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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 ...

Indocement to raise prices, Indonesia

22 July 2013, Published under Cement News

PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa is planning to raise its cement prices in an effort to help offset an increase in subsidised fuel prices. Indocement’s director, Kuky Permana, told local press that increases have not yet been published as the company is still currently working out new prices. The company’s OPC currently sells at IDR54,000/40kg bag (US$5.3) and IDR64,000/50kg bag. The Indonesian government has increased the price of subsidized fuel from IDR4500/l to IDR6500/l for Premium g...

Cemex Mexico launches mobile alternative fuels centre

10 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex Mexico has introduced an innovative solid waste sorting system in the form of a mobile plant that will support its efforts to increase the use of alternative fuels. The system is expected to help avoid the emission of 130,000tpa of CO2, Cemex said in a statement. The mobile plant receives crushes, separates, classifies, and compacts solid waste, producing bales that are used as an alternative fuel in cement plants. The system will be replicated throughout the country, beginning with c...

Cemex Philippines waste-to-energy plans

03 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex Philippines is looking into burning solid waste fuel at its plant in APO Cement plant in Naga City, southern Cebu. Rolando Vera Cruz, sustainability director of Cemex Philippines, told The Sun Star that the company hopes to process 300t of waste a day, equivalent to 15 per cent of the total waste generated by the Cebu province. Cemex has joined forces with two waste material recovery facilities, one in Naga City itself and the other in Cebu City. Mr Vera Cruz said the programme has ...

Siggenthal cement works shifts to lignite, Switzerland

02 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim’s Siggenthal cement works in Switzerland is changing over its fuel supply from anthracite to lignite. It is expected to require around 1500t per week to fuel its kiln. The lignite is supplied as pulverised coal from Europe by rail and once at the plant, it is stored in a new steel silo of 55m high and 10m diameter, constructed for the purpose by the cement producer. Two additional railway tracks have also been built.

Cemex plans US$100m Egyptian investment

04 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced today that it expects to invest approximately US$100m (approximately EGP700m) to significantly improve its operations in Egypt and continue supporting the country’s housing, commercial and infrastructure development. Yehia Hamed (left), Egyptian Minister of Investment and Sergio Menendez, President of Cemex Egypt The planned investments were discussed in a meeting between Sergio Menendez, President of Cemex in Egypt, and Yehia Hamed, Egyptian Minister of Inves...

A TEC supplies fuel system to Ciments Calcia, France

04 June 2013, Published under Cement News

A TEC GRECO, specialists in combustion engineering, is to supply Ciments Calcia (part of the Italcementi Group) with a natural gas modification kit to be be implemented at its Couvrot cement plant in France. Due to rising fuel oil costs Ciments Calcia decided to change its complete fuel system on the kiln burner at the plant. In September 2012 the new petcoke system was started up in the already-prepared GRECO kiln burner. At the end of the year Ciments Calcia decided to invest in a natur...

ACC ready to make the switch from gas, Egypt

31 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Company (ACC) has taken all the steps needed to make the switch from gas to coal and refuse derived fuel, according to the company's chief. Jose Maria Magrina, CEO of Egypt-based ACC, told local press: "ACC is ready to substitute 100 per cent of the amounts of gas required to operate its plant and has applied for the necessary government permits to do so on 14 March 2013. However until now no answer has been received from the government, even though this is something that w...

Gharibwal Cement sees strong rise in quarterly profit, Pakistan

24 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan-based cement producer Gharibwal Cement Ltd reported a net profit of the company was PKR178m compared to PKR32.5m for the same period last year, thanks to an increase in sales volumes, net retention prices and cost control. Net sales of the company during the period were PKR1.77bn (US$18m) compared to PKR1.5bn during the same period of last year. Gross profit was PKR338m compared to PKR313m in the previous year, while the profit before tax was PKR188m against PKR47.8m in the compa...

India Cement's net profit hit by rising production and transportation costs

22 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Rising production costs and subdued demand in the southern markets has resulted in India Cements reporting a 31 per cent decline in FY13 net profit. Net profits (consolidated) fell to INR178.62 crore for the fiscal, down from INR259.86 crore last year, while revenues rose nine per cent to INR5159.47 crore from INR4631.04 crore last year. According to N Srinivasan managing director of India Cements, profit took a hit due to an increase in cost of diesel and freight charges and high cost o...