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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...

Ambuja Cements begins trial production at Marwar facility

23 August 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cements has begun trial production at its Marwar cement works in Nagaur district, which will increase the company’s clinker capacity by 3Mta. The plant was built with an investment of INR23.5bn (US$316.45m) and includes a waste heat recovery system alongside 1.8Mta of cement grinding capacity. "I am delighted to inaugurate the trial run at Marwar Cement plant of Ambuja as we dedicate it to meet the infrastructure requirements of the nation. Cement is one of the most impo...

No stopping India's cement capacity rise

20 August 2021, Published under Cement News

India is the second-largest cement market in the world with an increasing population and high development needs. Consequently, the prospects for long-term cement demand growth are good. While many cement companies have delayed investment plans due to the ongoing pandemic, in India there is a surge of activity for CAPEX projects. The Cement Manufacturing Association (CMA) currently estimates that India has an installed cement capacity of 545Mta. A report by Crisil Ratings claims that as mu...

ACC sets out 2030 sustainability targets

13 August 2021, Published under Cement News

ACC has become the first company in the Indian construction sector to sign the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” commitment with 2030 intermediate targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), according to a press release. ACC has committed to reducing scope 1 GHG emissions/t of cementitious material by 21.3 per cent and scope 2 GHG emissions/t by 48.4 per cent by 2030, compared with a 2018 base year. "At ACC, we continuously strive to become a responsible and sustainable c...

Holcim takes drone work to new heights at Siggenthal

12 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Switzerland's Siggenthal cement plant is being used as a pilot site for Holcim Group's global “Plants of Tomorrow” initiative. As part of the programme, the plant is testing the latest 4.0 technologies and working methods to make cement production more efficient and sustainable.  In the latest collaboration with the ETHZ start-up “Voliro”, special drones are being used in Siggenthal for maintenance work at great heights, which Holcim claims is a world first. Holcim is using ...

Industry majors see success in the 1H21

06 August 2021, Published under Cement News

This week we are taking a look at the first-half results of the cement industry majors, which have all seen a strong overall performance during the course of the year to date. Overall results Record results were posted by several major cement companies during the 1H21. Holcim saw net sales climb 16.6 per cent like-for-like (LfL) to CHF12.556bn (US$13.82bn), while HeidelbergCement posted a 11 per cent advance in group revenue to EUR8.938bn (US$10.55bn). Elsewhere, Cemex recorded a 22 per c...

Holcim Brazil asset sale expected

02 August 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim (Holcim group) is understood to be considering the sale of its assets in Brazil and CSN Cimentos, Cimentos Mizu and Cement Apodi (Titan Cement joint venture) are believed to be among the potential bidders. A report by Reuters says, Holcim would be looking for proceeds if US$1-1.5bn from the sale. Reuters spoke to two people said to be in the know about the potential sale and bidders. The sale is likely to see several of the named Brazilian cement producers set to acquire par...

Holcim Philippines reports successful 1H21

02 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines posted net sales of PHP13.661m in the first half of 2021, up 19.6 per cent when compared with PHP11.419m in the 1H20. Operating EBITDA increased to 3.151m in the 1H21 from PHP1.705m from the year-ago period while operating EBIT surged from PHP814,033 to PHP2.228m. Net profit in the 1H also surged from PHP413,834 between January-June 2020 to PHP1.631m in the January-June 2021 period. The company attributed its performance to improved market conditions along with consi...

Holcim records net sales of CHF12,566m in 1H21

30 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim announced 1H21 net sales of CHF12,566m (US$13,640m) compared to CHF10,693m in the 1H20, a rise of 16.6 per cent LfL. Operating profit (EBIT) reached CHF1794 up from CHF1005 in the 1H20. Net debt rose to CHF12,438m in the 1H21 up from CHF10,662m in the 1H20. Jan Jenisch, Holcim CEO, said : "As we close H1 under our new Group identity, I sincerely thank all members of the Holcim family for the teamwork and resilience they continue to demonstrate to navigate the challenges of the pand...

Holcim launches 'ECOPlanet' a global range of green cement

28 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has launched ECOPlanet, its global range of green cement delivering at least 30 per cent lower carbon footprint with equal to superior performance. ECOPlanet is available in Germany, Romania, Canada, Switzerland, Spain, France and Italy, and will be distributed across 15 countries in 2021, with the objective of doubling its market presence by the end of 2022 to enable low-carbon construction at scale.   Jan Jenisch, Holcim's CEO: "I am excited to introduce ECOPlanet, the lat...