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Heidelberg to focus on low-carbon cement production

Heidelberg Materials Spain.

Heidelberg Materials Spain is set to discontinue clinker production at its Aorga plant in Northern Spain, relocating the site to a grinding facility dedicated to producing low-carbon cement.

This strategic move aims to align the company’s operations with its sustainability goals and expand its range of eco-friendly products for customers in Spain and South-West France.

The adjustment will enable Heidelberg Materials Spain to enhance its cement portfolio by reducing clinker content and featuring products like the low-carbon evoBuild range. Any necessary clinker will now be sourced from the nearby Bilbao plant, ensuring continuous supply to the target markets.

The transition at the Añorga plant will commence following the conclusion of social plan negotiations. Heidelberg Materials Spain is committed to finding socially acceptable solutions for affected employees, including possible redeployment to other company sites in Spain. The company is collaborating closely with social partners, local authorities, and government bodies to ensure a smooth transition.

This initiative is a key component of Heidelberg Materials’ global climate strategy, aimed at significantly reducing CO₂ emissions. 

The company has set ambitious goals to reduce specific net CO2 emissions per tonne of cementitious material by 47% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, and to achieve net zero emissions across its entire product portfolio by 2050.

By 2030, Heidelberg Materials aims to generate 50% of its revenue from sustainable products that are either low-carbon or circular.