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Holcim (Belgium) NV takes over Givet quarry

05 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim (Belgium) NV takes over the quarry of Givet in the Ardennes department, northeastern France. The Givet quarry has an exploitation licence of 1Mta. It is located on the banks of the River Meuse with a loading quay and direct entry to the production site. It also has good connections to the rail network. The acquisition will enable the company to strengthen its offer of aggregates for the production of concrete, develop its sales in northern France and drive its sustainability progra...

Reel International acquires FLSmidth Hamburg

31 December 2020, Published under Cement News

France’s Reel International, which specialises in industrial lifting equipment, has announced the acquisition of FLSmidth Hamburg GmbH. FLSmidth Hamburg, operating under the Möller brand, installs and maintains complex handling equipment for the energy, cement and aluminium industries. The company will be integrated into the French group on 1 January 2021, and will operate as Reel Möller GmbH.

HeidelbergCement announces EUR400m investment in French sites

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary, Ciments Calcia has presented the draft terms of a large-scale investment and reorganisation programme for several of its sites in France. The programme comprises investments of around EUR400m, of which nearly EUR300m is earmarked for the Airvault plant alone. Elsewhere, the company will convert its facility in Gargenville, Yvelines, into a modern grinding unit and shut down the kiln system and quarry operations. This adjustment is expected to enhance the ...

Cem'In'EU speaks out on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cem'In'EU, a French industrial start-up committed to produce a low-carbon cement, calls upon the European Commission to design a well-fitted Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) that will not be distorted into a protectionist tool for highly-polluting industries.   "During the ETS III, the cement industry has received a windfall profit EUR3.5bn, of which none have been invested to modernise the European assets and decrease the CO 2 emissions," said Vincent Lefebvre, president and f...

Vicat reports sales of EUR2.07bn

04 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Vicat Group’s consolidated sales reached EUR2.066bn in the first nine months of 2020, stable on a reported basis and up 2.1 per cent YoY at constant scope and exchange rates. EBITDA increased to EUR403m from EUR373m in the 9M19. Overall cement sales also advanced 8.4 per cent at a constant scope. “The Vicat Group’s performance over the first nine months of 2020 demonstrated its resilience and its tremendous ability to seize growth opportunities arising in its markets. The impact of COVID o...

Hoffmann Green Cement signs supply contract with Cemex

12 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a three-year contract with Cemex France to supply low-carbon and clinker-free cements on the ready-mix market. For the Ile-de-France and Aquitaine regions, Hoffmann Green will supply Cemex with the low-carbon cement resulting from its H-UKR and H-EVA technologies, enabling CO 2 emissions to be divided by five compared with the use of traditional cement. "The signing of this structuring contract with Cemex France today enables us to achieve...

Vicat in India’s solar journey

06 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Vicat in India has been successfully embarking on its renewable energy journey, using a small-scale trial project as a starting point. Here the company shares the different phases of its project management approach and explains how the experience gained has led to larger solar installations at its two domestic cement facilities. By Vicat in India, India. Vicat in India’s 10MWp solar plant at the Bharathi cement works, Andhra Pradesh Founded in 1853, French multinational company ...

Vracs de l'Estuaire appoint former HeidelbergCement director for marketing

02 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Thierry Dauger has been the sales and marketing director of Vracs de l'Estuaire since July 2020, the European subsidiary of the family cement group Cimat-Cimaf, based in Le Havre, France. With this job creation and appointment, the cement company wishes to boost a new dynamic and establish its position as a challenger in a market dominated by incumbent operators. Thierry Dauger began his career in 1990 within the Ciments Français Group. In 2016, he was appointed major projects direc...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies signs low-carbon house contract

30 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, a pioneer in low-carbon cement, has announced the signing of a pilot contract for the use of its low-carbon cement with Immobilière 3F and Groupe GCC. Immobilière 3F, the leading player in social housing in France, has teamed up with Hoffmann Green partner GCC for a pilot contract to experiment with the use of low-carbon cements in the construction of 85 social housing units in Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, on the northern edge of the Paris suburbs. The goal o...

Holcim’s ‘ready to use’ belt

29 September 2020, Published under Cement News

When Holcim’s Herrlisheim-près-Colmar site in France was looking to replace its sand extraction conveyor belt, it turned to MLT for its ‘ready-to-use’ belt with ISC ® (Integrated Screw Connection), following the successful installation of a previous project. By MLT, France. Figure 1: Holcim’s Herrlisheim-près-Colmar plant in France installs an MLT belt conveyor with ISC ® (Integrated Screw Connection) MLT (Minet Lacing Technology), based in the Loire region of France, is a ...