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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...

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...