AUGUST 2020, ASSINIBOIA, SK: The Golden South Wind Project (the Project) is located immediately south and east of the Town of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, approximately 175 kilometres southwest of Regina in the Rural Municipalities of Lake of the Rivers and Stonehenge.
The Project has been in development since 2009 and is located within approximately 34,000 acres of leased agricultural land. The Project will consist of 50 turbines, an underground electrical collection system, a transformer substation, meteorological towers, operations and maintenance building, new access roads and upgrading of some existing roads. Each turbine stands 110 metres (m) tall, and, upon completion, Golden South will generate enough electricity to power 90,000 Saskatchewan homes.
Wind turbines require significant support to manage their massive height and pressure. Lafarge Canada's Technical & Development Centre, located in Edmonton, AB, had the expertise and methodology to provide reduced-carbon concretes with the same high performance qualities. Lafarge engineers designed and pre-qualified mix designs focused on compressive strength, carbon reduction and thermal control of the concrete. Once mix designs were verified, our technical experts remained available to monitor performance throughout the project, making adjustments to optimize materials and processes when required.
With a focus on maximizing performance and reducing carbon, the team supplied almost 23,000 m3 of reduced-carbon concretes by including GUL cement in the concrete mixes. Subsequently, we achieved carbon reduction of 41.4 kg/m3 over the course of the project - resulting in a total CO2 reduction of 1,035 tonnes. This is equivalent to taking 225 cars off the road for one year!
Thanks to our technical expertise, as well as the determination to reduce carbon in all aspects of our operations, Lafarge Canada has become the premier supplier for Canadian windfarm projects. Our digital innovations and culture of health and safety ensure that projects are managed efficiently and with minimized health and safety impacts.
- Strongest result of all 101 construction materials companies analyzed
- Report especially recognizes strong corporate governance performance and improvement across all seven of the material ESG issues
- Leading the way in sustainable construction
Sustainalytics, a global leader in environmental, social and governance risks (ESG) and Corporate Governance research and ratings, published its latest LafargeHolcim ESG Risk Rating. Of all 101 construction materials companies analyzed, LafargeHolcim rated first. The company was also in the top 20% of all 12,000 companies assessed across all sectors.
Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability Officer: “We are very proud of this industry-leading ESG ranking. It positions LafargeHolcim as the number one construction materials company within Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Rating, as well as the very first to rank below 20 in its “low risk” category. We are proud of the results of this assessment and are encouraged to keep on raising the bar to further accelerate the transition to sustainable construction”.
Géraldine Picaud, Chief Financial Officer: “This number one ESG rating within our industry by Sustainalytics is a clear sign of the resilience and long-term focus of our business. With ESG programs embedded across our growth strategy, this rating further confirms our commitment to being a responsible investment of choice. We are leading the way in sustainable construction, as evidenced by our allocation of over 50% of our R&D resources to low-carbon solutions.”
The Sustainalytics report states that the company is at low risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors due to its strong management of material ESG issues. The company is especially recognized for its strong corporate governance performance and its improvement across all seven of the material ESG issues and corporate governance factors that were analyzed. According to the report, LafargeHolcim’s strongest areas of ESG risk management are its global business ethics programs, its broad range of sustainable products & services and its responsible use of resources, notably in terms of water management.
LafargeHolcim’s ESG Risk Rating score for 2020 is 19.5 on a scale from 0-100 with 0 indicating negligible ESG risk. Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Ratings are categorized across five risk levels: negligible, low, medium, high and severe.
Additionally, LafargeHolcim has been upgraded in the ISS ESG Corporate Rating issued in April 2020 to “Prime” status. This status is awarded to companies which fulfil ambitious absolute performance requirements and achieve a high ESG performance in their sector. Consequently the company’s tradeable bonds and shares meet responsible investment criteria.
LafargeHolcim is the global leader in building materials and solutions and active in four business segments: Cement, Aggregates, Ready-Mix Concrete and Solutions & Products. Its ambition is to lead the industry in reducing carbon emissions and shifting towards low-carbon construction. With the strongest R&D organization in the industry, the company seeks to constantly introduce and promote high-quality and sustainable building materials and solutions to its customers worldwide - whether individual homebuilders or developers of major infrastructure projects. LafargeHolcim employs over 70,000 employees in over 70 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets.
Sustainalytics is a leading independent ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics firm that supports investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. For more than 25 years, the firm has been at the forefront of developing high-quality, innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of global investors. Today, Sustainalytics works with hundreds of the world’s leading asset managers and pension funds who incorporate ESG and corporate governance information and assessments into their investment processes. Sustainalytics also works with hundreds of companies and their financial intermediaries to help them consider sustainability in policies, practices and capital projects. With 16 offices globally, Sustainalytics has more than 650 staff members, including more than 200 analysts with varied multidisciplinary expertise across more than 40 industry groups.
TerraFlowMD est un mélange spécialisé fait d’ajouts cimentaires et d’autres matériaux de construction qui constitue une solution efficace et économique pour le remblayage dans les mines souterraines. Il a aussi été utilisé avec succès pour en mélange avec des sols en vue d’améliorer les propriétés géotechniques des sols indigènes.
TerraflowMD est conçu spécialement pour le remblayage par pâte ou par pierre des chambres souterraines, et il peut réduire la consommation de liant si on le compare au ciment Portland. Sa formulation a également été jugée idéale pour le mélange des sols profonds, en particulier dans le cas d’argiles à forte plasticité. TerraFlowMD peut être mélangé à de la bentonite afin de réduire la perméabilité des murs parafouilles en sol-ciment-bentonite (SCB).
Utilisations du TerraFlowMD :
- Remblayage des chambres souterraines par pâte ou par pierre
- Mines souterraines de zinc, d’or, de cuivre, d’argent et de plomb
- Injection de coulis à haute pression près des murs parafouilles et des pieux
- Mélange des sols profonds et coupés pour l’amélioration du sol
- Construction de caissons et de murs en pieux sécants
- Performances supérieures lorsque combiné aux matériaux contenant des sulfures/sulfates souvent présents dans les résidus miniers
- Possible réduction des liants dans certains cas
- Solution efficace et économique pour le remblayage dans les mines souterraines
- Optimisation de l’utilisation/réutilisation des matériaux, y compris les ajouts cimentaires
- Élimination de l’accumulation de résidus et(ou) de la nécessité d’avoir des mesures pour le traitement des déchets
- Mélangé avant la livraison au site ce qui améliore la productivité et réduit les exigences en matière d’équipements
- Possibilité de varier les proportions afin de répondre à des exigences spécifiques déterminées lors d’essais préliminaire
- Économise l’énergie et les ressources naturelles
- Performances supérieures dans des sols argileux.
TerraFlowMD est conçu pour rendre les matériaux de remblai conformes aux exigences particulières de l’industrie minière, mais ne peut être utilisé dans la fabrication du béton, des produits en béton ou de la gunite.
Les affirmations concernant les produits reposent sur une utilisation appropriée conforme aux normes de l’industrie reconnues. Veuillez communiquer avec votre représentant Lafarge pour des renseignements concernant les produits, la disponibilité et les commandes.