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Holcim opens its Innovation Hub

06 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced the opening of its Innovation Hub to showcase its sustainable building solutions and serve as a co-creation lab to accelerate low-carbon, circular and energy-efficient building worldwide. Spread across three floors, the Hub offers working spaces to host start-ups and think tanks to accelerate innovation. It will also serve as an urban dialogue platform to explore the future of sustainable cities and their construction via interactive exhibits and events. Nollaig Forre...

Italy’s cement exports see 28% rise in May

05 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Italy increased by four per cent YoY in June 2023, according to the national construction chamber, Federbeton. When compared with the 2015 base index, the output value advanced from 93 in May to 98 in June. However, in the first six months of the year output was down five per cent when compared with the 6M22. However, cement prices increased 11 per cent YoY in June 2023, following a 13 per cent YoY rise in May 2023. Compared with the 2015 base index, prices slipped from...

Lafarge Africa installs new bag filter technology

01 September 2023, Published under Cement News

As part of its ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its operations, Lafarge Africa Plc has installed new bag filter technology at its Ewekoro plant. “We continuously upgrade our operating models and strategy through extensive investments in research and innovation,” said Rachael Ezembakwe, head of Health, Safety and Environment, Lafarge Africa Plc. “In order to comply with global standards and contribute to building a safer planet, we successfully replaced ou...

TITAN Group supports "The Ellinikon project"

01 September 2023, Published under Cement News

TITAN Group 's state-of-the-art ready-mix concrete unit has contributed to the realisation of "The Ellinikon project" in Greece, optimising its cement and aggregates supply chain for one of Europe’s most iconic infrastructure projects.   TITAN Group is offering on-site innovative, low-carbon products and tailored solutions for the Ellinikon, along with expert advice on the use of innovative materials and circular solutions. One notable aspect of TITAN’s contribution to the projec...

MPA voices concerns over UK government housebuilding plans

01 September 2023, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has written to the UK government voicing concerns over the government’s recent announcements regarding housebuilding. Two differing policy proposals designed to boost housebuilding, put forward by the current government and the Labour opposition, support plans to deliver new homes but, according to the MPA, fail to recognise the importance of the construction supply chains in realising their housing ambitions. Robert McIlveen, director of public affa...

Sika concrete recycling technology receives US$11m in funding

30 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Sika has received CHF10m (US$11.34m) in funding for its innovative reCO2ver ® concrete recycling technology. ReCO2ver involves a novel concrete recycling process that allows old concrete to be entirely reused while facilitating the sequestration of CO 2 . To support the use of the technology, Switzerland’s Climate Cent Foundation is guaranteeing the purchase of CO 2 certificates from the programme for an initial amount of CHF10m. Sika’s reCO2ver technology not only separates old concret...

WHR testing begins at Secil

30 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The CTP Team waste heat recovery (WHR) system being installed at Secil , Portugal, has entered the testing phase with each piece of equipment being individually checked prior to commissioning and start-up. According to the company, the fans of the air-to-air heat exchanger have been tested using a temporary power source. The 7.2MW WHR system integrates three different heat sources to generate electricity: AQC boiler, PH boiler, and solar field. The system features a 15,172m 2 total heat...

Cemfree Masonry Mortar used in ExCel expansion

25 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Cemfree Masonry Mortar, an ultra-low carbon construction material, is set to be used on its first major project, the expansion of the ExCeL London, saving over 11,000kg of CO 2 e. McLaren Construction and Lyons & Annoot specified just over 100t of Cemfree Masonry Mortar for the internal blockwork. Now it is Cemfree Masonry Mortar’s largest project application yet. The UK’s first mortar entirely free of Portland cement (PC), this alternative offers a remarkable reduction in carbon emiss...

FLSmidth completes KOCH Solutions purchase agreement

24 August 2023, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth & Co A/S has announced that all conditions and requirements regarding the previously announced Asset Purchase & Transfer Agreement between FLSmidth and KOCH Solutions have been met. The agreement involves a mix of intellectual property, order backlog, employees and facilities that are part of FLSmidth’s non-core activities (NCA) segment. In accordance with the agreement, the closing of the transaction is set to take place on the first day of the calendar month after which the clo...

CRH boss third-highest paid CEO on the FTSE100

23 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The CEO of Irish building materials giant CRH, Albert Manifold, has been ranked as the third-highest paid chief executive on the FTSE 100, according to a new report by the High Pay Centre. Mr Manifold was paid GBP10.38m (EUR12.1m/US$13m) last year for his role as chief executive of CRH , a position which he has held since 2014. His pay for 2022 was surpassed by only two other chief executives. The news comes as CRH is set to move its primary stock market listing to New York from London n...