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ResourceCo opens Sydney waste-to-fuel plant

13 August 2018, Published under Cement News

A new multi-million dollar waste-to-fuel plant has been opened in Sydney at Wetherhill Park by ResourceCo in a joint venture with Cleanway, an industrial and environmental services company. The new faculity will divert more than 50,000 truckloads of waste from landfill and will reduce the country's dependence on coal and petcoke. Ben Salway, CEO of Sustainable Energy at ResourceCo, said: "It will replace over 100,000t of coal usage per year alone and will take the equivalent of 20,000 ...

Boral's Geelong grinding unit wins environmental approval

02 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Victoria's planning tribunal has given the approval for the Boral to construct a 1.3Mta clinker grinding facility at Geelong Port without further environmental monitoring. The Environment Protection Authority approved the construction of the AUS$100m (US$73.7m) facility on vacant land in the Lascelles Wharf precinct last October. However a local man took the EPA to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), asking for conditions to be added to the approval related to noise,...

New ship unloader ordered for Port of Newcastle

06 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Tenova TAKRAF will develop the ship unloader for the new bulk cargo terminal at the Port of Newcastle, Australia, which is scheduled to open in December 2019. Kerman Contracting Pty Ltd appointed Tenova/Takraf to build the ship unloader and conveyor facility to replace 50 year-old equipment at the terminal in Walsh Point, Kooragang. Fertilisers, alumina and magnetite, meals and cement will be the bulk cargoes handled by the port.

Martin Brydon to step down as CEO of Adelaide Brighton

21 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Martin Brydon, CEO of Adelaide Brighton, has announced plans to retire later this year after four years in the position. Mr Brydon will stay with the company until a new chief executive is found, according to a statement made to the ASX. "It’s time and I’m very comfortable with my decision to move to retirement phase, which will be over a period of time – could be six months depending on how the search goes," said Mr Brydon. The formal search process to fill the position will begin immed...

Cement Australia fined in Port Kembla over raw material storage

12 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement Australia's Christy Drive operation has been served fines of AUD30,000 (US$23,500) from the Environment Protection Authority for improper storage of its materials at Port Kembla. The Cement Australia facility earned the fines after the EPA found two licence conditions had been broken on numerous occasions at the plant, operated by Port Kembla Milling Pty Ltd. The company was fined over failing to cover raw materials. The EPA said gypsum and limestone were stored in the open ...

Adelaide Brighton announces results for 2017

05 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton has announced its results for the full-year period, ended 31 December 2017. The company saw a 2.3 per cent YoY fall in net profit to AUD182m (US$141m), but revenue increased 11.7 per cent to finish at AUD1.56bn. The company received AUD17.7m of impairments, significantly higher than the anticipated AUD14m. As a result, the manufacturer has hired forensic accountants to examine whether an employee may have deliberately hidden customer underpayments for supplies over a sus...

BGC Cement acquires land for new depot

28 February 2018, Published under Cement News

BGC Cement is in the final stages of acquiring two industrial lots in West Kalgoorlie, Australia, which will become a major new depot for storage and distribution of cement. Construction of the project was due to begin in 2017, according to the Kalgoorlie Miner. "Having now almost settled our land acquisition, we are confident that development will begin in the second quarter of 2018," said Chris Sefton, Kalgoorlie regional manager, BGC.  "There has been considerable, increasing demand...

Beyond Zero Emissions plans CO2 neutral Australian cement sector

27 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) has set a plan for Australia’s cement industry to reach zero carbon emissions by the next decade. The Zero Carbon Industry plan ‘Rethinking Cement’ foresees a five point strategy to this goal with the biggest reduction coming from a switch to geopolymer cements. The organisation believes that some 50 per cent of the domestic cement market could be replaced by geopolymer cements made from reacting a solid aluminosilicate material with an alkaline solution. A seco...

Adelaide Brighton reports equipment issues

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton Cement has reported issues with manufacturing equipment at its Birkenhead plant. Large plumes of dust were spotted leaving the chimney of the facility last Sunday, according to Westside Weekly. "I could see the plume rising into the air and spreading over residential areas from 10km away," said Tony Bazeley, member of the Port Adelaide Residents Environment Protection Group. As a result, the company alerted the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). A spokeswoman for t...

Boral reports strong 1H performance

13 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Boral's turnover for the six months to the end of December jumped by 40.3 per cent to AUD2937m (EUR1868m/US$2312m), helped by the acquisition of the Headwaters business in North America and by a strong performance from Boral Australia.  EBITDA advanced by 50.1 per cent to AUD500m (EUR318m) while the trading profit increased by 49.8 per cent to AUD316m (EUR201m). After a net interest charge 85.23 per cent higher at AUD50m (EUR31.8m) the pretax profit improved by 44.6 per cent to AUD266m (E...