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Lehigh Hanson proposes new grinding facility in Canada

26 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson has submitted a proposal for a new grinding facility with a marine terminal located next to its existing integrated plant on Tilbury Island, Canada. The 0.65Mta Delta grinding unit would have an operational life of at least 40 years, according to the company. Panamax or Handymax vessels would deliver raw materials to the facility, while the final product would be delivered to customers by truck or barge. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is currently determining w...

Exshaw plant receives funding boost for low-carbon fuels project

11 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Exshaw cement plant (LafargeHolcim group) will receive funding for environmental improvements from a new Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) innovations fund for industry in Alberta, Canada. The new fund is a US$70m scheme that derives from Alberta's climate leadership plan and will leverage more than US$200m in 11 provincial projects that are forecast to eliminate 5.3Mt of CO 2 leakage. Kate Strachan, plant manager for Lafarge Exshaw cement plant, said the money will help the compan...

Caisse de Dépôt et Placement to keep stake in McInnis

07 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Caisse de Dépôt et Placement no longer intends to sell its interest in Ciment McInnis’ cement plant in Port-Daniel, Gaspésie, Canada. "We are convinced of the potential of this company. We are comfortable with this investment. We have work to do, but it's true for all our investments, "said Caisse CEO, Michael Sabia. The Caisse commissioned a consulting firm last year to study several scenarios, including the sale of the CAD1.5bn (US$1.17bn) cement plant.


04 February 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has sold, or agreed the sale of, a number of assets. These include a 50 per cent interest in Ciment Quėbec, land in the Cairo area that used to have a cement works and a minority stake in Syria.  The agreed sale of the activities in the Ukraine include one integrated cement works, one grinding plant, two quarries and two ready-mixed concrete batching plants. In total, these disposals add up to in excess of EUR150m.        

Menzel supplies slipring motor for Canadian customer

23 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Menzel Elektromotoren has supplied a spare motor to a Canadian cement plant. It equipped the plant with a 4.5MW motor from stock and built an extended shaft. The new slipring motor had to be sufficiently reliable to replace three existing crusher motors in case of a failure.  Menzel fitted adapter plates with mounting holes for all three locations as well as brackets for plug-and-play mounting of vibration sensors for condition monitoring. In addition, the terminal box was fitted with long ...

Kiln break in McInnis Cement adds 1-2 weeks to production stop

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Reports of a major kiln break at McInnis Cement’s Port-Daniel plant have indicated that the plant will see a production stop of 6-7 weeks. However, the company has said that a production stop for maintenance purposes was already scheduled and the break adds only 1-2 weeks to the initial plan. The break occurred on Thursday but the company has refused to confirm the exact nature of the damaged and the expected cost of repairs remains unknown. "It adds one to two weeks to our already planned...

LafargeHolcim receives approval for tyre burning project

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s plans to incinerate tyres at its facility in Brookfield, Nova Scotia, has been given regulatory approval by the Canadian province. Although the company requested a three-year project the Environment Department has issued industrial approval to conduct a one-year pilot. Environment Minister, Margaret Miller, has said that the company must monitor air quality at regular intervals when the kiln is operating and monitor groundwater and surface water in the area. "We are dedic...

McInnis Cement in search for new President CEO

08 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Hervé Mallet is leaving McInnis Cement after nearly two years as its President and CEO. Mr Mallet was appointed in November 2016 to straighten out the company which was struggling with cost overruns on the construction of its Port Daniel-Gascons plant. “Mr Hervé Mallet, President and Chief Executive Officer of McInnis since November 2016, is leaving the company. The Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge the work accomplished during Mr. Mallet’s management of the company, and thanks him...

Canada updates its carbon emissions tax policy

03 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Canada's Ministry of Environment and Climate Change updated its carbon tax policy framework this week and revealed that subsidy rates for industrial emitters were up across the board, but that cement, steel-making, lime and nitrogen fertiliser companies would be entitled to the highest subsidies. "We've been clear since the beginning that we would consult with industry and environmental experts to find the best ways to reduce emissions, improve energy efficiency and stay competitive — and t...

CRH to create new global Building Products division

31 May 2018, Published under Cement News

CRH plc will establish a new global Building Products division from 1 January 2019, bringing together its Europe Lightside, Europe Distribution and Americas Products divisions. Under the leadership of Keith Haas (currently President, Americas Products), this new platform will operate alongside our Americas Materials and Europe Materials divisions, leveraging CRH's scale and network opportunities across the company's global products businesses, CRH stated. David Dillon (currently President...