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ZKG Newsletter 1|2021
World Cement Association committees set 2021 agenda
The World Cement Association’s professional committees (Safety & Health, Environment & Climate Change and Technology & Innovation) announced their goals for the global cement industry in the new year at the WCA’s 4th General Assembly Meeting in December, taking the opportunity to review progress made so far and set priorities for the year ahead.
 
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Aumund France supplies bucket elevators and material feeders for new cement plant in Cameroon
Oyak Çimento A.S. is one of the leading Turkish cement producers and has been a valued customer of the Aumund Group for many years. Oyak sees Africa as a growth market, and one of its investments is a cement plant in Cameroon, in West Africa. Aumund S.A.R.L. in Paris, as the responsible group entity for this region, will supply nine machines for the project. [Photo: Aumund]
 
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UK construction output growth will contract by 15.1%, despite recovery in October
UK construction output continued its recovery in October, but GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, holds its estimate that output for the year as a whole will contract at its fastest ever rate of 15.1%.
 
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HeidelbergCement to install the world's first full-scale CCS facility in a cement plant
On December 14, 2020, the Norwegian parliament approved the investment in a full-scale carbon capture facility at the HeidelbergCement Norcem plant in Brevik/Norway. The Brevik carbon capture and storage (CCS) project will enable the capture of 400000 t of CO2 per year and the transportation for permanent storage, making it the first industrial-scale CCS project at a cement production plant in the world.
 
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Flender opens state-of-the-art testing and workshop facility in Perth, Western Australia
Flender, a leading global supplier of mechanical drives, has opened its new state-of-the-art testing and workshop facility at the Tonkin Highway Industrial Estate in the Perth suburb of Bayswater. The 3500 m2 facility enables Flender to combine sales, project delivery, engineering and training in one location in the first of its kind for Flender in Australia. It will also enable the company to expand its operations in Western Australia. [Photo: Flender GmbH]
 
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FLSmidth on the way to deliver 86% fuel substitution for Bursa Çimento
Alternative fuel is the focal point of an engineering and procurement order, booked in 2019, from Turkish cement producer, Bursa Çimento. With a fully integrated clinker line from FLSmidth – ranging from crusher to the clinker cooler – Bursa Çimento is expecting to harvest significant sustainability and productivity gains.
 
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CSC certificate for sustainable business – Opterra Karsdorf plant with Gold status
Since November 11, 2020, the Opterra plant in Karsdorf has not only been CSC-certified, but one of only eight cement plants worldwide with Gold status. With the CSC certificate in Gold status, the Opterra plant in Karsdorf documents its ecologically, socially and economically sustainable actions. In the audit, the site achieved almost 96% of the maximum score to be achieved. [Photo: Opterra]
 
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Highlights of the Current Issue
MATERIALS
Structure and formation properties of a water-resistant compound binder based on calcium sulfate β-hemihydrate
 
PROCESS
Active prevention of fires caused by damaged batteries during alternative fuel production
 
Quality assurance of crushed limestone intended for use in plaster mix applications
 
Numerical simulation of NOx reduction using low-oxygen combustion and optimization in a TTF precalciner
 
Green hydrogen utilization in lime kilns – Greenhouse gas savings and implications on the energy system
 
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