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François Petry new director of LafargeHolcim Belgium & France

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

François Petry was appointed by LafargeHolcim as the new director for France and Belgium, succeeding Bénédicte de Bonnechose. Mr Petry joined Holcim France in 2008, when he was appointed general manager of the company’s aggregates business. In 2013 he left to head Holcim Group’s subsidiary in Romania and this was followed by a position in the UK where he served as general manager of Aggregates Industries UK.

Hoffmann Green Cement opens Bournezeau plant

22 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies (HGCT) inaugurates its new cement plant – dubbed the first green cement plant in France – in Bournezeau, Vendée. The production process relies on the chemical reaction between clay and limestone due to activators. As a result, a flash firing of metakaolin during five seconds at 750˚C is the sole temperature rise in the production process. "Our technology divides CO2 emissions by four to 200kg/t of cement," said HGCT President, Julien Blanchard. The EUR10...

Vicat optimistic for future growth

12 November 2018, Published under Cement News

This week Vicat announced its 9M18 results with a 7.6 per cent growth in sales, while weaker exchange rates impacted on revenues. Parts of Europe and the US market had a positive effect on results, but Vicat found devaluation of the Turkish lira and production issues in Egypt slowing its progress. Currency headwinds had a negative impact of EUR125m for the group at the end of September. Looking ahead, the group forecasts further growth in the USA and will also want to see market improvemen...

Vicat optimistic for future growth

09 November 2018, Published under Cement News

This week Vicat announced its 9M18 results with a 7.6 per cent growth in sales, while weaker exchange rates impacted on revenues. Parts of Europe and the US market had a positive effect on results, but Vicat found devaluation of the Turkish lira and production issues in Egypt slowing its progress. Currency headwinds had a negative impact of EUR125m for the group at the end of September. Looking ahead, the group forecasts further growth in the USA and will also want to see market improvemen...

Vicat hit by weaker exchange rates

07 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Vicat's turnover for the first nine months of the year advanced by 1.4 per cent to EUR1947m, which represents an underlying improvement of 7.6 per cent. The gearing level was reduced from 38.1 per cent at the end of September last year to 37.1 per cent this time. Turnover in cement was 1.8 per cent ahead at EUR1124m and represented 51 per cent of the group total. Cement deliveries improved by 3.1 per cent to 17.44Mt. The aggregates and concrete turnover eased by 0.6 per cent to EUR749m, or 3...

France sets the pace with quick-build grinding plants

29 October 2018, Published under Cement News

This week CemNet reported on the inauguration of Cem'In'EU's first grinding plant at Alienor Ciments in Tonneins in the southwest of France. The 0.24Mta plant is one of five modular grinding units that the group intends to build in France in the next few years. It comes only a couple of months after Ecocem officially opened its 0.75Mta ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) cement grinding plant in the Port of Dunkirk, from where it will export to the UK and northern Europe. Ciment...

France sets the pace with quick-build grinding plants

26 October 2018, Published under Cement News

This week CemNet reported on the inauguration of Cem'In'EU's first grinding plant at Alienor Ciments in Tonneins in the southwest of France. The 0.24Mta plant is one of five modular grinding units that the group intends to build in France in the next few years. It comes only a couple of months after Ecocem officially opened its 0.75Mta ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) cement grinding plant in the Port of Dunkirk, from where it will export to the UK and northern Europe. Ciment...

Cem'In'EU inaugurates its Aliénor Ciments plant

24 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cem‘In’EU Group inaugurated its first modular grinding plant at Aliénor Ciments yesterday in Tonneins, 100km southeast of Bordeaux, France. The 0.22-0.25Mta plant is the first of a network of grinding units that the group aims to construct in France, Poland and the UK. Intercem Engineering of GmbH of Oelde in Germany constructed the 30tph ball mill section of the plant in just four months. The mill is equipped with a separator that was also specially designed by Intercem Engineering. The pl...

Bruno Pillon becomes president of Cimbéton

17 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cimbéton has appointed Bruno Pillon, sales and marketing director of Calcia, as its new president. He succeeds Grégoire Douillet, commercial director of the Vicat group, and will be responsible for defining the strategy of the information centre on cement and its concrete applications. "In the continuity of my predecessor, my ambition is to share, know and recognise all the qualities of concrete to a wide audience. For beyond technical and architectural feats without equal, concrete is p...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies develops low metakaolin-based cement

09 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies (HGCT) is completing the construction of a 50,000t pilot plant in Bournezeau, Vendée, France. The new works will produce cement using flashed metakaolin, reducing CO 2 emissions to 200-250kg/t produced, according to the company. "We use flashed metakaolin, clay flashed at 750˚C for five seconds, the clay is rendered in a metastable state, between the raw state and the burnt state. This clay powder is then activated. We also worked on clay powder, gypsum...