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IKN commissions Matres-Tolosane clinker cooler

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

An IKN Pendulum Cooler ® successfully started operation early this year at Martres-Tolosane cement plant in France.   IKN commissioned a 2500tpd cooler for a new production line at the Lafarge France ( Holcim group ) plant. Designed for use of up to 85 per cent alternative fuel, IKN’s clinker cooler reflects is equipped with a most modern single grate drive – dynamic linear drive (DLD), roll crusher with three rolls at the cooler end as well as a bypass.

Lhoist partner with Air Liquide for Carbon capture project

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Lhiost is partnering with Air Liquide to launch a first-of-its-kind decarbonisation project of lime production in France. As part of this project, Air Liquide would build and operate a Cryocap™ FG (Flue Gas) unit to capture and purify 95 per cent of the CO 2 arising from Lhoist’s production unit in Réty. Lhoist will be able to reduce the CO 2 emissions of the plant by more than 600,000tpa starting in 2028 (equivalent to the annual emissions of ~ 55,000 households in France). This partne...

Vicat sees 12% rise in consolidated sales in the 1Q22

05 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Vicat has posted a 12.4 per cent uptick at constant scope and exchange rates in 1Q22 consolidated sales to EUR789m when compared with the equivalent year-ago period. The reported YoY change was 11.6 per cent. The company saw solid sales growth in all regions and higher selling prices. In addition, no impact from the Ukraine-Russia conflict on the group’s activity was noted in the 1Q22. Commenting on these figures, the Group's Chairman and CEO, Guy Sidos, said: "Vicat’s first-quarter sales...

Hoffmann Green signs supply contract with Groupe Duret Immobilier

03 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies announced that it has signed a three-year partnership agreement with the Groupe Duret Immobilier. From 2022, and for the next three years, Hoffmann Green will supply the Groupe Duret Immobilier with its H-UKR and H-IONA zero per cent clinker cements for the construction of collective housing and commercial buildings in the French Western area. The first concrete pours, produced from H-UKR cement, have already started for the construction of the residence...

SigmaRoc records turnover of GBP49.3m in 2021

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Building material producer SigmaRoc plc has announced its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2021 with turnover more than doubling to GBP272m and underlying EBITDA rising to GBP49.3m. The group’s trading and operational performance for 2021 was solid. Overall, on a LfL basis, the value of upstream quarried materials sold increased by two per cent. Value added product sales increased by 14 per cent, with value added services increasing by 16 per cent. These figures include th...

Vicat and Egypt settle investment dispute

24 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouli, and the Minister of Justice, Omar Marwan, have witnessed the signing of a final settlement agreement on the country’s investment dispute with Vicat , a shareholder in Sinai Cement Co . The agreement was signed by Minister of International Cooperation, Rania el Mashat on behalf of the government, and Vicat’s Chairman and CEO, Guy Sidos. Under the agreement, the arbitration case between the two parties before the International Center for Settlemen...

Lafarge France invests EUR46m to reduce carbon emissions

16 March 2022, Published under Cement News

To produce cements with a reduced carbon impact in its plants in Saint-Pierre-la-Cour (Mayenne) and Bouc-Bel-Air (Bouches-du-Rhône), Lafarge France (Holcim group) will invest EUR46m. These investments are part of the group-wide strategy to accelerate green growth. By 2025, 25 per cent of sales of ready-to-use concrete will have to come from the ‘EcoPAct’ range, launched three years ago around so-called ‘low-carbon’ products.

Ecocem: supporting Europe’s Green deal

14 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Since its foundation in 2003 Ecocem has been a driving force in establishing the use of low-carbon cement using slag as a key raw material. ICR spoke with its Managing Director, Conor O’Riain, about the company’s developments and its expectations going forward. Conor O’Riain, managing director of Ecocem, speaks with ICR about the company’s achievements to date and challenges ahead ICR: How has Ecocem evolved since its founding and where are its cement plants located today? ...

Cementir records strong regional results in 2021

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementir 's regional markets results for 2021 produced increasing revenues in all markets. The highest revenues outside of Italy were recorded in Belgium and France. Norway and Sweden In 2021 sales revenues in Norway and Sweden amounted to EUR193.6m (EUR176.4m in 2020) while EBITDA recorded 22 per cent growth to EUR 21.2m (EUR 17.4m in 2020).   In Norway ready-mixed concrete sales volumes increased by around four per cent compared to the previous year with a more favourable trend i...

Cementir expands FUTURECEM distribution

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Since 1 January 2022, Cementir Group , through its subsidiary CCB , has been distributing FUTURECEM ™ in the French and Benelux markets, following the strategic roll-out of this technology as part of the Cementir Group ambitious sustainable roadmap towards 2030 and beyond. This new and more sustainable cement technology developed by Cementir Group has been already warmly welcomed by the Danish market in 2021 with sales development in line with plans. Cementir Group claims that th...