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TCMA signs an MoU on clinker substitution with government ministries and 16 organisations
Environmental - 17 September 2020

TCMA signs an MoU on clinker substitution with government ministries and 16 organisations

The Thai Cement Manufacturers Association (TCMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several ministries and 16 organisations to reduce carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emission by at least 300,000t CO 2 by 2022 through clinker substitution. The MoU is for "The Integrating Collaboration on Climate Change Management for Thailand Achieving Target of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction-Indu...

International - 23 September 2020

Cemtech highlights latest advances in clinker reduction, ARM and new binder concepts

The second day's afternoon session of Cemtech 'Decarbonising the cement industry' virtual conference presented four innovative technology papers on clinker reduction, alternative raw materials and new binder concepts. FLSmidth’s Global Process Line Manager, Steven Miller, outlined why clay calcination is crucial for the cement industry to reduce is carbon footprint. "These projects hav...

Trading - 18 September 2020

Caribbean Cement may resume exports soon

Jamaica-based Caribbean Cement Co Ltd is awaiting the right conditions to resume cement exports. The Rockfort plant has excess capacity, despite sustained local demand for cement even during the pandemic. "Export is something we will be considering, but it will always come behind the local market, which we prioritise," said General Manager, Yago Castro. "The good thing is that we have some p...

Freight Markets - 16 July 2020

Russia transports 11.18Mt of cement by rail in 1H20

In the first half of 2020, Russia’s cement producers shipped 11.18Mt of cement by rail, a 9.7 per cent decline YoY. Eurocement’s plants accounted for 37.5 per cent of the shipments, largely consistent with 37.7 per cent in the 1H19. As such, Mordovcement transported the most cement by rail (1.14Mt, -19.3 per cent). It was followed by Topki Cement (794,700t, -2.9 per cent) and Sebryakovcement...

Corporate - 23 September 2020

Egyptian Cement to inaugurate plant in 2021

Egyptian Cement Group has announced plans to inaugurate a new plant in 2021, according to Ahmed Abou Hashima, CEO. The facility is located in Sohag and has a total investment cost of EGP4.5bn (US$285.79m). Egyptian Cement’s new factory will be the group’s "first investment seed" in the coming year, marking the first business expansion since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Environmental - 22 September 2020

Brevik one-step away from full industrial start-up of carbon capture

The Norwegian government has proposed to parliament that Norcem's Brevik plant begins its industrial-scale carbon capture project. With 400,000t of CO 2 to be captured annually and transported for permanent storage, HeidelbergCement is planning to realise at its Brevik plant the first industrial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at a cement production facility in the world. The ...

Recent Orders - 23 September 2020

CIMSA selects Dal Teknik Makina for cyclone modification

Dal Teknik Makina (Dal Engineering Group) has won an order to modify CIMSA's Mersin No 1 kiln line by upgrading the first and second stage cyclones for both strings. The main work to be carried out includes installation of new first- and second-stage cyclones and riser ducts, modification of downcomer ducts, dip tubes, pendulum flaps, meal pipes, plash boxes, manholes and poke holes, measur...