Articles published in International Cement Review Magazine


Tech Forum - 24 November 2020

Determining the cost

In this month’s Technical Forum, Dr Michael Clark considers how to reduce electricity costs by looking at how much is consumed and ways to lower the price of energy. While this is less of an issue in countries with low electricity costs, the lack of incentive to reduce costs could be a different kind of problem. Figure 1: the electricity cost of cement grinding The cost of somethi...

Event Reports - 02 November 2020

Decarbonising the industry

Over 2500 delegates from 110 countries registered for Cemtech’s first virtual conference, which brought together more than 25 speakers from leading international cement manufacturers and technolog...

Market Reports - 03 November 2020

India: beyond the headwinds

India has become the second-worst affected country by the COVID-19 health crisis. Consequently, construction activity has taken a hit and cement demand saw a dramatic collapse in the April-June 2...

Corporate Analysis - 15 September 2020

C’est la Vicat

Since Louis Vicat discovered artificial cement in 1817, the France-based Vicat group has expanded to be a major cement producer in 12 countries. The family-owned business was founded in 1853 when ...

Tech Forum - 28 September 2020

The last iceman in west Africa

Dr Michael Clark takes a look at the history of the cement industries in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Togo, which have each seen an influx of new capacity surplus to demand.  Regarding the stra...

Manufacturing Technology - 10 November 2020

Keeping an eye on the gears

One of the greatest mechanical challenges in rotary kiln maintenance today is maintaining the efficient operation of girth gear and pinion meshing. Misalignment during production creates uneven an...

Case Studies - 26 October 2020

Supplying Cimco’s new plant

Earlier this year, Intercem and CimMetal Group signed an agreement for their fourth collaboration in west Africa, this time for a new 2.5Mta cement grinding plant in Togo. Under the name of Cimco ...

Environment - 27 October 2020

Establishing a reliable AF supply

Cement companies are increasingly implementing alternative fuel (AF) programmes to reduce fuel costs at their plants and contribute to sustainability. Often a key challenge, particularly in develo...

Interviews - 12 October 2020

Nationbuilding in Papua New Guinea

Mayur Resources is an ASX-listed company focussed on the development of natural resources in Papua New Guinea (PNG). As the company prepares to begin construction of the country’s first integrated...