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Suez Cemen s Kattameya plant damaged by wastewater flood
Egypt: Suez Cement s Kattameya plant has been damaged by the collapse of a soil barrier around a nearby wastewater treatment lake. The incident caused a flood of 1.5Mm3 of treated water that reached the edge of the cement plant. The plant’s quarry, some power cables and lighting and a road was damaged. No members of staff at the plant were hurt. The subsidiary of HeidelbergCement estimates that the flood caused around Euro0.5m worth of damage. It says that it previously raised the issue of the wastewater treatment lake with its owner in 2010 following a risk assessment. This led to the construction of the soil barriers. /GlobalCement
UAECEMENT.COM - Mar ,17 ,2019

Kuwait Cement makes first delivery of oil well cement to National Petroleum Services
Kuwait: Kuwait Cement has made its first delivery of oil well cement to National Petroleum Services. It is producing the product at its Shuaiba plant, according to the Arab Times newspaper. It holds API Monogram licencing from American Petroleum Institute (API) to produce this type of cement. /Global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Mar ,17 ,2019

Saudi Cement posts 12% decline in 2018 net profit as local sales take hit
Listed company says revenue declined by 5.5% amid sluggish cement market conditions in Saudi Arabia Saudi Cement Company saw a double-digit drop in net profit last year, with sluggish local cement demand pushing the firm into red for the year ending 31 December, 2018. According to the firm s financial results on Saudi bourse Tadawul, profits after zakat and tax stood at $106.8 (SAR400.5m), a 12% decline on 2017 s corresponding figure of $120.9m (SAR453.4m). Revenue for year hit $298.6m (SAR1.12bn), a 5.5% dip on 2017 when the group brought in $314.6m (SAR1.18bn) in cash. A “decrease in local sales”, alongside a rise in selling, distribution, and Islamic financing charges, contributed to net profit declines last year, as outlined in the bourse missive by Saudi Cement Co. The firm s 2018 figures mirror recent research by Saudi-based Al Rajhi Capital, whose latest Saudi Cement Sector report noted a 13% year-on-year decline in local sales volumes of cement in Saudi Arabia during Q3 2018. The group claimed that government-backed megaprojects, including the $500bn (SAR1.9tn) Neom, Qiddiya entertainment city, The Red Sea Project, and social housing schemes would likely create an “incremental demand" for cement only in the long term.
UAECEMENT.COM - Mar ,03 ,2019

FLSmidth appoints two new members to its Group Executive Management
Annette Terndrup, Head of Group Legal and Strategy, and Cori Petersen, Head of Group HR, have joined FLSmidth s Group Executive Management.Terndrup joined FLSmidth in 2004 as corporate counsel. She was appointed to Group General Counsel in 2013 and her role was expanded to include Group Strategy and M&A in 2016.Petersen joined FLSmidth in 2016 as the leader of Human Resources (HR) for the US. Shortly after this, her role expanded to leader of HR for North America. In April 2018, she was appointed to the role of Head of Group HR.From 1 March, FLSmidth s Group Executive Management will consist of Thomas Schulz as Group CEO, Lars Vestergaard as Group CFO, Jan Kjaersgaard as Cement President, Manfred Schaffer as Mining President, Mikael Lindholm as Chief Digital Officer, Annette Terndrup as Head of Group Legal and Strategy, and Cori Petersen as Head of Group HR. / WorldCement
UAECEMENT.COM - Mar ,03 ,2019

Cement market drives Boral Australia s half-year results
Australia: Boral Australia s revenue grew slightly to US$1.31bn in its half year to 31 December 2018. This was supported by growing revenues from its cement, quarry and asphalt businesses. Its earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) fell by 8% year-on-year to US$194m from US$210m. This was blamed on lower concrete sales volumes and rising fuel costs. “Boral s half year results reflect strong underlying businesses, which were impacted by adverse weather, particularly in North America, as well as project-related volume delays in Australia. We expect to deliver growth in the second half,” said chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director Mike Kane. Overall, the group s revenue rose but its EBITDA fell.
UAECEMENT.COM - Feb ,26 ,2019

Jah Oil says it has enough cement to supply the Gambia
The Gambia: Sherif Faye, the operations manager of Jah Oil, says that the company has enough cement to supply The Gambia. He made the comment at a press event held in response to public outcry over a local cement shortage, according to the Point newspaper. The company has experienced delays to its inbound shipments due to poor weather in Europe. However, he confirmed that two ships carrying cement had recently arrived in the country. The subsidiary of Jah Group sells its Tiger Cement 42.5 grade brand product in 50kg bags. The cement is imported from Spain and Algeria and bagged locally. Jah Oil has a bagging capacity of 108,000 bags/day.
UAECEMENT.COM - Feb ,26 ,2019

Georgian prime minister officially opens upgrade to Kaspi cement plant
Georgia: Mamuka Bakhtadz, the prime minister of Georgia, has officially opened a US$100m upgrade to HeidelbergCement s Kaspi cement plant. Work on the new dry production line at the site started in mid-2016. A filtration system and equipment for continuous emission control were installed to allow for online monitoring of the plant s dust and emission volumes. The project was supported by the Georgian Co-Investment Fund and Honeywell Partners.
UAECEMENT.COM - Feb ,12 ,2019

