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Cementos Molins to reuse 48 000 t of waste for the manufacture of new cement

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World Cement,

Cementos Molins has successfully completed the process of dismantling furnaces 3, 4 and 5 of its facilities in Sant Vicenç dels Horts (Barcelona). The operation, a milestone in the Catalan industrial trajectory due to its complexity and size, will allow the reuse of more than 48 000 t of waste that will be used, in part, as raw material in the manufacture of new cement in the factory's new furnace, Line 6, considered one of the most advanced plants in the sector in Europe. Specifically, the demolition work has allowed the recovery of 35 000 t of construction and concrete waste, 1450 t of refractory material, 10 000 t of scrap and 1500 t of other waste.

This initiative represents a new example of the circular economy and illustrates the commitment and strategic commitment of the Cementos Molins group to sustainability and the environment.

The dismantling of the old furnaces, inactive since 2010, has required an investment of €2 million and 24 months of work. The last phase of the dismantling has involved the demolition of the buildings of greater volume of concrete and of greater height. In this sense, the demolition of the crude silos has been one of the most complex challenges of the entire process. The culmination of the operation also completes the modification of the area's skyline and contributes to the well-being of the territory.

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