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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...

UK building material volumes increase in 4Q21

08 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The latest UK industry survey from the Mineral Products Association (MPA) shows that volumes of primary aggregates increased by 15.7 per cent YoY in 2021, 14.1 per cent for ready-mixed concrete, 12.5 per cent for asphalt and 24.4 per cent for mortar.   Survey results also show that construction demand remained strong in the final quarter of the year, in spite of unprecedented supply bottlenecks impacting progress on construction sites, cost increases and higher uncertainty due to Omic...

Holcim-ENGIE-INSA Lyon form partnership for energy storage solution

07 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim is developing a breakthrough energy storage technology together with INSA Lyon and ENGIE's Corporate Research Center, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN, to serve as an alternative to batteries . The solution is based on cement hydration, storing heat as energy and releasing it when needed in an infinitely repeatable cycle. This next-generation approach offers an alternative to conventional batteries that is local, safe, affordable and recyclable, claims Holcim. Edelio Bermejo, head of global...

Geminor announce significant growth in material recycling in 2021

07 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Resource management company Geminor handled over 1.73Mt of waste in Europe in 2021. The recycling of waste wood, waste paper and plastics increased sharply, and the handling of feedstock for material recycling went up by 38 per cent last year.   With a total volume of 1,731,066t, Geminor consolidates its position as one of Europe's leading waste management companies in 2021. Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF) still account for around two-thirds of the total volume ...