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Lafarge Algeria exports 0.9Mt in 1Q22

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim -owned Lafarge Algérie has exported nearly 0.9Mta of cement and clinker in the first quarter of 2022. The volume represents an 87 per cent rise when compared with the 1Q21, when 482,000t of products were exported. A considerable volume of clinker as well as white and grey cements were exported from Oran, Mostaganem, Jijele, Annaba and Skikda. This includes 30,000t of white cement, shipped from the port of Oran to Mexico and Guatemala. In addition, Lafarge Algérie also delivered 3...

Essential reference read unravelling the cement industry’s digital transformation

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Intelligent and sustainable cement production A new publication providing an in-depth exploration of the digital transformation of cement production with practical insights for its application has been launched. Edited by Anjan Kumar Chatterjee and published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Intelligent and Sustainable Cement Production - Transforming to Industry 4.0 Standards is the perfect place to start in terms of understanding the potential for and means of the digit...

Holcim, thyssenkrupp and Berlin University participate in amine scrubbing project

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp Uhde, Holcim and the Technische Universität Berlin have partnered up in a joint project to investigate the use of a novel amine scrubbing technology for carbon capture. The goal is to significantly reduce CO 2  emissions from existing cement plants and at the same time utilise the captured CO 2  for other applications. In concrete terms, this includes the development of new mass transfer process equipment that is more efficient and resilient to contaminations. The project is be...

Lafarge's Richmond plant to focus solely on OneCem production

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Marking a big shift in helping to reduce CO 2 emissions in construction across western Canada, Lafarge (Holcim group) has announced that its Richmond plant will manufacture only OneCem, the company's lower carbon Portland limestone cement for use in materials across British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Lafarge has converted the entire facility to OneCem, ensuring that all cement produced there maximises reductions. "OneCem is one of our many answers to building sustainably," share...

Holcim to exit Russian cement market

30 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim  will leave the Russian market. It is the latest western company to quit the country following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Holcim operates three intergrated grey cement plants in Russia consisting of OJSC Volskcement , Kolomna Cement and the Ferzikovo plant. It also has white cement production at Kolomna Cement . "The Holcim Board of Directors has decided to initiate the process to exit the Russian market in line with the company's values to operate in the most responsi...

Holcim Philippines' net income reaches PHP2.6bn in 2021

24 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines  ( Holcim group ) saw higher profits in 2021 as it shielded margins from higher costs by raising prices. Holcim Philippines President and CEO, Horia Adrian, said ‘cost mindfulness’ and a tighter focus on operations and innovation would protect the company’s bottomline through 2021. The company underscored growth last year despite challenges arising from lower demand during the pandemic and the surge in costs of energy and fuel that were key inputs in the production ...

Geocycle to double capacity at Córdoba RDF facility

16 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim subsidiary Geocycle and the Municipality of Córdoba, Argentina, have signed an agreement to double the capacity of Geocycle’s waste processing plant at Piedra Blanca landfill. Inaugurated last November the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) plant currently has a capacity of 50,000tpa and the plan is to expand this to 100,000tpa. The facility is fully automated and processes the waste that arrives in the collection trucks operating in the central area. The garbage is shredded and screened...

Bamburi Cement to raise prices as costs escalate

15 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based Bamburi Cement ( Holcim ) plans to increase prices of its products by 2-10 per cent as of 10 March 2022. The company attributed the price rise to higher raw material costs. To sustain its operations, Bamburi will be raising prices of products marketed under its Nguvu, Tembo and Fundi brands, particularly from the company’s Nairobi, Mombasa, Limuru and Sagana depots. The price of a 50kg bag of Bamburi Cement retails between KES600 (US$5.25) and KES770.

Ambuja Cements and ACC commission second phase of Bubble Barrier project

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements and ACC Ltd ( Holcim Group ), through its in-house waste management arm, Geocycle, continues to remove plastic waste by commissioning its second phase of bubble barrier technology in Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) Lake located in Sunder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh, India.   Bubble Barrier is a smart and non-invasive technology that is used to remove plastic from the water bodies, reducing the problem of marine plastic pollution. The project will remove approximately...

Holcim names new head of North America

01 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has appointed Toufic Tabbara as region head for North America and member of the group executive committee, effective 1 march 2022. Mr Tabbara is currently CEO of US Cement and joined the Holcim Group in 1998 as director of strategy and development in the US. He has a strong track record of leading the company’s cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates businesses in the US, Canada, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Algeria.