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New cement plant on track for Kyrgyzstan

02 January 2024, Published under Cement News

A new cement plant is set to launch in Chuy region, Kyrgyzstan in 2024. The plant will have a capacity of 1.7Mta and is expected to create 650 jobs. The plant will use ash dumps from the Bishkek Thermal Power Plant as raw materials and will have a waste heat recovery system to generate electricity. Of the total project cost of US$160m, US$45m is contributed by the Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund. Following the commissioning of the plant trade volume with Russia is expected to increase....

Ukrainian cement production up 38% YoY in 11M23

28 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Ukraine came in at 5.8Mt in the first 11 months of 2023, according to Ukrcement. This marks a 38.2 per cent increase on the same period a year earlier. Production in 2022 stood at 4.3Mt, down 51 per cent YoY, while 2021 saw production of 11.005Mt.  At least two companies are in the process of building additional clinker kilns, reports Ukrcement, with cement seen as “essential to Ukraine’s revival,” says Ljudmyla Kripka, executive director, head of Department of Scie...

CINEA joins KOdeCO net zero project

18 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Croatia has signed a contract with the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), managing programmes of the European Commission contributing to decarbonisation and sustainable development. The   KOdeCO net zero project, on which Holcim Croatia  ( Holcim ) has been working for the past two years, has become the first major project from Croatia to be co-financed by the EU Commission with EUR117m! The Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project, with a ...

Taiwan Cement completes share agreement for Denizli Çimento

13 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp  has finalised its agreement with OYAK Çimento to acquire a further 20 per cent stake in Denizli Çimento ,Turkey. According to Reuters this will boost Taiwan Cement's share in the company to 60 per cent. The preliminiary Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the deal was signed in November this year. Reuters has assigned Denizli Çimento a total enterprise value of US$1.42bn. 

CTP Team selected to supply WHRS for Eskisehir cement plant

12 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Enerjisa Enerji and ÇIMSA ( Sabanci Group ) have selected CTP Team and CTN Group to implement a waste heat recovery system (WHRS) at the cement producer's  Eskisehir plant  in Turkey. Based on organic Rankine cycle technology, the turnkey solution features an AQC heat exchanger and a preheater heat exchanger, with a combined thermal power capacity of approximately 20,800kWt.  The WHRS is designed to produce an estimated 40,000MWh of energy annually, covering 25 per cent of the  Eskisehi...

TNO report evaluates energy requirements of EU cement sector in 2050

08 December 2023, Published under Cement News

TNO has produced a study for CEMBUREAU that investigates the energy requirements in the European cement industry by 2050. In the coming years, the energy needs of the EU cement industry will evolve significantly, both due to the higher efficiency of cement kilns and to the deployment of decarbonisation technologies, which will require an increased use of electricity. TNO's report assesses three scenarios to achieve the sector’s carbon neutrality ambitions through carbon capture, utilisati...

IKN cooler close to commissioning at Malogoszcz plant

16 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Commissioning of the new IKN cooler at the Malogoszcz cement plant in Poland is about to start. After the start-up, this new modern clinker production line will replace the three existing lines and reduce the plant’s CO 2 emissions by 20per cent and energy consumption by 33 per cent. The Malogoszcz plant’s new clinker line will have a capacity of 3700tpd. Holcim 's US$100m modernisation project at the Polish plant includes a new, more efficient installation of alternative fuels. This ...

CEMEX Poland agrees renewable energy contract with Statkraft

15 November 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Poland has entered into a long-term contract with Statkraft for the supply of green electricity from renewable sources, which is confirmed and secured by the purchase of a Guarantees of Origin (GOs). The contract is based on the Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) formula and covers energy supplies over a period of eight years starting 1 January 2025. The signed contract is expected to secure about 30 per cent of the annual energy needs of CEMEX Poland's plants.   Energy su...

Soyuzcement warns of rising cement costs in 2024

15 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Russia’s union of cement producers, Soyuzcement, has written to the country’s government warning of a 17-30 per cent YoY rise in cement costs in 2024 on the back of higher logistics and energy costs, higher interest rates, and rising salaries. According to the union, these increasing costs come on top of the 23-30 per cent hike in production costs already seen in 2023, reports bne IntelliNews. RosStat data supports Soyuzcement’s claims, stating that the average cost of purchasing cement in ...

Tojikcement CJSC opens new plant

09 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Tojikcement CJSC  has opened a new cement plant in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, reports bne IntelliNews. The 3300tpd (1.089Mta) plant replaces the company’s old works, which first began operating in 1942. The new facility, which is located in the Ismoilo Somoni district of the city on a 35ha site, will manufacture a range of cements, including sulphate grades 500 and 400, for local infrastructure projects including tunnels, roads, bridges and power plants.  Providing employment t...