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FLSmidth to supply OK mill to CalPortland's Mojave plant

27 May 2020, Published under Cement News

CalPortland has awarded a supply contract to FLSmidth for its Mojave raw mill project. The scope of supply includes engineering, equipment and installation of a new OK 48-4 raw mill with a condition monitoring system and an ECS/ProcessExpert system. "The new OK Raw Mill from FLSmidth will increase reliability and efficiency at our Mojave plant," says Bruce E Shafer, senior vice president for cement operations at CalPortland. "This mill is a natural choice to continue on the sustainable jour...

Votorantim Cimentos sees net revenue up 9% in 1Q20

22 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos' financial statement for the period ended 31 March 2020 reported net revenue up nine per cent to BRL2747m (US$494.6m) from BRL2524m in the 1Q19, while adjusted EBITDA fell to BRL232m from BRL586m in the 1Q19. Group cement volumes declined slightly to 6.3Mt from 6.4Mt in the year-ago period. Net revenues in Brazil in 1Q20 rose to BRL1563m from BRL1536m in 1Q19. Positive market dynamics were seen before the outbreak of COVID-19 in March. However, the expansion project at ...

LafargeHolcim strengthens partnership with Solidia Technologies

21 May 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has strengthened its partnership with Solidia Technologies to reduce CO 2 across its value chain. With this announcement the collaboration with the US-based cement and concrete technology company, which began in 2013, is formally agreed until 2025, with an option to extend.   Together the two companies' solutions not only emit up to 30 per cent less CO 2 during cement production, they also capture and store CO 2 , leading to a 70 per cent carbon reduced concrete. Together wit...

Titan successfully navigates pandemic in first quarter

15 May 2020, Published under Cement News

This week Titan Group released its 1Q2020 business results which saw the group's revenues rise by 6.1 per cent to EUR384.8m , compared to 1Q19. ICR looks a little closer now at how the group's operations have been performing.
 Dimitris Papalexopoulos, chairman of the group, said: "The Group successfully navigated the first phase of the [COVID-19] crisis. Since the first emergence of the pandemic which appeared in our countries of operation in early to mid-March, our first focus has been to...

Titan Group sees 6% revenue increase in 1Q20

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Based on robust US demand and resilience of markets in the eastern Mediterranean, Titan Group's consolidated revenue increased in the 1Q20 by 6.1 per cent, reaching EUR384.8m, despite the slowdown of business due to COVID-19 since mid-March. EBITDA declined by EUR3.7m, or 8.5 per cent YoY, reaching EUR40.6m, mainly due to the advanced costs of about EUR10m associated with the earlier timing of the plant maintenance in Florida (completed in 2Q19). Preliminary April year-to-date financials ...

Lhoist North America to construct new lime kiln at Marble Falls

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

After extensive technical review, Lhoist North America has received permit approval from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for construction of a new energy-efficient lime kiln at its Marble Falls, Texas facility. The regulatory approval paves the way for Lhoist to begin construction on the significant expansion at the facility. The new vertical kiln, which is expected to be operational in 2021, is primarily driven by growing demand for Lhoist's high purity dolomitic lime product...

US and Puerto Rico February Portland and blended cement shipments up 13%

13 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement, including imports, in the USA and Puerto Rico advanced 13 per cent YoY in February 2020 to 6.4Mt, reports the US Geological Survey (USGS). The top five state markets were Texas, California, Florida, Arizona and Georgia, which accounted for a total share of 49 per cent of the month’s shipments. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement were Texas, California, Missouri, Florida, and Alabama. Masonry cement shipments were up sl...

Votorantim sells Canadian quarry to Sunrock Group

12 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos' North American business unit, St Mary's Cement, has sold an existing quarry with 1400 acres of high-quality aggregate reserves located in Burnt River, Ontario, Canada, to The Sunrock Group, a privately-held construction materials supplier headquartered in Raleigh, NC, USA. According to Bryan Pfohl, the Sunrock Group’s chairman and CEO: "The Sunrock Group is looking forward to building a strong Canadian company in the Greater Toronto Area that is poised to supply high qu...

GCC signs wind power agreement with Black Hills Energy

11 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Grupo Cementos Chihuahua (GCC) has signed a power purchasing agreement (PPA) with Black Hills Energy to supply GCC’s Rapid City cement plant with half of its power requirements in the next 15 years. By choosing low-cost renewable energy resources to power our business, we’re able to advance our business goals and sustainability objectives while also supporting the expansion of affordable, renewable energy development in the region,” said Ron Henley, GCC’s US division president. “Clean ener...

Argos records revenues of COP2.2trn in 1Q20

06 May 2020, Published under Cement News

In the first three months of 2020, Argos (Grupo Argos) reported revenues of COP2.2trn (US$5.6bn), a figure that remains stable when compared to 2019. EBITDA, including the effect of IFRS16, was COP343bn, decreasing one per cent when compared to the same quarter of the previous year. During the period, the total volume of cement dispatched reached 3.6Mt, down 6.1 per cent, and ready-mix volumes fell 10.7 per cent to 2.1Mm 3 . "In general, the results were impacted mainly because of the clo...