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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.
Christian Pfeiffer is setting up a complete grinding plant for the production of cement for Spenner, a building materials manufacturer in Westphalia. This is an EPC project for which Christian Pfeiffer will supply a grinding plant, including the associated building structure, material support, raw material storage, and subsequent commissioning and training. Spenner’s ball mill (Ø4.4 m x 14 m) and its cross-flow rotating cage separator QDK 187-Z for optimised cement production are at the heart of its main site. Filter systems, a bucket elevator, fans, chutes, samplers, reject transport, and additional silos for additives are also included. Christian Pfeiffer supplies all components, meaning that they are optimally matched to each other, resulting in a highly efficient grinding plant. In addition to plant design, Christian Pfeiffer process experts also carry out steel and concrete construction planning, the planning of electrical switchgears, and commissioning. This includes performance test procedures and staff training onsite. /WorldCement
UAECEMENT.COM - Jan ,23 ,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

Sinoma International Engineering to build 6000t/day production line for Iraqi Cement
Iraq: China’s Sinoma International Engineering has signed a contract to build a 6000t/day clinker production line for Iraqi Cement near Samawah in the Al Muthanna Governorate. The deal has a value of US$246m. The contract includes the entire production process from quarry to finished packaging of cement products. Once the contract is finalised and the customer’s credit secured then the project is expected to take 37 months to be completed. /GlobalCement
UAECEMENT.COM - Jan ,06 ,2019

Emami Cement splits off solar business
India: Emami Cement has been granted permission by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to demerge its solar power assets. The cement producer has decided to focus on its core business, according to the Daily News and Analysis newspaper. The solar business part of the cement producer operates a 10MW plant at Gujarat Solar Park in Patan, Gujarat and a 3MW plant at Perunali in Tamil Nadu. The subsidiary of Emami Group will eventually be consolidated into sister company Emami Power. /GlobalCement
UAECEMENT.COM - Dec , 27 ,2018

Saudi company signs local partnership agreement to build plant in Bangladesh
Bangladesh: Saudi Arabian company Engineering Dimensions has signed a partnership agreement with Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) to build a cement plant at Chhatak in Sunamgan. BCIC Chairman Shah M Aminul Haque and Engineering Dimensions President Mohammed N Hijji signed the deal, according to the Financial Express newspaper. Representatives of the Ministry of Industries and the Saudi Arabian embassy also attended the ceremony.
UAECEMENT.COM - Dec , 23 ,2018

Fives provides detail on Harleyville plant project for Giant Cement
US: France s Fives Group has released detail about a project to upgrade the cement mill workshop at Giant Cement’s Harleyville plant in South Carolina. The contracts included the complete engineering, supply, fabrication, transport, installation and commissioning services for material handling, cement grinding and cement loading. New equipment included a clinker and additives transport circuit with a dedusting system, a classifying circuit with a FCB TSV Classifier, a new Fives TGT Filter, all gas and material connections as well as the ball mill internals revamping, a cement truck bulk loading area and a weighing station. Engineering, offshore supplies and project management were handled by Fives FCB. Onshore supplies and all site works including civil and structural works, mechanical and electrical installations were covered by Fives Solios. Major milestones of the project included starting civil works in November 2017. Mechanical and electrical erection work ran from February to July 2018. First cement production was on 29 June 2018.
UAECEMENT.COM - Dec , 23 ,2018

City Cement reaches settlement with Sinoma International
Saudi Cement: City Cement s Al Madina Cement subsidiary says it has reached a final settlement with China s Sinoma International about the construction of a second production line. The parties have agreed an 8% discount on the total cost of the project worth around US$11m. Trial operation on the second line at the plant was originally announced in late 2014.
UAECEMENT.COM - Dec ,19 ,2018

