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Kiln break in McInnis Cement adds 1-2 weeks to production stop

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Reports of a major kiln break at McInnis Cement’s Port-Daniel plant have indicated that the plant will see a production stop of 6-7 weeks. However, the company has said that a production stop for maintenance purposes was already scheduled and the break adds only 1-2 weeks to the initial plan. The break occurred on Thursday but the company has refused to confirm the exact nature of the damaged and the expected cost of repairs remains unknown. "It adds one to two weeks to our already planned...

Bronx terminal brings environmental benefits

16 October 2018, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement has opened its Bronx terminal at the South Bronx waterfront, New York, USA. The terminal is approximately 100,000ft 2 with a warehouse for storing 44,000Mt of cement. Large ocean-going vessels will deliver cement from the company's plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Quebec, to the Bronx about once per month. The environmental benefits of the project will include a decrease in traffic on local roads and bridges, eliminating as many as 25,000 one-way truck trips across the region. ...

Van Aalst partners Scania in cement carrier project

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Van Aaslt has contributed in the development in the first Tier III Scania self-discharging cement carrier called 'NACC Alicudi'. The 120m vessel operates Scania IMO tier III diesel engines with a unique pneumatic conveying system for loading and unloading cement, fly ash and granulated slag. The vessel had to fit the Scania Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system in the engine room deckhouse, which was smaller as the previous non-SCR equipped engine room deckhouse. This resulted into l...

McInnis Cement in search for new President CEO

08 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Hervé Mallet is leaving McInnis Cement after nearly two years as its President and CEO. Mr Mallet was appointed in November 2016 to straighten out the company which was struggling with cost overruns on the construction of its Port Daniel-Gascons plant. “Mr Hervé Mallet, President and Chief Executive Officer of McInnis since November 2016, is leaving the company. The Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge the work accomplished during Mr. Mallet’s management of the company, and thanks him...

McInnis Cement can transport more cement by rail

25 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The number of rail wagons transported by McInnis Cement across the Cascapedia bridges in Richmond may be increased, according to Radio Gaspésie. A recent review of the ultrasonic structure has shown that the bearing capacity of the bridges is higher than was estimated. The Canadian Department of Transport will allow McInnis Cement to increase the number of wagons that can cross from 10 to 25 per week. Although CAD100m (US$78m) investment was announced to overhaul the railway system al...

McInnis Cement faces rail limit

22 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Canadian cement producer McInnis Cement faces a new challenge in distributing its cement. The Quebec Ministry of Transport is imposing a 10 rail cars/week limit on cement transportation between Matapédia and Caplan due to the dismal state of the rail line. While 90 per cent of its 2.3Mt cement output is shipped, McInnis Cement had planned to increase rail transport of its products to Canadian and US customers to 40 cars per week by next summer. In May 2015 the Quebec Ministry of Transp...

McInnis Cement could be up for sale

08 January 2018, Published under Cement News

A Canadian pension fund has hired advisers to explore the possible sale or partial sale of McInnis Cement, reports Bloomberg. Caisse de Depot et Placement du Québec and its partners have hired advisers to explore options to sell part or all of McInnis Cement. McInnis Cement project was the first new cement plant to serve eastern Canada and New England in more than 50 years when it opened last year. McInnis Cement has a deep-water marine terminal next to the 2.2Mta Port-Daniel-Gascons...

McInnis Cement inaugurates plant

26 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Monday, 25 September saw the inauguration of the 2.3Mta McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Canada. In the presence of more than 200 guests, primarily suppliers and subcontractors and McInnis employees, the chairman of the company’s board, Laurent Beaudoin, said: "We got there, factory, quarry, terminal. The cement plant that has been talked about for so long and that the Gaspésiens have waited with patience, this grand project is officially taking off. " Recalling that its object...

McInnis Cement announces Atlantic distribution plan, CRH deal

08 September 2017, Published under Cement News

McInnis, the New Cement Co has announced its distribution plan for all of the Atlantic provinces. The cement producer has acquired two CRH Canada-owned distribution assets, enabling it to reach the markets in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, as well as Prince Edward Island. McInnis will honour the orders of the clients supplied through those terminals and integrate their current employees.   In addition, McInnis has entered into an agreement with CRH Canada and will supply cement for this co...

McInnis produces first cement

21 June 2017, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement announced the production of the first cement on Friday, 16 June 2017, in line with the company’s schedule. “This important milestone marks the work of hundreds of employees, workers and partners who have helped make our plant a performance model for the cement industry, both in terms of productivity and environment,” said Hervé Mallet, President and CEO of McInnis Cement. “With the production of the first cement, our team has commenced the various tests required in our labor...