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Fort Myers to send waste material to LafargeHolcim facility

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Local government in Fort Myers (FL), USA, has announced plans to send 30,000t of toxic sludge to LafargeHolcim’s quarry outside of Crystal River, according to the Citrus County Chronicle. The waste material, currently surrounded by a neighbourhood, will be moved to the quarry for pre-treatment before delivery to the company’s plant in Theodore (AL) for use in cement production.  PPM Consultants, the company hired to oversee the sludge's removal, said in a report that a five-gallon sample ...

Staying strong: the European building materials sector

07 September 2018, Published under Cement News

There are many reasons for European construction companies to be enjoying strong order books at present. Analysts at Bernstein report that most building material companies saw strong revenue growth in 1H18, particularly in the 2Q18 following the harsh winter that impacted 1Q18 results. However, the sector has seen backwards trading since the start of the year. The European construction sector has been performing well, driven by a resurgence in infrastructure spending and improved confidenc...

Lafarge Cooktown plant celebrates 50 years of production

30 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Ireland is celebrating 50 years of clinker and cement manufacturing at its Cookstown Plant.   Launched in 1968, the plant is now responsible for producing a substantial volume of cement each year, employing almost 100 staff both in Cookstown and at the business’ cement terminal in Belfast.   In 2015, the Lafarge Cement business was acquired by Aggregate Industries as part of the global merger between Lafarge and Holcim. The transition meant that, for the first time, Aggregate...

LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire releases Bélier SuperBric cement

29 August 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d'Ivoire has released a new poduct called Bélier SuperBric cement, which the company claims allows quick drying of bricks in just 24 hours. Halving the time usually required to dry bricks and with a strength of 52.5N, SuperBric is the strongest cement in the country. Laboratory tests have also found the product more economical than cement brands of 42.5N, as the cement bag can also be used. Bélier SuperBric has also been introduced on the occasion of LafargeHolcim Côt...

Southeast Asia producers line up for LafargeHolcim Indonesia sale

17 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The sale of LafargeHolcim's Indonesian unit has attracted the interest of several potential buyers in the region, including Japan's Taiheiyo Cement Corp, Malaysia's YTL Corp and PT Semen Indonesia, Bloomberg reports, citing unnamed sources. HeidelbergCement's Asian unit PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa is also considering a bid, Bloomberg reports. Negotiations are still at an early stage and LafargeHolcim could seek as much as US$2bn for the unit, Bloomberg says. LafargeHolcim owns 80.6 ...

Aceh's coastline damaged by PT Lafarge Cement Indonesia's coal spill

07 August 2018, Published under Cement News

PT Lafarge Cement Indonesia, (LafargeHolcim) is likely to face a hefty environmental clear up bill after a barge spilt 700t of coal off the Sumatra coast, polluting beaches, damaging coral and impacting marine life. The incident occurred on July 30, when the barge, reportedly carrying coal to the Aceh cement factory,  was hit by high waves just 100m (330ft) off Lampuuk Beach in Aceh Besar district, on the northern tip of Sumatra.

"The coal spill has damaged corals, affected the marine life...

HeidelbergCement attracted to possible LafargeHolcim Indonesia sell-off

02 August 2018, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement could buy parts of LafargeHolcim's business in Indonesia that is up for sale, says HeidelbergCement CEO, Dr Bernd Scheifele. LafargeHolcim is planning to raise around CHF2bn (US$2.02bn) from selling assets as it reduces its operations, with speculation that its business in Indonesia could be among the candidates for sale, claims Reuters. "LafargeHolcim is in the market regarding the sale of its entire Indonesia business. In principle we always look at such topics... but it...

LafargeHolcim's 2Q18 revenues rise by 6.2%

27 July 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's revenue grew 6.2 per cent in the 2Q18, with total net sales of CHF7442m (US$7468m). For the first six months net sales grew 4.8 per cent on a like-for-like basis. Over the first six months, recurring EBITDA was down -1.4 per cent on a like-for-like basis but earnings increased in the second quarter, with recurring EBITDA up by 1.5 per cent, largely offsetting a soft first quarter. Jan Jenisch, CEO of LafargeHolcim, said: "I am very satisfied with the sales growth we ...

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire launches high-strength cement

23 July 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire has launched a new grey cement, Ciment Bélier SuperBéton, developed for heavy prefabrication and very high performance concretes. The new cement goes beyond the regular 42,5N strength, up to 52,5N. The new cement, designed by LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire’s Cement Applications Laboratory, has an increased compatibility with various types of admixtures, including set retarders, plasticisers and hardening accelerators. Its use reduce the rate of breakage and increas...

Nigeria's cement market shows no let-up

23 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Nigeria is pushing its production full-throttle as cement demand begins to race ahead. Dangote Cement is revelling in high 1H18 sales volumes and competing cement companies are building new capacities to increase their market share. "Our first-half performance was very strong and driven by an excellent recovery in Nigeria, where our sales volumes increased by nearly 14 per cent and revenues by more than 18 per cent," said Joe Makoju, Dangote's Group CEO. Dangote Cement's total sales...