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LafargeHolcim orders new grinding line for Zimbabwe

02 September 2020, Published under Cement News

  LafargeHolcim's new modular grinding line for Manresa will be commissioned in 2021 LafargeHolcim Zimbabwe has ordered a new modular grinding line for its Manresa cement plant. CBMI Construction Co Ltd (Sinoma), China, will supply the new line, which will be equipped with a Gebr Pfeiffer MVR 3070 vertical roller mill with a capacity of 94tph. The new installation will be commissioned in 2021, 12 months from the commencement of construction. This is the second modular grindi...

Holcim Midlothian plant requests modified emission levels

27 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Holcim Inc (LafargeHolcim) has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an air quality permit to modify emissions from the company's Midlothian cement plant, USA. If approved by the TCEQ, the new permit would give Holcim approval to raise its carbon monoxide emissions from approximately 4300tpa to 7100tpa. Holcim Inc also intends to burn increased amounts of petcoke at the plant. "We have kept local Midlothian leaders updated on the status of our permit and our c...

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe ordered to shut plant by EMA

18 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The Environmental Management Agency ordered Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LafargeHolcim group) to close its 0.45Mta Manresa plant last week, because of abnormal dust discharges. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe said it experienced an unexpected surge in dust emissions during a trial of alternative fuel in the plant between July 30 and 1 August, adding that immediate action was taken to control and contain the emissions and the incident was reported to EMA in line with regulatory requirements. It is under...

LafargeHolcim and IBM join forces to develop ORIS

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is exploring varied ways of expanding its digital portfolio, not just in cement and its 'Plants of Tomorrow' initiative, but also through its portfolio of building materials. LafargeHolcim will work with IBM Services to further develop the first digital platform for road design optimisation called ORIS. ORIS can reduce road project costs by up to one-third and carbon emissions by up to half while tripling road durability and usage lifespans, claims LafargeHolcim. ORIS asse...

Slowly back on track in Brazil?

04 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Following a four-year downturn, Brazil’s cement sector was in recovery mode in 2019. However, after a slow start to the year due to inclement weather, the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a further drop in sales in spring. The latest data show signs of demand recovery with producers pinning hopes on the implementation of private and public construction projects. Brazil’s cement industry is expecting better news in the months ahead as the resumption of private and public constructio...

LafargeHolcim records net sales of CHF10.7bn in 1H20

30 July 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim recorded net sales of CHF10.693bn (US$11.7m), a decline of18.1 per cent compared to the prior year of CHF13.059bn, reflecting the severe impact of the implementation of strict lockdowns of construction sites in several major operating countries. The strong appreciation of the Swiss franc against all currencies accounted for 6.2 per cent of the absolute decrease. Following the easing of the lockdowns, net sales in all five regions resumed prior-year levels by the end of June. R...

LafargeHolcim launch ECOPact concrete to more territories

24 July 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has launched ECOPact, the industry's broadest range of green concrete, delivering high-performing, sustainable and circular benefits, the company claims. After a successful market adoption in Europe, ECOPact is now available in the US with plans to expand into the UK, Canada, Latin America and other markets worldwide in the coming months. This introduction is an essential component of the company's strategy to advance the transition towards low-carbon and circular constructi...

Holcim Philippines expected to remain within group

23 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the lapse of sale agreement with San Miguel Corp earlier this year, Holcim Philippines is now expected to remain within LafargeHolcim, according to the company's CEO, John Stull, in an annual meeting on Wednesday. "We are very pleased to know that we are no longer in the sales process and we're very excited about the future working with one of the largest and most successful companies in the building material sector and we're happy to remain part of the group," said Mr Stull. Th...

LafargeHolcim Richmond plant secures biosolids fuel supply

23 July 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has signed a long-term contract with CRD to provide a reliable, steady and safe supply of biosolids to use as fuel in the company's cement manufacturing at the Richmond plant, Canada. Supported by the Government of BC's CleanBC Industry Fund, LafargeHolcim's Western Canadian Geocycle team received CAD753,000 (US$562.7) in funding for the capital investment in a silo designed to co-process biosolids as low carbon fuel for the Richmond cement kiln. The silo and associated syste...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh reports 6% increase in PAT

23 July 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh has seen its profit after tax advance 6.2 per cent to BDT843m (US$9.94m) in the first half of 2020, against BDT794m last year. The company has noted the remarkable nature of the results, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the second quarter the cement producer saw revenue drop 41.3 per cent from BDT4.498bn in 2Q19 to BDT2.641bn in the 2Q20. Operating profit fell 62.9 per cent to BDT268.2m in the 2Q20 from BDT722.3m while profit after tax saw a 26.5...