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Lafarge Algeria signs agreement with National Centre for Cleaner Production Technologies
Algeria: The National Centre for Cleaner Production Technologies (CNTPP) has signed a cooperation agreement with Lafarge Algeria. The arrangement is intended to provide government assistance towards producing cement more sustainably at the manufacturer s plants, according to Le Quotidien d Oran newspaper. The CNTPP is an organisation setup by the Ministry of Environment to support industrial and commercial companies. /Global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Jan, 02 ,2023

NovaCim cement plant in Morocco produces first cement
Morocco: NovaCim s new 1.4Mt/yr cement plant at Ouled Ghanem near El Jadida has produced its first cement. Denmark-based FLSmidth supplied equipment for the unit including an OK type vertical roller mill, which it says is the first such installation of the product in the country. FLSmidth said in 2019 that it was going to build the plant for TEKCIM in conjunction with the Société Générale des Travaux du Maroc (SGTM). Full commissioning is scheduled for 2023. /Global Cement

Purvanchal Cement to increase production capacity to 1Mt/yr by 2026
India: Purvanchal Cement plans to invest US$24m in cement acquisitions and new grinding capacity construction projects before 2026. Under the plans, the producer will double its cement production capacity to 1Mt/yr. The Economic Times newspaper has reported that the plans include the establishment of a grinding plant in West Bengal and a second new plant with an associated quarry in northern Assam. Purvanchal Cement operates the 0.5Mt/yr Kamrup grinding plant in Assam. /Global Cement

Adani Cement to close two plants in Himachal Pradesh
India: Adani Cement has published its plans for the closure of two integrated cement plants in Himachal Pradesh. The Hindustan Times newspaper has reported the plants as ACC s 4.4Mt/yr Gagal cement plant in Bilaspur District and Ambuja Cements 1.6Mt/yr Darlaghat cement plant in Solan District. The management of the Gagal cement plant said that losses ensuing from high operating costs, including transport costs, are the reason behind the decision to shut down that plant. ACC employs 1000 company staff and contractors at the site, and an additional 4000 truck drivers in its cement despatch operations. 3500 truck drivers also work in delivering cement from the Darlaghat cement plant. The Gagal cement plant alone reportedly despatches 5000t/day of cement for the Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab markets. The Bilaspur District Truck Operators Society said "The transport sector of Bilaspur is heavily dependent upon the Gagal cement plant. It s the source of livelihood for thousands of people, including operators, drivers and conductors. This decision should be reconsidered in the interest of the people." It added "Most roadside restaurants and mechanics shops will also lose business. We never thought that this plant could ever stop functioning. It has been part of our landscape and economy for decades now." /Global Cement

BUA Cement allegedly considering legal action over gas price rise
Nigeria: The Daily Independent newspaper has reported that BUA Cement is allegedly preparing a multi-million dollar lawsuit against its gas supplier, Greenville Liquefied Natural Gas (Greenville LNG). The supplier reportedly raised prices, as stipulated in the parties gas supply contract, following an increase in its costs. Greenville LNG attributed the increase to the dilapidation of roads and collapse of upstream gas infrastructure due to flooding, as well as a lack of access to imports. It said that none of its 44 other industrial customers has challenged the price change. Greenville LNG chair Eddy Van Den Broeke said It is not a breach of contract because not only are we continuing the gas supply to the BUA cement plant in Sokoto, but also because we are discussing in good faith the changed business and economic conditions that afflict both companies. He concluded In this case, we only activated the contractual price adjustment clause. We cannot explain how it is possible that social media misrepresented so grossly the present circumstances and the conditions of our contract, which were not reflected at all. /Global Cement

Savannah Cement orders new production line from Sinoma international Engineering
Kenya: Savannah Cement has ordered a new US$300m production line from China-based Sinoma international Engineering for its Kitui plant. The project scope covers supplying an integrated clinker production line from limestone crushing to cement packaging and logistics. The line will have a clinker production capacity of 8000t/day. Commissioning of the new line is scheduled for about two years after the contract takes effect. /Global Cement

Malayan Cement increases sales in third quarter of 2022
Malaysia: Malayan Cement recorded sales of US$192m during the third quarter of 2022, more than triple its third-quarter 2021 sales of US$63.6m. The company recorded a US$213,000 profit, compared to a US$5.29m loss in the corresponding quarter of 2021. /Global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Nov, 26 ,2022

