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Holcim launches calcined clay cement line in Europe

13 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has launched a calcined clay cement operation in its Saint-Pierre-la-Cour plant in France to deliver ECOPlanet green cement with 50 per cent lower CO 2 footprint compared to standard cement (CEM I). This advanced production line will use Holcim’s proprietary technology proximA Tech and produce up to 500,000toa of low-carbon cement. The sustainable operations are powered with 100 per cent biomass-based alternative fuels and waste heat recovery systems, making the manufacturing of...

Hoffmann Green partners with Eloy in Belgian first

13 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a partnership agreement with the Belgian group Eloy for pilot applications of ready-mixed concrete and prefabrication using Hoffmann’s innovative clinker-free cement. To test this new product while familiarising Eloy site teams, the first pilot construction projects with Hoffmann cement in Belgium are planned for the first half of 2023 in the province of Liège. Therefore, Eloy is the first Belgian player to act now for a construction with zero ...

Imerys sells Calderys

03 February 2023, Published under Cement News

French refractory supplier Calderys has become an independent company encompassing the full scope of the high temperature solutions (HTS) business area formerly under Imerys. The new company is owned by US-based Platinum Equity (PE) following the successful completion of regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. Calderys operates a global network of experts and 36 industrial sites in 16 countries. Michel Cornelissen has been instrumental in positioning Calderys as a global le...

Hoffmann Green signs H-IONA deal in French market

03 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green has signed an agreement with materials trading specialist VM Matériaux making VM Matériaux the first distributor on mainland France of H-IONA carbon-free cement. The H-IONA technology developed by Hoffmann Green is a multi-purpose cement for concrete and mortar, with a carbon footprint five times lower than traditional Portland cement. H-IONA will be available in 25kg bags at the 50 sales outlets of the VM Matériaux network. 

SGS Industrial Services selected for Airvault modernisation project

24 January 2023, Published under Cement News

SGS Industrial Services GmbH has been commissioned by thyssenkrupp Polysius with the mechanical and electrical assembly of a new 4000tpd clinker production plant. The plant will be built at Ciments Calcia ( Heidelberg Materials ) in Airvault , France. The new state-of-the-art plant will replace two old production lines after commissioning.  SGS Industrial Services’s order includes approximately 6800t of steel structures, approximately 8600t of equipment and 660km of cables. To carry ou...

Dal Engineering completes preheater modernisation

13 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Dal Engineering of Turkey has completed the engineering scope of the preheater modernisation project at Lafarge Saint Pierre La Cour Cement plant ( Holcim group) in France and delivered the all fabrications to the site.  Dal Engineering will continue preassembly works in the site.

Holcim extends French footprint with acquisition

06 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Designed to broaden its footprint across France, Holcim has acquired Chrono Chape, one of France’s leading independent providers of on-site self-levelling screeds. Operating an innovative fleet of batching trucks that can mix and apply screeds directly at the customer’s job site, Chrono Chape controls the quantities of materials required for each operation with meticulous precision, delivering zero-waste service, according to the company, which has reported double-digit growth in recent ye...

Holcim hosts Decarbonisation Accelerator Demo Days

22 December 2022, Published under Cement News

3D-printed custom formwork and AI-powered supply chain software were among the new technologies on display during the annual Holcim Accelerator Demo Days at Lyons, France. Nine start-ups from seven countries came together to explore breakthrough solutions to reduce carbon emissions at production, material, design and construction level. During the Demo Days event, the start-ups pitched their solutions and demonstrated an MVP (minimum viable product) to stakeholders ranging from corporat...

Hoffmann Green signs 3-year contract with ECBL

22 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a three-year contract with general construction company Enterprise de Construction et Bâtiment du Littoral (ECBL) to supply its clinker-free decarbonised cement for structural work such as the construction of multi-unit housing and industrial, public, tertiary and office buildings, as well as major heritage restoration work. ECBL is located in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, less than 100km from Hoffmann Green’s headquarters in Bournezeau, Ven...

Vicat increases stake in Sinai cement

14 December 2022, Published under Cement News

France-based Vicat SA has increased its stake in Egypt’s Sinai Cement from 51 per cent to 67 per cent. According to Reuters, Vicat bought additional shares worth US$5.65m from separate investors on 13 December 2022. Shareholder Arab Industrial Investment reportedly sold its 6.6 per cent share for US$2.29m. Vicat reported consolidated sales of EUR2697m in the 9M22, up 15.7 per cent YoY at constant scope and exchange rates. The growth came on the back of solid sales improvements in all r...