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Who will gain from French construction boom?

07 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Analysts have been optimistic about the prospects of the French construction market during 2017. The Federation Francaise de Batiment reports that the recovery is underway, while French market analyst CM-CIC has revised its growth forecast for construction spending up to 3.3 per cent in 2017. But will the mood change after the French elections in May? Much of the demand for the construction sector has come from the improving French housing market, which has been on the rebound si...

The world in 2016 and outlook for 2017

10 February 2017, Published under Cement News

This year will be a challenging year for the multinational cement companies, which are now faced by uneven economic performance in the emerging markets, combined with a new era of global political uncertainty that could further destabilise markets. On balance, however, global growth looks set to be anchored by positive trends in the major markets of China, India and the US, more than offsetting the poor performance elsewhere. The large cement majors have spent years diversifying their por...

France: cement demand up 1.7%, positive outlook for 2017

01 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement demand in France has increased 1.7 per cent to 17.4Mt in 2016, according to the French cement association, SFIC. The association expects this trend to continue in 2017 thanks to strong growth in housing construction.

France: Addoha Group's plant draws right-wing opposition

22 December 2016, Published under Cement News

The CEO of Addoha Group, Anas Sefrioui, could see his Fos-sur-Mer cement plant project permanently held up due to local political contingencies. in 2012 Groupe Sefrioui, through its subsidiary Sudvrac, started a project to build a cement plant, near the port of Fos-Sur-Mer, some 50km from Marseille. The EUR50m project is expected to produce 0.4Mta of cement and create more than 100 jobs. However, the project has faced significant opposition with the town hall repeatedly request...

France: Cemex highlights involvement in Grand Paris project

21 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex has released details of its work on the Grand Paris infrastructure project, the largest such programme in France. The company has supplied over 55,000m 3 of concrete for the extension of the Paris Metro, participated in the construction of the ZAC Clichy Batignolles Development Area and provided logistical support for the whole development. “We are proud to participate in monumental projects like the Grand Paris, which will not only reshape the iconic city of Paris, but also improv...

Vicat advances in the USA in spite of poor weather in California

04 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Vicat's turnover for the first nine months of the year eased by 0.9 per cent to EUR1867m, which represents an underlying improvement of 3.4 per cent. Turnover in cement was 1.9 per cent lower at EUR1136m, which represented 53.1 per cent of the group total. Cement deliveries increased by 10 per cent to 16.64Mt. The aggregates and concrete turnover improved by 2.3 per cent to EUR698m, or 32.6 per cent of the group total, with shipments of aggregates rising by 5.8 per cent to 16.32Mt and delive...

Ecocem invests EUR30m in new JV plant

06 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s Ecocem has invested EUR30m into a new production plant in the north of France as part of a joint venture with ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company. The joint venture, in which Ecocem holds a 70 per cent stake, will increase the company’s capacity from 1.4Mta to 2Mta. The high-performance, low-carbon cement will be delivered to markets in the north of France and the UK. The step is the latest in Ecocem’s expansion from the UK. Earlier Ecocem built an import termin...

LafargeHolcim Martres-Tolosane plant installs whole-tyre injection system

01 September 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has installed a whole-tyre injection system at its plant at Martres-Tolosane, near Toulouse, France. The equipment will enable the cement manufacturer to use around 4000 tyres per day as alternative fuel to fire its kiln, representing 15 per cent of the thermal input. The tyres will reduce the share of petcoke in the plant’s fuel mix from 75 to 60 per cent. The works already uses plastic waste, decommissioned seeds, wood residues and dried sewage sludge as alternative fuel, ...

EUROSAC Grand Prix Award is won by dy-pack

07 July 2016, Published under Cement News

This year’s EUROSAC Grand Prix Award went to dy-pack for the Self-dy sack a pasted paper valve bag with a dustproof, self-closing internal valve. A plastic lip in the valve area secures the closing of the valve after filling to prevent the bag from leaking. The award was handed out at the EUROSAC Congress in Marseille, France,that was held from 26-28 May. At this event the paper sack industry met to showcase its latest innovatons under the  motto “Present and future needs.” At the even...

France: Daniel Group to buy Lafarge quarries

24 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Daniel Group is to buy three assets of Lafarge in France. The Baudreix-Mirepeix site comprises a 200,000tpa alluvial gravel quarry and a concrete plant. The agreement will also include the acquisition of the 350,000tpa Louvie-Juzon, an open pit limestone quarry, as well as a further concrete plant. These purchases add to the offer of the construction material specialist, which aims to broaden its customer base. With these acquisitions, the Daniel group owns 19 sites, reports Aggregate Resea...