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Preview: 57th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference

10 April 2015, Published under Cement News

The 57th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference and Exhibition will take place at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, Canada, on 26-30 April 2015. This April, the North American cement industry will convene at the IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference in Toronto, Canada. Expected to attract record numbers, this unmissable event includes a comprehensive agenda featuring a large equipment exhibition, extensive conference programme, technical workshops and a field visit to the largest ...

Environmental committee established for McInnis Cement plant

01 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Following the mediation session, McInnis Cement, the CQDE (Centre québécois du droit de l'environnement), the CREGIM (Conseil régional de l'environnement Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine) and Nature Québec have agreed to the creation and operation of an Environmental Committee to monitor the environmental activities of the cement plant. A first meeting will be held as soon as possible. The mediation also led to specific commitments regarding GHG emissions of contaminants, and impacts on mari...

Bowmanville welcomes IEEE

31 March 2015, Published under Cement News

This year’s IEEE conference will feature a tour of the largest cement plant in Canada, the St Marys Bowmanville facility in Ontario. Over its history, the works has undergone several modernisation projects to reach its current cement capacity of 1.8Mta. Meanwhile, environmental improvements that incorporate innovative technology make Bowmanville an ideal destination for this year’s site visit. ICR looks forward to meeting delegates at the 57th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry ...

New appointments at McInnis Cement, Canada

16 February 2015, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement has announced two new members of its management team for the Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant currently under construction in the Gaspesie region of Canada. Alexandre Rail has been named plant manger plant manager of the new works, with the position effective immediately. "We are pleased with our recruitment of an experienced manager in the heavy industry who shares our values in the areas of health and safety, environment and quality. Alexandre has proven abilities to mobi...

S&P Puts Holcim (Canada) On WatchDev

26 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Standard & Poor's (S&P) Ratings Services are placing its long-term corporate credit rating on Holcim subsidiary Holcim (Canada) Inc on CreditWatch with developing implications on the parent company’s plan to divest of its Canadian operations within the next few months. "This CreditWatch placement follows our expectation that Holcim Canada's parent, Switzerland-based Holcim Ltd, will divest of its Canadian operations within the next few months in anticipation of potential competition authori...

RHI wins order at Lafarge Exshaw works

22 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Austrian refractory materials maker RHI AG has been awarded a supply contract for around EUR10m from Lafarge for its plant in Exshaw, western Canada. Under the contract, RHI will deliver material for the expansion of the plant.

IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference - registration open!

08 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Registration is now open for the 57th annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference, to be held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Canada, over 26-30 April  2015. This year’s conference theme is “BIG”. The conference is the biggest in the industry and will be hosted in Canada’s biggest city.  The biggest technical ideas will be presented in technical sessions, tutorial sessions and new professional training sessions. Plus, a field visit to the biggest cement plant in Canada...

Government support of Canadian plant to be investigated

27 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) welcomed the move by the Office of the US Trade Representative to press Canada at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over a financial assistance package provided for a cement plant in Quebec that US cement producers say amount to illegal subsidies of up to US$400m. "USTR has raised this issue at high levels of Canadian government and is currently reviewing the financial assistance package that Canada provided. Senator Brown is pleased the issue was raised at the...

Nova Scotia to use fracking waste at Lafarge plant

30 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Canada's Nova Scotia province has given the go-ahead for 5Ml of hydraulic fracturing wastewater to be disposed at the Lafarge Brookfield plant following a successful pilot project earlier this spring. The province’s Environment Minister, Randy Delorey, said in a statement he's approved a request from Atlantic Industrial Services to use the waste water at the Brookfield plant. The leftover waste water from drilling that took place seven years ago, estimated in 10 million litres, are current...

McInnis Cement completes financing for Port-Daniel plant, Canada

04 August 2014, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement has announced the completion of the financial structure for its cement plant in Gaspé, Canada. National Bank of Canada, as sole bookrunner of the bank syndicate, has confirmed the availability of a US$360m loan for the project. This amount is in addition to the US$500m in equity from private and public investors including the joint venture formed by the groupe Beaudier and La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, as well as the participation of Investissement Québec (IQ). ...