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Canada: first shipment at McInnis Cement

25 November 2016, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement has taken delivery of its first shipment of raw materials for its 2.5Mta Port-Daniel-Gascon plant. The vessel Algoma Mariner delivered to the Port-Daniel terminal, Canada, 19,000t of gypsum from National Gypsum at Halifax, Nova Scotia. The terminal is scheduled receive an additional four shipments of raw materials and fuel for the new cement plant by mid-December. Construction on McInnis Cement has been completed close to 75 per cent and is expected to deliver its first ...

Canada: McInnis Cement ready to start Spring deliveries

02 November 2016, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement, in collaboration with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the other shareholders, announced that close to 75 per cent of the construction phase of the 2.5Mta cement greenfield plant has been completed and certain operations have begun. The heightened pace of construction on the company's various sites, starting with the Port-Daniel-Gascons industrial project, will allow the project to be completed in time for the first cement deliveries in the spring.The Sainte-C...

Canada: LafargeHolcim to shut Kamloops plant

21 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada announced that it will shut its plant in east Kamloops for the foreseeable future. A downturn in demand in Alberta and western Canada and a result of plunging oil prices has made the 0.2Mta works unnecessary. The shutdown is due to be completed by the end of the year and will leave just operational cement plants in British Colombia, a Lafarge plant in Richmond and Lehigh Hanson’s in Delta. Despite the plant closing, it will not be dismantled. Discussions continue on whet...

Canada: Research shows burning tyres at LafargeHolcim plant promotes sustainability

21 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Research by Dr Mark Gibson of Dalhousie University has demonstrated that LafargeHolcim’s burning of used tyres at its Brookfield plant is more environmentally sustainable than using fossil fuels, the Truro Daily reports. “The idea is that pound for pound, you get more energy from a tyre and you get less CO 2 and some other gases that end up being greenhouse gases and which are toxic”, Dr Gibson said. The plant previously applied for permission to burn tyres in 2007, but its applicatio...

Essroc Canada's integration to the HeidelbergCement Goup is approved

06 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The integration Italcementi's business in Canada with the HeidelbergCement Group was formerly approved by the company's board of directors yesterday. Since 1 July 2016 HeidelbergCement Group has been held the majority stake in Italcementi and will take over the entire company following a mandatory takeover bid. The transaction involves the acquisition by Canadian Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd (LHM), indirectly owned by HeidelbergCement, of the entire share capital, including ordinary and ...

Canada: Lafarge improving environmental impact

13 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has completed a CAD20m (US$15.3m) modernisation project at its Exshaw plant in Alberta. The works focussed on improving the plant’s environmental impact but also nearly doubled output from 1.3Mta to 2.2Mta. The retrofit was carried out on the plant’s kiln No. 5, alongside the construction of a new state-of-the-art kiln No. 6. While completing this project, which was started in 2013, one of the plant’s older kilns had to be decommissioned.  Amongst the environmental measures put...

Canada: Quebec state investment fund to take controlling stake in McInnis

12 August 2016, Published under Cement News

The Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec has agreed to plans to inject an additional CAD250m (US$193m) into McInnis’s Port-Daniel integrated plant project under a deal which sees the state investment fund take a controlling interest in Beaudier Ciment, McInnis’s majority shareholder. Reuters quotes a spokesperson for the Caisse as stating that the project faced cost overruns of up to CAD500m (US$386m) and for this reason the fund had insisted on a "change of control and a change in mana...

McInnis Cement breaks ground on US cement terminal

10 August 2016, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement officially broke ground at the new cement company's first US terminal in the Port of Providence. The overall cost of the project is expected to reach US$22m when completed by year-end. Construction will begin shortly on the existing ProvPort warehouse, which will be transformed into a world-class receiving and storing facility. McInnis Cement will also build a modern rail and truck station for loading purposes. “We are proud to commence construction of our first terminal in ...

Canada: McInnis Cement CEO quits after new plant cost overruns

05 August 2016, Published under Cement News

The chief executive officer of McInnis Cement, Christian Gagnon, has stepped down after it emerged that the cost of constructing the company’s new 2.2Mta Port-Daniel integrated plant had gone over budget by CAD450m (US$346m). McInnis’s investment was partly financed by government bodies, including Quebecois provincial authorities and also included a CAD360m (US$277m) loan from the National Bank of Canada. According to Radio-Canada, when news of the spiralling costs of the project first...

Canada: CAC joins CPLC

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has become a member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) as a strategic partner and to join other leading Canadian companies. The CPLC is a voluntary initiative that supports and encourages the successful implementation of carbon pricing around the world. It was initiated but the World Bank at the 2014 UN Climate Change Summit and officially launched in 2015 at COP21 in Paris, France. President and CEO of CAC, Michael McSweeney, said, “...