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Vicat announces stake in 2170 to develop low-carbon cements

28 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Vicat has approached 2170, a subsidiary of Burgundy-based JPS Granulats, to accelerate the development of low-carbon cements. The French cement producers has announced it would buy a stake in the capital of 2170, which prides itself on being the first French producer to receive the NF Hydraulic Binder certification in February 2018 for the production of blended cements. "Vicat has always favoured short circuits throughout the territories. The synergies deployed between our two companies wi...

Vicat can expect higher returns in USA and Brazil

10 May 2019, Published under Cement News

This week Vicat announced its 1Q19 results with a positive turnover increase of 4.7 per cent to EUR600m. It is a good opportunity to take a closer look at this multinational and the strength of cement demand in some of the countries where it is operating. In France, where the company's headquarters are located, the market has been one of the key supports in Vicat's 8.1 per cent rise in turnover to EUR225m. The company cited favourable macroeconomic and industry conditions supported by high ...

Lafarge Zimbabwe obtains US$30m loan

09 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe has obtained a long-term US$30m facility from its parent company to enable settlement of outstanding obligations, according to The Zimbabwe Independent. The company has also acquired a US$4.4 short-term loan facility to cover working capital requirements.

Vicat sees strong French volumes

07 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Vicat's first-quarter turnover showed 4.7 per cent improvement to EUR600m, which represents an underlying advance of just 0.3 per cent at constant parameters and exchange rates. The cement turnover also grew by 4.7 per cent to EUR302m, as cement shipments declined by four per cent to 5Mt. Before inter-sector eliminations, the cement turnover amounted to EUR353m, a 3.3 per cent improvement. The turnover in concrete and aggregates was 6.7 per cent ahead at EUR229m, which represents an underlyi...

Fives FCB completes kiln and tyre replacement at Val d'Azergues plant

19 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Fives FCB has successfully completed the kiln shell replacement at LafargeHolcim's Val d'Azergues plant, France. LafargeHolcim previouly signed an agreement with Fives FCB in 2018 for the replacement of 9m section of its kiln shell at the Val d’Azergues plant, including the replacement of one tyre, roller and seal.
 Site installation and preliminary works started in the beginning of January 2019.
 Mid-January replacement works were initiated: ducts were dismantled for crane access, old p...

Vicat to supply cement for Alpinium

19 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Vicat will deliver 914t of its Structurat cement, produced at its Montalieu plant, France, and 649t of Performat cement, manufactured at its St Egrève and Montalieu works, for the building of he Alpinium complex. Alpinium is a multi-service building, underground car park and sport platform on the roof, under construction for the Alpine Ski World Championships in 2023. The French cement producer was chosen due to its Performat CEM I 52.5 N PM cement, which is resistant to de-icing salts. Th...

Thamesport Cement to build 0.5Mta grinding plant in UK

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Thamesport Cement has submitted a full planning application of its proposed site on the Isle of Grain, Kent, UK. Backed by France-based Cem’In’Eu, the company promises to bring “21st century cement manufacturing” to the UK. Following a presentation of the project to Medway Council last month, Colin Jenkins, managing director of Thamesport Cement, accompanied by fellow directors Gerd Aufdenblatten and Fabien Charbonnel, said: ‘We are very pleased and excited at the prospect of bringing to th...

French cement market expands despite housing start drop

08 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in France rose by an estimated 2.5 per cent to 18.6Mt in 2018, according to SFIC, the country’s cement association. In 2017 the market expanded by 4.5 per cent. The positive result comes despite a drop in housing starts. Housing accounts for around a third of cement demand, with a further third supplied to public works and the balance for the renovation of existing buildings and new non-residential construction. However, despite a slow first half of 2018, which saw consumpt...

LafargeHolcim secures EUR100m Grand Paris Express project

28 February 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announced the conclusion of a supply contract for the Grand Paris Express project worth EUR110m, where LafargeHolcim will supply 260,000t of cement. The GPE is the largest transport infrastructure project in Europe and represents a total investment of about EUR38.5bn. The project will meet the growing city’s needs for an improved transport infrastructure and will prepare Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games. Assuming that this contract is spread evenly over five years, this repre...

The power of networks

13 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Newcomer Cem’In’Eu is rapidly building a network of cement grinding plants across Europe to meet local market demand. Its first plant, operating as Aliénor Ciments, was recently inaugurated at Tonneins, strategically located between the markets of Bordeaux and Toulouse, France. The new Aliénor Ciments plant at Tonneins was recently inaugurated – from left to right: Vincent Lefebvre, chairman of Alienór Ciments; Dante Rinaudo, Tonneins Mayor; Thierry Constans, Mayor of Gontaud-de...