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Sabanci to restructure white cement business

01 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Turkey's Sabanci Holding has announced that it will be restructuring its white cement business unit by merging its financial power and the operational capability of its Çimsa subsidiary, according to a statement. As such, it is planning to incorporate a company in the Netherlands, Cimsa Sabanci Cement BV (CSC BV), in which Sabancı will hold 60 per cent of the total equity shares while the remaining 40 per cent will be held by Çimsa. It will then sell the shares of Çimsa's international wh...

CIMSA selects Dal Teknik Makina for cyclone modification

23 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Dal Teknik Makina (Dal Engineering Group) has won an order to modify CIMSA's Mersin No 1 kiln line by upgrading the first and second stage cyclones for both strings. The main work to be carried out includes installation of new first- and second-stage cyclones and riser ducts, modification of downcomer ducts, dip tubes, pendulum flaps, meal pipes, plash boxes, manholes and poke holes, measuring points, dismantling and refractory procurement, demolition and installation.  These changes wil...

Turkey: rebalancing for growth

09 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Following the recent decline in Turkey’s economic growth the domestic cement industry set about to improve its production efficiency and foster sustainable development in a sector that continues to expand as it looks forward to sustained cement demand at home and in its export markets. By Dr Tamer Saka, Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association, Turkey. Exports are key in supporting capacity utilisation rates in the Turkish cement industry with shipments as far afield as the USA an...

Çimsa: building on success

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Çimsa is Turkey’s leading cement exporter and the second-largest producer of white cement in the world. Building on this success, Ülkü Özcan, CEO, explains how the company is strengthening its export network and white cement capacity, and has set its sights on innovation and digitalisation. By building on its capacity to export to global destinations and increasing white cement capacity, Çimsa aims to enhance efficiency and maintain healthy growth. Innovation and digitalisation are...


02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has agreed to sell its operations in Latvia, where it owns the 1.6Mta cement plant at Broceni, as well as import and marketing operations in Sweden, where there are four, Finland (three), Norway (four), Estonia (1) and a 38 per cent stake in Lithuania's sole cement plant, to the privately-owned Schwenk Zement for EUR340m. To help finance the purchase, Schwenk is selling its 69.8 per cent stake in Schwenk Namibia on a Singapore-based investor for some US$73m.       Cemex has also ag...

Uruguay: Cimsa to work with Ancap on Cementos Charrúa project

22 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Company Industrializadora de Minerales SA (CIMSA) wants to form an association with Ancap of Uruguay to receive clinker for its subsidiary Cementos Charrúa, to produce cement at the grinding unit being built in Montevideo. The product is mainly earmarked for export to Brazil. Ancap operates a kiln line in Treinta y Tres, via its subsidiary Cementos de Plata, and will supply clinker to the new Montevideo grinding unit, while Cementos Charrúa completes its kiln line at Treinta y Tres....

Uruguay: Ancap to explore export potential

25 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Uruguay’s Ancap Board of Directors has approved a memorandum of understanding with Cimsa to explore over the next 90 days the potential of an alliance that will help Ancap export cement. Ancap’s cement division suffered losses of US$30m in 2015 with a similar amount expected this year. While the company has reported losses for a considerable time, these have increased in recent years. The company operates a cement plant in Lavalleja and Paysandú and has invested US$80m in a new oven, but ...

Recent orders for Gebr Pfeiffer in Germany

10 December 2015, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has placed orders for two new Gebr Pfeiffer MBS mills to subsitute older mills at the Burglengenfeld works, in Germany. As part of the modernisation of the kiln line, the four MPS vertical roller mills installed at Burglengenfeld works in Germany will be replaced after 40 years of good operation.  HeidelbergCement AG opted for two MPS 4250 B roller mills. Each mill is designed to achieve a capacity of 200tph of cement raw material ground to a fineness of 12 per cent R90 µ...

Domes of the Middle East

26 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Geometrica designs some of the world’s largest free-span domes, trademarked as Freedomes®, as a solution for challenging architectural and logistical feats across the Middle East. Freedome technology "has revolutionised the installation process on any terrain," according to the company, and below are case studies of cement plant projects undertaken for key producers across the Middle East. Star Cement, UAE The United Arab Emirates is well known for its cement production, refineries and ...

Sançim Cimento acquired by Askale Çimento.

09 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Turkish cement producer Sançim Cimento (Sançim) has been acquired by Askale Çimento, according to local news reports. The acquisition follows the recently aborted acquisition of Sancim by domestic cement major Cimsa, for EUR185.14m. The new owner of Sancim is a joint-venture of Sonmez Holding (43 per cent), Aunde Teknik (38 per cent), E.N.A. Tekstil (10 per cent) and Umut Insaat (nine per cent).