The company has inaugurated three new expansion plants for ready-mix concrete located in Sonsonate, La Paz and Apopa. Holcim also inaugurated an aggregates plant, located in the Tepeagua canton of the La Libertad municipality.
The company is introducing customers to its Water Add Meter (WAM) to measure the amount of water added before and during pours to help validate concrete quality.
The company has invested £2 million to upgrade its King’s Cross concrete plant, doubling capacity at the central London site.
The company has launched its new low carbon range of concrete, ECOPact, which reduces the carbon emissions of concrete by between 30% and 70%.
The UK concrete and cement industry has launched a roadmap to become net negative by 2050, removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it emits each year.
GlobalData’s MEED reports that the shareholders’ decision to liquidate Arabtec highlights the troubles facing the Gulf’s construction industry and how Arabtec’s market value has descended over the past decade.
The companies have announced the signing of an exclusive 5-year contract for the development and commercialisation of low-carbon cement.
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has awarded the Holcim Holly Hill cement plant in South Carolina with its 2020 Land Stewardship award, which recognises an industry participant that “goes above and beyond” what is required to provide environmental solutions at a facility.
The companies are partnering up to improve the sustainability performance and material properties of Solidia’s low carbon concrete.