VICAT offers two types of examples in the circular economy:
- solutions for all types of waste around a cement plant in order to develop an industrial and economical local network.
- a global offer regarding deconstruction/demolition waste on a building site with the main goal to sell recovered waste as concrete or aggregates for the building project.
Our main objectives concerning our global offer are the following:
- To be upstream of real estate projects.
- To offer a global solution for waste from demolition or depollution with recovery of this waste into our different process (cement plants, aggregates sites, etc.).
- To supply concrete produced in part with this waste.
Our global offer must be financially competitive (it’s out of the question for our customers to pay more).
Our first test (construction site) is scheduled, close to Annecy:
- 60,000 tons of contaminated and uncontaminated soils, cement plant (for contaminated soils), aggregate site (for no contaminated soils).
- Supply of 12,000m3 concrete for a new building (R-2, R+5).
- The estimated turnover for VICAT including all services will be between EUR 2-3 million.
This will also lead to:
- Emissions reductions in terms of Environmental footprint on a construction site.
- Increase of waste recovery (French law fixes a percentage of 70% on a construction site).
The challenge is to change our approach. This means: to develop a business unit in charge of these topics:
- Alternative fuels for cement plants.
- Global offer on a construction site: delivering a concrete that is produced in part from demolition/deconstruciton waste.
- Partnerships with start-ups to adapt our offers in the digital world.
Another challenge is to arrive to include into public order:
- In public procurement, it’s very difficult to link demolition markets at the concrete purchasing. It’s not the same companies in charge of demolition and concrete delivery.
- The risk is always the same: to look for the cheapest concrete on the market. Right now regulation often does not facilitate concrete supply produced from deconstruction waste.