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Spain: FYM-HeidelbergCement has reached a record two years without an accident at its Malaga cement plant. The milestone also includes no accidents for subcontractors working at the site. The company has operated a ‘Zero Accident’ program since 2000 that has focused on improving the safety culture for all staff.


German cement shipments were up in 2017, figures from the Association of German Cement Plants (VDZ) have shown. According to the associations, deliveries stood at almost 26.60 million t, a 4.1% increase on the previous year’s total of 25.54 million t.


Growth continued into 2018 with deliveries up 73.2% at 1.30 million t. This compares to just 0.75 million t in January 2017 and comes despite the severe winter weather that hit northern Europe in the first quarter of this year.



Malaysia: Lafarge Malaysia has allocated US$19.5m to spend on efficiency upgrades, including installing bag filters at its three plants. The project has started already with the commissioning of a new bag filter at its Kanthan plant for an investment of around US$5m. The upgrade to its Kanthan plant follows the installation of a vertical cement mill in 2016 at a cost of US$44m.

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