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UltraTech Cement pays for Russian coal shipment in yuan

30 June 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has reportedly paid for a shipment of Russian coal in Chinese yuan, raising questions over whether this will now become the norm. The cement producer is importing 157,000t of coal from Russian company SUEK at a value of CNY172.65m (US$25.8m). The coal was loaded onto the bulk carrier MV Mangas in the Russian port of Vanino and is currently at anchor near the port of Kandla, reports The Hindu. The news is being described by one Singapore-based trader as "significant" as it...

Cement production in Tajikistan drops 9% in Jan-May

28 June 2022, Published under Cement News

In the January-May 2022 period cement production in Tajikistan has declined 8.6 per cent YoY to 1.6Mt from 1.8Mt. In 2021 the country produced more than 4.2Mt with approximately 1.5Mt exported to Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. At the start of June 2022 construction started of the 0.1Mta Fon-Cement cement plant in the Sughd region.

QuvasayCement cuts costs with Denair compressors

23 June 2022, Published under Cement News

QuvasayCement JSC ( United Cement Group ) has replaced compressors at its production facility, saving up to US$25,109 annually on electricity costs. The facility in Uzbekistan installed new Denair DV 315 compressors manufactured by Denair, a Chinese-German company. The new compressors feature low vibration and noise levels, as well as lower oil content in the output airflow for better environmental compliance. The new compressors have already shown their effectiveness by cutting elec...

Bekabadcement to work on International Transport Corridor

22 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Bekabadcement , part of the United Cement Group Holding , has become a partner of the key project to build the International Transport Corridor connecting Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Central Asia is one of the most booming markets and an area for the implementation of large international projects. United Cement Group (UCG) contributes significantly to the economic development of Central Asia countries and takes an active part in projects of regional development. The UCG plant products ar...

Oyak releases its 2021 Integrated Report

15 June 2022, Published under Cement News

OYAK Cement has published its 2021 Integrated Report in which it announces its plans to be a "game-changer" in the cement industry by focussing on sustainability and digitalisation. The company will continue its activities in terms of improving its energy efficiency and pursue a sustainability strategy that will contribute to achieving Turkey's 2050 net zero target. Its OYAK Cement 4.0 Project, which was developed mainly in-house, includes many firsts for Turkey as well as the global ce...

BekabadCement to launch customer services service

15 June 2022, Published under Cement News

In the autumn of 2022, BekabadCement JSC , (united Cement Group) is going to launch own customer support service. This lab will be opened at the grinding station in the city of Yangiyo’l , Uzbekistan. The lab will focus on automatic sampling and express analysis of concrete mixtures and soils using the latest foreign technologies. Its services will help select and adjust the composition of the mixtures according to the actual needs of each customer. At the same time, the technic...

Steppe Cement increases capex for 2022-23

13 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Kazahstan’s Steppe Cement plans to invest US$7m in capex in 2022 and the first half of 2023. Among the projects outlined is the completion of the new separator for cement mill 1 to increase slag content and cement production, and reduce electricity consumption, as well as starting the new separator for cement mill 2. The raw mill 3 separator will be revamped to increase production on Line 6, along with modifications to the Line 6 preheater. Bag filters are to be updated, software for the con...

Holcim Croatia joins virtual power plant group

13 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim’s Komoračno cement plant is contributing to the integration of renewable energy in Croatia by joining KOER, a virtual power plant aggregator that adjusts electricity consumption on demand. Holcim’ s plant in Komoračno on Croatia’s Istria peninsula has long been working on resource efficiency solutions. More than 20 years ago it started using ash and gypsum from the nearby Plomin coal-powered plant in its operations. Holcim said the unit has just joined KOER’s virtual power pl...

Uzbekistan sees lower cement output and import in 1Q22

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan produced 2.448Mt of cement in the first quarter of 2022, down from 1.949Mt in the 1Q22, according State Statistics Committee. In the January-March 2022 period Uzbekistan imported 425,300t of cement with a total value of US$16.7m, representing an average price of US$39/t. When compared with the 1Q21 import volumes fell by 342,000t. In 2022 the country expects to significantly increase cement capacity from 21.3Mt in 2021 to 31Mt.

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...