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Ecocem: supporting Europe’s Green deal

14 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Since its foundation in 2003 Ecocem has been a driving force in establishing the use of low-carbon cement using slag as a key raw material. ICR spoke with its Managing Director, Conor O’Riain, about the company’s developments and its expectations going forward. Conor O’Riain, managing director of Ecocem, speaks with ICR about the company’s achievements to date and challenges ahead ICR: How has Ecocem evolved since its founding and where are its cement plants located today? ...

Cementir records strong regional results in 2021

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementir 's regional markets results for 2021 produced increasing revenues in all markets. The highest revenues outside of Italy were recorded in Belgium and France. Norway and Sweden In 2021 sales revenues in Norway and Sweden amounted to EUR193.6m (EUR176.4m in 2020) while EBITDA recorded 22 per cent growth to EUR 21.2m (EUR 17.4m in 2020).   In Norway ready-mixed concrete sales volumes increased by around four per cent compared to the previous year with a more favourable trend i...

Cementir expands FUTURECEM distribution

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Since 1 January 2022, Cementir Group , through its subsidiary CCB , has been distributing FUTURECEM ™ in the French and Benelux markets, following the strategic roll-out of this technology as part of the Cementir Group ambitious sustainable roadmap towards 2030 and beyond. This new and more sustainable cement technology developed by Cementir Group has been already warmly welcomed by the Danish market in 2021 with sales development in line with plans. Cementir Group claims that th...

LafargeHolcim Le Havre site up for sale

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Installed in 1969 along the canal in the industrial port area of Le Havre, the former LafargeHolcim cement plant is being dismantled. The plant had been converted in 2016 to a centre for grinding imported clinker. A call for expression of interest has been launched by Haropa port to find a buyer for the 24.3ha site. Deadline for applications is 11 March 2022, with a possible award scheduled during the summer.

Vicat reports 29% rise in consolidated net income in 2021

16 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Vicat saw its consolidated sales advance by 11.3 per cent to EUR3123m in 2021 from EUR2805m in 2020. At constant scope and exchange rates the increase was 16.2 per cent. EBITDA was up 11.1 per cent and 14.5 per cent like for like (LfL) to EUR619m in 2021 from EUR557m in the previous year. However, the EBITDA margin slipped from 19.9 per cent in 2020 to 19.8 per cent in 2021. Consolidated net income increased by 29.1 per cent (31.8 per cent LfL) YoY to EUR222m from EUR172m in 2020, with...

Consortium call for government action on cross-border industrial cluster strategy

16 February 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement , Holcim , Kalk Vielseitig Faszinierend Wetroll, Shell, Total, Lhoist and VDZ   are among a collaboration of companies and private stakeholders that have signed an open letter for the national and regional governments of The Netherlands, Belgium, Flanders, Wallonia and North Rhine-Westphalia to accelerate and deepen collaboration on industrial transformation planning.   The cross-border nature of some of these industries calls for cross-border government efforts to de...

Cemex to introduce electric ready-mix trucks

16 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it is the first building materials company to complete a large-scale, multi-country pilot using fully electric ready-mix concrete trucks.   In 2021 Cemex joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC) and committed to accelerate the innovation and development of decarbonisation technologies in heavy-duty on-road trucking services. An initial, successful trial was carried out in Germany, followed by a further trial in France that was also a success. Cemex expects to gr...

Chryso appoints new group executive vice-president

14 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Frédéric Guimbal has been appointed Chryso Group Executive Vice-president in charge of Markets, Innovation, Purchasing and Communications. Mr Guimbal led the Concrete business Unit at Chryso in 2021 and now joins the Chyrsos’ Comex team. Frederic Guimbal brings 17 years of industry experience in cement and concrete, being close to the field, and having managed these activities in various geographies both in mature end emerging countries.

Ecocem appoints Olivier Guise as executive director of strategy, technology and new business

26 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has announced the appointment of Olivier Guise as executive director of strategy, technology and new business. In this newly-create role, Mr Guise will develop and operate the company’s “ambition strategy” and accelerate progress in bringing its breakthrough low-carbon technology to the global cement and concrete market. He brings over 17 years of experience in the construction materials industry, having been general manager of cement and executive committee member at LafargeHolc...

PA Technologies exports flap valve order to Australian cement plant

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

From its French workshops, PA Technologies oversaw the departure of two new flap valves under cyclone DN800 to equip a cement plant in Australia. "Assembly under the last cyclones of the preheating tower will regulate the rise of hot gases while guaranteeing the performance of the installation (maintenance, lifetime, no blockages)," said PA Technologies.