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Holcim files lawsuit over EUA theft, Romania

27 January 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim has filed a lawsuit against Romania’s carbon registry for damages relating to EUR1m allowances that were stolen from the company in a hacking attack in 2010, Reuters reports. The company said it had filed a EUR1m claim in November 2011m in time to beat a one-year deadline imposed by Romanian law. "We've filed a claim with Romania's national environmental protection agency," a spokesman with the company told Point Carbon News, adding that the company might revise the claimed amount of...

Holcim secures loan for new Indonesia plant

26 January 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Indonesia has secured a US$150m to be used to expand its production capacity in Indonesia which this year is expected to be running at close to nominal grinding capacity. Bisnis Indonesia reported that the loan, which will be used to finish the construction of a new US$450m factory in Tuban, East Java, was provided by BNP Paribas and KWF IPEX-Bank of Germany. Construction of the 1.7Mta factory is currently underway and is expected to be completed in 2013. Holcim Indonesia is the ...

Nobsa adds grinding capacity

25 January 2012, Published under Cement News

The project to increase cement grinding capacity at Holcim Nobsa saw the installation of a new vertical roller mill (VRM) in 2010. Storage for additives and finished cement were also added to the facility, while the plant remained fully operational. Holcim increased its cement capacity in Colombia between 2008-10 by 64 per cent, a total of 0.9Mta of additional cement grinding capacity. The Nobsa expansion project was executed during ongoing operations and included the installation of...

Apasco’s sustainable plant

05 December 2011, Published under Cement News

Holcim Apasco’s state-of-the-art plant Holcim Apasco’s seventh cement plant, located near Hermosillo city, state of Sonora, in northwest Mexico, was successfully commissioned in November 2010. Pedro Lluch of Holcim reports on how this 3500tpd state-of-the-art facility meets all of the most recent requirements in terms of energy savings, environmental performance, operational health and safety (OH&S) standards and sustainable development. The new technology installed at Holcim’s...

The Akermann interview

05 December 2011, Published under Cement News

Markus Akermann, CEO of Holcim Holcim is the world’s largest international cement producer, achieving worldwide sales of 136Mt in 2010. In his interview with ICR, Markus Akermann, Chief Executive Officer of Holcim Group, discusses a range of topical issues ranging from the challenges of dealing with the aftermath of the global financial crisis to the group’s recent performance, and future strategies for growth and development. Navigating the financial crisis ICR: The last...

Corporate profile – Holcim

24 October 2011, Published under Cement News

Holcim’s turnover advanced 2.5 per cent to CHF21,653m and 12.5 per cent in euro terms to €15,691m in 2010. The Asia-Pacific region represented 35.3 per cent of group turnover, against 29.3 per cent for Europe, 15.5 per cent for Latin America, 14.6 per cent for North America and 14.6 per cent and 4.9 per cent for Africa/Middle East. Cement shipments from the 156 plants increased 3.6 per cent to 136.7Mt and that of other binders 17.1 per cent to 4.1Mt. Holcim is cement market leader in India, ...