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FLSmidth wins Gladstone Ports Corp's shiploader order

17 March 2022, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has been awarded the contract to build Gladstone Ports Corp’s (GPC) new shiploader 1 on site in Queensland, Australia. The contract also includes the decommissioning of the old shiploader, which will be carried out in a safe and sustainable manner. The deal has been booked in the 1Q22 and is valued at approximately DKK225m (US$33.2m). The new shiploader will replace GPC’s existing shiploader 1, which has loaded bulk material onto ships for 43 years. As part of the contract, FL...

Golden Bay Cement orders two hydrogen trucks

14 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Golden Bay Cement will receive two Hyzon-600HP 58t hydrogen-powered trucks in September 2022. It is another step towards lowering the New Zealand cement producer’s carbon footprint across the business having leased the trucks from TR Group. The hydrogen fuel cells combine hydrogen (stored on-board the vehicle) and oxygen (from the atmosphere) to generate electricity that powers the vehicle. They only emission is water vapour. This will prevent approximately around a tonne of CO 2 em...

AdBri records revenues of AUD1569m in 2021

01 March 2022, Published under Cement News

AdBri reported revenue of AUD1569.2m (US$1135m) compared to AUD1454.2m in 2020 with increased sales volumes experienced for all products other than lime. Strong sales demand was seen across all market segments, including residential, commercial, infrastructure and mining.   Reported net profit after tax (NPAT) attributable to members increased from AUD93.7m to AUD116.7m. Net debt increased by AUD65.3m to AUD437.4m at 31 December 2021, representing a leverage ratio of 1.6 times under...

Adbri signs supply contract with OZ Minerals

15 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Adbri Ltd has made an announce an agreement with OZ Minerals Ltd, through their respective subsidiaries, for the supply of cementitious materials to the OZ Minerals Carrapateena mine in South Australia. The contract value is around AUD10m (US$7.12m) over a three-year term, with options to extend to 2027.   In addition to the supply of cement, Adbri will also supply aggregate and sand from the company’s hard rock and sand quarries in South Australia, as well as providing supporting l...

PA Technologies exports flap valve order to Australian cement plant

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

From its French workshops, PA Technologies oversaw the departure of two new flap valves under cyclone DN800 to equip a cement plant in Australia. "Assembly under the last cyclones of the preheating tower will regulate the rise of hot gases while guaranteeing the performance of the installation (maintenance, lifetime, no blockages)," said PA Technologies.

RMIT University establishes CO2 conversion technology for hard-to-abate industries

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Australian researchers have developed a smart and super-efficient new way of capturing carbon dioxide and converting it to solid carbon, to help advance the decarbonisation of the cement and steel industries.   The CO 2 utilisation technology from researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, is designed to be smoothly integrated into existing industrial processes. The new technology offers a pathway to instantly convert CO 2 as it is produced and lock it permanently in a ...

Alcoa to extend quicklime supply to Cockburn Cement Ltd

19 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Cockburn Cement Ltd (CCL), an Adbri company, is looking forward to continuing to work with Alcoa around the supply of quicklime to its operations in Western Australia.   Adbri announced that CCL has reached an agreement with Alcoa for the supply of quicklime until 31 January 2023, when the existing arrangement ends on 31 January 2022. Adbri said, “The extension reinforces CCL’s position as a reliable and high quality supplier of lime through our local manufacturing and distribution...

Mayur Resources’ project awarded special economic zone status

09 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Mayur Resources' Central Cement and Lime project area has been granted Special Economic Status by the Papua New Guinea government. Managing Director, Paul Mulder, said “I greatly appreciate the leadership of the PNG Prime Minister & Minister for Bougainville Affairs & Defence, Honourable James Marape, in the establishment of this Special Economic Zone (SEZ) as it sets the right conditions for large-scale investment to thrive and catalyse down-stream processing in the SEZ that will pa...

AdBri sees 95% surge in profit for the 1H21

25 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Australia’s AdBri has posted a net profit after tax of AUD56.6m (US$41m) in the first half of 2021, up 94.5 per cent on the year-ago period. Revenue also advanced 7.4 per cent YoY to AUD752.3m from AUD700.7m, as demand for construction materials increased. "Adbri delivered a robust first half financial performance for 2021 recording solid growth in revenue and profits with improving margins as demand for construction materials rebounded, supported by increased residential housing activity ...

Boral returns to profit in the FY21

24 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Australia’s Boral has reported a net profit of AUD640m (US$462.87m) for the full year ended 30 June 2021, compared to a loss of AUD1.145bn in the previous fiscal year. EBIT also advanced 37 per cent to AUD445m. However, sales revenue from continuing operations was down six per cent YoY to AUD2924m, as a result of lower volumes and softer prices, according to a media release. "Our full year FY2021 results reflect the mixed market conditions we are continuing to experience in Australia duri...