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Ukraine ready to lift import duty on Moldova

10 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Ukraine is ready to end its anti-dumping duty on cement from Moldova by the end of 2023, according to the Ministry of Economic Development and Digitalisation of Moldova. The announcement comes after a meeting between the co-chairs of the Moldovan-Ukrainian Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade in Odessa. Along with the duty removal, the two countries also agreed to help remove other barriers to trade by simplifying border controls to optimise the flow of goods, review enviro...

Holcim Romania expands Campulung plant

10 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim (Romania) SA is investing over EUR25m to expand its cement plant in Campulung by 20 per cent. The investment will not only address the need for cement by the Romanian construction market, it will also help improve the plant’s sustainability by streamlining its logistics and reducing CO 2 emissions from the long-distance transportation of cement materials, according to Holcim. Holcim runs three facilities in Romania, located in Campulung, Alesd and Turda .

CBAM transition period comes into effect

29 September 2023, Published under Cement News

On 1 October 2023 the transition period of the European Union's Clean Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) regulation to control embedded emissions in imported goods including cement, will commence. Urszula Szalkowska, Managing Director at EcoEngineers, Poland, explains how it will work. The CBAM regulation covers several goods groups, including cement clinkers, white Portland cement, other Portland cement, other hydraulic cements, aluminous cement, and other kaolinic clays. Importer...

Kyrgyz cement output increases to 1.7Mt

11 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Kyrgyzstan has increased to 1.701Mt in the January-July 2023 period, according to the country’s National Statistical Committee. Of this total, 321,800t were produced in July 2023. When compared with an output of 1.5Mt in the 7M22, this represents an increase of 13.4 per cent YoY.

Construction of Lebap expansion completed

24 August 2023, Published under Cement News

The construction of the second phase of Turkmen Cement 's Lebap cement plant in Koytendag, Turkmenistan, has been completed, reports Trend News Agency. The 1Mta expansion was carried out by Turkmen Enjam. The modernisation project began in the summer of 2020 following authorisation by the Ministry of Industry and Construction. The plant’s commissioning is planned for the end of September 2023.

Two new recycling plants to crush cement for reuse from Turkey earthquake

17 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Two state-of-the-art recycling facilities are being built in Turkey to process the 200Mt of debris produced by the earthquakes in February 2023. Japan has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for two rubble recycling plants to remove asbestos and other hazardous waste, separate out scrap metal and other recyclable materials, and crush cement from the debris for reuse as paving and building materials, reports Nikkei Asia. According to the UNDP, previous ...

Tajikistan lifts ban on cement exports

11 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan has reported cement production of 2.1Mt in the opening six months of 2023. Of this total, more than 538,000t were exported, down 138,000t compared to the same period a year earlier. The majority of these exports were sent to Uzbekistan (342,000t) and Afghanistan (194,000t), reports Asia Plus. The government had introduced a ban on cement exports in July this year due to a shortage of cement for a number of key projects taking place in the country. However, the ban was lifted ju...

CRH invests EUR34m in Ukraine

31 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s CRH is investing EUR34m in a new cement shipping complex in Ukraine. Construction of the “main stage” of the project was completed in early July, according to The Sunday Independent. The complex will be able to receive, store and ship 450,000t of cement each year, and will feature an automated packaging and palletising line. 

Salonit Anhovo to become Alpacem Cement Slovenia

20 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Slovenia’s Salonit Anhovo is changing its name to Alpacem Cement Slovenia. The announcement was made following the company’s general meeting on 14 July 2023. “We have been considering changing the brand for several years, now we think the moment is right,” says Tomaž Vuk, company president. He added that there has been a trend in the cement industry for “brands to connect into larger entities” to provide additional security for customers and enable them to “cope with the new challenges...

Steppe Cement reports lower volumes in 1H23

13 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan-based Steppe Cement Ltd has reported sales volumes of 749,034t of cement in the first half of 2023, down from 837,063t in the same period a year earlier. Revenue over the same period fell from KZT19,579m (US$44.09m) to KZT16,977m. The average price for delivered cement over the 1H23 stood at KZT22,665/t (ex-VAT), compared to KZT23,391/t in the first half of 2022. The ex-factory price over the same period declined from KZT20,485/t to KZT19,205/t.  The cement market in Kazakhst...