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LafargeHolcim Algeria ships first white cement exports to South Africa

07 March 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Algérie loads its first white cement shipment onboard for export LafargeHolcim Algérie has carried out its first exports of white cement from Oran, Algeria, to South Africa. A consignment of 10,000t of “Super White” cement, produced in the company’s Oggaz plant, was shipped to Cape Town. The shipment is part of the company’s export programme, launched in 2018. In the run-up to 2021, LafargeHolcim expects to export 10Mt of grey cement clinker to west Africa.

French judges drop case against former LafargeHolcim CEO

06 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Eric Olsen, former LafargeHolcim CEO, is no longer being investigated by French judges as part of a wider investigation into whether the company helped finance terrorism in Syria. "I am very pleased that the justice system has decided to drop the investigation into me for financing terror. This decision restores my honour and will allow me to pick up the thread of my career, after I fought for long months to establish the truth," said Mr Olsen. French authorities have been investigating wh...

Lafarge Zambia appoints new CEO

06 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zambia (LafargeHolcim group) has appointed Jimmy Khan as its new Chief Executive Officer. Board Chairman, Muna Hantuba, stated Mr Khan's appointment is with immediate effect. "Mr Khan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Accounting and Information System from Virginia Tech University in the United States of America. His career with Lafarge spans 14 years, with his previous roles within the group having included Country Business Process Manager, Audit Manager and H...

LafargeHolcim's Ravena plant to fight for waste tyre burning

05 March 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has urged local residents near to its Ravena cement plant to defeat a new law that would prevent the cement company from burning tyres. Last week the company took out a full-page advertisement in the local paper to promote its cause. A new proposal would prevent the burning of waste tyres. Drafted last summer, the new measure plans to set the strictest national limits on tyre burning and emissions of dioxins and furans, mercury, SO x and NO x . The Ravena plant's current air...

Nomayos substation connects to grid for new Cimencam works

05 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The new Cimencam cement works in Nomayos will be able to draw power from Cameroon’s transmission network from 5 March as the Nomayos electricity substation will be connected to the country’s transmission system. Following connection, the cement plant’s commissioning is due to take place soon. The Cimencam cement plant represents an investment of CFA23bn with 5-10 years of tax and customs exemptions in line with 2013 provisions laid out by the Cameroonian government. The 0.5Mta works will r...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh's profits up 38%

04 March 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh has informed Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) that its consolidated profit stood at BDT1.11bn (US$13.1m) for the year ended on 31 December 2018, up 38 per cent from BDT805m in the previous year.   Producing around 4.2Mta of cement, LafargeHolcim Bangladesh has sofar invested about US$500m in Bangladesh, and is having plans for further investments. The plant at Chhatak, Sunamganj, is the only dry-process integrated cement plant of the country. Furthermore, the company's pl...

LafargeHolcim secures EUR100m Grand Paris Express project

28 February 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announced the conclusion of a supply contract for the Grand Paris Express project worth EUR110m, where LafargeHolcim will supply 260,000t of cement. The GPE is the largest transport infrastructure project in Europe and represents a total investment of about EUR38.5bn. The project will meet the growing city’s needs for an improved transport infrastructure and will prepare Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games. Assuming that this contract is spread evenly over five years, this repre...

LafargeHolcim temporarily shuts down its Mabini plant

20 February 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim temporarily closed the grinding plant in Mabini, Batangas, the Philippines, in compliance to the Environment Management Bureau-Region IV office's order issued on the morning of 13 February 2019. The company is submitting to the legal process on this matter, cooperating with authorities and will work with all stakeholders towards a positive and fast resolution of the issue.   LafargeHolcim stands by its position that the Mabini plant should be allowed to operate. It adheres to...

Ashaka Cement to start 16MW power plant

15 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Ashaka Cement Co is set to inaugurate a 16MW power plant project in Nigeria. Managing Director of Ashaka Cement, Rabiu Abdullah Umar, said the power plant costs US$30.5m. "We are helping to remove ourselves from the demand for energy, and providing our own solution, which means a minimum of 16MW of electricity, will now become available to the public grid for the people in the region to enjoy from," said Mr Abdullah Umar. "The power plant, infrastructure, and cement capacity are all testam...

LafargeHolcim lines up Middle East Africa assets for US$8bn divestment

11 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Just a week after closing the US$1.75bn divestment of Holcim Indonesia, LafargeHolcim is understood to be contemplating the sale of its Middle East-Africa business unit, according to Bloomberg. The sale of the group's Middle East-Africa unit would take divestments well beyond the group's announced target of CHF2bn (US$2bn). In 2018 LafargeHolcim's Middle East-Africa operations are forecast to contribute 13.5 per cent (CHF816m) of group EBITDA and 11.2 per cent (CHF3090m) of group revenue ...