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SGS Industrial Services selected for Airvault modernisation project

24 January 2023, Published under Cement News

SGS Industrial Services GmbH has been commissioned by thyssenkrupp Polysius with the mechanical and electrical assembly of a new 4000tpd clinker production plant. The plant will be built at Ciments Calcia ( Heidelberg Materials ) in Airvault , France. The new state-of-the-art plant will replace two old production lines after commissioning.  SGS Industrial Services’s order includes approximately 6800t of steel structures, approximately 8600t of equipment and 660km of cables. To carry ou...

Dal Engineering completes preheater modernisation

13 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Dal Engineering of Turkey has completed the engineering scope of the preheater modernisation project at Lafarge Saint Pierre La Cour Cement plant ( Holcim group) in France and delivered the all fabrications to the site.  Dal Engineering will continue preassembly works in the site.

Holcim extends French footprint with acquisition

06 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Designed to broaden its footprint across France, Holcim has acquired Chrono Chape, one of France’s leading independent providers of on-site self-levelling screeds. Operating an innovative fleet of batching trucks that can mix and apply screeds directly at the customer’s job site, Chrono Chape controls the quantities of materials required for each operation with meticulous precision, delivering zero-waste service, according to the company, which has reported double-digit growth in recent ye...

Holcim hosts Decarbonisation Accelerator Demo Days

22 December 2022, Published under Cement News

3D-printed custom formwork and AI-powered supply chain software were among the new technologies on display during the annual Holcim Accelerator Demo Days at Lyons, France. Nine start-ups from seven countries came together to explore breakthrough solutions to reduce carbon emissions at production, material, design and construction level. During the Demo Days event, the start-ups pitched their solutions and demonstrated an MVP (minimum viable product) to stakeholders ranging from corporat...

Hoffmann Green signs 3-year contract with ECBL

22 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a three-year contract with general construction company Enterprise de Construction et Bâtiment du Littoral (ECBL) to supply its clinker-free decarbonised cement for structural work such as the construction of multi-unit housing and industrial, public, tertiary and office buildings, as well as major heritage restoration work. ECBL is located in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, less than 100km from Hoffmann Green’s headquarters in Bournezeau, Ven...

Vicat increases stake in Sinai cement

14 December 2022, Published under Cement News

France-based Vicat SA has increased its stake in Egypt’s Sinai Cement from 51 per cent to 67 per cent. According to Reuters, Vicat bought additional shares worth US$5.65m from separate investors on 13 December 2022. Shareholder Arab Industrial Investment reportedly sold its 6.6 per cent share for US$2.29m. Vicat reported consolidated sales of EUR2697m in the 9M22, up 15.7 per cent YoY at constant scope and exchange rates. The growth came on the back of solid sales improvements in all r...

Geminor enters the Spanish recycling and recovery market

02 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Geminor plans to expand its operations in 2023 by focussing on the Spanish market. In addition to France, Spain can play a key role in securing a balance in the material recycling and energy recovery markets in Europe, says Senior Business Development Manager at Geminor, Kai Schöpwinkel. From offices in Bordeaux in France, Kai Schöpwinkel will lead Geminor’s move into Spain, as well as a planned expansion of operations in France. Both the recycling and energy recovery markets are growin...

N+P French Subcoal® plant obtains environmental and construction permits

29 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The N+P Group, industry’s decarbonising expert, successfully obtained the environmental and construction permits for its new Subcoal ® Production facility at the industrial platform Isbergues (62) in Hauts-de-France, France. The total lead time of the permit process from application preparation to permit granting has been limited to little more than a year thanks to the contributions and efforts of the project partners North France Invest, ENTIME environmental consultant and VDDT architects...

Vicat posts 16% increase in 9M consolidated revenue

08 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Vicat posted a 15.7 per cent YoY increase to EUR2697m (US$2691m) in consolidated revenue at constant scope and exchange rates in the January-September 2022 period. On a reported basis, the increase was 14.6 per cent YoY. The variation takes into account a negative foreign exchange effect of more than EUR9m as the euro appreciated against the lira and the Egyptian pound. The scope of the result also fell by nearly EUR17m due to the sale of Créabéton in Switzerland, which was only partly off...

Airvault modernisation underway

27 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The first stone of the Ciments Calcia cement plant modernisation project at Airvault , France, was officially laid on 5 October 2022 in the presence of Jon Morrish, general manager of parent company HeidelbergMaterials ’ western and Southern Europe, Bruno Pillon, president of HeidelbergCement France, Emmanuelle Dubée, prefect of Deux-Sèvres and many local personalities. The Airvault 2025 project represents an investment of EUR285m and will see the replacement of two semi-dry kiln lines...