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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...

Uzbek cement output up 6% in 9M23

31 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s cement producers have manufactured 9.2Mt of cement in the first nine months of 2023. This represents a YoY increase of 5.9 per cent when compared with the 9M22, when output reached 8.6Mt. In September alone, Uzbek cement companies produced 1.2Mt. The country’s cement capacity is expected to increase as a UZS3.8trn (US$313m) project has started in Samarkand. The new plant, with input from China Energy International Group, will produce M-400 and M-500 Portland cement. It has a ce...

Heidelberg Materials celebrates start of ANRAV.beta CCUS project

19 October 2023, Published under Cement News

The start of construction for the pilot carbon capture installation at Heidelberg Materials ’ plant in Devnya was celebrated   this week,   in the presence of Milena Stoycheva, Bulgaria’s Minister of Innovation and Growth, and representatives of Heidelberg Materials and the local community.  The ANRAV.beta unit is a key next step in the implementation of the company’s large-scale ANRAV project in Bulgaria, which was announced in early 2023. As the first full-chain CCUS project in east...

Cemtech Europe opens in Istanbul: Turkey prepares to launch domestic ETS

10 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Cemtech Europe 2023 , the leading cement industry conference in Europe organised by International Cement Review , has opened in Istanbul, welcoming over 300 delegates from 40 countries.     Welcoming delegates to the conference, Volkan Bozay, CEO of the Turkish Cement Manufacturers Association, TÜRKÇİMENTO, highlighted the strengths of the domestic industry, which now includes 120Mta of clinker capacity and is ranked as the fifth-largest industry worldwide. Mr Bozay acknowledged the earthq...