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Holcim Croatia to invest HRK9.6m in low-carbon cement

27 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Croatia will invest HRK9.6m (US$1.5m) in a project to develop low-carbon cement production. Around 35 per cent of this amount will be a HRK3.3m grant from Innovation Norway. The company plans the launch of to new brands of low-carbon cement. The project will see the construction of a closed warehouse for mineral additives and a new transportation system for their dosage. A successful outcome of the project will enable the company to boost competitiveness, reduce CO 2 emissions an...

Lafarge Poland's Malogoszcz plant modernisation set to begin

23 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The foundation stone for Lafarge Poland's Małogoszcz plant modernisation has been ceremonially laid, which signals the beginning of construction of a new rotary kiln. Małogoszcz is expected to produce one of the most environmentally friendly cements on the Polish and European markets, according to a press release.  The investment in the project, supported by Krakow Technology Park, is worth over EUR100m. It is expected to result in approximately 20 per cent less CO 2 emissions as the ...

Cimencam sets up subsidiary to study additional plants

16 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cameroon’s Cimencam, part of LafargeHolcim Maroc, plans to create a new subsidiary in Figuil in the north of the country, where it currently runs a 0.15Mta cement plant. The new company will have a capital of XAF100m (US$018m). It will carry out all studies and operations relating to the possible creation of additional cement plants in Cameroon. It will also conduct ancillary studies to the establishment of manufactured concrete industries. Moreover, the subsidiary will also produce and tra...

The cement industry must tackle water management head on

10 September 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, Sephaku Cement (Dangote group) and Holcim addressed the increasing challenge of water management and water scarcity. The issue is not just a regional one, there are mounting global pressures on water resources. Environmentalists and stakeholders are expected to increase the debate on the matter as water shortages become more acute. The building materials sector requires water for the production of cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete, washing gravel and sand, slurry making, ...

Holcim divests Brazilian business

10 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has signed an agreement with Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) for the divestment of its business in Brazil for an enterprise value of US$1.025bn. The deal includes Holcim’s five integrated cement plants, four grinding works, six aggregates sites and 19 RMC facilities, according to a press release. "This divestment is another step in our transformation to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions giving us the flexibility to continue investing in a...

Holcim announces biodiversity and water strategy

06 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced its strategy to become nature-positive by restoring and preserving biodiversity and water while bringing more nature into cities. The positive impact on biodiversity will be based on transformative rehabilitation plans and measured by a science-based methodology developed in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), according to a statement. Preserving water across its business, the group aims to replenish freshwater in water-risk areas...

Holcim buys 51% stake in Costa Rican RMC producer

01 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Costa Rica has announced its acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in ready-mix concrete producer Concretera Nacional, Costa Rica. The step will make Holcim one of the largest building material and construction companies in the Central American country. Concretera Nacional, established in 2004, has three plants – Pavas, Alajuela and Cinco Esquinas –  in the greater San José area. However, the transaction had been delayed due to concerns that it would create an unfair monopoly in the d...

Holcim to upgrade Obourg

27 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has applied for the renewal of its operating licence at the Obourg cement plant in Belgium. The company also plants to carry out a modernisation programme and build a new kiln that ultimately enables carbon capture. “This project was called GO4ZERO because it supports the ambition of carbon neutrality that the Holcim group has set itself by implementing, as a world first, a design of a dry-process kiln to concentrate CO2 and allow its capture and subsequent recovery,” said Holcim. ...

Geocycle begins Ravena waste fuel study

26 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Geocycle is starting a new waste fuel project at Holcim’s Ravena cement plant in New York, USA. The project is a is a government-funded study to see how the cement plant can use construction waste from the US Army Corps as potential fuel for cement kilns. Geocycle will also look at ways they can recycle the waste into new cement. The US Army Corps Engineer's Engineer Research and Development Center is spending US$3.4m on the study. Geocycle will also carry out research at its Holl...

Lafarge delivers the first ECOPact Zero concrete in eastern Canada

24 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge's Kingston ready-mix plant has produced and delivered the first ECOPact Zero concrete in eastern Canada, utilising ECOPlanet cement in the mix for the first time as well. The project is utilising the technology to supply concrete for the footing, walls and floors of a 4-plex project in Kingston, Ontario. Lafarge is working with Habitat for Humanity on this project and will be donating all the concrete required for this exciting new build. "We are very excited and grateful for t...