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Low-carbon cement trial cuts CO2 emissions by 60%

03 March 2022, Published under Cement News

A UK Government-backed innovation and demonstration programme has successfully developed and trialled new low-carbon cements which have up to 60 per cent lower embodied CO 2 emissions than Portland cement, the current market leader in the UK. Research supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and led by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) reveals that if the new cements are fully adopted in the UK, up to 4Mt of direct CO 2 could be saved ever...

Menzel Elektromotoren to build new factory

02 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Menzel Elektromotoren has signed the construction contract for a new, larger motor plant in Hennigsdorf, near Berlin, Germany. The manufacturer has experienced substantial growth in recent years and has outgrown its present headquarters in central Berlin. “Our new location will feature state-of-the-art machinery, efficient logistics, larger hoist capacities for optimised production processes and high energy efficiency,” says CEO, Mathis Menzel, on the occasion of the signing of the contr...

Cemex joins Corporate Leaders Group Europe

01 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has joined the Corporate Leaders Group Europe, convened by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in support of a climate neutral economy. The company aims to deliver to all customers globally net-zero concrete by 2050 as part of its Future in Action strategy and is the first in the sector to set a target of at least 55 per cent CO 2 reduction by 2030 in its European operations.  Sergio Menendez, president for Cemex Europe, Middle East & Africa region said: "W...

Holcim records net sales of CH6834m in 2021

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim recorded net sales of CH6834m (US$7367m) for 2021 were up 11.3 per cent on a like-for-like (LfL) basis and 16 per cent higher in Swiss francs, compared to the prior year. The record growth in net sales was driven by volume growth in all regions and business segments and strong pricing. Cement sales in 2021 totalled 200.8Mt, up from 190.4 per cent in 2020, a rise of five per cent LfL. Aggregate sales reached 269.9Mt up from 256.3Mt in 2021, or 3.9 per cent higher LfL. Ready-m...

Cementir expands FUTURECEM distribution

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Since 1 January 2022, Cementir Group , through its subsidiary CCB , has been distributing FUTURECEM ™ in the French and Benelux markets, following the strategic roll-out of this technology as part of the Cementir Group ambitious sustainable roadmap towards 2030 and beyond. This new and more sustainable cement technology developed by Cementir Group has been already warmly welcomed by the Danish market in 2021 with sales development in line with plans. Cementir Group claims that th...

LafargeHolcim Le Havre site up for sale

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Installed in 1969 along the canal in the industrial port area of Le Havre, the former LafargeHolcim cement plant is being dismantled. The plant had been converted in 2016 to a centre for grinding imported clinker. A call for expression of interest has been launched by Haropa port to find a buyer for the 24.3ha site. Deadline for applications is 11 March 2022, with a possible award scheduled during the summer.

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...