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Udayapur Cement sees reduced production due to power supply issue

09 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Udayapur Cement Industry Ltd has seen reduced production and sales between August-September as a result of low voltage and abrupt power cuts, according to the company. Sanjay Lal Karna, chief of the production division, said that the state-owned factory has not been able to address market demand due to the power supply issues. "We could produce only 18,000t between 7 August and 5 September which is lower than our capacity of 24,000t," said Mr Karna. The company has also seen a ...

North Korea reportedly suspends production at cement plant

03 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The operation of a cement plant in Pyongyang, North Korea, has reportedly been suspended for three months due to lack of electricity, according to the Daily NK newspaper. The paper’s source noted that factory may have been affected by the North Korean authorities' decision to ration electricity due to a power shortage. As the factory was built in 1919, its technology has aged and is not able to produce as much cement as it used to. The source stated that the lack of good-quality cement pro...

Higher electricity costs to impact Vietnamese cement prices

26 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (VICEM) has announced that its electricity costs will increase by VND20bn (US$855,730) per month, and therefore product prices are also expected to rise. Local producers have stated that they will raise prices by VND30,000-50,000/t. On 20 March power prices went up by 8.4 per cent to VND1864, exclusive of VAT, after remaining unchanged for two years. A household which uses 520kWh a month will now pay an extra VND83,000, according to Vietnam News. Vietnam Elect...

Vigier Cement unveils world's largest electrical dump truck

24 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Vigier cement work's quarry, near the Swiss town of Bienne revealed the largest electrical vehicle in the world on Friday 20 April. The E-Dumper named 'Lynx' weighs 58t empty, with tyres measuring 2m  in diameter and nine steps up to the drivers' cabin. It was built from a diesel-powered dump truck. The fuel tank was replaced by the biggest battery ever made for an electric vehicle, which weighs 4.5t. The vehicle was formerly a diesel Komatsu dumper truck, which was disassembled and r...

Nepal: slow progress on infrastructure work for cement plants

23 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Government efforts to provide power and transport links to cement plants in Nepal have made disappointingly slow progress in the eight years since the commitment was originally made, Republica reports. The newspaper highlights an official review of the progress of the work that found that just over 60 per cent of access roads had been completed as of last year. In a mid-term review for the current financial year, the Nepalese government said it was taking forward projects to connect 24...

Ghana: recovery anticipated after cement sales fall 3.1% in 2015

14 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The Business & Financial Times reports that domestic cement sales in Ghana fell to 4.13Mt in 2015, down by 3.1 per cent on the previous year. Cement imports reached 2.62Mt, up 6.2 per cent on 2014. The decline was not due to falling demand but instead reflects the ongoing issues with electricity supply, that has disrupted production. The newspaper quotes sources at two of the domestic producers who noted that production recovered as politicians moved to improve electricity supplies ahe...

Egypt: Siemens to launch Sicement Electrification system

17 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Siemens Egypt will on Thursday launch its new Sicement Electrification System at the “Bringing Power to Cement Industry” forum in Cairo, Daily News Egypt reports. Egyptian cement manufacturers have been hit by rising costs of power as the government has reduced subsidies on natural gas. At the same time, cement consumption has been rising and production hit 70Mt in 2015, the government calculates. The Sicement system offers producers with a straightforward means of connecting to the na...

Pakistan: construction sector demands reduction in cement prices

26 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) has called on the government to reduce the price of cement in country or to allow the importation of supplies from alternative sources. In their appeal, ABAD accused the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) of not passing on energy cost reductions, despite promises to that effect made to the government. Coal and oil prices have fallen by more than 50 per cent, while the gas infrastructure development cess (GIDC...

Nepal allocates power supply funds to nine plants

28 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Nepal's Ministry of Industry (MoI) has decided to allocate NPR360m (US$3.5m) to provide electricity connections to nine cement factories as part of its infrastructural development programme for manufacturing industries. The cement producers to be awarded the funds include: Shivan Cement, Dang Cement, Laxmi Cement, Rolpa Cement, Ghorahi Cement, United Cement, Maruti Cement, Sarbottam Cement and CG Cement. These nine producers have also received funds to construct access roads, together ...

East African import concerns

03 September 2012, Published under Cement News

The East Africa Cement Producers Association (EAPC) has flagged concerns over the increasing threat of imports to the region. The associaion yesterday warned that cement ports are not being subjected to the same technical standards and regulations as domestic cement, increasing the chance of sub-standard products being used in projects. “Cement is a very sensitive commodity yet the quality issues on imports are not being addressed at such a time when the number of collapsing buildings ...