In the first quarter of 2020, Semen Indonesia sold 9.36 mt of cement, insiderStories News reported that domestic demand decreased by 4.9% during this period, to 14.9 million tons, from 15.7 million tons, while exports decreased by 2.5% to 1.39 million tons, against 1.42 million tons, but increased by 6.2% in March 2020, from 2.91 million tonnes in February 2020, to 3.09 million tonnes. Cement sales in April 2020 are expected to be lower due to the effects of the outbreak of the coronavirus. Carsten Pustelnik, Regional Distribution Director for Europe, North Africa, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, said: “The agreement confirms our belief that the planned maintenance programmes, supported by digitised processes, are the next step in service optimisation. We have invested heavily in acquiring skills and infrastructure to provide online health monitoring and securely process and analyze our customers` data. » Germany: Siemens subsidiary Flender, which supplies couplings and gearboxes to the cement industry, has signed a partnership agreement for technological solutions with digital propulsion specialist Currax. The aim of the partnership is to significantly increase Flender`s business and offer customers a high degree of flexibility. Daniel Aßman, Executive Director of Currax: “From customer acquisition to distribution, from implementation to support, Currax is the point of contact for all questions related to the Flender portfolio.” Greece: Titan Cement has signed a new service contract with the Danish company FLSmidth. The agreement covers sustainability, digitalisation and productivity support at 17 of the manufacturer`s cement plants in Europe, Africa and the Americas. FLSmidth supplied the Yanbu cement plant as early as 2018 with an automation upgrade and burner system upgrade. In 2019, a service contract was concluded with Yanbu Cement. “As part of our ecological transition strategy, we are fighting climate change through innovative initiatives that allow us to develop low-carbon products and solutions,” said Isidoro Miranda, Chief Executive Officer (CEO). On the road to climate neutrality, these types of cooperation are key.
We hope that together with our partners Carbon Clean, ECCO2 and Sistemas de Calor, we can develop this innovative circular model that has the potential to revolutionize the cement sector and agriculture. » Mexico: Cemex has signed an agreement with the Canadian company Carbon Upcycling Technologies to “improve the processing of residues or by-products of industrial nanomaterial manufacturing processes”. Carbon Upcycling Technologies` equipment enhances the cementitious properties of residues such as fly ash and steel slag by physically transforming them into nanomaterials and adding CO2, allowing the partnership to produce concrete additives with “greater reactivity and a lower carbon footprint” than its raw materials. Spain: LafargeHolcim España has signed an agreement with Carbon Clean, ECCO2 and sistemas de Calor, a specialist in gas systems, for the installation of a CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) unit at its integrated Cement plant Carboneras in Almeria. The company says the facility will begin in 2022 in order to capture 10% of CO2 emissions with the potential to capture 0.7 Mt/year of CO2 and achieve 100% decarbonisation in the facility. The producer will supply the cut CO2 to Sistemas de Calor for use in agricultural greenhouses, which will reduce the intensity of soil and water from crop production. On 20 November 2019, LafargeHolcim España promised a budget of around €20 million for modernisation to reduce CO2 emissions from its cement plants by 90,000 tonnes per year. (a) In the case of manufacturing goods of the company, the company undertakes, for a period of two months from the delivery of the goods, to credit the buyer with the full price paid by the buyer to the company or to provide a replacement of the goods free of charge in the event that a material error or substantial transformation occurs within four weeks of delivery at the place of delivery indicated by the buyer for the goods of origin in each In the event that the goods have been accepted and paid.. . . .