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Nationbuilding in Papua New Guinea

12 October 2020, Published under Cement News

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 cement and lime project next year, Tim Crossley, executive director of Mayur Resources, explains how the plant will have first-mover advantage to capture the growing domestic market as well as significant export market potential. Mayur Resources will build Papua New Guinea’s first integrated...

Adbri orders new Mondi 'Rain Barrier' bags

02 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Mondi's Rain Barrier bag Mondi has partnered with Adelaide Brighton Cement (Adbri) and Pope Packaging to develop a new water-resistant paper bag called 'Rain Barrier', made out of Mondi’s Advantage Protect white sack kraft paper, for the Australian construction market. The paper itself is rain resistant for up to six hours and can resist water ingress for up to five days when stored in damp conditions.  The Rain Barrier bag keeps water from seeping in, as it stays on the surface...

BHP grants Adbri cement and lime contract extension

15 September 2020, Published under Cement News

BHP has awarded Adbri a four-year contract extension at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia. The US$160m contract involves the supply of cement and lime to Olympic Dam, which holds major copper, gold, silver and uranium deposits. The extension will run through to mid-2026 and represents a 20-year supply relationship between Adbri and BHP. Adbri CEO, Nick Miller, thanked BHP for continuing to choose local materials over imported alternatives. “We are pleased to extend our long-term re...

Adelaide Brighton returns to profit in the 1H20

26 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Australia’s Adelaide Brighton has posted a net profit after tax of AUD29.1m (US$20.95m) in the first half of 2020, compared with a net loss of AUD17.9m in the year-ago period. The company’s revenue declined seven per cent YoY to AUD700.7m. The company has reported that COVID-19 left operations largely uninterrupted, while the mining sector and the company’s increased exposure to the infrastructure market supported sales. However, overall cement sales decreased six per cent, although vol...

Mayur Resources has 20-year mining lease approved

19 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Mayur Resources' Central Cement & Lime Project (CCL) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a major step closer to development with the PNG Government announcing it has granted the project a 20-year mining lease.   This grant is the final statutory approval required to allow construction to begin on the vertically integrated manufacturing facility, which is 25km northwest of Port Moresby and has the potential to meet 100 per cent of PNG's cement, clinker and quicklime requirements, displacing Asian im...

Two Fijian cement companies issued stop order

12 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Two cement factories were closed in Fiji last week after being issued a stop order by the Department of Environment, according to the Fiji Sun. The stop order was reportedly the result of public pressure from residents and businesses of Lami over poor clinker containment measures. Pacific Cement and Tengy Cement, both based in Lami, must therefore rectify these containment measures as part of conditions to reopen.  General Machinery, which transports clinker for the two companies, was ...

Cement production falls 29% in Fiji

01 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In the Reserve Bank of Fiji’s economic review for June 2020, it has found domestic cement production to have fallen 28.7 per cent YoY in the 5M20. The results have been largely attributed to weak demand. Cumulative domestic cement sales also declined 18.8 per cent YoY in the year up to May 2020.

Boral appoints new CEO/MD

15 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Australia-based Boral Ltd has appointed Zlatko Todorcevski as its new CEO and managing director, effective 1 July 2020. He succeeds Mike Kane, who will retire from Boral in September 2020. Mr Todorcevski has 30 years of experience in Australia and internationally in steel building products, oil and gas, and logistics, working in finance, business planning and strategy roles, including as chief financial officer of Brambles Ltd from 2012 to 2016 and Oil Search from 2009 to 2012. This foll...

New Zealand's concrete sector on track for CO2 reduction target

11 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Concrete New Zealand has reported that a sustainability study by Australia-based independent consultants Thinkstep has confirmed that New Zealand's cement and concrete industry is on track to meet climate change commitments as made under the Paris Agreement. Thinkstep's report states that the New Zealand concrete sector is half way to its goal of 30 per cent reduction in CO 2 emissions by 2030, having cut CO 2 emissions from cement production by 15 per cent between 2005-18. Rob Gaimster, ...

Boral wins Wagners supply case

04 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Wagners will make less money from selling cement to Boral, its biggest customer, in future after a court ruled the Queensland construction group must match lower prices of rivals. Justice Bond at the Queensland Supreme Court found that the notice sent by Boral to Wagners that it could buy cement cheaper from Cement Australia was "a valid and effcitive notice." After Boral bought the Queensland group's construction materials business in 2011, it signed a "take or pay" that required it to k...