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Nigerian producers agree to lower prices

22 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Nigeria-based Dangote , BUA Cement and Lafarge have agreed to lower cement prices in the country, despite rising production costs. According to This Day Live, the three manufacturers have stated that a 50kg bag of cement should have a maximum retail price of NGN8000 (US$4.98). Following a meeting with Nigeria’s Minister of Works and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments, the producers said a monitoring team would be set up to ensure compliance with the new pricing agreement.  ...

Lafarge faces new terrorism lawsuit

20 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Hundreds of Yazidi Americans have launched a lawsuit against Lafarge, accusing it of supporting violence carried out by ISIL (ISIS). According to Aljazeera news, the cement producer is accused of abetting violence and terrorism by providing supplies for the construction of tunnels and prisons. The lawsuit was filed in New York on 14 December, led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad.  The lawsuit reportedly states that Lafarge “aided and abetted ISIS’s acts of international terrorism a...

Exshaw residents launch lawsuit against Lafarge plant

13 December 2023, Published under Cement News

A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against Lafarge ( Holcim ), alleging that dust from its Exshaw cement plant in Alberta, Canada, has caused a nuisance to the community. Adam Bordignon, a lawyer representing the case, said the issues residents have had to deal with regarding the plant have increased over recent years. "The production capacity of the cement plant has greatly increased, and subsequently the amount of noise and dust and odour being released from the cement p...

Zimbabwe issues import licences to meet demand

10 November 2023, Published under Cement News

The Zimbabwean government has issued cement import licences to ensure supply while two of the country’s leading cement producers deal with production issues. According to ZimEye, Lafarge and Sino-Zimbabwean Cement Co are currently experiencing production problems so have been issued with import licences to ensure the country is not left short of cement. Zimbabwe is home to a total cement production capacity of around 2.6Mta, but demand has been rising steadily on the back of a cons...

Aggregate Industries harnesses AI to improve tanker driver safety

12 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries , working with its partner Lomas Distribution, has become the first cement manufacturer in the UK to install new artificial intelligence (AI) technology to prevent cement tanker drivers from falling asleep at the wheel. The Driver Status Monitoring System, developed by Spillard Vehicle Safety Systems, uses a range of in-cab cameras and sensors to actively detect driver fatigue. The intelligent algorithm helps track and detect eye movements like rapid blinking, facial...

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...