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Canada: Lafarge improving environmental impact

13 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has completed a CAD20m (US$15.3m) modernisation project at its Exshaw plant in Alberta. The works focussed on improving the plant’s environmental impact but also nearly doubled output from 1.3Mta to 2.2Mta. The retrofit was carried out on the plant’s kiln No. 5, alongside the construction of a new state-of-the-art kiln No. 6. While completing this project, which was started in 2013, one of the plant’s older kilns had to be decommissioned.  Amongst the environmental measures put...

Lafarge Canada set for next phase of AF project

13 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada is about to commence the next phase of a project to test the suitability of a variety of alternative fuels, the Kingston Whig-Standard reports. In conjunction with researchers from Queen's University, Ontario, the company has already examined the use of a number of materials, including railway ties, telephone poles, construction and demolition debris, shingles, paper sludge and coated cardboard. In the next phase, tests will be carried out with household goods, non-recyc...

Lafarge reaches major expansion milestone, Canada

07 December 2015, Published under Cement News

On Monday, 30 November 84 year-old Tony Levstik returned to the control room at the Exshaw Cement Plant, decommissioning the oldest of the Plant's two production lines. Mr Levstik retired from Lafarge Canada Inc in 1994. As part of its permit to expand the Lafarge plant, the company committed to shut down Kiln 4 by November 30, 2015, allowing the company to meet emissions targets established by the provincial government.  "It seemed only right that we invite Tony to shutdown the kiln. He w...

Brookfield cement plant celebrates 50 year milestone

20 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc's Brookfield, Nova Scotia cement works in Canada has celebrated its 50th anniversary, with employees, customers and the community gathering at a special event earlier this month to mark the milestone year. During the event, plant manager, Scarth MacDonnell welcomed local speakers such as Joe Ballard, President of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia to reflect on the plant's contribution to the built environment in the Atlantic.  In addition, Bob Taylor, Mayor of Colchester ...

Lafarge Canada Inc (Eastern Canada) renews partnership with Earth Rangers

27 April 2015, Published under Cement News

The Eastern Canada division of Lafarge Canada Inc is partnering with Earth Rangers to bring its School Outreach Program to communities across eastern Canada again this year to inspire children to help Bring Back the Wild. Lafarge's $40,000 contribution will help expand the Earth Rangers School Outreach Program, which features live Animal Ambassadors demonstrating their amazing natural behaviours, and inspires students to take action to protect biodiversity. "Being an active partner where we...

Bruno Roux appointed President and CEO for Lafarge Eastern Canada

18 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Bruno Roux has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for the Eastern Canada business unit of Lafarge Canada Inc. In his new role, Mr Roux will serve as Lafarge's senior leader for all market areas and product lines in Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces. Mr Roux will also join the Board of Directors of Lafarge Canada Inc. Mr Roux's responsibilities include all operational, sales, marketing and functional elements of the cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete prod...

Exshaw achieves environmental milestone

21 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc announced its cement plant in Exshaw, Alberta, has met its target to reduce emissions of dust, sulphur dioxide (SO 2 ) and oxides of nitrogen (NO x ) from its existing cement kiln line, and achieved zero water discharge from its operations.   As part of its expansion, which will increase manufacturing capacity by 60 per cent, Lafarge upgraded an existing manufacturing line and is constructing a new kiln line.  With the upgrade of the existing line now complete, Exshaw has ...

New alternative fuel for Lafarge Canada BC cement plant

08 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc and Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc are teaming up to replace a portion of Lafarge's fossil fuels energy at the Kamloops, British Columbia (BC) cement plant with used K-Cup® packs. Some 70,000lbs per annum of used K-Cup® packs will have a second life as an alternative fuel source rather than being sent to landfill, according to a statement by Lafarge Canada. K-Cup® packs have been specifically identified and permitted as an alternative fuel for the Kamloops plant. "As par...

Lafarge Canada seeks approval to burn waste plastic at Brookfield

02 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada plans to apply to Nova Scotia’s Environment Department for a trial permit to burn waste plastic as an alternative fuel at its Brookfield cement plant.   The plastic would partially replace coal use at the works. The project is expected to create jobs in the local area, related to the preparation and transportation of the potential fuel.   The cement plant will run an open house on 17 July as part of the community consultation process.

KHD supplies Lafarge Ravena and Exshaw projects

11 March 2014, Published under Cement News

KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG’s US-based office, Humboldt Wedag Inc, is executing two orders with Lafarge North America Inc and Lafarge Canada Inc (Lafarge) for engineering, delivery of equipment, and site services of new clinker lines at their Exshaw and Ravena plants. KHD’s scope of supply for the projects begins with the raw material feed and ends at clinker handling. Both plants will utilise the same KHD environmentally friendly and state-of-the-art core equipment, including:   •...