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Mexico: Geocycle brand aims for a future without waste

21 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Geocycle is unifying its brand globally and in Mexico, the company operating under the name Ecoltec will now be known as Geocycle. It will continue to offer sustainable waste management solutions to reach its objective of “a future without waste”. For 23 years Ecoltec has offered world-class services for the responsible management of industrial waste as well as state and municipal government waste, such as proper disposal of used tyres which helps authorities reduce uncontrolled fires an...

India: ACC's Jamul clinker plant starts up

21 July 2016, Published under Cement News

ACC, part of LafargeHolcim group, has started commercial production of its new 2.79Mta clinker plant at Jamul, Chhattisgarh, India. “We are pleased to announce commencement of commercial production from our new state-of-the-art 2.79Mta clinker facility at Jamul, located in Chhattisgarh with effect from 19 July,” the company said in a regulatory filing. Part of this integrated project, the two new cement grinding facilities, one each at Jamul and Sindri in Jharkhand, are expected to be c...

LafargeHolcim increases El Salvador investment

19 July 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will invest US$9m to upgrade its production facilities in El Salvador in view of an expected rise in demand. Around US$3m will be spent on 16 projects in its El Ronco works, in Metapán, Santa Ana. The investment will enable the 1.7Mta plant to upgrade its transport areas and improve the flow, order and security at El Ronco. A further US$6m will be used to upgrade production equipment and enable the company to meet the demand generated by the El Chaparral hydroelectric dam, ...

Lafarge Canada set for next phase of AF project

13 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada is about to commence the next phase of a project to test the suitability of a variety of alternative fuels, the Kingston Whig-Standard reports. In conjunction with researchers from Queen's University, Ontario, the company has already examined the use of a number of materials, including railway ties, telephone poles, construction and demolition debris, shingles, paper sludge and coated cardboard. In the next phase, tests will be carried out with household goods, non-recyc...

India: Nirma to acquire Lafarge India for US$1.4bn

11 July 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced that it has reached agreement with Nirma Group for the sale of Lafarge India. The deal - valued at US$1.4bn - will see Nirma acquire assets that include 11Mta of grinding capacity and several limestone quarries. Nirma has won out against four other bidders: China’s Anhui Conch, Mexican firm Cemex, and domestic firms JSW Cement and Piramal Group. The Competition Commission of India still needs to approve the move, but given Nirma’s small existing presence in the...

Vietnam: consolidation unavoidable

08 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Analysts may ponder whether cement production in Vietnam is entering a crucial phase as this week the Ministry of Construction announced that it would be divesting a large stake in the Vicem cement group with a public offering in the 4Q16. Cement oversupply in the market is increasing while exports have been difficult and as cement prices come under pressure, consolidation appears now unavoidable. Vicem also holds 35 per cent of shares in Holcim Vietnam, a member of the LafargeHolcim Gro...

Greece: Heracles Cement plant modernisation

07 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Heracles Cement, a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, announced the completion of its first phase of an investment plan to modernise its Volos plant. The project, costing approximately EUR5m (US$5.5m), aims to boost the plant's export activity and competitiveness in the domestic market. In 2016, Heracles Group has modernised the plant's electrical installations, as part of its strategic priorities to ensure employees' Health and Safety, improve functionality and achieve sustainable dev...

LafargeHolcim’s fifth international design awards opens for entries

06 July 2016, Published under Cement News

This week sees LafargeHolcim’s fifth international sustainable construction awards open for submissions. The awards, administered by the LafargeHolcim Foundation, will be accepting entrants until 21 March 2017. The competition’s main category is open to architects, planners, engineers, students of related disciplines, project owners, builders and construction firms that showcase sustainable responses to technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues within contemporary bu...


04 July 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim aims to sell its operations in Sri Lanka, which consists of one integrated works, a grinding centre and a bagging plant.  Its cement production in 2015 amounted to 1.7Mt, generating a turnover of US$158m.  Three local companies are thought to be potentially interested along with some foreign companies, notably Chinese. Ambuja Cement is to increase the capacity of its grinding centre at Rupnagar, Punjab by 0.9Mta to 3.4Mta. 

Deadline day reached for Lafarge India bids

04 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Today (4 July) sees the passing of the deadline by which bidders must submit binding offers for Lafarge India's assets. According to press sources, five companies – three domestic and two foreign – are in the running for the facilities, which include production capacity of 11Mta. The five firms submitting their bids today are: Cemex, Anhui Conch, JSW Cement, Piramal Enterprises and the Nirma Group. Of the five, only JSW Cement has a significant presence in the Indian market: the company h...