In 2012, product distribution involved the handling of some 1.8 million tonnes of cement for transport to the domestic and export markets. Our influence
on export transport is chiefly limited to the choice of ship as the medium of carriage, and this part of the transport may therefore be designated an indirect
However, in our domestic market we have better possibilities for exercising influence on the environmental impacts of transport in the form of exhaust
emissions, road wear, etc. We therefore also have a responsibility for ensuring that our distribution takes place in a sustainable manner. In 2012, 72% of our cement was distributed by ship and 28% by road tanker or lorry.
By Peter Pedersen, land surveyor, City of Aalborg
In summer 2011, Aalborg Portland contacted the City of Aalborg to discuss a new excavation permit to replace the existing 10-year permit due to expire at the end of 2012.
Where the City of Aalborg was concerned it was clear from the start that one of the requisites for the new permit was an Environmental Impact Assessment. Aalborg Portland rapidly arrived at the same result and enlisted the assistance of Rambøll. It was clear that Aalborg Portland’s other expansion requirements, including a new kiln, also necessitated an EIA.
Today, Aalborg Portland has published its Environmental Report for 2012, Green accounts and working environment for the Danish cement business.
Aalborg Portland is focusing continually on resource efficiency in collaboration with other industry companies and the community where waste and residual products are utilized by replacing fossil fuels or other natural raw materials. Aalborg Portland’s efforts to improve energy efficiency are in line with the Government’s aim of increasing energy conservation efforts.
Concrete as in the casting used to shape the material
Should the wish for concrete form determine the construction principle or should the principles give shape to the concrete? – 34 architect students’ first encounter with concrete as both material and process was done by a practical workshop at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
On 19 March 2013, The Conference of Sustainable Concrete was held for the third time with around 200 participants. The organizer was Dansk Beton,
which is the trade organization in the Danish Construction Association for manufactures of concrete and concrete products.
AALBORG PORTLAND contributed as a collaborator at the awards.
No more trucks will go from Aalborg to Germany with dried sewage sludge. This is the result of a new agreement between Aalborg and Kloak A / S. The agreement covers the use of dried sewage sludge in cement production where it is used as biofuel. In fact, this was already implemented by 1 January 2012. Kloak A / S is responsible for the wastewater facilities in Aalborg, as well as parts of Rebild municipality, and cleans around 30 billion liters of wastewater each year.