Intercem wins order for cement grinding plant in Guinea
Guinea: Germany s Intercem has won an order to build a new 500t/day cement grinding plant for Les Cimenteries de la Basse-Guinée. Ground breaking is scheduled for the start of March 2019. Cement production is expected in mid-2020. No value for the contract has been disclosed. The contract includes: a raw material storage with a capacity of 12,000t; a 70t/hr cement grinding plant with a vertical roller mill with four rollers and installed power of 1.25kW and a high efficiency separator; the transport to two 1000t cement silos; two truck loading stations for bulk cement; a packing plant with eight-spout rotary packer and two loading stations for bagged cement; the sub-systems; the electrical equipment; the complete engineering; the supervision of the erection; and the commissioning. All the equipment will be delivered from European manufacturers.
UAECEMENT.COM - Feb ,11 ,2019

Raysut Cement in deal to upgrade Oman clinker cooler line
Raysut Cement Company (RCC), Oman s largest cement manufacturer, has signed an agreement with Ayoki Engineering for the upgradation of the company s clinker cooler line 3 at Salalah region of the sultanate. As an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor, Ayoki will source all the equipment for the clinker cooler upgrade from IKN GmbH, Germany, said a statement from Raysut. Under the agreement with Ayoki, the existing grate cooler at its Salalah plant will be replaced by IKN Pendulum clinker cooler designed for 4000 TPD with a guaranteed capacity of 3500 TPD clinker production, it added. On the deal, Group CEO Joey Ghose said: "The upgrade of clinker cooler is in line with Raysut s strategic plan to install the latest in production technology to reduce costs as well as to scale up its plants with state-of-the art equipment." "The project scope includes civil works, supply and installation works of mechanical and electrical works related the clinker cooler upgrade. Sourcing and installation of the refractory will also be under the responsibility of EPC contractor through IKN," stated Ghose. Final installation of the project will be planned during fourth quarter of 2019 and is scheduled for 35 days flame off - flame on, he added
UAECEMENT.COM - Feb ,03 ,2019

CNBM and Fives sign collaboration agreement
China s CNBM and France s Fives have signed a cooperation frame agreement for future collaboration. The cement plant equipment manufacturers will explore projects together, in plant upgrade, plant expansion and new plants to implement Fives technologies, such as the FCB Horomill grinding system, the FCB Pyro-line and Pillard burners on an international basis. The signing ceremony of the agreement took place in late January 2019 bringing together Song Zhi Ping, the chairman of CNBM and Frédéric Sanchez, the president of Fives. /Global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Feb ,03 ,2019

Eurocement plans upgrades for Kavkazcement plant in 2019
Russia: Eurocement is planning a second phase of upgrades for its Kavkazcement plant in 2019. These include starting to generate its own electricity, modernising its cement grinding mills, completing a maintenance campaign and moving to solely operating rotary kilns. The first phase of the upgrade project saw the plant build a slurry pipeline, construct the building for a captive power plant and purchasing monitoring equipment.
UAECEMENT.COM - Jan ,26 ,2019

Turkmenistan plant starts production of sulphate-resistant cement
Turkmenistan: A cement plant in Balkan province has started producing sulphate-resistant cement. A first batch of 7000t of the product has been manufactured, according to the Trend News Agency and local media. The Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan worked on the project with specialists from the Ministry of Industry and Turkmengeologiya State Corporation. /GlobalCement
UAECEMENT.COM - Jan ,26 ,2019

Chinese cement producer to build plant in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka: An unnamed Chinese cement producer plans to build a new cement plant at the Hambantota Export Processing Zone. Deputy Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Nalin Bandara said that this is the first time a Chinese cement company has entered the local market directly. Land allocation environment assessments for the project have been completed. The Chinese company will source 40% of raw material locally and this figure is intended to increase gradually. Production at the site is scheduled to start in May 2020./Global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Jan ,23 ,2019

Thai government to tighten dust emission regulations
Thailand: Uttama Savanayana, the Industry Minister, has ordered agencies under the ministry s control to set tighter dust emission standards for factories in Bangkok. He also intends to set up a working group to look at the issue, according to the Bangkok Post newspaper. Savanayana wants factories around the country, including cement plants, to be inspected. Legal action has been recommended for any sites that are exceeding the legal limits. /GlobalCement
UAECEMENT.COM - Jan ,17 ,2019

Gazakh Cement plant returns to original name
Azerbaijan: HGC Group has changed its name and has returned to its previous name of the Gazakh Cement plant. The 1Mt/yr plant, part of the Accord Group, was originally built in 2014, according to the Turan Information Agency. Germany s HeidelbergCement then acquired a 50% stake in the plant in 2016 and rebranded it. The current name change is not associated with any change in the company s shareholding. /GlobalCement
Jan ,06 ,2019 - Jan ,06 ,2019

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