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Spain: LafargeHolcim Valencia plant cuts production

13 January 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim's cement plant in Sagunto, Valencia, Spain, cut production by almost 10 per cent in 2016 in response to the import restrictions imposed by Algeria, its biggest market. The group is exploring its options to sell the Valencia product cement elsewhere, with Colombia being a potential buyer. In addition, LafargeHolcim holds a permit to extract sand and gravel from the Salt de Llop quarry, but this is due to expire in December 2017. The municipal government in Sagunto is repor...

LafargeHolcim supplied 30 concrete types to Elbphilharmonie

11 January 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will see the completion of new Elbphilharmonie concert facilities in Hamburg, Germany, today. The cement producer delivered some 30 different types of concrete to meet the architects’ aesthetic and technical expectations in building a concert hall with outstanding acoustics and innovative design. A total of 63,000m3 of concrete were delivered by a consortium led by the company’s German subsidiary, Holcim Deutschland. Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, the plans...

CBMI awarded two LafargeHolcim contracts

15 December 2016, Published under Cement News

CBMI has signed two contracts with LafargeHolcim for the supply of 1Mta and 0.8Mta grinding facilities in Kenya (Nairobi) and Uganda (Tororo), respectively. The projects will be managed by LafargeHolcim subsidiaries in the respective countries, Bamburi Cement Co (Kenya) and Hima Cement Ltd (Uganda). The scope of supply will cover clinker feeding to cement packing to shipping. The contract period for both projects is 17.5 months for completion of industrial tests and 19 months to reach ...

Lafarge Surma Cement acquires Holcim Bangladesh

15 December 2016, Published under Cement News

The Board of Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd has approved the acquisition of 100 per cent shares of Holcim Bangladesh from LafargeHolcim Group. The transaction is subject to approval by the shareholders of Lafarge Surma as well as other regulatory and customary approvals in Bangladesh, according to a company statement. Following the completion of the transaction, the company will own the only clinker production facility in Bangladesh and four grinding plants across the country. "This synergy w...

Beat Werder new Head of Media Relations of LafargeHolcim

15 December 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has appointed Beat Werder as new Head of Media Relations. He will assume his new role from March 2017 onwards and report directly to Caroline Hempstead, Group Head Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainable Development. Mr Werder previously held the position of Head of the State Secretariat for International Financial Questions (SIF) in Berne. Prior to that, he had been the communication head of the advertising publisher Publigroupe in Lausanne and he had also worked as a ...

Eric Olsen to chair Cement Sustainability Initiative in 2017

14 December 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Chief Executive Eric Olsen has been appointed as chairman of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) for 2017. Mr Olsen’s appointment was confirmed at the CSI’s annual CEOs meeting this week. The CSI is part of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and is made up of nine core members and 15 other participating members, drawn from the world’s largest cement firms. “It is an honour for me to be chairing this important industry organisation in the coming ...

Costa Rica: residents seek relief from dust

08 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Residents of Lourdes de Agua Caliente, Cartago, Costa Rica, have spoken out about dust emissions from a nearby Holcim Costa Rica plant. The Ministry of Health visited the plant in question this week, ordering it to control its dust emissions. Reports of dust clouds date back three years and have reportedly been a regular occurrence ever since. A company official from Holcim Costa Rica said the “dust is from primary materials, limestone rock, which doesn’t cause any environmental or health...

A fragile but positive outlook

05 December 2016, Published under Cement News

While South America’s cement markets may have been considerably affected by the economic downturn, the Central American countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama are hopeful of a better future. Domestic cement producers are looking for an upturn in cement demand, particularly following recent increases in their production capacities. By Rob Roy, ROI Economic Consulting, USA. In Honduras Argos operates the 1.3Mta Piedras Azules integrated...

LafargeHolcim: Hagerstown rejuvenated

01 December 2016, Published under Cement News

International Cement Review invited Pascal Casanova, LafargeHolcim’s regional director for North America and Mexico, and John Stull, CEO , US Cement, LafargeHolcim, to comment on the completed upgrade works to the company’s Hagerstown cement plant which has recently undergone a US$96m modernisation. Left to right: Washington County Commissioner, Wayne Keefer; Delegate Brett Wilson, State of Maryland; Washington County Commissioner Vice President, John Barr; Victoria Mock, area mana...

Colombia's road ahead

25 November 2016, Published under Cement News

In a week that has seen LafargeHolcim announcing the start of construction of a new 0.5Mta cement plant in Buga and Cementos Argos reporting a significant fall in profits for 3Q16 ICR looks at the road ahead for the Latin American country. Some six months ago Colombia’s cement industry appeared to have nothing but a sparkling future and recent news that LafargeHolcim is investing in a new US$30m production in Valle del Cauca seemed to support this view. However, recent months have seen ...