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Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies signs partnership with housing group

21 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has announced the signing of a commercial partnership with Polylogis Group, a leading player in the housing market, and with its subsidiary LogiOuest, one of the most active social landlords in the Loire-Atlantique and Maine-et-Loire regions. Julien Blanchard and David Hoffmann, co-founders of Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, said: “We are honoured to be working with key players such as Polylogis and LogiOuest to support their development strategy t...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies provides cement for Zero CO2 wind turbine base

18 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Green energy company, the VALOREM Group, based in France and Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies have claimed the pouring of the world's first wind turbine foundation made from zero per cent clinker decarbonised concrete.  On the site of the Plaine des Moulins wind farm in Jazeneuil (Vienne), France, the VALOREM Group and Hoffmann Green poured a wind turbine foundation using 630m 3 of decarbonated concrete. The use of decarbonated concrete resulted in a saving of 33t of CO 2 , ie 32 per...

Optimising raw material control

17 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Automated analysis of input materials and adjustments of input material feeders is supporting cement producers in reducing the economic and environmental impact of their operations. By Dr Michael Amrhein and Prof Dr Dominique Bonvin, Online Control Sarl, Switzerland, Dr Mathieu Antoni and Matthias Bürki, Ciments Vigier SA, Switzerland, Rajendra Mishra, Malvern Panalytical BV, The Netherlands, and Dr Murielle Goubard, Malvern Panalytical SAS, France Ciments Vigier, Switzerland, sources...

Hycontrol changes name to join ENVEA

10 June 2024, Published under Cement News

ENVEA, the global leader in environmental management solutions, has announced that Hycontrol is being renamed to ENVEA following its successful acquisition in 2023.   ENVEA is now the operating name for the Hycontrol business, as part of its wider strategy to take its silo protection and safety systems to new customers and markets across the globe. By utilising ENVEA’s existing global sales and distributor network, the Hycontrol products will reach a wider customer base, with greater recogn...

Saint-Gobain announces new directors

10 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has announced the appointment of three new independent directors. The directors are Sophie Brochu, former chairman and chief executive officer of Hydro-Québec (Canada), Hélène de Tissot, chief financial officer of Pernod Ricard Group, and Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, entrepreneur. The company has also approved the renewal of Jean-François Cirelli as a director and reiterated its unanimous decision taken in November 2023 to combine the functions of chairman and chief executive...

Saint-Gobain continues Canadian expansion

05 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has completed its acquisition of the Bailey Group, a privately-owned manufacturer of metal frames for light construction in Canada. This forms part of Saint-Gobain’s expansion in the sustainable construction sector in Canada.  Founded 75 years ago, the Bailey Group posted revenue of CAD532m (US$389m) in 2023 and operates 12 manufacturing plants across the country. According to Saint-Gobain, the acquisition ensures it is “ well positioned to better serve Canadian custome...

Fives Pillard appoints new MD

05 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Fives Pillard has announced the appointment of Xavier Nicolas as the new managing director of Fives Pillard, in Marseille, France. Mr Nicolas will oversee the operational management of the company and the development of its activity, notably its combustion systems and digital solutions offer to decarbonise the cement and energy industries. Mr Nicolas joined the Fives group two years ago as the managing director of Fives Cryomec in the cryogenics sector.

Holcim France steps up decarbonisation investments

14 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim is deploying an extra EUR60m to continue the decarbonisation of its industrial sites in France. These funds also come in addition to the EUR200m already invested over the last three years.  This major investment plan in favour of the decarbonisation of operations in France and the circular economy will make it possible to develop new technological and industrial platforms aimed at improving the environmental performance of the seven factories on French territory. They will be put i...

Saint-Gobain signs Romanian energy deal

06 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has signed a five-year renewable electricity supply agreement (power purchase agreement or PPA) in Romania with energy supplier OMV PETROM SA. The contract covers the purchase of green electricity from wind and photovoltaic sources provided by OMV PETROM SA and will start in January 2026.  OMV PETROM SA will provide around 800GWh of green electricity for a period of five years. This contract, combined with a photovoltaic park currently in the final stage of development at ...

Vicat sees 8% like-for-like advance in 1Q sales

01 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Vicat reported a 1.2 per cent YoY (+7.9 per cent like for like (lfl)) uptick in consolidated sales to EUR911m in the first quarter of 2024 from EUR899m in the 1Q23. The company attributes the positive results to 4.1 per cent increase in cement volumes to 6.9Mt, a 5.4 per cent advance in concrete volumes to 2.2Mm3 and a still resilient pricing environment in most markets with a favourable cost/price differential. “The Vicat Group enters 2024 with organic growth of nearly eight per cent, dri...