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HeidelbergCement parters Giatec Scientific with a minority investment

11 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement continues to advance its digital transformation by acquiring a strategic minority stake in Canada-based technology company Giatec Scientific through a low single-digit million euro investment. Together with its new partner, HeidelbergCement will drive the development and adoption of industry-leading sensor technology and AI-driven software with the clear target to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete and optimise processes for its ready-mixed concrete customers. Giat...

CAD40m to Ciment Québec to reduce carbon footprint

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Government of Québec announced that it will provide CAD40m to Ciment Québec Inc to modernise part of the cement producer’s Saint-Basile plant to enable the production of lower-carbon cement. The project will include a new grinding workshop with two new grinding mills and could benefit from an additional CAD6m, added as financial support from the Québec Ministry of Finance. The addition of more efficient grinding systems will lead to a 10 per cent drop in greenhouse gas emissions. Ele...

Votorantim Cimentos' regional results in 2021 reach almost record levels

04 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos reported close to record growth in all regions for its performance in 2021 with total cement sales of 37.2Mt across all regions. “Our business strategy and recent acquisitions, combined with our resilience and operational excellence led us to achieve sales growth in all regions and to close the year with record results,” said Marcelo Castelli, global CEO of Votorantim Cimentos. In Brazil Votorantim Cimentos had net revenue of BRL10.3bn (US$2.1bn) in 2021, a ...

Votorantim Cimentos reports net profits of BRL1.6bn in 2021

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos ended 2021 with net profit of BRL1.6bn (US$337m), an increase of 244 per cent compared to 2020, primarily due to better operating results with growth in sales in all regions where the company operates and gains related to the consolidation of acquisitions made in North America and Spain. Global net revenue was BRL22.3bn, an increase of 33 per cent compared to 2020, as a result of the combination of favourable pricing dynamics, especially in Brazil and North America, ...

Canada's Cement Association claims the industry can't reach net-zero alone

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Set to be released in 2022, Canada’s cement and industry roadmap to net-zero concrete will be unique to Canada’s economy and policy environment, while aligning with its international peers. It will aim at reducing C0 2 emissions by up to 40 per cent by 2030 and deliver net-zero concrete by 2050. Michael McSweeney, president and CEO, and Adam Auer, VP Environment and Sustainability, made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada ’s Emission Reduction Plan, "Predictab...

Lafarge's Richmond plant to focus solely on OneCem production

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Marking a big shift in helping to reduce CO 2 emissions in construction across western Canada, Lafarge (Holcim group) has announced that its Richmond plant will manufacture only OneCem, the company's lower carbon Portland limestone cement for use in materials across British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Lafarge has converted the entire facility to OneCem, ensuring that all cement produced there maximises reductions. "OneCem is one of our many answers to building sustainably," share...

Lafarge Canada Inc orders wind power plant for Exshaw works

10 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc (Holcim group) has entered into a purchase power agreement (PPA) with Calgary-based electricity company, TransAlta Corp (TransAlta) for a   100GWh/year of wind power (electricity only) at Exshaw cement plant . "We are proud to have partnered with TransAlta to deliver wind energy to the Exshaw cement plant. Cement manufacturing is an energy-intensive process, and we are considering all levers available to supply our operations with power from renewable sources of ene...

Lehigh Cement signs MoU for Edmonton CCUS project

27 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement , a division of Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd (Lehigh) and Enbridge Inc (HeidelbergCement Group) have announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on a carbon solution for Lehigh's cement manufacturing facility in  Edmonton , Alberta, Canada. Lehigh is developing North America's first full-scale carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) solution for the cement industry at its Edmonton plant, with the goal of capturing approximately 780,000tpa of CO 2...

Michael McSweeney to retire as CAC President

07 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada has announced that after serving for 15 years with with the association, and 12 years as president, Michael McSweeney will be retiring as president on 31 March 2022 and from the association on 30 June 2022. Adam Auer, current CAC Vice President of Environment and Sustainability, will step in as the new President and CEO, effective from the 1 April 2022.

Ciment Quebec has selected Fives FCB to upgrade its Saint Basile plant

03 December 2021, Published under Cement News

On August 12 th , 2021, Fives FCB was awarded a contract by Ciments Québec Inc (CQI) for the supply of two new FCB Horomill ® grinding workshops to upgrade its Saint Basile plant cement production facilities. Production of high quality cement with higher additives content Ciment Québec was looking for a cutting-edge, reliable and environmentally-friendly grinding technology to produce numerous types of high quality cements and succeed in their evolution towards higher additives content....