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Exshaw plant receives funding boost for low-carbon fuels project

11 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Exshaw cement plant (LafargeHolcim group) will receive funding for environmental improvements from a new Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) innovations fund for industry in Alberta, Canada. The new fund is a US$70m scheme that derives from Alberta's climate leadership plan and will leverage more than US$200m in 11 provincial projects that are forecast to eliminate 5.3Mt of CO 2 leakage. Kate Strachan, plant manager for Lafarge Exshaw cement plant, said the money will help the compan...

LafargeHolcim appoints new CEO of US Aggregates and Construction Materials business

11 February 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced the appointment of Jay Moreau as the new CEO of its US Aggregates and Construction Materials business. Mr Moreau joins the company from Martin Marietta, where he most recently served as senior vice president of Operations Services. "Jay has a proven track record in this industry, and his expertise and strong focus on commercial growth and operational excellence will be valued contributions to LafargeHolcim in the US," said René Thibault, group executive committe...

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

08 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 ...

Holcim Australia announces new CEO

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Following the commencement of Nick Miller’s duties as CEO of Adelaide Brighton last week, the company has announced the departure of George Agriogiannis, executive general manager of concrete and aggregates. Mr Agriogiannis will become chief executive of Holcim Australia on 11 March. The current CEO of Holcim Australia, Mark Campbell, will leave the company at the end of March. "I wish to announce that Mark Campbell has decided to leave Holcim Oceania to pursue his career outside the grou...

LafargeHolcim makes two ready-mix acquisitions

05 February 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced the acquisition of US-based Transit Mix Concrete Co on 1 February 2019. As part of the transaction, the company will take ownership of seven ready-mix concrete plants and a sand quarry. Furthermore, in January 2019, LafargeHolcim acquired the precast and ready-mix businesses of Alfons Greten Betonwerk in northern Germany. As a result, the company added one precast and one ready-mix plant in Lower Saxony to its operations. "In line with our Strategy 2022 – 'Build...

LafargeHolcim completes Indonesia asset sale

01 February 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has completed the divestment of its 80.6 per cent share in Holcim Indonesia to Semen Indonesia, which had an enterprise value of US$1.75bn. The proceeds from the asset sale will improve LafargeHolcim’s net debt to recurring EBITDA ratio by 0.2, with the target of two times or less expected to be achieved before end-2019, according to the company.

Clinker damaged on route to Meghnaghat plant

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The MV Haji Abdul Jalil, a vessel carrying 850t of clinker, has anchored near Chandpur Launch Terminal after a crack developed on its keel on the Meghna river. Most of the cement clinker has been damaged, reports Mohammad Asad who is in charge of the vessel. The MV Haji Abdul Jalil had to anchor near the terminal on its journey from Holudiya in India. The ship was originally heading for Narayanganj and LafargeHolcim Cement's Meghnaghat plant.

Romanian cement market valued at EUR650-700m in 2018

30 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The value of the Romanian cement market is estimated between EUR650m-700m (US$743m-800m) and is primarily supported by three large players: LafargeHolcim, HeidelbergCement and CRH. The three cement majors reported around RON3bn in total sales in 2018, representing a YoY rise of 10 per cent. LafargeHolcim’s Romanian operations were valued at EUR633m, followed by CRH (EUR469m) and HeidelbergCement (EUR410m).

LafargeHolcim could seek up to US$2.5bn for its Philippines business

28 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Shares of Holcim Philippines have been rising steeply as LafargeHolcim is believed to be considering the sale of its Philippines business unit to further reduce group debt. LafargeHolcim is undergoing a strategic review of its southeast Asian operations following the sale of its Indonesian business. The company could seek a value of US$2.5bn for the assets it holds in the Philippines, according to Bloomberg. LafargeHolcim's CEO, Jan Jenisch, said in May that the company’s southeast Asia bu...

Cement companies show positive performance in CDP ranking

28 January 2019, Published under Cement News

International organisation CDP has released its annual ‘A List’ which names the world’s leading businesses and scores them on their approach to climate change, water security and deforestation. The ranking is from A to D-, with F indicating a failure to provide sufficient information to be evaluated. The score assesses the level of detail and comprehensiveness of the response to CDP’s questionnaire, as well as the company's awareness of climate change issues, management methods and progres...