New grinding centre under construction in India
The Indian subsidiary Zuari Cement is setting up a cement grinding unit in the Solapur District in the western part of the country.
The grinding centre is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2015 and will have a production capacity of 1 Million tone of cement per annum.
It is designed to double its capacity, considered the future plans to cater the growing demand in the region of Maharashtra, one of the largest cement consumption areas in the country.
New bag filter system inaugurated at Helwan Plant (Egypt)
Italcementi Group confirms once more its commitment to the safeguard of the environment as well as to production efficiency. Helwan Cement Company, a subsidiary of Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC), inaugurated its new bag filter system on 17 November.
This new system, equipped with the latest available technology, is set to significantly reduce plant dust particle emissions. It will allow to reach the lowest possible levels in the industry, going beyond current Egyptian and European legal standards.
Italcementi and Alessi announce the "#Concrete In Design" contest dedicated to all designers interested in research and experimentation with innovative cements
Italcementi, a big name in the field of innovation for architectural materials, and Alessi, one of the leading Italian Design Factories Companies, join forces to launch the international "#Concrete In Design" contest dedicated to young designers interested in finding new forms of expression with i.design EFFIX, a very high performance material of the latest generation.
Big Architects at i.lab for FuoriSalone 2013
To coincide with the FuoriSalone 2013 event, Italcementi has organized four meetings with internationally known architects. These lectures were planned within the framework of the event exhibition INTERNI HYBRID ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN, and featured Steven Holl, Luca Scacchetti, Sergei Tchoban and Carla Juaçaba, winner of the first arcVision Prize - Women and Architecture, the international prize for women architects in the social sphere set up by the Italcementi Group.
Italcementi to invest € 150 million for revamping Rezzato plant making it the most efficient and eco-friendly cement plant in Europe
With an annual production capacity of more than 1 million ton of clinker, the cement plant will be fully renovated with the best technologies available.
Italcementi is going to invest € 150 million to make Rezzato plant the most efficient and eco-friendly cement plant in Europe.
Built in 1964, the plant will be revamped starting from the forthcoming month combining the best available technology in cement production with the most modern and up-to-date process.
Italcementi opens its Research Centre:
i.lab, the heart of innovation and sustainability
i.lab, Italcementi’s new Research and Innovation Centre designed by the US Architect Richard Meier, was inaugurated in the presence of the Italian Minister for the Environment Corrado Clini. Located in the Kilometro Rosso Science Park, the building has an overall surface area of 23,000 m2.
arcVision no. 28 - Smart Cities
arcVision no. 28 provides an in-depth analysis of Smart Cities as a system integrating the network of devices with the network of people, towards a growth made of education, research and innovation.arcVision has explored the subject with contributions from Francesco Profumo, former Chair of Italy’s National Research Council and Minister for Education, Universities & Research in the Monti Cabinet; Andrea Granelli, Chairman of Kanso; David Bevilacqua, Vice President, South Europe, at Cisco Systems; Joost Brinkman, Hiroshi Maruyama, Nobuko Asakai, Masahito Sugihara from Accenture Sustainability Services and Strategy; architect Odile Decq, founder of the ODBC firm in Paris and member of the Jury of the Italcementi Group arcVision Prize – Women and Architecture; Nashid Nabian, a lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design.