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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...

Imerys extends capacity in India

13 October 2022, Published under Cement News

France-based Imerys, a world leader in mineral-based specialties, is planning to extend its capacity to meet rising demand from India’s cement and steel sectors. According to The Hindu, the company has set up a 30,000t calcium aluminate binder plant in Atchutapuram, Andhra Pradesh, to serve India’s refractory and construction industries. Imerys hopes to increase capacity further to 50,000t by 2030. The company is also in the process of setting up a research and development centre at V...

Hoffmann Green signs 3-year deal to supply clinker-free cement

07 October 2022, Published under Cement News

France-based Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a three-year deal to supply its clinker-free and low energy cement H-EVA SOL to OTE, a specialist in energy and digital networks, civil engineering, and power plant construction. According to Business Wire, Hoffmann Green will supply OTE with its carbon-free activated clay-based cement, H-EVA SOL, as part of the 'Greenpose' process co-developed by OTE and TESMEC, a provider of a global and innovative solution of optical fibre in...

ENVEA Global appoints new CEO

07 October 2022, Published under Cement News

ENVEA Global, ambient, emissions monitoring and proces system manufacturer, has appointed Trevor Sands as its new CEO. Trevor has extensive senior leadership experience in global industrial businesses. He was most recently Global President of Servomex Group, the global expert in gas analysis.    Prior to this he ran the Control Valves business for IMI plc, he was Chief Executive of Cosalt plc and also spent 13 years with Emerson, including leading the Fisher Valves European business and ...

Saint-Gobain and Ecocem join forces to speed up delivery of low carbon products

06 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain and Ecocem have announced a major partnership focused on accelerating the delivery of low carbon products to market. Designed to reduce CO 2 emissions from cement, mortar and concrete, these products will support the acceleration of the construction industry’s transition to a low-carbon economy. Commenting on the partnership, Benoit Bazin, chief executive officer of Saint-Gobain, said, “As the worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain develops in...

Fives receives French Pillard NOVAFLAM® order

03 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Fives has signed a contract for the delivery of a Pillard NOVAFLAM ® evolution for a new production line at a French cement plant. The cement producer is looking to decrease energy consumption and increase alternative fuel use to decarbonise. The new 65MW burner will be a significant step to producing clinker using the lowest amount of energy and support the substitution of fossil fuels such as natural gas, pulverised coal or petcoke by maximising the use of alternative fuels with a n...