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Cemex Philippines begins its integration with DMCI

18 July 2024, Published under Cement News

DMCI Holdings Inc is gradually integrating its business with cement producer Cemex Holdings Philippines Inc , initially through the company’s power unit. In a stock exchange filing on Monday, 15 July, Cemex announced that its subsidiary, APO Cement Corp , has signed a retail supply agreement with SEM Calaca RES Corp, the retail power supply arm of Semirara Mining and Power Corp. According to Cemex, the contract will lapse on 25 December 2024. A source close to the deal said the ag...

Boiler explosion kills two and injures 14 at UltraTech plant

09 July 2024, Published under Cement News

A boiler explosion at the   UltraTech Cement   factory in the Jaggaihpet region of India has reportedly killed two workers and injured 14 others.   Of the injured, Avula Venkatesh and Paritala Arjun died while being treated, and a further three workers are said to be in critical condition according to NTR District Collector, Gummalla Srijana. The Jaggaiahpet police have announced that the explosion may have occurred due to a suspected gas leak in the boiler unit, following a p...

Dalmia Bharat adds 1Mta of capacity at Kadapa

05 July 2024, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat Ltd has expanded the capacity of its integrated cement production facility at Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh by an additional 1Mta. The company announced on 4 July that the expanded capacity had begun production. The expansion, which required an investment of INR2.07bn (US$24.79m), will increase the total capacity of the Kadapa unit to 3.6Mta and the company’s total installed capacity to 46.6Mta. The expansion aims to meet the growing cement demand in the southern markets and...

Vietnam cement exports drop 10.8% in 1H24

02 July 2024, Published under Cement News

Between 2019 and 2022, the average export value of cement and clinker ranged from US$1bn to US$1.3bn annually. However, in 2023, export earnings sharply declined due to falling prices. The average Free On Board (FOB) price of clinker fell to US$31-32/t in May 2024, a notable decrease from US$46-48/t  in 2022. The country’s Ministry of Construction (MoC) cited an increase in the tax on clinker exports, from five to 10 per cent as of 1 January 2023, as a key factor making Vietnamese clinker...

Dalmia Bharat to collect an additional 70,000t of RDF from Gadakana

01 July 2024, Published under Cement News

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corp(BMC) has announced its decision to allow Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd to collect an additional 70,000t of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) from the Gadakana temporary transit station. The RDF is produced from the waste that is processed at the site.  Previously, the state government had partnered with four cement plants – Dalmia’s Rajgangpur, Siva Cement’s Kutra, ACC’s Bargarh and Toshali Cements’ Ampavalli – to manage non-recyclable waste, but only Dalmia has an a...

Cementtech 2024 takes place in Wuhan

27 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Cementtech 2024 opened its doors yesterday to over 20,000 visitors and 1500 exhibitors from across the globe in its 15,000m 2 exhibition area. Hosted at the picturesque Wuhan International Conference and Exhibition Center, this event unites industry-leading technology and service providers, cement manufacturers and cement sector experts. Two primary themes of the event were the decarbonisation and digitalisation of the cement production process. The first day of Cementtech witnessed solu...

Vietnamese PM orders restructuring of construction materials sector

18 June 2024, Published under Cement News

On June 15, Vietnamese Prime Minister, Pham Minh Chinh, ordered the restructuring of the construction materials industry in terms of organisation, finance and input materials. In an online conference on removing difficulties in stimulating production and consumption of cement, metals, and other construction materials, the Prime Minister highlighted the issues of rising fuel costs, raw material shortages, environmental protection pressures, and problems with policy, markets and financing. ...

Scaling up 4G grate coolers

17 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Fourth-generation grate coolers are enabling China to produce high-quality clinker in >10,000tpd lines. TCDRI presents the results of its cooler scale-up at XZ cement plant. B y Yang Huanying, You Xiaoping, Ma Jiaomei, Gao Weimin and Wang Jiashuo, Tianjin Cement Industry Research and Design Institute (TCDRI), China Figure 1: a fourth-generation grate cooler (© TCDRI) A s a key part of the pyroprocessing line, the cooler undertakes the tasks of clinker cooling, heat recovery...

Adani Group sets US$3bn aside for multiple cement acquisitions

14 June 2024, Published under Cement News

The Adani Group is planning several potential acquisitions within the cement sector. These include Hyderabad-based Penna Cement , Jaiprakash Associates’ cement business, Gujarat’s Saurashtra Cement, and Vadraj Cement (owned by ABG Shipyard). The group has allocated US$3bn for these acquisitions, demonstrating its commitment to a bold inorganic growth strategy as it attempts to become the largest cement producer in India. Adani Cement is currently the second-largest producer in I...

China announces carbon reduction targets for cement production

11 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Chinese government agencies have set specific carbon emission reduction goals for the cement industry, as the country shifts toward a low-carbon economy. China plans to cut CO 2 emissions by around 13Mt between 2024 and 2025. According to multiple government agencies, including the National Development and Reform Commission, this will be achieved through industrial renovation and equipment renewal at cement plants. Over the period, China also aims to save the energy equivalent of 5Mt of ...