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Uzbek Commodity Exchanges trades 0.944Mt of cement in 2M22

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

In the January-February 2022 period, Uzbekistan’s Commodity Exchange has traded 943,500t of cement, of which 864,300t, or 91.6 per cent, were sold at an average price of UZS546,700/t. The average monthly sales volume reached 432,200t. Around 32 per cent of the volumes sold was PC II A-K (P-I) 32.5N cement, followed by PC/A-I 32.5N cement, which accounted for 16 per cent of cement sold. Smaller shares sold were PTS M-400 D-20 cement (12 per cent share), Portland cement (10 per cent) an PTS ...

Holcim to exit Russian cement market

30 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim  will leave the Russian market. It is the latest western company to quit the country following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Holcim operates three intergrated grey cement plants in Russia consisting of OJSC Volskcement , Kolomna Cement and the Ferzikovo plant. It also has white cement production at Kolomna Cement . "The Holcim Board of Directors has decided to initiate the process to exit the Russian market in line with the company's values to operate in the most responsi...

Türkçimento starts to see impact of Russian-Ukrainian war following a challenging year

25 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Fatih Yücelik, chairman of the Board of Directors of Türkçimento , expressed that the Turkish cement sector has started to observe the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine crisis very heavily and fast.     Mr Yücelik said, “The meeting we held with Mehmet Muş, Minister of Commerce, last week on the Russian-Ukrainian crisis took place in a very productive and constructive atmosphere. Even if this crisis keeps on in the forthcoming period, the solution-oriented approach of the Minister, the in...

Cemex Poland receives Environmental Product Declaration certification

21 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex Poland has obtained Type III Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certificates for cement and selected concrete products. The Building Research Institute-issued documents confirm the enhanced properties of products in the area of their environmental impact. Globally, it is the first time that Cemex has been awarded such certificates in line with the company’s climate goals and its Future in Action strategy.     The EPD provides a detailed description of the environmental impact...

Medcem Cement to install its second WHR plant

11 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Medcem Cement has a nnounced that it will produce 22 per cent of the electricity it needs, as it expects to commission its second waste heat recovery (WHR) system soon.  Medcem Cement ( Eren Holding Group ) currently provides enough green energy to supply 25,000 houses without consuming any resources. It recovers gas emissions with a temperature of ~350˚C to generate electricity from steam. Thanks to the process, the company also prevented 31,000t of CO 2 emissions to the enviro...

Çimsa's Afyon cement plant opens WDF facility

07 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Çimsa's new investment 'Opium Waste Derived Fuel Feeding Facility' has commenced operations at the company's Afyon factory . The facility was established to reduce the use of fossil fuels in cement production and a make the production process more sustainable production by using alternative fuels. It is expected to apply circular economy principles by using wastes from different sectors. Thanks to the facility, which was completed in nine months with an investment of TRY52m (US$3.65...

CRH records group sales of US$31bn in 2021

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

2021 was a year of growth for CRH with positive underlying momentum in North America and Europe resulting in good demand in both regions. Group sales of US$31bn (2020: US$27.6bn) were 12 per cent ahead of 2020 and eight per cent ahead on a like-for-like(LfL) basis.  Albert Manifold, CRH CEO, said: " Our 2021 performance reflects the outstanding commitment and resilience of our people as well as the benefits of our integrated, customer-focused business strategy." Americas Materials b...

Türkçimento rings alarm over coal price rise due to Ukraine war

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Coal prices in Turkey have seen a more than 50 per cent hike in the past week due to the Russian invasion into Ukraine, according to Volkan Bozay, chair of Turkey’s cement association, Türkçimento. He warned that the domestic cement industry faced an “imminent crisis”. “Cement companies imported 5Mt of coal last year and Russia was the main supplier. Each US$10 increase in coal prices pushes the cost for cement production up by around US$1.50,” he said, adding that in the past week, the ri...

Pikalevsky launches CEM I delivery in big bags

02 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Pikalevsky Cement Co , part of Mikhailovsky Combine of Building Materials, has launched the supply and delivery of CEM I 42.5N cement in 1t big bags. The bags have a soft moisture-proof packaging. The company has launched a closed cement calibration complex, according to Esmerk Russian News.

Soyuzcement elect new board chairman and executive director

02 March 2022, Published under Cement News

At the General Meeting of the Union of Cement Producers 'Soyuzcement', Vyacheslav Shmatov, general director of JSC Eurocement group , was appointed to the position of chairman of the Board. Vyacheslav Shmatov has been working in the cement business for over 11 years, managing assets and operating activities of enterprises, and is responsible for the strategic development of one of the largest cement producers in Russia.  Meanwhile, Daria Martynkina, PR director of the Siberian Cemen...