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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...

France: Saint-Pierre-la-Cour plant to raise alternative fuel usage

05 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge is to increase its alternative fuel usage at Saint-Pierre-la-Cour, the biggest cement plant in France, reports Aggregate Research. The replacement rate of fossil fuels currently used could reach 83 per cent thanks to a new shredded solid waste recovery workshop, which was inaugurated in March 2016. Lafarge aims to be less dependent on imported products and promote local industry. In 2013 the thermal substitution rate at the cement plant was 60 per cent, up from 39 per cent in 2012....

Vicat sees 1Q16 revenues reach EUR554m

28 April 2016, Published under Cement News

In their quarterly statement for 1Q16, Vicat announced that turnover improved by 3.3 per cent YoY to EUR554m (US$629m), which represents an underlying advance of 6.5 per cent. Cement turnover was up by 1.5 per cent to EUR346m (US$392m), as cement shipments rose by 13.8 per cent to 4.83Mt. The turnover in concrete and aggregates was 7.7 per cent ahead at EUR204m (US$231m), which represents an underlying advance of 9.1 per cent, as aggregates shipments rose by 15.2 per cent to 4.83Mt and re...

Lafarge inaugurates new solid waste grinding unit in France

31 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has inaugurated a new solid waste grinding facility at its Saint-Pierre-la-Cour cement works in Mayenne, France. The new unit will help the French cement producer to increase its thermal substitution rate to over 80 per cent. The company sources around 60 per cent of its waste from the Loire and Bretagne area.