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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

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

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