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05 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Votorantim subsidiary St Mary’s Cement is proposing to spend around US$130m to a kiln expansion and modernisation programme at its works at Charlevoix, Michigan, USA. This is expected to increase the capacity from the current 1.4Mta to 2Mta.  Elsewhere, Votorantim’s Spanish subsidiary, Cementos Cosmos, has celebrated three accident-free years as the parent company spent in excess of EUR1m to improve the company’s health and safety record.

Cementos Cosmos celebrates three accident-free years

22 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Cementos Cosmos is celebrating three years without accidents among its workers. The Córdoba works has implemented several preventative measures over this period and its parent company, Votorantim Cimentos, has invested more than EUR1m in equipment and training to improve the company’s health and safety record. Occupational safety and health are a priority for the group, which has implemented out various prevention and awareness initiatives. For instance, the Córdoba works has init...

Cementos Cosmos lodges alternative fuels appeal

23 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cosmos has lodged an appeal with Andalusia’s Committee of Environment and Spatial Planning as the cement producer was denied an amendment to its Integrated Environmental Authorisation for the Niebla plant. The amendment, if granted, would allow Cementos Cosmos to burn waste-derived fuel, replacing fossil fuels. Cementos Cosmos is appealing on the grounds that the burning of such fuel would not materially alter the purpose of the plant, ie as producer of cement, and therefore, there...

Cementos Cosmos restarts Toral kiln, Spain

20 February 2014, Published under Cement News

After a two-month shutdown and an investment of around EUR2m, Cementos Cosmos has lit the kiln at its Toral de los Vados plant following an upgrade project.  The works were carried out to increase the efficiency and competitiveness of the facility and include a remodelling of the kiln to reduce energy consumption. The project has brought Toral, which celebrates its 90th year of continued operation, up to date and transformed it into a modern and efficient works.

Cosmos completes 2013 Brazil shipment quota

26 November 2013, Published under Cement News

The year’s last shipment of clinker produced at the Toral de los Vados plant of Cementos Cosmos will be heading for parent company Votorantim’s cement works in Brazil. Around 2000tpd has been trucked from the plant to the port of Langosteira, La Coruña since the end of September and loaded onto ships. As a result, some 44,500t of clinker will be heading to the Latin American country over the next few days. The shipment, the last of six undertaken this year, enables Cementos Cosmos to se...

Cementos Cosmos exports 13% of clinker to Brazil

19 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The Brazilian market is offering Spain’s Cementos Cosmos the opportunity to maintain its clinker production at a high level. Of the 1.5Mt clinker produced at its Toral de los Vados plant, Cosmos exports 0.2Mt to Brazil. While the company’s management says it is preferable to sell the clinker in the market where it is produced, " the market situation has led us to take the opportunity our parent offered, even at the cost of losing part of the profit margin in the transport,” said the compa...