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CBMI successfully ignite Lafarge Martres-Tolosane MK3 project

20 January 2022, Published under Cement News

On 17 January 2022, the clinker production line of Sinoma CBMI Construction's MK3 project at Lafarge Martres-Tolosane , France, was successfully ignited.   The main management personnel of the Lafarge Cement plant and the owner's project department, as well as the MK3 project management personnel of Sinoma Construction gathered to celebrate the arrival of this moment. The successful ignition of the project is a sincere reward to all the project staff for their hard work over th...

Holcim acquires French building solution manufacturer

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has entered an agreement to acquire Produits de Revêtement de Bâtiment (PRB ), France’s biggest independent manufacturer of specialty building solutions. PRB Group offers a broad range of high performance building solutions, from coatings and insulations to adhesives and flooring systems with advanced energy-efficiency and renovation solutions. The acquisition will advance Holcim’s ‘Strategy 2025 – Accelerating Green Growth’ with the goal to expand its Solutions & Products bus...

Ciments Calcia finalises first phase of Bussac-Foret modernisation

05 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Ciments Calcia (HeidlebergCement group) has completed the first phase of its kiln modernisation project at the company's plant in Bussac-Forêt, Nouvelle Aquitane, France. Two kiln shell sections have been replaced with new outlet seals, a brand new clinker cooler with its bag filter has been installed and the control system conversion has been started. Nicolas Federspiel, Bussac-Forêt plant manager, thanked all those involved in the project: “ It has been a very intense perio...

Fives signs contract to deliver burner for alternative fuel firing

17 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Fives is set to supply a Pillard NOVAFLAM ® Evolution burner to a major French and international cement player, which is expected to help the producer achieve 100 per cent use of alternative solid fuel (ASF) . The client's rotary kiln currently uses 60 per cent ASF, split 30 per cent for the main burner and 30 per cent for the satellite burner. As part of a decarbonisation process, the client now wishes to achieve 100 per cent use of ASF. This versatility will allow the cl...

Airvault modernisation to see new preheater construction method

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The business unit Cement Technologies of thyssenkrupp has received an order from Ciments Calcia SA, subsidiary of HeidelbergCement Group, for the construction of a turnkey cement production line.     The new 4000tpd clinker kiln line is to be built at the Airvault site and will replace the two existing lines. A new construction method is being implemented for the erection of the preheater tower at the Airvault plant. The preheater modules, including brickwork and electric systems, ar...

Vicat to invest EUR800m to meet 2030 climate targets

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, Vicat held a meeting at L'Isle d'Abeau on the company's climate strategy. The French producer has been describing how it will meet its 2030 and 2050 emission targets throughout its value chain in building materials. Vicat reports that just to meet its 2030 objectives it will need to invest an estimated EUR800m. Capex investment of this magnitude will be shared with clinker factor and activated clay investment accounting for 30 per cent of the budget, fuel substitution representi...

Ecocem wins Olympic Athletes' village and Grand Paris Express orders

10 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Ecocem is set to provide its new ultra-low carbon cement for two major Paris projects, the Athletes’ Village for summer 2024 and the Grand Paris Express.  Ecocem Ultra is an alternative to traditional cement and will significantly reduce the CO 2 footprint of both projects, claims Ecocem. For summer 2024, organisers are aiming to halve the emissions arising in relation to the Olympic Games. Ecocem Ultra is to be used in the construction of the Athletes’ Village, which will be transforme...

Vicat posts 9M21 consolidated sales up 4% YoY

04 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Vicat reported consolidated sales in the third quarter of 2021 of EUR794m, up 4.2 per cent YoY on a reported basis and up 19.7 percent at constant scope and exchange rates when compared with the 3Q20. “This performance confirms the strength of the Group’s business trends in a quarter when the basis of comparison was highly unfavourable in France, the Americas and India. Last year, activity in the third quarter of 2020 was boosted by a catch-up in these regions after the pandemic had taken ...

Cemex France renews biodiversity agreement with LPO

28 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Michel André, director of materials activities at Cemex Western Europe, and Allain Bougrain Dubourg, president of the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO), have renewed their partnership agreement for the period 2021-23.   This collaboration between a major player in the construction materials industry and one of the most important naturalist associations in France allows the two partners to pool their skills for the benefit of Cemex’s best contribution to preserve biodiversity on i...

Ecocem opens low-carbon technology centre

19 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has opened a low-carbon R&D centre in Paris, France, to accelerate the development of low-carbon solutions that will support cement and construction industries to decarbonise more quickly. In its new Centre of Excellence, Ecocem will run industrial-scale trials in collaboration with trusted industry partners and universities, including Paris-Saclay University and The University of Toulouse. These will focus on testing and improving its new ultra-low carbon solutions which reduce th...