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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....

St Marys Cement seeks low CO2 fuel switch

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

St Marys Cement (Votorantim group) intends to apply to Ontario's provincial government to use a different fuel mix at its St Marys Cement plant, Canada.  The company wants to use alternative low-carbon fuels (ALCF) to supplement the regular fuel mix of coal, natural gas and petcoke. The ALCF's "typically include wood and paper or plastics that cannot be recycled and are not odorous to partially offset an amount of traditional fuels,” said St Marys Cement. Ruben Plaza, t he plant'...

Menzel wins Canadian mill motor order

15 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Menzel Elektromotoren has adapted and delivered a 6500kW slip ring motor for a Canadian cement mill at short notice. The MEBSSL-type motor is ideally suited for industrial applications with high starting torques. Menzel adapted the internal motor winding connections for a 60Hz mains voltage in the country of operation, Canada, and moved the terminal box according to customer specifications.  The capability to provide such a flexible, on-schedule customisation was decisive for winning the ...

China and Canada collaborate for carbon capture

12 July 2021, Published under Cement News

A new collaboration between China Building Materials Academy (CBMA) and Canada's International CCS Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre) will see simultaneous advancements in understanding and knowledge sharing of carbon capture technology for the global cement industry, according to a press release. The first initiative under the agreement will aid CBMA in applying the Knowledge Centre's model and Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) of a test platform, which has a capture capacity of appro...

The Canadian Cement Association teams up with government to target net-zero carbon concrete

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

A new the partnership has been made between the Canadian government and Canada’s cement sector as represented by the Canadian Cement Association (CAC) to support the development and implementation of a 'Roadmap to Net-Zero-Carbon Concrete'. This work is designed to provide Canadian cement and concrete industry with the technologies, tools and policy needed to achieve net-zero carbon concrete by 2050. The roadmap, when completed in December 2021, is consistent with goals of Canada's stren...

Lafarge Canada releases EcoPlanet in the Pacific Northwest

01 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada (LafargeHolcim group) has introduced the ultra-low carbon cement product, EcoPlanet to the Pacific Northwest, part of the company’s Western Canadian market. The first round of EcoPlanet projects were completed along the western coast, under the leadership of Brad Kohl, president & CEO of Western Canada. “The strength profile is the same as traditional Portland cement," he shares, “but we’ve decreased CO 2 emissions from the manufacturing process by 35 per cent." Rene Th...

Lafarge Canada targets energy reductions in Edmonton

17 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc has participated in three Edmonton City initiatives, d emonstrating how local community and businesses can underpin an energy transition. The three initiatives are:  Corporate Climate Leaders, Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator Rebate, and Energy Benchmarking. As a part of the endeavour, Lafarge measured the energy consumption (natural gas and electricity) of its participating buildings with over 400 local buildings. From there, and with the help of a rebate from the B...

Votorantim Cimentos commences McInnis Cement integration

04 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos, the seventh largest cement producer in the world, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a long-term institutional investor, have announced   that they have completed the transaction to combine cement operations in North America.   After having obtained regulatory approval from authorities in Brazil, Canada and the United States, St Marys Cement Inc (Canada), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Votorantim Cimentos can now commence with the integration process...

Tribunal issues decision in favour of Colacem for new plant

14 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Canada’s Ontario Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has issued a decision in favour of Colacem for a new cement plant near L’Orignal. A hearing had taken place in November and December last year, which resulted from two appeals made by opposing parties in response to planning decisions involving the plant in 2017. The tribunal found Colacem presented persuasive evidence relating to the employment benefits the cement plant will have and that the planning applications meet the require...

St Marys Cement Bowmanville plant is to install a new wet scrubber

07 April 2021, Published under Cement News

The commissioning of a new wet scrubber at St Marys Cement plant in Bowmanville is expected to result in a significant decrease in emissions. This is the first wet scrubber installed at a cement plant in Canada.     The water injection technology washes out and scrubs pollutants from the outlet airstream of the plant. St Marys Cement Plant Operations Manager, Jim Storey, stated: "This US$25m investment in technology to improve the plant's environmental performance has proven to be effe...