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Hoffmann Green meets targets and reaffirms future

22 January 2020, Published under Cement News

France-based Hoffmann Green has announced that it met its low-carbon cement production and sales target of 1000t during 2019, following the opening of its first production site in Vendée.   "These 1000t of low-carbon cement represent a first major milestone in our industrial and commercial development. This marks the beginning of a real paradigm shift in the construction sector for building tomorrow's sustainable cities. Encouraged by this success, in 2020 and subsequent years, we will focus...

Eqiom tests intermodal cement transport

17 December 2019, Published under Cement News

In the last three weeks, France-based cement producer  Eqiom has been testing the movement of cement by intermodal transport. The company hopes to find a new solution via road and inland waterways to supply its customers in Ile-de-France with up to 25 containers of bulk cement per week from its plant in Grand Couronne, near Rouen. The CRH-owned cement company expects to use a regular river transport shuttle from Le Havre to Gennevilliers, manage by Greenmodal Transport. River transporrt wa...

Vicat gets more American sales, north and south

05 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Vicat's turnover for the first nine months of 2019 improved by 5.7 per cent to EUR2059m, which represents an underlying reduction of 0.7 per cent. Cement deliveries declined by 4.4 per cent to 16.66Mt. The aggregates and concrete turnover improved by 9.3 per cent to EUR819m with shipments of aggregates edging ahead by 0.3 per cent to 17.21Mt and deliveries of ready-mixed concrete declined by 2.4 per cent to 6.76Mm³. The turnover from other activities was off by 1.5 per cent at EUR328m.  T...

Hoffmann Green raises EUR65.4m for its IPO

18 October 2019, Published under Cement News

France-based Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has raised EUR65.4m as a result of its initial public offering (IPO) on the Euronext Growth Paris bourse. The total amount of the offer could be increased to EUR75.2m if the over-allotment option is taken, said the company. The price of the offer was set at EUR18/share and the transaction was oversubscribed 2.2 times. The shares will begin trading on Euronext Growth Paris on 21 October 2019. Following the IPO the market capitalisation of Ho...

LafargeHolcim and ADEME Occitanie inaugurate new waste processing plant

15 October 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and the French environment and energy agency ADEME have inaugurated a new solid waste processing plant at LafargeHolcim’s Port-la-Nouvelle. The facility will process non-hazardous solid waste into to an alternative fuel for the cement plant. The EUR7.5m investment will enable the Port-la-Nouvelle works to target a thermal substitution rate of over 90 per cent by 2022 and as a result, contribute to the cement producer’s plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The project...

New opportunities for Europe

07 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Dr Michael Clark looks at how the EU ETS is expected to change the face of European clinker manufacture. With the price of carbon credits rising, it could become more economically viable to import clinker and grind it upon arrival in Europe through the use of smaller grinding facilities. By Dr Michael Clark, UK. Cem’In’EU’s new facility in Tonneins, southwest France, is an example of the new wave of clinker-importing grinding units expected to arrive The summer of 2019 has se...

Hoffmann Green launches IPO

02 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies (HGCT) is launching its initial public offering (IPO) 2 October. The company plans to raise around EUR50m on the Euronext Growth market. HGCT’s cement production process reduces CO 2 emissions by 80 per cent due to a modification of the composition of the cement that eliminates the need for clinker, according to the company. The France-based cement producer aims to increase its cement capacity by a factor of 11 to 0.55Mta by 2024. The IPO will provide ...


26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Vicat’s consolidated sales in the 1H19 fell 0.6 per cent YoY, at constant scope and exchange rates, to EUR1340m. EBIT also contracted, down by eight per cent to EUR97m, compared to EUR107m in the 1H18. Vicat’s home market of France saw strong activity in the infrastructure, industrial and commercial markets, offsetting the contraction in the residential sector. Overall sales came in at EUR500m in the 1H19, up 5.1 per cent YoY, at constant scope and exchange rates, with cement sales advancing...

European construction: set for continued growth?

23 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Following a buoyant 2017 and continued growth in 2018, the European construction market is expected to show modest growth this year. As a result, cement prices are expected to firm, easing the pressure on EBITDA margins of building material companies across the region. By Jean-Christophe Lefèvre-Moulenq, CM-CIC Market Solutions (ESN), France. In 2019, demand is forecast to increase by 1.4 per cent in western Europe After a particularly buoyant 2017, a sharp deceleration was expe...

Flexicon (Europe) Ltd opens French office

20 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Bulk handling equipment supplier Flexicon (Europe) Ltd has opened a new office in France to provide factory-direct sales and application engineering service to customers in Dijon and surrounding regions. The new office will be headed by Emmanuel Decoeur, regional sales manager. Headquartered in the USA, Flexicon are a leading producer of bulk handling equipment offered throughout Europe since 1974.