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LafargeHolcim and ADEME Occitanie inaugurate new waste processing plant

15 October 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and the French environment and energy agency ADEME have inaugurated a new solid waste processing plant at LafargeHolcim’s Port-la-Nouvelle. The facility will process non-hazardous solid waste into to an alternative fuel for the cement plant. The EUR7.5m investment will enable the Port-la-Nouvelle works to target a thermal substitution rate of over 90 per cent by 2022 and as a result, contribute to the cement producer’s plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The project...

LafargeHolcim’s Bélier cement now available via Jumia

03 October 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Bélier cement is now available in Côte d’Ivoire on Jumia, the Nigeria-based E-commerce company. LafargeHolcim opened its online shop on the platform three months ago in addition to more than 200 points of sale through its Binastore franchises. "Individuals can now proceed with their purchase by mobile money, credit card or cash on delivery," says the cement producer.

Poland: leading Europe’s growth

30 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Poland was one of the countries that did not experience an economic downturn during the global crisis of 2007 and central Europe’s largest economy has been on the rise ever since, supported by an expanding construction sector. As a result, the output of the Polish cement industry is at an historic high with cement sales of 18.9Mt in 2018. By Wojciech Roszczynialski and Grzegorz Wolski, Eurocement Consulting LLC, and Zbigniew Pilch, Polish Cement Producers’ Association, Poland. Heidelb...

LafargeHolcim creates Chief Sustainability Officer position

25 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has created its first Chief Sustainability Officer position as part of its executive committee, with Magali Anderson appointed to the role effective from 1 October 2019. "I am very pleased with the appointment of Magali as our first Chief Sustainability Officer. This will accelerate our vision of running our operations with zero harm to people and contributing to a built environment that will be carbon neutral, fully recyclable and with a positive environmental impact," said...

LafargeHolcim's Brookfield plant starts tyre burning

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's Brookfield cement plant in Nova Scotia, Canada, has begun burning 20tpd of scrap tyres to reduce its coal use and lower its carbon footprint. "For every tonne of coal that we replace with scrap tyres, we will see a 30 per cent decrease in CO 2 emissions," said Lafarge director of environmental affairs Robert Cumming. "It also means that Nova Scotians have a way to use their own scrap tyres," said Mr Cumming. "So we’re making use of a local fuel source and taking scrap ty...

LafargeHolcim plans to reduce carbon footprint of European business

18 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim intends to reduce its annual CO 2 emissions in Europe by 15 per cent (3Mt) like-for-like by 2022. The plans are expected to be achieved through a CHF160m (US$160.87m) investment for equipment and technologies to increase the usage of low-carbon fuels and recycled materials in the company’s processes and products, according to a press release. "We are cognisant of our impact on the environment and will remain at the forefront of efforts to mitigate climate change. With this in...

High prices in El Salvador attract new entrants

13 September 2019, Published under Cement News

This week CemNet reported on the new 120,000tpa grinding plant under construction in Acajutla, El Salvador, by Cemento Regional, the Guatemala-based Monterrey group, which is due to be completed by December 2019. This is the first significant challenge to Holcim El Salvador, which currently serves the 0.9Mta domestic cement market. Earlier this year, Cemengal (Spain) supplied the new Cemento Regional Co facility with a 12tph Plug & Grind modular plant. Roberto Díaz Durán, president of Cem...

Cimenterie du Cameroon launch Sublim white cement

05 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cimenterie du Cameroon (LafargeHolcim) has launched its new Sublim brand of white cement, the first white cement product to be released in the country. The cement is produced at the company's Bonabéri plant. It held the official launch at the Hotel La Falaise Bonapriso. The company says the product delivers a constant and luminous whiteness to bring out the brightness and aesthetics of the works.

LafargeHolcim's takeover of Somaco to be investigated

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Romania's competition authority is to analyse LafargeHolcim's acquisition of Romanian precast concrete producer Somaco. LafargeHolcim had signed an agreement in July with Romanian-based Oresa for the acquisition of Somaco.  LafargeHolcim wants to develop its ready-mix and aggregates business in Romania and Somaco owns five precast concrete plants and one aerated block company. Somaco reported net sales of EUR56m in 2018. If the Competition Council is satisfied that the multinational...

Jaime Hill appointed as CEO of Holcim Mexico

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Jaime Hill has been appointed as the CEO of Holcim Mexico, as the company looks to strengthen operations and consolidate the firm in the cement, aggregate, concrete and value-added product sectors, according to a press release.  "I am honoured to take on this responsibility because Mexico is a key country for LafargeHolcim. In strategy 2022, we will implement a simpler and results-oriented operating model, so that we can be closer to our customers. This will involve investments in projects...