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Holcim contracts YPF as fuel supplier

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

YPF signed an agreement to supply natural gas and petcoke to Holcim’s plants in Malagueño (Córdoba), Campana (Buenos Aires province), Capdeville (Mendoza) and Puesto Viejo (Jujuy), Argentina. The duration of the agreement is two years and will supply all of Holcim Argentina’s natural gas and petcoke supplies, according to CE Noticias Financieras. In 2019 Holcim signed an agreement with YPF Luz with the latter supplying wind power from the Los Teros facility in Azul, Buenos Aires province. ...

Holcim, Cemex suspend Luzon output

23 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Holcim and Cemex have suspended production at their operations in Luzon, the Philippines, to comply with social distancing and quarantine measures put in place by the country’s government to address the coronavirus pandemic. Holcim has suspended plant, terminal and office operations with measures covering the Bacnotan, La Union, Norzagaray and Bulacan cement plants. The company’s terminals in Calaca, Mabini, Manila and Batangas as well as the dry-mix plant in Paranaque will no longer disp...

Holcim Argentina to replace 35% of energy with wind power

24 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina has signed a contract with YPF Luz to replace 35 per cent of its conventionally-sourced energy with wind power. This translates to 142,000Mwh per annum of demand, which YPF Luz will supply from its 30MW Los Teros wind farm. The wind farm is currently being constructed in Azul, Buenos Aires, and will begin delivering power to the Argentine Interconnected System in February 2020. "It is a pleasure to present this agreement. It is a sign of Holcim’s commitment to sustainabilit...

Romania Competition Council suspects cement collusion

09 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The prices charged by Romania’s three leading cement producers Holcim, CRH and HeidelbergCement have followed a similar pattern and the geographic distribution of the customers around the companies’ cement plants support suspicions that the three are sharing the market, according to a report on the cement market completed by Romania’s Competition Council. The report is part of a continued investigation into the country’s cement market , started last October. The Competition Council launc...

Romania's Competition Council launches cement market investigation

25 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Romania's Competition Council (RCC) is investigating possible anti-competitive practices between the three domestic market cement producers – Holcim Romania, CRH Ciment Romania and HeidelbergCement Romania. It is reported in the Romania Insider that the three companies are suspected of having split the local market in terms of market shares, product offer, production sales levels, technical development and investments. The investigation will also look at possible price-fixing starting from ...

Holcim to help Philippines with plastic waste

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippinese is planning to increase its consumption of residual plastic wastes as alternative fuel in cement production to help the Philippine government in its waste management drive. "Holcim Philippines is a committed partner in the country's development and we are contributing more beyond building materials," said John Stull, president and CEO of Holcim Philippines. The Philippines, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam account for more than 50 per cent of plastic wastes that ...

Mexican cement prices forecast to rise in 2018

04 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Mexico are expected to continue their rise this year. Cemex increased its cement price at the start and in the middle of the year by Cemex, "We have announced two price increases so far this year. The increase executed in cement was four per cent in the first six months of the year, compared to the same period of the previous year. In line with what we mentioned at the beginning of the year, we have adjusted our pricing policy to compensate for the impact of inflation," acco...

Colombia’s State Council ratifies Holcim pricing sanction

25 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Following Colombia’s State Council confirmation of a million-dollar sanction imposed by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce against Cemex Colombia, the country’s High Court confirmed the fine of COP923m to Holcim Colombia SA. The fine was first imposed in 2008 but Holcim Colombia had appealed. The State Council said that there are indications about the existence of market share agreements and allocation of production quotas between the companies Holcim Colombia SA, Cemex Colombia...

Holcim to import 423,500t of clinker into Argentina

05 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Between May and December 2018 Holcim is expected to import 423,500t of clinker into Argentina, worth US$27.52m. The imports will arrive in 10 shipments of 42,350t each. In December 2017 the cement producer announced investments of US$120m to increase cement capacity at its Malagueno plant in Córdoba. The project includes the addition of a complete line with a clinker capacity of 0.512Mta and a cement capacity of 0.73Mta. Construction works are expected to start in 1H18.

Holcim Argentina to invest US$120m in Malagueño

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina has announced a US$120m investment to raise cement capacity at its Malagueño plant by 45 per cent. The expansion project includes the reconstruction of a complete clinker line and a new cement mill as well as the refurbishment of the dispatch lines. The implementation of the expansion is expected to start in early 2018. Some 0.73Mta of capacity will be operational by 2020. "It is a significant increase and will help alleviate some of the problems of backwardness ...