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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 ...

Lafarge Canada Inc appoints new Eastern Canada CEO

03 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc (LafargeHolcim group) has appointed David Redfern as CEO of its Eastern Canada operations. Previously Product Line General Manager for Western Canada Aggregates and the Greater Vancouver area, David joined LafargeHolcim in 1999 and has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility throughout Canada and France. "David’s success in our Vancouver market has been focused on commercial growth and operational excellence" said René Thibault, LafargeHolcim Group Executive Com...

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 ...