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Petcoke ban drives India’s North American coal imports to new heights

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Fears that the Indian government may extend the current ban on petcoke use in the New Delhi Capital Region to the entire country has led to a surge in coal imports from North America, reports Reuters. In October India’s coal imports from North America quadrupled to 2.1Mt when compared with the year-ago period, hitting new heights since January 2015. Moreover, ship tracking data on Thomson Reuters Eikon showed that between 1-20 November such imports are already 70 per cent of last month’s ...

Lafarge seeks approval for tyre burning plans

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada has applied for industrial approval regarding its plans to burn tyres as an alternative fuel for its Brookfield cement plant. After the successful completion of an environmental examination in July, the project also requires an industrial study from the Department of Environment. The approval will only come once the plant’s environmental impact has been fully examined. Lafarge’s plans have previously encountered resistance in the form of petitions to the government to ba...

Petition bill submitted against Lafarge Brooksfield's tyre burning project

05 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Nova Scotia's opposition New Democrats have presented a petition and a bill in the legislature calling on the Liberal government to ban tyre burning in the province. The party held a news conference with opponents of the government's July decision to approve a one-year pilot project allowing Lafarge Canada to burn tyres at the Brookfield cement plant. NDP environment critic Lenore Zann said her party's bill is the same as a bill tabled by the Liberals while in opposition. The Liberal bill w...

Lehigh Inland Cement plant in Winnipeg catches fire

05 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Winnipeg fire crews have been battling flames at the Lehigh Inland Cement plant on Kenaston. A ladder was extended towards the top of the structure just before noon Sunday, reports MyToba. Winnipeg police have blocked off the road leading to the factory. There is no word on how big the fire is, what sparked it, or how much damage has been caused.

McInnis Cement inaugurates plant

26 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Monday, 25 September saw the inauguration of the 2.3Mta McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Canada. In the presence of more than 200 guests, primarily suppliers and subcontractors and McInnis employees, the chairman of the company’s board, Laurent Beaudoin, said: "We got there, factory, quarry, terminal. The cement plant that has been talked about for so long and that the Gaspésiens have waited with patience, this grand project is officially taking off. " Recalling that its object...

Dangote sets eyes on PPC Group

11 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Aliko Dangote is considering counter offers for the PPC Group and as such could spark a bidding contest for South Africa’s largest cement producer, reported The Star who quoted people close to the subject. Dangote Cement sees the bid as a way to accelerate its pan-African expansion, but the company is only one of several companies keeping a close eye on the bidding. PPC has already received one rival offer to the AfriSam Group bid from Canada-based Fairfax Financial Holdings and both bids...

McInnis Cement announces Atlantic distribution plan, CRH deal

08 September 2017, Published under Cement News

McInnis, the New Cement Co has announced its distribution plan for all of the Atlantic provinces. The cement producer has acquired two CRH Canada-owned distribution assets, enabling it to reach the markets in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, as well as Prince Edward Island. McInnis will honour the orders of the clients supplied through those terminals and integrate their current employees.   In addition, McInnis has entered into an agreement with CRH Canada and will supply cement for this co...

Spotlight on CRH

25 August 2017, Published under Cement News

CRH reported 'satisfactory growth' in the first half of this year, with stabilising trends seen in key European markets and EBITDA growth in the Americas more than offsetting reduced activity in Asia due to a challenging market environment in the Philippines. First-half trading highlights for the international building materials group include sales of EUR13bn, two per cent ahead of 2016 and one per cent ahead on a like-for-like basis. EBITDA of EUR1.175bn were up by five per cent YoY and t...

Nova Scotia approves tyre burning pilot

07 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia has approved a pilot project to burn tyres in the cement kilns of Lafarge Canada’s Brookfield plant. The province will pay the cement producer around CAD105 (US$80.87)/t to a maximum of CAD2100/day, or 20tpd, during the one-year project.  However, the step has drawn the ire of environmental groups and recycling companies. Mike Chassie, the vice-president of C and D Recycling, said his Halifax firm is losing a third of its supply of about 1m tyres a...

Calgary welcomes the IEEE-IAS/PCA

03 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The IEEE-IAS/PCA 59th Cement Industry Technical Conference and Exhibition, held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on 21-25 May 2017 attracted 833 delegates from 27 countries and was supported by an international exhibition of 149 exhibition stands. Delegates had the choice of attending professional development and process training sessions, as well as participating in two days of technical presentations, three forums and a plant tour of LafargeHolcim’s expanded Exshaw cement plant on the edge of ...