolcim España 's   Carboneras (Almería) factory and the development of the new facilities for the recovery of non-hazardous waste from Grupo Cementos Portland Valderrivas Alcalá de Guadaíra plant (Seville) are being approved by the Governing Council of the Junta de Andalucía as two of 10 projects that are to receive individualised advice from a project manager on the necessary procedures for the effective start-up and execution.  The 10 project...

Consortium call for government action on cross-border industrial cluster strategy

16 February 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement , Holcim , Kalk Vielseitig Faszinierend Wetroll, Shell, Total, Lhoist and VDZ   are among a collaboration of companies and private stakeholders that have signed an open letter for the national and regional governments of The Netherlands, Belgium, Flanders, Wallonia and North Rhine-Westphalia to accelerate and deepen collaboration on industrial transformation planning.   The cross-border nature of some of these industries calls for cross-border government efforts to de...

Cemex to introduce electric ready-mix trucks

16 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it is the first building materials company to complete a large-scale, multi-country pilot using fully electric ready-mix concrete trucks.   In 2021 Cemex joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC) and committed to accelerate the innovation and development of decarbonisation technologies in heavy-duty on-road trucking services. An initial, successful trial was carried out in Germany, followed by a further trial in France that was also a success. Cemex expects to gr...

Chryso appoints new group executive vice-president

14 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Frédéric Guimbal has been appointed Chryso Group Executive Vice-president in charge of Markets, Innovation, Purchasing and Communications. Mr Guimbal led the Concrete business Unit at Chryso in 2021 and now joins the Chyrsos’ Comex team. Frederic Guimbal brings 17 years of industry experience in cement and concrete, being close to the field, and having managed these activities in various geographies both in mature end emerging countries.

Dal wins German rotary dryer project

11 February 2022, Published under Cement News

  Dal wins order for a new dryer at a Otterbein Turkish engineering and turnkey supplier, DAL has been awarded a project to replace the complete limestone rotary dryer and auxiliary equipment for Zement und Kalkwerke Otterbein in Germany.  The rotary dryer measures 3x22m and will be delivered to the cement and lime manufacturer in Otterbein, Großenlünder-Müs, Germany.  

Flender to acquire Moventas

11 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Flender has reached an agreement to acquire Finnish wind turbine gearbox manufacturer Moventas from investor N4 partners. The planned acquisition marks the next step in Flender’s growth strategy after progressing into independence last year. Integrating Moventas’ engineering and service capabilities will further foster Flender’s wind drives business under the successful Winergy product brand. The acquisition is still subject to approval by authorities and is expected to close in summer 20...

Buzzi Unicem FY21 preliminary regional results see 7% rise in cement sales

10 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement sales of the Buzzi Unicem group amounted to 31.2Mt in 2021, increasing by 6.7 per cent when compared to 2020. Ready-mix concrete output, which stood at 12.1Mm 3 , was also up, by 3.4 per cent, compared to the volumes of last year. Consolidated net sales for the financial year increased from EUR3222.4m to EUR3445.6m. The sales volumes achieved by the group in 2021 exceeded the level of those reached in the previous year, thanks to the progress recorded in Italy, the USA and easter...

Geda speeds up progress at Marker-Zement's new kiln line

10 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Two GEDA devices will be installed permanently at Marker-Zement GmbH Preparations have been moving ahead at full speed since summer 2020 at Marker-Zement GmbH ,   where one of the most modern cement kilns in Germany is being constructed in Donau-Ries to replace the existing 50-year old kiln. The objective of this cement works modernisation is both to secure jobs and improve climate and environmental protection. GEDA is offering customer-appropriate, temporary height-access ...

Cementir records 11.2Mt of cement and clinker sales in 2021

09 February 2022, Published under Cement News

During 2021, Cementir’s   cement and clinker sales volumes reached 11.2Mt, up 4.1 per cent compared to 2020 thanks to a favourable trend in all countries.   Sales volumes of ready-mixed concrete, equal to 5.1Mm 3 , increased by 14.8 per cent mainly due to Turkey and, to a lesser extent, Denmark and Norway.  In the aggregates segment, sales volumes reached 11.1Mt, up 8.1 per cent.   Group revenue set the historical record of EUR1360m, up 11 per cent compared to EUR1224.8m in 2020....

High interest remains in Norcem's Brevik CCS project

09 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Norcem's (HeidelbergCement group) carbon capture project in Brevik has been ongoing since January last year with demolition and preparations to receive the capture plant. Tor Gautestad, project manager at Brevik CCS, says the interest is beyond all expectations. During this first year, Norcem has carried out over 100 activities with a focus on knowledge sharing from the project and learning about carbon capture and storage. The project will see CO 2  emissions from the cement fac...