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igualdad de oportunidades
18 Jan: Equal opportunities plan for women and men in Grupo Aldomer

igualdad de oportunidadesThanks to our Equality Committee and after several months of work, in May 2020 the Plan for Equal Opportunities between women and men was approved, following the guidelines established by Spanish legislation on the matter.

Grupo Aldomer aims to establish specific measures to enforce the right to equality between women and men, not only in Spain but in all our subsidiaries around the world.

“Equality is the soul of freedom, there is, in fact, no freedom without it”

Frances Wright

paradas de mantenimiento
17 Dec: Maintenance shutdowns in Votorantim cements plants (Cordoba and Niebla)

Since 2007, Refractarios Alfran has been the main player in both the refractory materials supply and installation at Votorantim Cimentos plants, in southern Spain.

Alfran has been the company chosen thanks to its knowledge of the facilities, the quality of its materials and our qualified personnel, mastering all installation methods and knowing perfectly the material requirements in each area, in the different maintenance shutdowns carried out at its plants in Cordoba and Niebla (Huelva).

We must highlight that castables such as ALFRAN CLEAN 85 G, ALFRAN ABR CLEAN, or DRYTECH 70 are commonly used in these cement plants, with exceptional performances.

paradas de mantenimiento

reconocimiento
11 Dec: A new recognition of Alfran´s R+D+I initiatives

recognitionAlfran gets funding from the Center for Industrial Technological Development, through the MISIONES program for two of his research projects.

Refractarios Alfran, together with Advanced Thermal Devices, Generaciones Fotovoltaicas de la Mancha, Nano4Energy and Silbat Energy Storage Solutions, is working to improve the efficiency of energy storage in a disruptive way through the ALTERA project (Thermoelectric Storage by Increased Reflectance),  which leads.

Also, together with ACERINOX EUROPA SA, EQA Laboratorios, MAGNA- Magnesitas Navarras and Sociedad Financiera y Minera, S.A., it is investigating the potential for the use of mineral-based industrial waste, aligned with the circular economy, in the CERES project (Advanced Research in the field of mineral-based industrial waste as secondary raw materials for the formulation of new ecological products and circular economy loops creations).

reparación en Cemex Balcones
30 Nov: A great repair at the Cemex Balcones cement plant in Texas

We have just finished one of the projects that we were most excited about. A great repair, under our supervision, at the Cemex Balcones cement plant in Texas. Our ALFRANJET ABR CLEAN + was installed using our SHOTCRETING technology. Also, other works were carried out by vibrocasting system with ABR CLEAN SUPER +  and high-pressure gunning with  HIGH GUN range, in different areas of the plant, in record time, even reducing the deadlines agreed with our client. All the material was supplied directly from our Laredo warehouse.

The outcome of a good job is a satisfied customer

alfran protect your core
23 Nov: New corporate video

As an image is worth a thousand words, imagine our new corporate video!

Our spirit to protect the industry and our values exposed…

Health and Safety + Circular Economy + Continuous Transformation.

Proud of our team.

We hope you like it.

ALFRAN “Protect your core”

3000 seguidores en linkedin
13 Nov: Thanks to our 3.000 followers in Linkedin, we expand our community, even more

3000 seguidores en linkedin
ALFRAN celebrates a new goal: Our LinkedIn community already has more than 3,000 followers!

Special thanks to all those who follow us every day: encouraged by the increasing “I like”, we are committed to sharing accurate and quality information, comments on sector trends, details on the latest company news, and our most innovative developments.

We are very satisfied to have already met the 3000 followers target and we appreciate the support received by our followers, friends, collaborators, suppliers, and customers, who trust us, day by day, because thanks to all of them we continue to strive to do things better.

 

alfranjet en amiratos árabes unidos
02 Nov: First Alfranjet project in United Arab Emirates

In 2020, we have incorporated ALFRAN-HTR from the UAE as a Grupo Aldomer subsidiary. We have been collaborating with the company HTR for some time now and as a result, in April 2019 the first Alfranjet materials installation was carried out in the United Arab Emirates. In particular, 200 tons were projected at Arkan Cement Plant in Al Ain.

The work involved demolition, welding anchors, insulation gunning (Lite 10/14), and Alfranjet 45 SiC projection in the tertiary air duct, and Alfranjet 70 SiC on walls and the sidewall of the cooler. The installation was performed by qualified staff from Spain, in close collaboration with the HTR local workers.

The customer’s impression, as well as the rest of the companies present at the shutdown, was excellent, praising not only the speed of the installation but also the quality of the work executed and the degree of compliance with safety standards

smoke-free company
03 Sep: Alfran, smoke-free company

alfran® as a company with Corporate Social Responsibility has decided to fight to convert its workplace, gradually and starting with our headquarters in Spain, into “Smoke-Free” sites for the health of our employees and their families. This measure will apply to both enclosed and open places.

smoke-free workplace

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12 Aug: Thermal insulation (BOP) in Topolambo III Iberdrola combined cycle construction project in Mexico

The Topolobampo III combined cycle is located in the municipality of Ahome, in the state of Sinaloa (Mexico). Its configuration is 2×1, that is, two gas turbines with their respective heat recovery boilers, for one of steam. The electricity generation capacity is 779 MW and its turbines are GE (General Electric) technology.

We executed the supply and installation works of insulating materials for pipes and BOP equipment (auxiliary services). Different materials were supplied and installed such as Rock wool, Aerogel, and Microporous boards, being approximately 15,500 m2 the insulated surface.

mantenimiento de refractario
27 Jul: Sarada Chemical Company Maintenance Contract. Alfran Saudi Arabia

Alfran Saudi Arabia has recently won the refractory maintenance contract from the Sarada petrochemical company, for the next 3 years.

Founded in October 2011, Sarada Chemical Company is a joint venture developed by Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and Dow Chemical Company (Dow).

It is the largest petrochemical complex ever built in the world in a single phase. It has 26 plants of integrated petrochemical plastics, with a capacity of more than 3 million cubic meters per year and a total investment of about 20 billion US dollars.