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Jura Cement Fabriken wants quarry expansion

26 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Jura Cement Fabriken AG has applied to expand its Jakobsberg and Oberegg quarries to continue the raw material supply for its Wildegg plant in Switzerland. The necessary revision of the partial use plan was approved by the municipal assemblies in January 2020. The quorum had such a large majority that a definitive resolution was reached and a referendum was no longer possible. However, legal proceedings could still stifle the plan and three parties, including the former Grand Councillor Sä...

Swiss cement demand falls 3% in 4Q20

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland, including Liechtenstein, slipped 3.1 per cent YoY to 1,002,614t in the 4Q20, down from 1,034,914t in the 4Q19, according to cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. In 2020 deliveries were down by 1.5 per cent YoY to 4.151Mt from 4.215Mt in 2019. Switzerland transported 37.5 per cent of its cement via rail in 2020. Domestic cement producers delivered 74.2 per cent of its product to ready-mix concrete producers, while 19.1 per cent was supplied to building ...

Swiss cement sector requires quarry expansions to sustain production beyond 2024

22 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Without the expansion of quarries, Swiss cement production could fall as early as 2024, according to the National Geological Survey Swisstopo, Switzerland’s federal office of topography.  To carry out the implementation and maintenance of construction and infrastructure projects, the country needs approximately 5Mta, according to the organisation. Swiss cement plants covered 86 per cent of supply requirements in 2019 – the remaining 14 per cent were covered by imports. Without new permits, ...

EcoLabel launched by LafargeHolcim

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has launched its EcoLabel to transparently communicate the environmental benefits of its green building solutions. The label will apply to all its products that comply with its green criteria, including lower CO 2 footprint and recycled content. Building on LafargeHolcim's net zero pledge, this EcoLabel supports the company's ambition to accelerate green construction with the use of lower-footprint products such as ECOPact and Susteno. EcoLabel applies to all cement...

Swiss cement deliveries up 1% in 3Q

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland (including Liechtenstein) edged up by 0.9 per cent YoY to 1,137,615t in the third quarter of 2020. In the 3Q cement dispatches reached 1,127,516t, according to the Swiss cement association, Cemsuisse, In January-September 2020 deliveries slipped by one per cent YoY to 3,148,523t when compared with the 9M19 when 3,179,871t were supplied to the domestic market. Lower-carbon CEM II cement accounted for 89.7 per cent of total deliveries while the share of CEM ...

Swiss cement dispatches down 3% in 2Q20

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland fell by 3.3 per cent YoY to 1,138,804t in the second quarter of 2020, according to the latest data published by Cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association."The cement industry was able to ensure the supply of cement despite the coronacrisis," said the association in a statement. The supply of low-carbon CEM II cements, which accounts for 88.7 per cent of demand, is still increasing. The share of CEM I cements in total deliveries fell further to 6.8 per ce...

Swiss cement deliveries stable in 1Q20

20 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland including Liechtenstein remained largely stable in the 1Q20 at 872,104t, just slightly down from 874,275t reported in 1Q19, according to Cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association. In the 1Q20, 40.1 per cent of deliveries were made by rail, while the rest was transport by road. Ready-mix concrete plants accounted for 73.5 per cent of take-off while 17.8 per cent of deliveries were supplied to in-situ concrete systems at large construction sites and 5.2 per cen...

LafargeHolcim propose dividened and re-elect board members at AGM

13 May 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim shareholders confirmed the proposed distribution of a dividend of CHF2.00 per registered share (US$2.06/registered share) of LafargeHolcim Ltd from capital contribution reserves. The dividend is not subject to Swiss withholding tax.   The Annual General Meeting confirmed Beat Hess as chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. Except for Paul Desmarais Jr, who did not stand for re-election, all other existing members of the Board were confirmed in office. On behalf of the Boa...

Switzerland prepares to lower NOx limits

09 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Swiss Federal Department of the Environment has published a review of the country’s air protection ordinance, in which it plans to lower the limit values for NO x by more than half – from 500 to 200mg/m 3 . The revision of the legislation is in consultation until 20 August 2020. The step will require the country’s cement plants to adapt their emission control process to meet the new legislation. At Ciments Vigier, Director Oliver Barbery said the industry had been preparing for it fo...

Swiss cement industry joins EU ETS

28 January 2020, Published under Cement News

From 1 January 2020 Swiss cement companies are participating in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). Based on the polluter-pays principle, the scheme will allow the sector to be exempt from carbon levies collected in Switzerland. Moreover, Swiss ETS participants will also be allowed to trade emission allowances in the larger EU market as the two systems have been linked since the start of the year. Cemsuisse, the Swiss cement association, believes the system is an effective tool as i...