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Developing central Asia

16 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The central Asian cement markets of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are among the most active accumulators of greenfield plants and expansion projects. Construction and infrastructure projects are on a huge scale and opportunities are emerging for the cement sector to play its part in the development of these countries. By ICR Research, UK. Bordering China, Kazakhstan is seeing large infrastructure projects under impetus of the Belt and Road scheme, while in Uzbekistan infrastructure pro...

Cement production in Tajikistan declined in 1Q22

09 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement plants in Tajikistan saw a 5.9 per cent YoY drop in cement production to 971,000t in the first quarter of 2022, according to the country’s statistics office. In January-March 2021, Tajikistan’s cement production reached 1.031Mt. In addition, the Ministry of Economic Development and trade has predicted cement output to advance to 7Mta by 2024 as well as a 200,000tpa increase of exports by 2024. In 2020 Tajikistan produced 4.2Mt of cement and exported 1.3Mta.

HeidelbergCement expands its RMC business in the Czech Republic

05 May 2022, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has acquired six ready-mixed concrete plants and one sand pit via its Czech subsidiary Českomoravský beton from Kámen Zbraslav in the Moravia region in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. All plants have a well-established residential and commercial customer base around the city of Brno, with high demand for sustainable building solutions. With this deal, HeidelbergCement continues to drive forward its portfolio optimisation programme and further expand its footp...

Çimsa Cement invests US$45m in CAC facility

04 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Turkey’s Çimsa Cement is investing US$45m expanding the capacity of its calcium aluminate cement (CAC) facility at its Mersin plant , according to Yatırımlar Magazine. The move is reportedly in line with the company’s growth targets as it plans to expand its product range to add value. The project is due to start in the 2Q22 and be completed in the 3Q23.    

Muğla plant permit to be challenged on environmental issues

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

The building of an integrated cement plant along the border of the Menteşe and Yatağan districts of Muğla, a southwest province of Turkey, is being challenged by the Turkish Thoracic Society. The integrated cement plant and raw material quarries will be located at Muğla Bayır, Deştin. It is understood to be the Kentçim Group 4250tpd project that ICR reported on in September 2021 . According to the Turkish Thoracic Society report, a cement plant, 13 limestone and clay quarries...

SAMSON Materials Handling wins Turkish shiploader order

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

SAMSON Materials Handling has won an order for its narrow quay mobile shiploader systems to be installed in Turkey . The fully mobile chassis of the SAMSON mobile shiploader allows it to be operated anywhere in the port. The shiploader, designed to handle cement clinker material, will discharge direct to vessels typically up to 64,000dwt.     The proposed system will include one narrow quay SAMSON mobile shiploader, which will be fed by two Samson mobile link conveyors which in t...

Serbian cement industry faces fuel challenge

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Serbia’s cement industry is being considerably impacted by the Russia-Ukraine war as the sector depends on high-calorie coal imports from both Russia and Ukraine for more than 50 per cent of its fuel requirement. Moreover, the alternative fuels used by the industry are insufficient to safeguard business continuity, particularly in the currently expanding market. The supply chains from Russia and Ukraine have almost stopped, presenting a serious challenge to the industry, according to Associ...

Akkermann Cement acquires unfinished Kaluga Cement plant

19 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Russia’s Akkermann Cement , owned by USM Holding , has acquired the Kaluga Cement Plant for RUB8.95bn (US$110m) at an auction, reports Esmerk Russian News. Kaluga Cement was declared bankrupt in 2018. The plant was expected to have a capacity of 3.5Mta when commissioned, but the construction works were never completed. To take the project to a successful completion, it is expected Akkermann Cement will have to spend at least RUB30bn.

Tajikistan to increase cement exports to 2Mt by 2024

19 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan plans to increase cement exports to 2Mt by 2024, with an annual growth of 200,000t, according to the latest forecast of key macroeconomic indicators for the country. Cement production is projected to increase to 7Mt by 2024, reports Trend. Currently cement capacity in Tajikistan reaches approximately 7.7Mta, according to The Global Cement Report, 14th Edition.

Steppe Cement's market share edges up

14 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan-based Steppe Cement sold 281,968t of cement for KZT6.299m in the first quarter of 2022. This brings the company’s market share to 13.7 per cent in the 1Q22 from 13.2 per cent in the 1Q21. The Kazakh cement market expanded by 12 per cent in the 1Q22 when compared with the equivalent period in 2021. Average prices for delivered cement climbed to KZT22,341/t from KZT21,332/t. The Kazakhstan posted revenue of KZT6.3bn (US$14m) in the three months ended 31 March 2022 up from KZT...