TMEIC will supply MV drive systems for the McInnis Cement plant in Canada, which is currently undergoing construction. It is anticipated to begin production in 2017.
The UK’s Hope Construction Materials is investing £1 million in rail transportation from its Hope cement plant in Derbyshire. This includes the manufacture and long-term lease of 48 custom-made rail wagons.
A round-up of some of this week’s key news items from the international cement industry, from environmental reports to recent appointments.
Porvair Filtration Group outlines the ways in which it is improving its eco awareness and reducing emissions.
Voith is acquiring parts of the materials handling specialist Hese, which is based in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The acquired sections will be integrated into the Voith Turbo Division Mining and Metals.
Cementos Portland Valderrivas’ Board approves appointment of Alicia Alcocer Koplowitz as President of the highest governing body of the company.
Lafarge North America, Inc. is investing in a new cement storage facility and terminal in North Dakota to enhance its logistics network and meet rising demand in the region.
According to Ciment Català, cement consumption increased by 19.9% y/y to 130 316 t in Cataluña in April 2015.
Privately-owned housing building permit authorisations, starts and completions on the up in the US, according to the April 2015 estimates from the US Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Jose Luis Seijo has taken over from his colleague at Cemex, Alejandro Ramirez Cantu. Cemex is the largest shareholder in TCL.
Lafarge Canada Inc. has helped to rebuild the Mossom Creek Hatchery in Port Moody, BC, which was destroyed by a fire in December 2013.
The Highway Trust Fund’s contract authority and expenditure authority will run out on 31 May. The House has passed a two-month extension.
The Indian cement company has been recognised for the management of its quarries by the Indian Bureau of Mines.
The Danish cement company focused on increasing alternative fuels usage, reducing energy consumption, bringing down emissions and workplace safety in 2014.
Although positive developments were reported for many of the markets in which Cimpor operates, challenges in countries such as Brazil impacted the group’s 1Q15 results.
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