Adocim commissions 45,000t Samsun cement terminal
Türkiye: Adocim says that it has successfully commissioned a new four-silo cement terminal at the Port of Samsun, Samsun Province. The producer says that the terminal has a storage capacity of 45,000t. The facility will serve the producer s Portland limestone cement (PLC) export operations to countries including the US.Parent company Titan Cement Group said "This new investment will enable us to further increase our sales of lower carbon cement, contributing to our group s Net Zero goal towards a greener and more sustainable future."
UAECEMENT.COM - Nov, 24 ,2022

Safi Çimento acquires Sancim Bilecik Çimento from Aşkale Group
Türkiye: Safi Holding subsidiary Safi Çimento has acquired former Aşkale Group subsidiary Sancim Bilecik Çimento. The TR Monitor newspaper has reported that Sancim Bilecik Çimento s Bilecik plant commands 1.2Mt/yr-worth of integrated cement capacity, with an additional 300,000t/yr in grinding capacity. It serves the Central Anatolia, North Aegean and South Marmara markets, as well as export markets. Safi Holding indicated that export sales and marketing operations will continue at its newly acquired subsidiary. /Global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Nov, 22 ,2022

Star Cement s first-half income rises as earnings drop so far in 2023 financial year
India: Star Cement generated US$156m in total income during the first half of the 2023 financial year, up by 36% year-on-year from US$114m during the first half of the 2022 financial year. The producer s net profit dropped by 16% year-on-year to US$8m from US$9.51m. /Global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Nov, 16 ,2022

Yanbu Cement participates in largest ever Saudi Arabian carbon credit sale
Saudi Arabia: Yanbu Cement was among successful bidders in Saudi Arabia s largest carbon credit auction to date earlier in November 2022. The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) s Voluntary Carbon Market Initiative Auction sold 1.4Mt-worth of carbon credits to 15 different entities, of which Yanbu Cement was the only cement sector representative. The PIF said that the sale will support the country s Saudi Vision 2030 development goal, while also advancing its progress towards net zero CO2 emissions by 2060. /Global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Nov, 15 ,2022

East African Portland Cement launches sustainable cement product
Kenya: East African Portland Cement (EAPCC) has launched a sustainable cement product called Green Triangle Cement. Trade and Investments Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria attended the official launch for the product, according to the Business daily newspaper. The product is a new masonry cement suited for mortar works. It is produced using less clinker. It is certified under the 22.5 standard via the Kenya Bureau of Standards but the company says it has been ‘boosted’ to 28 strength for a wider range of applications. The EAPCC is currently aiming to increase its range of cements to five brands. /Global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Nov, 13 ,2022

Emirati government signs four alternative fuel agreements with cement producers
UAE: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and Emirates RDF have signed four memoranda of understanding (MOU) with Fujairah Cement Industries, JSW Cement, Lafarge Emirates and Star Cement to use alternative fuels produced by the Emirates RDF in the Umm Al Quwain Emirate in their manufacturing operations. Emirates RDF’s plant treats and transforms municipal solid waste (MSW) from Umm Al Quwain and the emirate of Ajman into refuse derived fuel (RDF). The ministry said in a statement that MOUs are part of its support for integrated waste management projects that treat waste and transform it into economic resources in line with the Ministerial Decree No. 98 of 2019 on using RDF in cement factories. Cement plants in the UAE will be encouraged to meet 10% percent of their total thermal energy needs using RDF. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said, “The participation of the private sector is a main pillar of the UAE’s green economy transition and the adoption of circular economy methods, the foremost of which is integrated waste management. The signing of the agreements with a group of leading cement factories in the country to partially use alternative fuel in their operations is a high-impact step within our efforts to implement integrated waste management and reduce harmful emissions.” /Global Cement
- Nov, 09 ,2022

JK Cement inaugurates Hamirpur grinding plant
India: JK Cement has successfully inaugurated its new 2Mt/yr Hamirpur grinding plant in Uttar Pradesh s Kanpur District. The Indian Express newspaper has reported that the facility will produce grey cement. Managing director Raghavpat Singhania said "The Hamirpur plant is a significant milestone. The commissioning of this plant has enabled a new growth engine for our grey cement business." /Global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Nov, 01 ,2022

BBMG Corporation issues US$276m in bonds
China: BBMG Corporation has issued US$276m in short-term commercial paper on the international bond market. The bonds have a maturity date of 24 March 2023. Bank of Beijing is the main underwriter of the offering. China Knowledge Press News has reported that BBMG Corporation has a one-year outstanding balance of US$2.53bn and a total outstanding balance of US$6.39bn. /Global Cement

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