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Lafarge Canada bets on ITCs to boost clean energy investments

19 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada  ( Holcim Group) is among the companies counting on   investment tax credits   (ITCs) for its plant in Exshaw, Alberta, Canada, where it has a plan to capture 1Mta of carbon emissions. "Having ITCs in place in Canada... will certainly help the project's business case and in ensuring investment in decarbonisation occurs in Canada," the company's two heads of sustainability said in a joint statement to Reuters. The government first announced some CAD10bn (US$7.4bn) in IT...

Lafarge Greece uses Artevia® for Smart Park landscape

19 September 2023, Published under Cement News

The discount Smart Park in the Spata region of Attica is the first hybrid discount park in Greece with a total surface area of 9.1 acres, of which three have been landscaped into green areas. The industrial aesthetics and the innovative design of the space were highlighted with the architectural Artevia ® Desactive concrete, which covered more than 10,000m 2 . “The Artevia ® architectural / decorative concrete range exceeds the limitations of traditional building materials by combinin...

Richmond plant achieves 100% low-carbon cement production

07 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada  ( Holcim Group )  announced its conversion to the production of 100 per cent ECOPlanet cement at its Richmond cement plant . ECOPlanet, Holcim’s brand of low-carbon cement, offers a minimum 30 per cent reduction in CO 2 emissions per tonne in comparison to ordinary Portland cement. “This is a proud moment for our organisation," says Brad Kohl, president and CEO of Lafarge Canada (West). “This conversion in Lafarge’s Western Canada division highlights our strong commitme...

Holcim MAQER partners with Binni

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Through the Holcim MAQER platform, Holcim Group is   partnering with Binni, a start-up at the forefront of easing collaboration in the construction industry. Binni's cloud-based software allows teams to make decisions based on real-time data, improving efficiency and helping them to make greener choices.

Cimencam orders two Gebr Pfeiffer mills

30 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cimencam ( Holcim Group ) will expand production at its Figuil plant , Cameroon, and use Gebr Pfeiffer's MVR mills for grinding raw material and cement.  The new production unit will expand the current cement capacity of 0.15Mta at the 40 year-old plant. With the new production unit, Cimencam intends to cover not only the needs of the three northern regions (extreme north, north and Adamaoua) of Cameroon but also the needs of border countries such as Chad and the Central African Republ...

La Malle plant to use biomass to reduce sulphur emissions

30 June 2022, Published under Cement News

After investing EUR10m over the past two years to improve its environmental performance, Lafarge France ’s La Malle plant, located in Bouc Bel Air, is continuing its emissions reduction strategy by investing nearly EUR1m additional in its equipment. The objective is to welcome a new sulphur-free fuel from the circular economy as well as wood fines, and to reduce sulphur emissions by 10 per cent through the use of alternative fuels. La Malle plant ( Holcim group ) agreed on 29 April to ...

ACC Ltd releases ACC Gold Water Shield

08 June 2022, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd  ( Holcim Group ) has developed ACC Gold Water Shield, which is the country’s first specially-formulated cement with high-quality water-repelling properties. The product ensures that structures made with it are durable and protected from dampness or seepage. ACC Gold Water Shield is specially formulated cement with high-quality water-repellent properties. With water repellence engineered at a particle level, it reduces the capillary action thus shielding homes from dampness and see...

IKN commissions Matres-Tolosane clinker cooler

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

An IKN Pendulum Cooler ® successfully started operation early this year at Martres-Tolosane cement plant in France.   IKN commissioned a 2500tpd cooler for a new production line at the Lafarge France ( Holcim group ) plant. Designed for use of up to 85 per cent alternative fuel, IKN’s clinker cooler reflects is equipped with a most modern single grate drive – dynamic linear drive (DLD), roll crusher with three rolls at the cooler end as well as a bypass.

Redecam commissions Bamburi Cement baghouse

17 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Redecam has commissioned a new bag filter at Bamburi Cement  ( Holcim Group ), Mombasa , Kenya. The project required a turnkey solution to convert the main kiln and electrostatic precipitator for a new baghouse. The project had been scheduled for 2020 but had been delayed because of COVID-19. There were no loss-in-time accidents.

Lafarge (Wapco) Cement Plc records profit of NGN17.55bn in 1Q22

25 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s third-largest cement producer, Lafarge (Wapco) Cement Plc , has released its 1Q22 unaudited results reporting a profit of NGN17.55bn (US$42.2m) during the period, representing 92.2 per cent YoY increase. Revenue growth for the period reached 26.8 per cent YoY. Sales of cement increased by 26 per ent achieving sales of NGN87.99bn, and sales of aggregates and concrete grew by 62.29 per cent, generating NGN2.52bn during the period. Mortar sales also increased by 60.41 per cen...