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Reviving a 60s modern marvel

14 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Built in the early 1960s, the Lafarge cement plant in Ravena, New York, USA, has seen many changes. As part of a three-year modernisation project, the facility improved its grinding section with the help of Gebr Pfeiffer Inc. The project resulted in higher output as well as a more efficient and environmentally-friendly grinding process. By Chris Oesch, Gebr Pfeiffer Inc, USA. Gebr Pfeiffer installed an MVR 6000 R-6 vertical roller mill as part of the modernisation project at Laf...

LafargeHolcim and Solidia Technologies launch first commercial venture

09 August 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and US-based Solidia Technologies ® have announced its first commercial venture to supply EP Henry’s paver and block plant in Wrightstown, New Jersey, with a reduced-CO 2 cement. Over the past six years, the two companies have developed an innovative technology that will reduce the environmental footprint of precast concrete and validate Solidia Cement™ at a commercial scale, according to a press release. Based on Solidia Cement produced at the Lafarge Whitehall plant, th...

LafargeHolcim doubles net income and reports 4% net sales growth

31 July 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim posted a like-for-like (LfL) net sales growth of 3.5 per cent YoY in the first half of 2019. Sales increased from CHF13.272bn (US$13.4bn) in the 1H18 to CHF13.059bn with gains in all regions but particularly thanks to favourable market conditions in Europe and north America. Recurring EBITDA (pre-IFRS16) increased 10.8 per cent to CHF2.662bn from CHF2.484bn in the previous year’s first six months. Net income attributable to share holders of LafargeHolcim Ltd more than doubled...

Ambuja Cement records 1.2% increase in standalone net sales

29 July 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cement (LafargeHolcim) has announced a 1.2 per cent YoY increase in standalone net sales to INR57.59bn (US$834m) for the 1H19. EBITDA rose 2.9 per cent to INR11.62bn from INR11.29bn. However, sales volumes fell to 12.19Mt from 12.59Mt. In the second quarter, net sales declined 0.5 per cent to INR29.12bn against INR29.27bn in the year-ago period. However, EBITDA advanced 12.2 per cent to INR6.98bn from INR6.22bn. Sales volumes decreased to 5.82Mt from 6.37Mt in the 2Q18. "Am...

LafargeHolcim acquires Romanian precast concrete company

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has signed an agreement with ORESA to acquire Somaco, a Romanian precast concrete producer. Somaco has leading positions and operates five precast concrete plants and one plant for aerated blocks in Romania. Jan Jenisch, CEO of LafargeHolcim: "This is our sixth bolt-on acquisition this year and we are delivering on our commitment to further develop our Solutions and Products business segment as part of Strategy 2022 – 'Building for Growth'. The acquisition enables LafargeHolci...

Floods sweep away Huaxin plant under construction

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Floods have swept away the Huaxin Cement Industry plant under construction in Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality-2, Talti, Nepal, on the night of Sunday, 14 July, according to Khabarhub. The cement factory was swept away after the level of water in the river in Talti surged due to incessant rains continuing for three days, said Tulasi Jung Thapa, a spokesperson. No human casualties have been reported so far, but five workers have been trapped due to the floods. The property damaged is ...

Ambuja Cement to support cement activities with RMC and aggregate acquisitions

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Ambuja Cement is looking to acquire capacity in ready-mix concrete (RMC) and aggregates business to fuel growth, according to The Business Standard, citing a company official. Analysts see the move as a step towards being a building materials company and not solely a cement maker. “Globally, cement giants have looked at developing a building materials image and not just as a cement manufacturer and the focus of Ambuja (Holcim Group) appears to be on similar lines. The fo...

LafargeHolcim launches the 'Plants of Tomorrow'

10 July 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has launched its 'Plants of Tomorrow' project for its application of Industry 4.0 to its cement business over the next four years. The multinational aims to eventually apply the technology to its network of more than 270 integrated cement plants and grinding stations across 50 countries. LafargeHolcim predicts that its 'Plants of Tomorrow' certified operation will show 15-20 per cent operational efficiency gains compared to the conventional plant. The company will use automati...

St Louis gateway to sustainable strength

09 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The 61st Annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference and Exhibition took place in St Louis, Missouri, USA, on 28 April-2 May 2019. Under the theme of ‘Sustainable strength through innovation,’ the meeting attracted more than 900 industry specialists. Among the many highlights was an update of the status of the US cement industry, a panel session on experiences with large-capacity clinker coolers and a field visit to one of the world’s biggest single-kiln clinker production lines...

Where will LafargeHolcim reinvest?

08 July 2019, Published under Cement News

In the last year LafargeHolcim has been disposing of assets in the cement market in which it no longer sees long-term value. This has meant the US$917m sale of its 80.6 per cent share holding in PT Holcim Indonesia to PT Semen Indonesia as well as its 51 per cent stake in Lafarge Malaysia for US$365m and the disposal of its 91 per cent holding in Holcim Singapore to YTL Cement. Closure of the sale of Holcim Philippines Inc to San Miguel Corp for US$2.5bn is expected to be completed in ...