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Ecocem forced to drop Vallejo mill project

28 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Ecocem of Ireland has dropped plans for a grinding mill Vallejo, San Francisco Bay, California, USA, after project partner Vallejo Marine Terminal (VMT) withdrew from the proposed plant. VMT's lawyer, Krista Kim, told the city council that her client no longer supported the project, which has endured a six-year planning application battle. VMT owned the land on which the proposed EUR45m plant would have been constructed for Ecocem subsidiary Orcem Americas. Vallejo's council was scheduled ...

Plans for new mill in Vallejo to face public hearing

25 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Orcem Americas’ plan for a new EUR45m cement mill in Vallejo, California, USA, is likely to face a public hearing from local councillors on 30 May. The Ecocem subsidiary and its project partner, Vallejo Marine Terminal (VMT), are looking to appeal a decision by the city’s planning commission that rejected the proposal in May 2017, according to the Irish Times. The council will also consider a final environmental report on the project. Last time, following a recommendation by the Vallejo Cit...

Ecocem proposes capital restructure and dividend payment

25 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Irish cement producer Ecocem is preparing to pay out large dividends, reports the Irish Times. Shareholders at Ecocem are likely to recieve healthy dividends after the group proposed to restructure its capital to allow it pay a dividend of up to EUR5m. The directors said the proposed reduction in Ecocem's capital would create a distributable reserve "to allow for the prospect of the payment of dividends in future," as long as the company can afford it. At the end of December, the directors...

Ecocem announces total CO2 emissions saving

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s Ecocem, Europe’s largest independent specialist producer of low-carbon cement, has announced that its efforts over 16 years to encourage replacing high-carbon cement with low-carbon cement has resulted in a saving of 10Mt of carbon emissions, according to a press release. The company’s ground-granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) cement has a carbon footprint approximately 95 per cent lower than traditional cement at 32kg/t, and can be used as a one-to-one replacement in formulating...

ArcelorMittal increases Ecocem stake

24 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal has increased its shareholding in Ecocem France. By the end of May, ArcelorMittal will hold a 49 per cent stake in the cement company, compared to 30 per cent to date. The joint venture Ecocem France was created in 2007 by ArcelorMittal and the Irish group Ecocem Materials to develop the production of granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS), a by-product of steel manufacture by ArcelorMittal in France. Ecocem France currently operates a 0.7Mta ground slag productio...

Ecocem launches second UK import terminal

20 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Ecocem Ireland has increased its export capacity with the launch of its second UK-based bulk import terminal at Sheerness in the Port of Medway. Ecocem launches second UK import terminal involving an investment of GBP2.5m The import terminal which represents a GBP2.5m (EUR2.8m) investment has been developed in partnership with Peel Ports, to help Ecocem capitalise on the potential to supply the London/south east construction market, the company said in a statement. Its fir...

Ecocem may get planning approval for grinding mill

08 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Ecocem may be allowed go ahead with a proposed €45m grinding mill in the US after a local council voted to stall a final decision on its planning application pending the outcome of a report. Ecocem’s US subsidiary, Orcem Americas, is appealing a decision by planning commissioners in Vallejo, California, to refuse it permission to build a grinding mill on the city’s waterfront on environmental grounds. The Irish Times reports that Vallejo city council, which heard the appeal, voted to di...

Ecocem appeal likely to be heard next month

20 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Ecocem’s appeal agains a US authority’s decision to refuse it planning permission for a EUR45m mill could be heard next month, the Irish Times reports. The planning commission in Vallejo, California, recently refused Ecocem’s subsidiary, Orcem Americas, permission to build on the city’s waterfront based on environmental concerns. Orcem subsequently appealed the ruling with Vallejo city council. This is likely to be heard between 30 May and 1 June, according to the report in the daily. ...

Who will gain from French construction boom?

07 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Analysts have been optimistic about the prospects of the French construction market during 2017. The Federation Francaise de Batiment reports that the recovery is underway, while French market analyst CM-CIC has revised its growth forecast for construction spending up to 3.3 per cent in 2017. But will the mood change after the French elections in May? Much of the demand for the construction sector has come from the improving French housing market, which has been on the rebound si...

USA: Ecocem to appeal San Francisco Bay grinding plant planning refusal

27 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Ecocem is appealing the decision by a US local authority to refuse the Irish cement manufacturer permission to construct a EUR45m (US$47.5m) grinding plant in San Francisco Bay. The planning commission in Vallejo, California, recently refused Ecocem’s subsidiary, Orcem Americas, permission to build on the city’s waterfront based on environmental concerns including increased traffic and pollution. The Irish Times reported on Friday that Orcem has since lodged an appeal with Vallejo city...