Cement: Higher and cleaner output – at lower costs

Our customer promise: With Bilfinger’s Selective Catalytic Technology, you can reduce nitrous oxide emissions by up to 95 percent

Producing cement is a challenging process: It takes a lot of energy, it creates large amounts of nitrous oxide and maintenance for cement plants is extremely cost-intensive. Generally, over 50 percent of the total costs of a cement plant are attributed solely to the energy required and to maintenance expenses. At the same time, legal regulations related to the reduction of emissions are becoming increasingly strict.

In order to meet these challenges, Bilfinger has made a diverse range of innovative solutions available to the cement industry: With the Bilfinger Maintenance Concept, Bilfinger has developed a comprehensive, modular and standardized approach to maintenance that can significantly reduce maintenance costs for cement factories within three years – and, at the same time, ensures a higher level of performance resulting in higher output for the cement plant. With its Selective Catalytic Technology, Bilfinger has managed to reduce the amount of nitrous oxide emitted by a cement plant by up to 95 percent. And Bilfinger’s high level of competence in the area of energy efficiency and fuel mixture optimization regularly leads to a significant reduction in energy costs.

Why is Bilfinger your perfect partner? The advantages at a glance:

- The Bilfinger Maintenance Concept: an innovative and comprehensive approach to maintenance that reduces maintenance costs and increases plant performance
- Comprehensive experience in the use of Selective Catalytic Technology for a sustainable reduction in NOx emissions
- Reduction in energy costs by means of various energy efficiency solutions and optimizations to the fuel mixture


For decades, Bilfinger has supported diverse cement plant operators and, owing to its broad positioning, is able to deliver services throughout the entire lifecycle of a plant. Numerous references attest to the comprehensive experience and the unparalleled expertise that Bilfinger brings to the cement industry.

Selected Bilfinger References for the cement industry


Maintenance services for cement plants in the CRH Group


Bilfinger performs comprehensive maintenance work for the Irish materials supplier, CRH Group, at its cement plant in Ożarów, Poland. Among the services offered are operational support services for maintenance, monitoring and control activities as well as engineering services. Furthermore, Bilfinger actively supports the factory during shutdowns.

Maintenance and shutdown support for HeidelbergCement

On behalf of Norcem, a company of the HeidelbergCement Group, Bilfinger is responsible for diverse maintenance tasks at a cement plant in Porgrunn, Norway. These tasks also include the provision of personnel during shutdowns, particularly in the areas of piping/welding as well as mechanical and construction work.

Maintenance analyses and consulting services for the Wietersdorfer Group (W&P)

The services offered by Bilfinger also include analyses regarding the strengths and weaknesses of existing maintenance concepts. In 2014, Bilfinger analyzed the current status of a cement factory of the Wietersdorfer Group in Klagenfurt regarding the maintenance strategy that had been pursued there, and with the aid of the Bilfinger Maintenance Analysis (BMA), developed conceptual improvement potentials that build on the results already achieved.

Thorsten Hoppe

Our customer promise: With Bilfinger’s Selective Catalytic Technology, you can reduce nitrous oxide emissions by up to 95 percent.