Central Pollution Control Board raps cement producers in Tamil Nadu
India: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has penalised four cement producers in Tamil Nadu for failing to follow emission standards. Chettinad Cement s plants at Puliyur and Karikkali, Tamil Nadu Cements plant at Alangulam, Dalmia Cements plant at Salmiapuram and ACC s plant at Coimbatore have been accused by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change for not complying with emission standards for particulate matter, SOx and NOx, according to the New Indian Express newspaper. ACC and Dalmia Cements have been fined around US$420/day since 31 August 2018, Chettinad Cement has been fined around US$5000 for a 12 day delay in compliance and Tamil Nadu Cements has been fined over US$23,000 for a delay of 55 days.
UAECEMENT.COM - Dec ,19 ,2018

Raysut Cement preparing to invest US$700m in India
India: Oman s Raysut Cement plans to invest around US$700m in India by 2022. Joey Ghose, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the company, said that about US$200m has been set aside to buy majority stakes in two local producers in early 2019, according to the Hindu newspaper. Raysut Cement wants to increase its total cement production capacity to 20Mt/yr. The investment will be funded by internal revenue and loans. The cement producer is holding talks with companies in Chhattisgarh and the coastal region of Gujarat respectively. Each company has a production capacity of around 1.2Mt/yr. Raysut Cement also intends to invest up to US$500m in these companies following their acquisition by 2022, bringing their capacity up to 5Mt/yr. Outside of India, Raysut Cement also says it is interested in buying a 70% stake in Kenya s ARM Cement for US$100m. It is also in discussions to acquire buy cement producers in Uganda and Djibouti. It currently has projects in development in Somaliland and Somalia. The company also holds a majority stake in Pioneer Cement Industries Georgia. /Global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Dec ,04 ,2018

Eurocement and Dry Building Mixes Manufacturers Union sign deal on white cement
Russia: Eurocement has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dry Building Mixes Manufacturers Union about using white cement. The deal was signed by Jaroslav Stoupa, the president of production and technical development at Eurocement, and Roman Borisov, the head of the Dry Building Mixes Manufacturers Union, at a trade conference in Moscow. The agreement connects the producers and users of white cement and it allows for the technical exchange of data about the product’s market requirements. It follows Eurocement’s plans to develop a white cement production line at its Zhigulovskiye Stroymaterialy plant in Samara in mid-2019. /global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Dec ,03 ,2018

LafargeHolcim preparing for slow sales growth but higher earnings in 2019
Switzerland: LafargeHolcim is expecting its sales growth to slow in 2019 but earnings to grow as its ‘Strategy 2022’ management plan takes shape. Net sales are forecast to grow by up to 6% year-on-year in 2018 yet by only 5% in 2019. However, recurring earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) are predicted to rise by up to 5% in 2018 and then by at least 5% in 2019. “With the recent divestment of our Indonesian operations we reached a major milestone in focusing our portfolio which allowed us to accelerate deleveraging. At the same time we aggressively move forward in Aggregates and Ready-Mix Concrete. These results are strong proof points for our Strategy 2022 and we will continue delivering across all value drivers," said chief executive officer (CEO) Jan Jenisch. The group has made the forecasts as part of its Capital Markets Day taking place at Bardon Hill near Birmingham, UK. /Global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Nov ,29 ,2018

Union criticises management at Meghalaya Cherra Cement
India: The employees union of state-owned Meghalaya Cherra Cement has given the government two weeks to pay back salary from 2015 to 2016 and overtime payments since 2013. Union president S Diengdoh criticised the state-owned plant for poor management and low production, according to the Sentinel newspaper. The union alleges that the plant has an utilisation rate of only 30% and poor levels of safety.
UAECEMENT.COM - Nov ,26 ,2018

Saudi Arabian cement despatches drop 5.4% so far in 2018
Saudi Arabia: Cement despatches dropped by 5.4% year-on-year to 37.3Mt in the first 10 months of 2018 from 39.4Mt in the same period in 2017. The local industry s utilisation rate has declined in consecutive months since October 2017 to just 54.8% in October 2018, according to Aljazira Capital. At the same time clinker inventories increased by 1.6% month-on-month to 41.6Mt in October 2018.
UAECEMENT.COM - Nov ,26 ,2018


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