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Vicat contracts FLSmidth for full-scale clay calcination project

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Vicat has contracted FLSmidth to deliver equipment for a new project in France, which will replace clinker with an environmentally-friendly clay and cut up to 16 per cent of CO 2  emissions, compared to existing cement products. The order includes FLSmidth’s new flash calciner technology, an environmental control system and alternative fuel storage. The project is set to become Europe’s first full-scale clay calcination installation. The flash calciner, expected to have a minimum capacity...

French cement consumption expected to recover in 2021

28 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in France fell 7.5 per cent to an estimated 17.891Mt in 2020 with demand in 2021 forecast at 19.039Mt, up 6.5 per cent YoY, according to CIC Market Solutions. Ready-mix concrete production in FY20 contracted 9.1 per cent to 36.994Mm 3 when expressed in constant working days. In the first quarter of 2021, output saw a 23 per cent YoY jump but edged up 1.1 per cent when compared with the 1Q19. Cement producers such as Lafarge France and Ciments Français announced a price...

Cem'In'EU's Rhône plant received CE marking

24 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Cem’In’EU has announced that its Rhône Cements site has obtained CE marking for all of its cements, both bulk and bags. This follows long-term and particularly-demanding management of quality and the implementation of a 4.0 technology ensuring the regularity and traceability of production. The plant has also completed its first shipment with the European cement in a 25kg bag.

Vicat reports 15% YoY surge in sales for 1Q21

06 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Vicat Group’s consolidated sales in the first quarter of 2021 reached EUR707m from EUR615m in the 1Q20, up 14.9 per cent on a reported basis and 22.1 per cent at constant scope and exchange rates. The group saw the benefits of a highly favourable base comparison in the first quarter given the impact of the pandemic and the government measures taken to address it in March 2020 and more generally during the first six months of 2020. However, the first-quarter performance not only exceeded tha...

Carbon reduction on paper

04 May 2021, Published under Cement News

The European kraft paper and paper sack industry has put further efforts into improving its carbon footprint. The latest carbon impact analysis on European paper sacks carried out by the Swedish research institute RISE on behalf of the European Paper Sack Research Group (ESG) – a collaboration between EUROSAC and CEPI Eurokraft – shows the significant progress made in recent years. By EUROSAC, France. Figure 1: the fossil carbon impact per paper sack has decreased 28 per cent between ...

The arrival of Rhône Ciments

19 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Rhône Ciments, the new Cem’In’Eu grinding facility equipped with the latest 4.0 technology and a capacity of 240,000tpa, has now started production. After 18 months of construction work and delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first volumes of cement are on course to be produced during the first quarter of 2021. By Catherine Pin-Alcocer, Cem’In’Eu, France. Cem’In’Eu’s Rhône Ciments grinding plant in France will eventually receive approximately 4000t of clinker per week by water...

Cemex to acquire Eqiom Granulats assets

13 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has signed an agreement to expand its French network with the acquisition of aggregate assets in the northern Paris metropolitan area.   Cemex will acquire some assets of Eqiom Granulats, including two strategically-located aggregate quarries and a rail-enabled platform that will improve customer service in Paris and surrounding areas.   "This acquisition will allow us to better serve our customers by integrating and complementing our portfolio to provide a comprehensive and ...

MLT Group acquires TechnicGum

30 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The MLT Group headquartered in Saint-Chamond, France, continues its growth by acquiring the Belgian company TechnicGum, manufacturer of conveyor accessories and equipment. Therefore, the MLT Group continues its growth dynamic defined over two years ago when it was acquired by Frédéric Guillemet and Patrick Vericel. As a result, the MLT Group is expanding its product range. With a full range of conveyor accessories, custom solutions for spillage control improvements and a wide range of tec...

Algeria starts clinker exports to France

29 March 2021, Published under Cement News

CILAS commenced Algerian clinker exports to France with a 9000t shipment of clinker from the port of Skikda. In the coming weeks, other shipments of 10,000t will leave Algeria for France, according to M Souakri. Clinker exports to other European countries such as Serbia and Belgium are also being considered. The company has set a clinker export target of 1Mt this year. Earlier shipments of 80,000t of clinker were sent to Guadeloupe and Martinique from Djendjen and to Cameroon and Sierra ...

Cemex makes key EMEAA investments at the start of 2021

23 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has started 2021 by investing for growth and its climate action strategy in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEAA). It has made seven bolt-on investments that are aligned to its key priorities of climate action, sustainable construction and EBITDA growth, representing advances in fossil fuel reduction, lower-CO 2 products, circular economy, recycling and products that demonstrate life cycle CO 2 and energy consumption advantages for buildings. The investments include a new, low...