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Buzzi's Maryneal plant breaks production records

29 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Buzzi 's Maryneal plant in the USA reached record production levels in 2022 with clinker production of 1.03Mt and cement production of 1.18Mt, over 4.6 per cent above expectations. The 2022 figures also beat the 2021 figures, with clinker production coming in three per cent higher and cement production 2.5 per cent higher.    “We’ve implemented strategies to keep reliable assets which allow the team members to work on continuous improvement. This affects the efficiency and productivit...

Holcim boosts renewable energy at Fort Totten RMC plant

28 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim US has installed new solar arrays at its Fort Totten ready-mix concrete plant in Washington, DC, helping to both offset the industrial load in a major metropolitan area and replace the fossil fuel-generated electricity on site with renewable energy.   “This summer showed why everyone, including a concrete supplier in the middle of a large city, is responsible for reducing energy consumption,” said Cedric Barthelemy, senior vice president and general manager of Holcim US’ Mid-Atla...

Regal Rexnord to be acquired by WEG SA

28 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Regal Rexnord Corp has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Industrial Motors and Generators businesses that comprise the majority of its Industrial Systems segment to WEG, through certain subsidiaries of WEG SA, for total consideration of US$400m. The closing of the transaction, which is subject to obtaining required regulatory approvals and meeting customary closing conditions, is expected to occur in the 1H24. Regal Rexnord CEO, Louis Pinkham, commented...

Holcim US rolls out ECOPact to Dallas-Fort Worth

27 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Building on the success and growth of its ECOPact low-carbon concrete, Holcim US has now introduced the sustainable construction material in the rapidly expanding Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. An industrywide commitment to lowering the carbon footprint of the built environment is driving the construction sector to act quickly to decarbonise by midcentury, says Holcim.
       “Dallas-Fort Worth has consistently ranked as one of the nation’s fastest-growing areas over the last decade,” sai...

Nova Marine Carriers ship grounds in St Lawrence River

26 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Two tugs have been dispatched from Montreal to assist the NACC Argonaut, a cement carrier that ran aground on Sunday morning on the St Lawrence River near Cornwall in Ontario. Nova Marine Carriers’ 13,977dwt ship is partially laden and was built in 2003. Traffic along the river has been suspended with authorities concerned that the cement carrier has taken on water. The ship has developed a list to port. Having veered off the fairway, the ship is wedged between an island and a dyke making...

CRH completes latest phase of buyback

25 September 2023, Published under Cement News

CRH plc has completed the latest phase of its share buyback programme, returning a further US$1bn in cash to shareholders. Between 30 June 2023 and 22 September 2023, 17.7m ordinary shares were repurchased on Euronext Dublin and the London Stock Exchange. This brings total cash returned to shareholders under the company’s ongoing share buyback programme to US$6bn since its commencement in May 2018. CRH has also announced that it has entered into non-discretionary arrangements with Merrill...

Management changes at Vulcan Materials

21 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Tom Baker, previously Vulcan Material’s chief operating officer, has been appointed to the position of president, effective immediately. In this role, Mr Baker will continue to lead enterprise-wide strategic initiatives and support and advise the company's senior leadership team, reporting to Tom Hill, chairman and CEO. “Tom has a deep understanding of the construction materials industry. Vulcan—and particularly our talented management team—will continue to benefit from his valuable ex...

Sublime Systems achieves ASTM C1157 performance designation

18 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Sublime Systems™ receives ASTM C1157 performance designation for Its ultra-low carbon cement, clearing the Path to commercialising fossil-fuel-free cement at scale.  This industry standard specifies performance requirements across parameters including strength development, durability, and low shrinkage and cracking, and is being increasingly adopted as the industry moves towards performance-based standards. Obtaining the ASTM C1157 designation enables Sublime Cement™ to be used compliantl...

Dome Technology completes Davenport cement DomeSilo project

14 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Continental Cement Co ( Summit Materials ) has built another DomeSilo with Dome Technology, this time at its Davenport , Iowa, USA facility. The DomeSilo can store 125,000stof cement powder, and according to Dome Technology’s records, the structure is among the largest-capacity cement storage facilities in the world, said Dome Technology sales manager, Lane Roberts.
  The dome size is a response to demand that has been building for the past decade. CCC Davenport ran short on storage for ...

Saipem launches its first industrialised product for carbon capture

13 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Saipem has launched Bluenzyme™, an innovative pre-engineered line of CO 2 capture solutions based on the proprietary enzymatic technology “CO 2 Solutions by Saipem”, with the release of the first industrialised product, Bluenzyme™ 200, a ready-to-use package aimed at small and medium emitters, which has a nominal capture capacity of 200tpd of CO 2 .  The “CO 2  Solutions by SAIPEM” technology that characterises how Bluenzyme™ works, uses a non-toxic, non-volatile solvent based on the us...