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Cementir posts record EUR1360m group revenue in 2021

10 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementir's group revenue in 2021 set the historical record of EUR1360m, up 11 per cent compared to EUR1224.8m in 2020. At constant 2020 exchange rates, revenue would have been equal to EUR1399.5m, an increase of 14.3 per cent on the previous year.  EBITDA hit a record of EUR311m, up by 17.9 per cent compared to EUR263.7m in 2020, following improved results in all countries except Denmark and Malaysia.  In 2021 cement and clinker sales volumes reached 11.2Mt, up 4.1 per cent compared ...

Ecocem joins Bill Gates in “Solving for Zero” documentary

10 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Europe’s leading provider of low-carbon solutions for the cement and construction industries, Ecocem, is joining leading scientists and innovators in Bill Gates’ new documentary series, “Solving for Zero”. The pilot documentary and 10-part series on streaming service Wondrium, based on Bill Gates’ best-selling book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” will feature Ecocem, amongst a range of scientists, start-ups, and solutions at the environmental forefront of reaching net zero. The documen...

Hercules Enterprises applies for new UK grinding plant

10 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Hercules Enterprises Ltd, majority owned by Spanish group Cementos La Cruz , is applying to Kent County Council (KCC) for permission to build a 500,000tpa grinding plant at Sheerness Docks, UK. Raw materials will be imported through the docks and the 2.3ha site will include a conveyor, four silos, EcoHopper, clinker storage hall, packaging plant, weighbridge and control rooms. The facility's designs reference Cemengal of Spain as the supplier of the Plug & Grind plant. Hercules Enterpris...

Breedon Group Plc records revenue of GBP1232.5m in 2021

09 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc announced revenue from audited annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021 totalling GBP1232.5m, up 33 per cent from GBP928.7m in 2020. Profit before tax amounted to GBP114.3m compared to GBP48.1m in 2020, a rise of 138 per cent. Statutory EBIT reached GBP127.4m, up 107 per cent when compared to GBP61.6m in 2020.  On a like-for-like (LfL) basis and compared to 2019, aggregates volumes increased 12 per cent, asphalt volumes 20 per cent and cement volumes by 14 per ...

WCA's Gender Focus Network video highlights inequality in the cement and concrete sector

09 March 2022, Published under Cement News

In honour of International Women’s Day 2022, the World Cement Association's Gender Focus Network (GFN) has made a short video to highlight the issue of inequality in the cement and concrete sector, as well as sharing what the network will do in 2022 to tackle this head on, helping to #BreakTheBias and change perceptions around the industry. The video can be viewed here . The GFN has four key aims: • to improve the representation of women within the cement industry •  encourage member c...

Hanson Cement installs new air monitoring station

09 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement ( HeidelbergCement group ) has installed a new air monitoring station in Penyffordd, UK. The operator of Padeswood cement works said the new equipment, located in the village by the bowling green and the junior school, will allow Hanson to identify any air quality issues in the village. Councillor Mark Rothero, chair of Penyffordd Community Council, said: “After many years of discussion and planning by your Community Council, local Councillors, FCC, Hanson Cement, Natura...

FYM-HeidelbergCement to lead Neuclicem CCUS project

08 March 2022, Published under Cement News

FYM-HeidelbergCement  is leading the Neuclicem carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) project from its factory in Arrigorriaga (Cementos Rezola – Arrigorriaga ), Spain. VOLBAS will participate as a partner and  technological support will be supplied by Tecnalia Research & Innovation. The objective is to lay the operational foundations for a new CCUS   process based on the mineralisation of alkaline waste by accelerated carbonation, studying its viability on an industrial scale and op...

Rohrdorfer to be first German cement producer to have CO2 separation plant

07 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Germany's first CO 2  separation plant for cement production is currently being built on the premises of the cement works in Rohrdorf . Rohrdorfer, the operator of the cement plant, started the pilot project on its own initiative to explore the possibilities of separating CO 2 and thus climate-friendly cement production. The plant, which is being built in cooperation with the Andritz Group, is scheduled to go into operation by the end of June 2022.  The plant will capture 2tpd of CO ...

CRH records group sales of US$31bn in 2021

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

2021 was a year of growth for CRH with positive underlying momentum in North America and Europe resulting in good demand in both regions. Group sales of US$31bn (2020: US$27.6bn) were 12 per cent ahead of 2020 and eight per cent ahead on a like-for-like(LfL) basis.  Albert Manifold, CRH CEO, said: " Our 2021 performance reflects the outstanding commitment and resilience of our people as well as the benefits of our integrated, customer-focused business strategy." Americas Materials b...

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...