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Holcim to help Philippines with plastic waste
Environmental - 08 October 2018

Holcim to help Philippines with plastic waste

Holcim Philippinese is planning to increase its consumption of residual plastic wastes as alternative fuel in cement production to help the Philippine government in its waste management drive. "Holcim Philippines is a committed partner in the country's development and we are contributing more beyond building materials," said John Stull, president and CEO of Holcim Philippines. The Philippin...

International - 16 October 2018

Global cement industry gathers at Cemtech Europe 2018

More than 200 delegates of the global cement industry gathered for Cemtech Europe 2018, which is being held at the Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus, Turkey, from 14-17 October. International Cement Review's Managing Director, Thomas Armstrong, inaugurated the conference by noting the declining worldwide utilisation rate for cement capacity. Mr Armstrong observed how new technologies are expected t...

Trading - 25 September 2018

Indonesia exports reach 3.62Mt between Jan-Aug 2018

Indonesia's cement and clinker exports have reached 3.62Mt in the January-August 2018 period an increase of 95.8 per cent YoY, reports Indonesian Investments. According to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI), cement and clinker exports are now forecast to reach 5Mt by the end of 2018, which is massively up on the original target of 3Mt. In the month of August cement and clinker exports ro...

Freight Markets - 05 October 2018

Freight rates dampen scrapping trend

Better-than-expected dry bulk freight rates have done little to encourage shipowners to scrap  their older vessels, despite warnings of ongoing market volatility due to a lack of scrapping activity. The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) hit 1773 points in the first week of August, compared to 1250 in the opening week of June, making owners increasingly reluctant to ditch their older tonnage. According to...

Corporate - 16 October 2018

UAE to construct MSW plant for alternative fuel production

The UAE will soon start construction and operation of a municipal solid waste treatment (MSW) plant and alternative fuel production plant in the northern emirate of Umm Al Qaiwain. The initiative by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has signed an agreement for the project with NV Besix, TG Eco Holding and UK-based Green Revenires. The 40ha plant will come up in Al Madfaq area...

Environmental - 12 October 2018

Norway's CCS funding from EU receives cautious backing

Norway is attempting to give carbon capture and storage (CCS) a new start with an updated concept focussed on developing transport and storage infrastructure to attract interests from investors around Europe. This includes the transport of CO 2 by boat instead of earlier plans to move CO 2 by pipeline, but the European Commission has been cautious in its response stating that there is curren...

Recent Orders - 16 October 2018

Gebr Pfeiffer sells first TRT Triples dryer in India

Three Cement has ordered a Gebr Pfeiffer TRT 5000/8/0 Triplex dryer from Gebr Pfeiffer. The equipment will be used to reduce the company's FGD gypsum to a mixture content of below two per cent. This will enable the artificial gypsum to be processed oil other cement plants in the future with the weight of the product being reduced. Gebr Pfeiffer (India) Pvt Ltd will install the 50th dryer plan...