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HGH appoints new President

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

HGH has promoted Vincent Leboucher to President of the HGH Group. Current President, Thierry Campos, retires from the business after 32 years at HGH.  Vincent Leboucher, 40, graduated from the Institut d'Optique Graduate School in 2002 and joined HGH in 2003 as an electro-optics engineer. His rapid progression within the company saw him take on the position of Head of R&D in 2010 and Deputy General Manager in 2018. As Deputy General Manager he led the company alongside Thierry Campos. In...

LafargeHolcim to close Contes cement line

04 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will shut down cement production at its Contes plant in the Alpes-Maritimes region of France. Aggregate production at the site will not be affected by the reorganisation. A reorganisation plant was presented to the company’s social partners on 3 February. It is expected that 65 direct job and approximately 300 indirect jobs will be impacted by the closure is scheduled for the start of 2022.

LafargeHolcim makes two bolt-on aggregate acquisitions

02 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announces the acquisition of Edile Commerciale and the signing of Cemex Rhone Alpes, both suppliers of ready-mix concrete and aggregates, located in Milan, Italy, and Lyon, France.   With 35 ready-mix concrete plants, these operations strengthen LafargeHolcim’s position in areas with strong demographic trends and key infrastructure projects. These two bolt-on acquisitions add to eight similar transactions carried out by LafargeHolcim in 2020, as a key driver of its growt...

Hoffman Green Cement launches construction second plant

21 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies (HGCT) has started work on the construction of its second cement plant, which represents an investment of EUR22m. Located in Bournezeau in the Vendée region of France, the facility will have the capacity to produce 0.25Mta of low-carbon cement. Commissioning is scheduled for the second half of 2022, according to Ll’Usine Nouvelle.

Ciments Calcia one step closer to Airvault modernisation

20 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Ciments Calcia, part of the HeidelbergCement Group, moved one step closer to the modernisation of its Airvault plant as the local community council approved the revision of the local urban plan to incorporate the planned modifications to the cement plant. The modernisation will see the replacement of the two existing clinker production line by a single line as well as best available techniques-based emissions control and the modernisation of the grinding unit by the replacement of the unit...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies signs low-carbon cement supply agreement

13 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a partnership contract with French property developer Ouest Réalisations. From 2021 and for the next five years, Hoffmann Green will supply Ouest Réalisations with its clinker-free low-carbon cement resulting from H-UKR technology for the construction of collective housing and commercial buildings. This amounts to a total volume of 75,000m 3  of concrete manufactured by concrete plants distributing Hoffmann Green cement, equivalent to 2...

Holcim (Belgium) NV takes over Givet quarry

05 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim (Belgium) NV takes over the quarry of Givet in the Ardennes department, northeastern France. The Givet quarry has an exploitation licence of 1Mta. It is located on the banks of the River Meuse with a loading quay and direct entry to the production site. It also has good connections to the rail network. The acquisition will enable the company to strengthen its offer of aggregates for the production of concrete, develop its sales in northern France and drive its sustainability progra...

Reel International acquires FLSmidth Hamburg

31 December 2020, Published under Cement News

France’s Reel International, which specialises in industrial lifting equipment, has announced the acquisition of FLSmidth Hamburg GmbH. FLSmidth Hamburg, operating under the Möller brand, installs and maintains complex handling equipment for the energy, cement and aluminium industries. The company will be integrated into the French group on 1 January 2021, and will operate as Reel Möller GmbH.

HeidelbergCement announces EUR400m investment in French sites

19 November 2020, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary, Ciments Calcia has presented the draft terms of a large-scale investment and reorganisation programme for several of its sites in France. The programme comprises investments of around EUR400m, of which nearly EUR300m is earmarked for the Airvault plant alone. Elsewhere, the company will convert its facility in Gargenville, Yvelines, into a modern grinding unit and shut down the kiln system and quarry operations. This adjustment is expected to enhance the ...

Cem'In'EU speaks out on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cem'In'EU, a French industrial start-up committed to produce a low-carbon cement, calls upon the European Commission to design a well-fitted Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) that will not be distorted into a protectionist tool for highly-polluting industries.   "During the ETS III, the cement industry has received a windfall profit EUR3.5bn, of which none have been invested to modernise the European assets and decrease the CO 2 emissions," said Vincent Lefebvre, president and f...