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Hoffmann Green extends contract with CSTB

21 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has announced that the partnership contract it signed in 2021 with France’s Scientific and Technical Centre for Building (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB)) has been extended for a further three years. According to the cement producer, thanks to the planning and coordination established between the two entities, this partnership extension will enable Hoffmann Green to benefit from optimised lead-times for the assessment of its curr...

Saint-Gobain makes first move into Ecuador

19 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in IMPTEK Chova del Ecuador, a leading player in the construction chemicals market in Ecuador, providing differentiated and innovative waterproofing solutions. This will be Saint- Gobain’s first manufacturing presence in the country. With expected revenues of around EUR30m in 2023, operating one plant in the region of Quito and employing about 120 people, IMPTEK is a leader in the Ecuadorian construction market, off...

Hoffmann Green to build new plants in Florida

15 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green has signed an agreement with a partner that defines the main points of an exclusive licensing agreement to build several Hoffmann manufacturing units in Florida, USA.  The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a major US$370bn investment plan voted in 2022 in the USA, is designed to fund, over 10 years, the country’s energy transition and achieve the goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent in 2030 compared with 2005.  Hoffmann Green and a partner have been engag...

Saint-Gobain signs power agreement in South Africa

12 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has signed a renewable electricity supply agreement (power purchase agreement or PPA) with CVE, an independent French renewable energy producer, to secure about 140GWh of solar electricity in South Africa, over a 20-year period. This PPA is expected to cover around 40 per cent of the electrical needs of Saint-Gobain’s four major industrial sites in the country, producing gypsum and mortars. The sites are located in Brakpan, Alrode and Germiston in the Gauteng region, as wel...

Hoffmann Green to supply clinker-free cements to CRBPE

05 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a commercial partnership with CRBPE (Conception Réalisation Béton Prêt à l’Emploi), which manufactures and delivers a wide range of ready-mixed concrete products for professionals and private customers in the Aube region of France and neighbouring areas. The agreement, which runs until the end of 2027, involves supplying Hoffmann Green Cement’s clinker-free cements to CRBPE’s four concrete plants. According to CRBPE, the partnership is...

Cement imports by France tumble 25% in August

04 December 2023, Published under Cement News

August 2023 saw France import 227,000t of cement, marking a 24.9 per cent decline MoM and the second month in a row that imports have contracted following two months of growth. According to IndexBox, the main suppliers were Belgium (68,000t), Spain (42,000t) and Vietnam (24,000t), collectively accounting for 59 per cent of imports in August. They were followed by Luxembourg, Italy, Greece and Germany which together accounted for a further 25 per cent.  In terms of value, cement imports in...

Hoffmann Green to supply Spie batignolles

28 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a contract with Spie batignolles, a major France-based player in building, infrastructure and services, for the supply of Hoffmann Green’s carbon-free cements, including a volume commitment until 2027. With sales of EUR2.3bn in 2022 and more than 8000 employees, Spie batignolles is an independent group operating in six major business areas: construction, civil engineering/foundations, energy, public works, real estate and landscaping and en...

CEMEX Ventures invests in digital solution

23 November 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX's corporate venture capital (CVC) and open innovation unit, has announced its investment in Vizcab, a French start-up whose digital platform enables different developers and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) stakeholders to assess and work towards reducing CO 2 emissions across the construction value chain.     Assessing and working towards lower embodied carbon in the construction materials industry can contribute to reducing the impact of climate ...

Saint-Gobain signs solar energy agreement

09 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has signed a 14-year renewable electricity supply agreement with Alpiq Energie France. The contract covers the purchase of electricity generated by two solar farms located in Moselle, northeast France. Alpiq Energie France will supply over 500GWh of solar electricity to Saint-Gobain over the course of the agreement. As a result, 11 Saint-Gobain plants in France will use 100 per cent solar electricity.  This contract is the third such agreement signed by Saint-Gobain in Fra...

Saint-Gobain reports stable sales, supported by acquisitions

30 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Saint Gobain has reported stable like-for-like sales over the first nine months of 2023, compared to the same period a year earlier, despite a 3.1 per cent YoY contraction in the 3Q23. On a reported basis, sales were down 4.9 per cent to EUR36.5bn (US$38.6bn) in the 9M23 and fell by 10.5 per cent to EUR11.6bn in the 3Q23. Prices over the nine-month period advanced by five per cent YoY and by 1.9 per cent in the 3Q23, reflecting overall sequential price stability and generating a positive pri...