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Cemex UK to supply Thames Tideway Tunnel

22 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK is supplying more than 40,000t of a lining sprayed concrete for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. The 25km tunnel is the biggest undertaken by UK water.  The new tunnel will intercept, store and transfer sewage water away from the Rover Thames. the tunnel will start from Acton and Cemex is supplying its lining spray concrete for the shafts and launch tunnels in the 12.5km, central part of the tunnel. This section is being constructed by Ferrovial Construction and Laing O'Rourke....

Nuvoco Vistas Corp launch InstaMix Xpress in Bhutan

21 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd of India has released its InstaMix Xpress product in Bhutan. InstaMix Xpress is   a pre-mixed, ready-to-use, bagged, dry concrete supply. The premium-quality bagged concrete is easy to use and can be supplied anytime anywhere regardless of the desired quantity, claims Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd.    Nuvoco Vistas Ltd has supplied Instamix Xpress to Kolkata Telecom Support & Service for the casting of mobile phone tower foundations in Jaigaon, Bhutan. Altogether more th...

UK Concrete appoints new Chair

13 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Jeremy Greenwood has been appointed Chair of UK Concrete to work with Director Chris Leese to marshall the collective resources within MPA in The Concrete Centre, MPA Cement, BRMCA and British Precast as part of the roadmap the sector is implementing to go 'Beyond Net Zero by 2050'. MPA CEO, Nigel Jackson, said: "I am delighted that Jeremy is joining the MPA team as Chair of UK Concrete. Whilst at Tarmac he played a major role in developing the thinking within the sector on the promotio...

HeidelbergCement produces Europe's largest printed residential building

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Europe’s largest printed residential building is currently being built in Bavaria at a rate of 18m per minute. For this purpose, HeidelbergCement has delivered about 170t of printing material specially developed for concrete 3D printing. The innovative material 'i.tech 3D' was already used about eight weeks ago to print the first residential building in Beckum, Germany. "With this second project in Germany, we are taking the next step and showing that our material is also suitable fo...

Cembureau welcomes European Commission's Renovation Wave

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cembureau, the European Cement Association, welcomes the publication of the European Commission's Renovation Wave. "The renovation wave provides the EU with a unique opportunity to make a difference in citizens' lives, and the cement industry is fully ready to play its role" said Koen Coppenholle, CEO of Cembureau.  "By focussing on life-cycle approaches, circularity and ambitious building energy targets, the European Commission offers a convincing view of a decarbonised building ...

Cemex launches Vertua® low-carbon concrete

24 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has launched Vertua® a low-carbon concrete range of products designed to offset residual CO 2 and provide a CarbonNeutral® concrete product. Vertuar achieves a 70 per cent reduction in embodied carbon emissions, claims Cemex. The range offers concrete solutions for foundations, floors and walls of buildings. "Vertua® is part of our ambition to deliver net-zero CO 2 concrete globally to all of our customers by 2050. It is also part of our effort to accomplish a 35 per cnet reduction...

LafargeHolcim launch ECOPact concrete to more territories

24 July 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has launched ECOPact, the industry's broadest range of green concrete, delivering high-performing, sustainable and circular benefits, the company claims. After a successful market adoption in Europe, ECOPact is now available in the US with plans to expand into the UK, Canada, Latin America and other markets worldwide in the coming months. This introduction is an essential component of the company's strategy to advance the transition towards low-carbon and circular constructi...

LafargeHolcim, GE Renewable Energy, COBOD develop wind turbine towers with 3D-printed concrete bases

18 June 2020, Published under Cement News

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD and LafargeHolcim announced today that they will partner to co-develop wind turbines with optimised 3D-printed concrete bases, reaching record heights up to 200m. The three partners will undertake a multi-year collaboration to develop this solution, which will increase renewable energy production while lowering the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) and optimising construction costs. The partners will ultimately produce a wind turbine prototype with a printed pedest...

MPA launches UK Concrete to promote concrete

26 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has launched UK Concrete to proactively engage with political stakeholders and public bodies, and promote the advantages of building in concrete and the vital role the material plays in people's everyday lives. Chris Leese, former vice president at Cemex UK, has been appointed as director of UK Concrete and will be responsible for rolling out the organisation’s programme to convey concrete’s benefits to a wider audience. Mr Leese said: "It is time for...

GCCA launches 'Concrete Stories' campaign

21 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and its member companies have launched ‘Concrete Stories’ a major new global communications campaign that aims to increase awareness of the vital role concrete plays in everyday life. The initial campaign will run for six weeks and will be featured primarily on GCCA's social media channels. The campaign aims to engage members of the public by telling the 'Story of Concrete' through a number of different themes including how concrete contribu...