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LafargeHolcim Sagunto to return to full operation

13 December 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s Sagunto works in Spain will return to full operation for the first time since 2007. Following a year of uncertainty about the future of the cement plant due to issues in renewing its quarry licence, the news is particularly welcome to the staff of the 2.3Mta facility. Reasons cited for the step are two-fold. The economic recovery and resurgence of construction in Valencia and Castellón will enable the company to recover domestic margins following three years of exports and...

Spain: LafargeHolcim to seek different quarry area for Sagunto

05 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Teresa Garcia, environment councillor for the town of Sagunto, Spain, is advising LafargeHolcim to “consider other options” for a new quarry as the coveted area in Pinyal is “an important forest area and head of basin that must be protected.” She also referred to the Valencia Territorial Strategy to support her decision. The original decision, signed in 2009, gave the company the option to open a new quarry in the area to guarantee its future extraction of raw materials and operation of it...

Lafarge halts EUR20m investment in Sagunto plant, Spain

17 February 2016, Published under Cement News

The management of Lafarge yesterday made public its decision to halt the expansion of its quarry and its plant at Sagunto, Spain, due to “the uncertainty created by the new local government and the lack of viable alternatives,” according to El Mercantil Valenciano. The cement producer had intended to spend around EUR20m in upgrading its plant. In 2013 Lafarge and the town council of Sagunto agreed for the company to accept the limits to the use of its quarrying concession and move to the o...

Lafarge opens Sagunto laboratory

29 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has inaugurated its first R&D laboratory in Europe at Sagunto, Spain. The centre, which is the company’s second in the world after its US facility in Houston, will research the use of cement in oil and gas wells. The laboratory will enable the company to carry out research under conditions of higher pressure, temperature and chemical agents that cement is subjected to at depths of 3000-5000m. Apart from developing new cements, the laboratory will also play a part in meeting cli...