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LafargeHolcim Le Havre site up for sale

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Installed in 1969 along the canal in the industrial port area of Le Havre, the former LafargeHolcim cement plant is being dismantled. The plant had been converted in 2016 to a centre for grinding imported clinker. A call for expression of interest has been launched by Haropa port to find a buyer for the 24.3ha site. Deadline for applications is 11 March 2022, with a possible award scheduled during the summer.

LafargeHolcim receives coal ash as part of new agreement

02 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The US operations of LafargeHolcim has received the first barge shipment of power plant coal ash, part of a project which will result in the recovery and recycling of more than 6Mt of coal ash for use in cement production. On a combined basis, LafargeHolcim, Geocycle and CenterPoint Energy, which operates two coal-fired generation plants in southwest Indiana, USA, have invested over US$80m in infrastructure to process, transport, store and recycle the coal ash produced at CenterPoint Energ...

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...

Ambuja Cements plans 1.5Mta Ropar expansion

02 August 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cements has announced plans to expand capacity at its Ropar plant in Punjab over the next two years, representing an investment of INR3.1bn (US$41.68m). The 1.5Mta project is expected to be completed by June 2023 with the grinding unit reaching a total capacity of 4.5Mta. "We are optimistic about the growth in demand for cement in India. The expansion of our Ropar unit along with more investment in the coming years will help us unlock fresh opportunities by debottlenecking e...

Holcim launches its new group identity

09 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has launched its new group identity uniting all its market brands behind its purpose to build progress for people and the planet.   Jan Jenisch, CEO at Holcim, said: "Today marks a milestone for our company in our transformation to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable solutions. Our world is changing in many ways, with population growth, urbanisation and the climate challenge. We are determined to play our part to accelerate low-carbon and circular construction s...

Extinction Rebellion target LafargeHolcim's Paris facility

05 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Members of Extinction Rebellion protested at LafargeHolcim’s ready-mix concrete operations in Paris, last week, denouncing what they called the firm's environmentally damaging pursuit of profit. The protest forced the company to halt operations at the Port de Javel site and divert trucks to another site. Loic Leuliette, a spokesperson for LafargeHolcim France, said the company was investing in greener cement. A day earlier, the protesters, who include activists from the NGO Soulevement...

Cameroon’s Minister of Commerce threatens to shut down Cimencam plant

01 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cameroon’s Minister of Commerce, Luc Mbarga Atangana has informed LafargeHolcim’s Cameroon subsidiary Cimencam it will shut down the cement plant if it proceeds to increase its prices unilaterally.   If the price increase goes ahead, Mr Mbarga Atangana has said that he will see himself “in the obligation to order the installation of seals on your installations.” Cement is a product that is subject to the preliminary price approval procedure.      

Holcim deploys digital logistics platform

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim is deploying its industry-leading Transport Analytics Center (TAC) globally to optimise its logistics for enhanced efficiency, safety and sustainability. TAC is currently active across 50 markets worldwide, covering 1.4bn km each year, with tracking systems in more than 60,000 trucks. This state-of-the-art digital platform contributes to the company’s net zero journey by reducing its Scope 3 emissions, in line with its industry-first target.
 TAC optimises logistics in a data-driven...

Holcim México inaugurates new Umán grinding unit

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim subsidiary Holcim México saw the commissioning of its new 0.65Mta grinding plant in Umán, Yucatán. The Umán plant will be supplied with clinker from production facilities in Macuspana, Tabasco, and Orizaba, Veracruz. The plant represents an investment of more than US$40m and will be able to supply key infrastructure projects such as the Mayan Train and the Dos Bocas Refinery as well as supply cement in the construction of bridges, roads and housing. “It is one of the most m...

LafargeHolcim Carboneras increases AF use by 34% in 2020

23 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Carboneras plant in Almeria, Spain, increased its use of alternative fuels by 34 per cent YoY to 80,900t in 2020. As the company reduced its consumption of fossil fuels, it avoided the emission of 53,564t of CO 2 into the atmosphere as a result. LafargeHolcim is investing in a new installation for the use of construction and demolition waste-derived fuels (CDRs) that "will allow to avoid the emission of 24,000t of CO 2 per year and achieve a thermal replacement of 70 per c...