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McInnis Cement appoints new CEO and COO

08 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Canada’s McInnis Cement has announced the appointment of Baudouin Nizet as president and CEO, effective immediately. Mr Nizet succeeds Jean Moreau, who has served as interim president and CEO since August 2018. "The McInnis Cement Board of Directors is convinced that Mr Nizet will be able to lead McInnis through its next growth stages, while enhancing our corporate vision of producing quality cements in a sustainable, profitable and responsible manner," said the company in a statement. Th...

Across the border

10 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Since its commissioning in 2017, the McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Québec, Canada, has continued to expand its reach both within Canada and across the border to the USA. ICR spoke with the company’s management team about the road travelled and its hopes for the future. McInnis Cement has undertaken significant work to increase storage capacity at its terminals McInnes Cement is a 2.2Mta, state-of-the-art integrated plant, commissioned in 2017, and owned by the Que...

Closing in on Canada’s carbon

02 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Canada has a well-established cement market and is home to several leading multinationals who dominate the sector. The main concerns of the industry are becoming more focussed on stricter environmental compliance with CO 2 taxes being implemented and more efficient grinding to improve plant performance. Canadian cement consumption is forecast to reach 9.4Mt in 2019 and is particularly high in metropolitan areas such as Edmonton, Alberta The recent Canadian elections on 21 Oc...

Cemex launches CemSlag™ eco-friendly cement

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has launched a new product called CEMSlag™ which is a new eco-friendly binder suitable for concrete. Made from blastfurnace slag, the material is finely ground to provide a durable cement solution for high-quality concrete. CEMSlag™ has a lower CO 2 footprint than ordinary Portland cement and offers multiple benefits including lower permeability for increased resistance to chemical attack, reduced hydration thereby reducing thermal cracking and in many cases, high 28-day compre...

LafargeHolcim

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Maroc saw its sales advance by 0.2 per cent YoY to MAD3.89bn (US$401.4m) in the first half of this year. Operating profit over the same period improved by 10.6 per cent YoY to MAD1.65bn, while net consolidated profit saw an 8.6 per cent uptick to MAD965m. Low rainfall in the opening months of the year resulted in a 2.1 per cent increase in cement volumes in the 1H19. Meanwhile, construction on the company’s new MAD3bn Souss plant is progressing well, with completion due in the ...

LafargeHolcim's Brookfield plant starts tyre burning

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's Brookfield cement plant in Nova Scotia, Canada, has begun burning 20tpd of scrap tyres to reduce its coal use and lower its carbon footprint. "For every tonne of coal that we replace with scrap tyres, we will see a 30 per cent decrease in CO 2 emissions," said Lafarge director of environmental affairs Robert Cumming. "It also means that Nova Scotians have a way to use their own scrap tyres," said Mr Cumming. "So we’re making use of a local fuel source and taking scrap ty...

Cemex invests in building materials delivery start-up

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures, the venture capital business of Cemex, has announced it has invested in GoFor Industries, a logistics marketplace for on-demand delivery of building materials and equipment for the DIY and construction industries. GoFor Industries is a start-up company founded in 2016 with operations in the USA and Canada. By 2020 GoFor is expected to expand to 20 major market areas in the USA. Gonzalo Galindo, CEO of Cemex Ventures, said, “With this investment, we seek to improve a criti...

CDPQ to invest additional CAD150m in Ciment McInnis

18 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) will invest a further CAD150m (US$115m) to Ciment McInnis, despite evaluating a possible divestment in the cement maker over the past year. A consortium of 11 Canadian and international banks has also extended a CAD300m loan to the company and Beaudier Inc has invested a further CAD50m. “The context has changed because the cement plant has a very good performance,” said CDPQ spokesperson Yann Langlais-Plante. "The overall demand for the cement ...

Lafarge Canada launches new lower-carbon fuel system

24 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada has launched a lower-carbon fuel system (LCF) system at its Richmond facility, with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become the most carbon-efficient cement plant in the country. It will also help minimise landfill waste, specifically non-recyclable plastics that are creating a backlog for municipalities across Canada, according to a press release. The fuel handling and delivery system is expected to replace up to 50 per cent of the plant’s fossil fuel use with ...

Event Preview: 61st IEEE-IAS/PCA 2019 St Louis

09 April 2019, Published under Cement News

This year’s IEEE-IAS/PCA 2019 Cement Industry Technical Conference is being held at the St Louis Convention Center, MO, USA on 28 April - 2 May 2019. The conference theme is: 'Sustainable strength through innovation' and the meeting will include tutorials, technical sessions, process training, professional development training, an exhibit hall displaying the latest in product and service offerings, plus a tour of LafargeHolcim’s Ste Genevieve cement plant. More information can be found on ...