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Indian cement producers expect higher-sulphur petcoke import in 2020

20 February 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s cement sector is expected to increase its imports of high-sulphur petcoke in 2020 as it aims to boost production, according to company executives. Indian use of petcoke as an alternative to coal for the cement industry rose marginally in 2019 after a first-time decline in nearly a decade in 2018. Sanjay Kumar, strategic sourcing director at LafargeHolcim Energy Solutions, said he saw "higher imports of petcoke in 2020". Yagyesh Gupta, chief procurement officer at JK Cement, also s...

LafargeHolcim CEO endorses worldwide initiative to promote human rights

20 February 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim CEO, Jan Jenisch, has joined today the Call to Action for Business Leadership on Human Rights by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).  Leaders who join the initiative commit to making human rights more than just a risk and compliance issue for their companies – they will actively promote them as part of their company's commitment to social responsibility. "I hope that by giving my personal commitment to this Call to Action we can highlight the i...

Bedeschi updates on LafargeHolcim Maroc's belt conveyor project

18 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Bedeschi has said erection works on a long distance belt conveyor project for LafargeHolcim Maroc's cement plant in Souss are well underway.  Following an intense civil work phase, during which the single trusses were preassembled and equipped with the mechanical comports, the 4.3km long distance belt conveyor has started to take shape. The company said that the site team is taking full advantage of Trimble Connect to facilitate the erection works. Bedeschi has designed and is executin...

Driving digital transformation

06 February 2020, Published under Cement News

As LafargeHolcim embraces the construction industry’s digital revolution, the company’s first chief digital officer, Philipp Leutiger, aims to build best-in-class digital capabilities for the group’s country organisations. Here he explains the potential of Industry 4.0 for cement production, the roll-out of the company’s ambitious Plants of Tomorrow initiative and its ‘open innovation’ approach to find new ways of working. Digitalisation – opening new avenues for growth and innovation...

LafargeHolcim Canada Inc appoints new VP Saskatchewan and Manitoba

06 February 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Canada Inc has promoted Tina Larson to the newly-reorganised role of Vice President, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Ms Larson first joined Lafarge in 2010 as General Manager, Pipe in the Greater Calgary Area, following a 16 year career with Weyerhaeuser Canada where she held various management positions. In 2015 she was promoted to the country level role of Director, Health and Safety for Western Canada, where she led the continuous improvement of the health and safety culture an...

LafargeHolcim US appoints Mountain Region manager

05 February 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has appointed Woodrow "Chance" Allen general manager for the Mountain Region for the US Aggregates and Construction Materials (ACM) organisation. Mr Allen has extensive experience in lean manufacturing and managing large-scale businesses. "Chance brings a valuable perspective of the US aggregates and construction materials industry," said Jay M Moreau, CEO, US ACM. "His experience in production and in developing and executing strategic growth initiatives will support LafargeHo...

Raysut Cement plans to acquire 75% stake in LafargeHolcim Maldives

03 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Oman’s Raysut Cement Co has reportedly begun discussions to acquire a 75 per cent stake in LafargeHolcim Maldives. The board has approved the move in principle and the company is in talks to acquire the stake from Switzerland-based Cementia AG.

Cement prices may rise steeply with decarbonisation

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Redburn Research House has downgraded HeidelbergCement and LafargeHolcim having assessed that cement producers will be faced with escalating production costs when having to decarbonise in the middle of the decade. The European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is predicted by Redburn to initially benefit European cement manufacturers by encouraging production discipline and industry consolidation in the region. As ETS becomes stricter and a border tax on carbon is introduced for produc...

Building Iraq’s road to prosperity

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

With post-war reconstruction continuing in Iraq, the cement and concrete industries play a key role. ICR speaks with Khaled El Dokani, Lafarge Iraq’s country CEO, about solid indications of market growth, the company’s contribution to the development of the local cement industry and challenges faced in building Iraq’s road to prosperity. Khaled El Dokani, CEO of Lafarge Iraq ICR: Can you provide a brief overview of the cement sector in Iraq: what does the industry landscape loo...

Carbon capture project to operate at LafargeHolcim's Florence plant

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Svante Inc, LafargeHolcim, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Occidental) and Total have formed a joint study to assess the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon-capture facility at the Holcim Portland Cement plant in Florence, Colorado, USA.   The study will evaluate the cost of the facility designed to capture up to 725,000tpa of CO 2 directly from the LafargeHolcim cement plant, which would be sequestered underground permanently by Occidental.   “OLC...