Peter Bell

Peter Neil Bell

United Kingdom

I am both a professional trade journalist and a football blogger. I love to write about people and have a desire to further develop my writing style and knowledge. My job gives me the opportunity to write about environmental matters and interview many CEO's and leading experts in the global cement sector.

International Cement Review
Holcim Maya plant: achieving next level operational performance

Last year, Holcim El Salvador completed the modernisation and reactivation of its Maya cement works. Equipped with Industry 4.0 technology, it has become one of the first facilities to benefit from Holcim's 'Plants of Tomorrow' initiative.

International Cement Review
Sintek's growth and vision

Turkey-based Sintek Group continues to build on its strength both at home and overseas in the areas of project development, turnkey engineering, logistics and R&D. Onur Atakay, founder partner of the group, speaks to ICR about the company's international growth markets and its vision to support the cement industry's vital decarbonisation strategies.

International Cement Review
The route to carbon capture

Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) is becoming one of the most desired technologies in the cement industry. But how easy is it to get started on the route to having a commercial carbon capture plant? We ask Aniruddha Sharma, co-founder and CEO of carbon capture start-up company Carbon Clean, how he sees CCU in the cement sector developing and what his advice is for producers looking to start carbon capture planning.

International Cement Review
Virtual IEEE-IAS/PCA event

The 63rd IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference was held on 24-28 May 2021 as a virtual event, consisting of training workshops, technical conference, international exhibition and three plant tours. ICR, a media sponsor for the event, took part in the virtual conference and followed the presentations remotely to deliver this report.

International Cement Review
HeidelbergCement’s Nordic light

The countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden are part of HeidelbergCement Group’s Northern and Eastern Europe-Central Asia division. In an exclusive interview, ICR speaks with Giv K Brantenberg, general manager of HeidelbergCement Northern Europe, to nd out about the company’s engagement with these three Nordic markets

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The power of networks

Newcomer Cem’In’Eu is rapidly building a network of cement grinding plants across Europe to meet local market demand. Its rst plant, operating as Aliénor Ciments, was recently inaugurated at Tonneins, strategically located between the markets of Bordeaux and Toulouse, France.

International Cement Review
Nationbuilding in Papua New Guinea

Mayur Resources is an ASX-listed company focussed on the development of natural resources in Papua New Guinea (PNG). As the company prepares to begin construction of the country’s first integrated cement and lime project next year, Tim Crossley, executive director of Mayur Resources, explains how the plant will have first-mover advantage to capture the growing domestic market as well as significant export market potential.

International Cement Review
Mfamosing’s inauguration day

Tuesday May 12, 2009 was a momentous and historic day for the United Cement Company (UniCem) which had the pleasure of inaugurating its new 2.5Mta state-of-the-art, greenfield plant situated in Mfamosing, some 37km northeast of Calabar, in southeast Nigeria.