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Rising imports pressurise Russian cement producers

12 July 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement imports to Russia are steadily growing. Belarus and Iran have been increasing supplies and local cement producers have seen their market shares fall and come under pressure. The situation for Russian cement manufacturers is expected to become more acute as cement consumption is likely to decline in 2024, forcing some to increase exports. According to a report by Daria Martynkina, executive director of Russia's cement association, Soyuzcement, cement imports rose to 3.4Mt in 2023, u...

Ukrcement appeals to the government to amend electricity import rates

11 July 2024, Published under Cement News

Ukraine's cement association, Ukrcement, has appealed to the government to amend the current electricity import rate of 80 per cent. Under the country’s martial law, cement producers are obliged to purchase at least 80 per cent of electricity at European prices from the EU to avoid supply restrictions.  On 27 October 2023, CMU Resolution No 1127 guaranteed the supply of electricity for domestic producers, provided that 30 per cent of supply was purchased from the EU and 70 per cent from d...

KOdeCO project added to Croatian Strategic Investment Projects

10 July 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim Hrvatska is proud to announce that its KOdeCO net zero project has been included in the List of Strategic Investment Projects of the Republic of Croatia. Worth EUR237m, this project will enable the cement producer to achieve decarbonisation goals in the cement industry, reduce CO 2 emissions and create new jobs.   Holcim Hrvatska has thanked the Ministry of Economy and the Commission for their support and recognition of the work to decarbonise.   Holcim will become the f...

Limak Cement trials hydrogen fuel calciner tests

03 July 2024, Published under Cement News

For the first time in Turkey, Limak Cement has successfully conducted the hydrogen-blended 50 per cent carbon-neutral fuel test at its Limak Anka cement plant with Air Liquide. The strategic collaboration with Air Liquids will explore how to develop the green hydrogen ecosystem in the path of Turkish cement sector’s transition to carbon zero production. The test is a world first, claims Limak Cement, as it injects hydrogen-blended carbon neutral fuel to the calciner instead of the rotar...

ANRAV project completes temporary installation of OxyCal and Oxygen storage units

02 July 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials reports that over the last six months significant progress has been made at its Bulgarian Devnya cement plant with the installation of the temporary OxyCal and Oxygen storage units, which are now fully integrated into the commercially operating kiln. The ANRAV project will be the multinational’s first full-chain CCUS project in eastern Europe, and will eventually cover carbon capture, transport and storage as well as utilisation. In a first step towards full-sc...

Lebap plant increases production in 4M24

28 June 2024, Published under Cement News

In the January-April 2024 period, the Lebap cement plant in Koytendag, Turkmenistan, produced 295,200t of product with a total value of TMT59m (US$16.9m), up from last year, according to Trend. Of this total, approximately 17,800t was exported. Owned by Turkmen Cement , the Lebap plant has a total clinker capacity of 6000tpd, following the commissioning of a second 3000tpd line  in 2023. The plant is located in eastern Turkmenistan, near the border with Afghanistan.

EBRD finances Çimsa's decarbonisation programme

27 June 2024, Published under Cement News

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a EUR25m loan to Turkey’s  Çimsa  to finance the cement company’s decarbonisation investment programme. The proceeds of the loan will fund the installation of a solar power plant, a waste heat recovery plant, a new silo and resource-efficiency process, and technology upgrades at the company’s Eskisehir plant. The EBRD is committed to align its activities with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. W...

CEMARK ready to play its part in Ukraine's recovery

04 June 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMARK ( CRH Group ) Director of Strategy and Development, Mykhailo Bechkalo, is confident that CEMARK will play a big role in the reconstruction of Ukraine. Mr Bechkalo believes that the cement industry is a strategically important sector for recovery. He spoke about this in a new material for the Ministry of Finance. “Significant investments are needed to modernise part of the industry and meet market needs. CRH is a leading global provider of building materials solutions. Operating under...

Norm Cement to use sludge at Qizildas

29 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Norm Cement LLC of Azerbaijan has agreed with the State Oil Co of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) to use the sludge left after drilling wells to fire its kilns as part of its circular economy drive. "In collaboration with SOCAR, we tried sludge to power Norm Sement last year. Negotiations on a long-term deal are underway. Cooperation to use industrial waste supports the country's green economy strategy," according to an unnamed source of Trend. Norm Cement operates a 2.1Mta integrated plant in Qi...

Belarus Cement Group to ship 67,000t to Russia

29 May 2024, Published under Cement News

The Belarus Cement Group plans to ship 67,000t of cement to Russia in May using its own train, according to the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of Belarus. “This month, the BCG has launched a fixed-route train of its own hopper wagons to deliver cement to Russia. The first train was dispatched from the Belarusian Cement Plant (Kostyukovichi, Mogilev Oblast) to Moscow Oblast,” the report says. According to the Ministry of Architecture and Construction, the BCG train has alread...