Heidelberg Materials to shut down a clinker production

HM Hanover

Due to low market demand, Heidelberg Materials decided to shut down the clinker production in its Hanover cement plant in Germany, in the 2nd half 2024. The plant has a 0.7 Mta clinker capacity, which can be more than compensated from its neighbouring Westphalian cement plants. Anyhow, the Hanover plant will continue as a cement grinding unit and accordingly part of the 120 employees will be needed in the grinding facility. However, the site’s LEILAC 2 demonstration project for CO2 capture, which was planned for implementation by the end of 2025, shall be carried out at another site of Heidelberg Materials.