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Vicat's 1H20 results see consolidated sales of EUR1.3bn

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Vicat has announced 1H20 results with consolidated sales of EUR1.304bn, down 2.7 per cent from EUR1.340bn in 1H19. EBITDA reached EUR213m, representing a decline of 6.7 per cent on EUR228m earned in 1H19. The EBITDA margin stood at 16.3 per cent in the 1H20 compared with 17 per cent in 1H19. First-half operational sales of the cement business rose 0.9 per cent on a reported basis, and 1.9 per cent at constant scope and exchange rates. The concrete and aggregates business recorded a...

FCT Combustion to install Turbo-Flex™ burner at Couvrot plant

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

FCT Combustion has just delivered a new Turbu-Flex™ burner to a client in France! The Turbu-Flex™ will be installed at Ciments Calcia's Couvrot plant in France, after the installation of its new calciner. The targets of the project are maximised use of alternative fuel, as well as improved control of the combustion. Commissioning is expected for 2021.

Will Turkish cement exports come under pressure?

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

As the second-largest cement exporter after Vietnam, Turkey's cement industry has for many years exported its surplus around the world. However, analysts anticipate Turkish trade to contract due to COVID-19 as the pandemic affects trans-Atlantic exports to the US, as well as other countries where anti-dumping measures increase in response to local surpluses - most recently Georgia . However, this week's news indicates that Turkish cement exporters have found ways to boost their sales, at le...

Cemex to help take FastCarb to the industrial level

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex is participating in the IREX-administered FastCarb project that will capture CO 2 in concrete, which is then used in aggregate. The scheme will improve the quality of this type of recycled aggregate by plugging the porosity and leading to a greater understanding of the accelerated carbonisation mechanism for recycled concrete aggregates. Started in 2016, FastCarb works to design and implement an accelerated carbonisation process at pre-industrial scale to store CO 2 in recycled conc...

Vicat signs decarbonisation agreement with Carbon8 Systems

16 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Carbon8 Systems, the UK company that invented and owns a process that combines industrial waste residues or byproducts with captured CO₂ emissions to produce high-value, lightweight construction aggregates, has signed a commercial agreement with Vicat Group. Carbon8 Systems will deploy its award-winning technology at Vicat's Montalieu cement plant in southern France next month. It is Carbon8 Systems' first commercial deployment of its CO₂ntainer system (a modular, containerised solution) in...

Turkish cement exports to France rise by 9% in 1H20

14 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In June 2020 the export of Turkish cement to France increased by 65.6 per cent YoY, representing a value of US$12.9m, according to the Turkish Ministry of Trade. Total cement exports from Turkey in June advanced 37.4 per cent to US$343.1m when compared with June 2019. January-June 2020 In January-June 2020 Turkish cement exports to France increased 8.9 per cent YoY to US$61.6m, reported Trend News Agency.

Vicat sees improved activity in May

24 June 2020, Published under Cement News

France-based cement producer Vicat has provided an update of business levels in May, noting a marked improvement when compared with market performance in March and April. In France business activity has been improving steadily since the low point of mid-March and by the end of May, the level was slightly lower than that recorded in the year-ago period. Switzerland also continues to perform well. The challenging macroeconomic and competitive environment in Turkey and Egypt continue to aff...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies appoint Ile-de-France region promoter

19 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, a low-carbon cement producer, thas announced the appointment of François de Gliniasty as Technical and Commercial Promoter for the Ile-de-France region. François de Gliniasty, 45, has over 25 years of experience steering business promotion, sales and logistics strategies. As Technical and Commercial Promoter, François de Gliniasty’s mission will be to get the innovative technologies developed by Hoffmann Green referenced and included in construction proj...

Vicat post 3% sales increase in 1Q20

06 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Vicat reported a 2.6 per cent advance in total consolidated sales in the January-March 2020 period to EUR615.5m from EUR600m in the 1Q19. At constant scope and exchange rates, consolidated sales edged up 0.2 per cent YoY. The company posted a 5.5 per cent rise in consolidated cement sales to EUR319m in the first quarter of 2020 – or an increase of 3.7 per cent at constant scope and exchange rates – when compared with the 1Q19. Concrete and aggregate sales were up 1.4 per cent YoY to EUR2...

Cem'In'Eu prepares start-up of Rhône Ciments

05 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cem'In'Eu is starting up Rhône Ciments, its second cement plant in Portes-lès-Valence, Drôme region, France. "Moving to Portes-lès-Valence allows us to be in the middle of a Lyon-Marseille-Montpellier triangle but also to be connected to the Alpine valleys. We are thus at the heart of the large southeast market," explains Vincent Lefebvre, Cem’In’Eu  president and founder. The company imports clinker from a 5Mta integrated cement works in eastern Turkey to supply its factory, which has i...