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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...

Khayah Cement boosts capacity to 1Mta

04 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Zimbabwe-based Khayah Cement (previously Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe) has announced that it doubled its milling capacity in 2022. The second half of the year saw the company successfully commission its new vertical cement mill (VCM) at its Manresa plant, and subsequently decommission Mill 1 following the collapse of the mill house roof in the 4Q21. The new VCM has boosted the company’s milling capacity to 1Mta and bolstered its ability to supply high-strength cement of improved quality, ...

Sinoma Overseas completes kiln inlet emission control test at Dujiangyan plant

14 September 2022, Published under Cement News

On 9 September 2022, Sinoma Overseas successfully passed the performance assessment for the technological transformation project for ultra-low emission control of air pollutants at the kiln inlet of the Lafarge 1 cement production line in Dujiangyan, Sichuan province, China.   All indicators have reached the national environmental performance level A standard, which is far better than the contract required, says Sinoma Overseas.

Lafarge to face charges for paying Islamic state in Syria

20 May 2022, Published under Cement News

A French appeals court has confirmed that the cement giant Lafarge must face charges of complicity in crimes against humanity over alleged payoffs to Islamic State group and other jihadist groups during Syria's civil war, reports France 24. Lafarge, now part of Holcim group , has acknowledged that it paid nearly EUR13m (US$13.7m) to middlemen to keep its Syrian cement factory operating in 2013-14, long after other French firms had pulled out of the country. The company contends that i...

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...

Dal Engineering Group delivers Greek rotary kiln shells

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim contacted Dal Engineering Group to fabricate two kiln shells with diameters of 4.35m for its Milaki Cement plant in Greece. The delivery was completed on December 2021.  Heracles Cement's order leaves the Dal Engineering workshop Meanwhile, Dal Engineering Group has announced that its DAL workshop currently has the biggest stress-relieving furnace in Europe, which has a maximum charging capacity of 150t/charge. Dal Engineering Group's new workshop ...

Zimbabwe to keep imports flowing

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

This week, Zimbabwe's cement market opted to keep import permits in response to increasing cement shortages. Zimbabwe’s cement sector has been stretched and reliance on Lafarge Cement (Holcim group) and PPC, the top two domestic producers, has led to the current situation where imports have become a necessity to complete private and public building projects. The immediate cement shortage in the country has been exacerbated by Lafarge Cement’s plant breakdown, where a roof collapsed on a ...

Holcim collaborates with authorities over Lafarge SA case

03 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim is continuing to collaborate with the French judicial authorities, which interviewed a representative of Lafarge SA on 29 November 2021, for the second time since 2018, according to a press release.  The development follows France’s highest court, the Cour de cassation, ruling that Lafarge’s previous indictment for complicity in crimes against humanity was wrongly cancelled by the Paris Appeals Court. In 2019, Lafarge had successfully appealed this charge, but as a result of the de...

Inform wins transport software order from Lafarge aggregates

08 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge (Holcim Group) has chosen to upgrade to the latest version of Inform's transport optimisation software for the building materials industry. The software will be used to optimise the dispatch of the company’s aggregate truck fleet.   The aggregates business of Lafarge France includes 160 locations and operates a fleet of 700-900 trucks. The new version (V10) features an overhauled user interface (UI) and is powered by the latest aggregates optimiser. Inspired by feedback from cust...

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...