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Hoffmann Green extends reach in western France

12 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has announced the signature of a commercial partnership with Groupe Tartarin, a company based in Vienne, western France, which manufactures a wide range of ready-to-use cements. Founded in 1923, Groupe Tartarin offers a wide range of ready-to-use cements to meet specific needs, from garages to garden sheds and industrial buildings. Based in the Vienne region of France, Tartarin is a key local player in the construction industry, supporting its custome...

Hoffmann Green extends contract with Bouygues Immobilier

11 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green has announced a two-year extension of its partnership with Bouygues Immobilier, a key player in the French real estate development sector with a 70-year track record in the market. Signed in May 2022, the initial contract has been extended to 31 December 2025. According to Hoffmann Green, the renewal of its collaboration with Bouygues Immobilier reflects the success of the first innovative and sustainable projects realised with Hoffmann zero per cent clinker cement. Hoffm...

GCCA supports major decarbonising talks in Paris on the built environment

08 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Leading organisations from the cement and concrete industry are attending international talks in Paris, where parties are hoped to agree a framework to decarbonise the built environment. The Global Buildings and Climate Forum, which take place this week, involves discussions between government ministers, local authorities, businesses, and other stakeholders, from across the world.   The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) together with France Ciment, the national industry cement b...

Fives collaborates with Holcim for hydrogen decarbonisation order

07 March 2024, Published under Cement News

With more than 50 years of leadership in hydrogen, Fives is supporting Holcim in its energy transition and the decarbonisation of its production processes. Fives has carried out hydrogen tests with Holcim at the La Malle site in France, which have made it possible to achieve a hydrogen substitution rate of more than 50 per cent, a result unprecedented in the cement industry, claims Fives. In addition, the project has significantly increased the rate of use of alternative fuels while m...

Saint-Gobain posts 6% decline in sales in 2023

04 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has reported sales of EUR47,944m in 2023, down 6.4 per cent from EUR51,197m in the previous year. EBITDA over the same period declined 1.7 per cent from EUR7123m to EUR7001m, while consolidated net debt fell 10.2 per cent from EUR8232m to EUR7393m. Recurring earnings per share were down 1.4 per cent from EUR6.48 in 2022 to EUR6.39 in 2023. Operating income fell 1.6 per cent YoY, coming in at EUR5251m in 2023, with an operating margin of 11 per cent, marking a new record high, ...

Eqiom to boost Lumbres capacity by 57%

29 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Eqiom , part of Ireland’s CRH group, has announced plans to increase the cement production capacity at its Lumbres plant in France from 0.7Mta to 1.1Mta by 2026, marking a 57 per cent expansion. The EUR300m investment will include the installation of a new kiln, which aims to lower the plant’s CO 2 emissions by 20 per cent, reduce its NO x emissions by 40 per cent, cut its SO 2 emissions by 80 per cent, and reduce the facility’s fuel consumption by around 35 per cent. 

ACT selected for The Buildings and Climate Global Farm event

28 February 2024, Published under Cement News

ACT, Ecocem' s groundbreaking low-carbon cement technology, has been selected to showcase at 'The Buildings and Climate Global Farm', that will build on the progress made at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28). Ecocem’s ACT has already received a European Technical Assessment. This confirms ACT as a safe, high performance, scalable, low-carbon, and energy efficient alternative to traditional cement, claims Ecocem. It opens a route to full commercialisation for the t...

Slow recovery for Europe's construction and infrastructure

23 February 2024, Published under Cement News

As government economic stimulus packages for dealing with COVID gradually faded out in 2023, Europe's construction and infrastructure sector witnessed a fall in demand and saw the collapse of many developers. Although inflation is set to decline, aleviating the cost of building materials, analysts CIC-Market Solutions still expect construction output in Europe to have declined by 2.8 per cent in 2023 with a further 2.7 per cent drop forecast in 2024. And while the sector sees demand slipping...

NeoCem to build 100,000tpa calcined clay plant

23 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Following four years of research NeoCem will install the company's first calcined clay production line in Saint-Maximin, near Senlis, France. The facility will have a capacity of 100,000tpa. To produce the cement, the company will use a flash calcination process, whereby the clay is crushed, dried and heated to 750˚C. It is then mixed with clinker and limestone and no longer needs to be reheated, according to Christophe Deboffe, founder and president of NeoCem and its parent, Neo-Eco group...

Saint-Gobain in advanced talks to acquire CSR Ltd

22 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has approached the board of CSR Ltd, a leading Australian building materials company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, with a non-binding indicative offer to acquire all of CSR’s issued share capital by way of a scheme of arrangement at an offer price of AUD9.00 (US$5.90) cash per share. Under Saint-Gobain’s proposal, CSR would be entitled to pay a final dividend of up to AUD0.25 per share for its financial year ending 31 March 2024, which would be deducted from the...