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Lafarge to receive Metro Vancouver's residuals as alternative raw materials

15 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc and Metro Vancouver have reached a three-year agreement that will see drinking water treatment residuals from the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant be used as a material in cement manufacturing.   The residuals are the solids removed during the drinking water filtration process, and consist of materials from the source water (sediments and naturally-occurring elements) and treatment chemicals (coagulants and polymers). They contain a chemical profile that mimics that of r...

Vietnam: inspection of polluted plants

10 October 2016, Published under Cement News

A joint delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment were due to inspect cement plants that pose a high risk of contamination. The inspection investigated production and waste treatment facilities at the plants. Minister of Industry and Trade, Trần Tuấn Anh has asked corporations to consider establishing a specialised department for environmental work for large-scale enterprises. Contractors and investors were required t...

Nova Scotia to use fracking waste at Lafarge plant

30 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Canada's Nova Scotia province has given the go-ahead for 5Ml of hydraulic fracturing wastewater to be disposed at the Lafarge Brookfield plant following a successful pilot project earlier this spring. The province’s Environment Minister, Randy Delorey, said in a statement he's approved a request from Atlantic Industrial Services to use the waste water at the Brookfield plant. The leftover waste water from drilling that took place seven years ago, estimated in 10 million litres, are current...

Holcim opens water treatment plant in Mexico

02 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim has opened a water treatment plant in Mexico at its Ramos Arizpe complex operated by subsidiary Ecoltec. The plant, which will treat water contaminated by hydrocarbons, has a daily capacity of 40m3 and allows the firm to process water more efficiently.

Lafarge Volos sets up novel wastewater partnership, Greece

11 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge's Volos cement plant in Greece has set up a novel partnership with a local drinks company, allowing it to reuse the company's wastewater in the cement producer’s industrial process. The Volos plant has connected its water network to that of the drinks company, using a nearby pipe previously used to pump water from a now disused bore hole to the plant. Today, waste water from the drinks company is piped directly to the Lafarge works, where it is used in the conditioning tower, be...

Optimisation projects expected to lift TCK net profit, Bosnia

19 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Bosnian cement maker Tvornica Cementa Kakanj (TCK) expects its net profit to rise by 20-25 per cent to some BAM11-12m (EUR5.6-6.1m) thanks to optimisation measures. TCK’s cement sales are expected to be nearly flat at around 425,000t, director Branimir Muidza told SeeNews. However, ongoing investment and process optimisation measures are expected to bear fruit this year, leading to the projected rise in net profit. Part of the HeidelbergCement Group, TCK has been embarking on a number ...

Holcim (US) Receives Excellence in Operations Award for water treatment

01 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim (US) Inc announced that its Theodore plant, located in Theodore, AL, received the Excellence in Operations Award from the Alabama Water Environmental Association (AWEA). The award honors companies that obtain perfect or near-perfect regulatory records as dictated by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. The Theodore plant was recognized for the superior performance of its storm water treatment system as related to physical treatment of waste water. The AWEA also noted t...

Cemex invests in wastewater treatment, Dominican Republic

03 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex will invest DOP80m (US$2m) in a wastewater treatment plant for its San Pedro de Macorís cement works in the Dominican Republic as well as a continuous emissions monitoring system for its kiln stack. "Our challenge is to seek the prosperity of the business in the long term, minimising impacts and maximising the value generated for our people, our communities, neighbours, business partners and the environment," said Mercedes Pantaleón, environmental manager of the company. Cemex rep...