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Cemex achieves record alternative fuels substitution rate in Germany

14 May 2013, Published under Cement News

In April 2013, Cemex's German cement plants attained an alternative fuels substitution rate of 82.6 per cent—the first country within the company’s global operations network to reach this milestone. Furthermore, its Kollenbach cement plant in Beckum, Germany, averaged a 90.9 per cent substitution rate for the month, Cemex announced in a statement. “Beyond significantly reducing fuel costs, our expanding use of alternative fuels fosters the sustainable management of our earth’s natural resou...

Tajikcement’s coal-fired kiln scheduled for mid-June delivery

13 May 2013, Published under Cement News

China-based Beijing Uni-Construction Group Co Ltd has started preparation works for the installation of a coal-fired kiln at Tajikcement’s state-run cement plant in Dushanbe. Tajikcement, the country's largest cement producer with four 600tpa kilns and two 300tpa lines has not been operational since the beginning of this year due to a lack of natural gas supplies. Citing sources at the Ministry of Energy and Industries, Asia Plus reports that the  new coal-fired kiln is expected to be...

Siemens to supply Edo Cement with gas turbines, Nigeria

07 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Siemens Energy has been awarded an order for three of its model SGT-500 gas turbines to Edo Cement for a new plant being constructed by the BUA Group in Nigeria. The order marks the first deliveries of such units to the southwest African country. These industrial turbines will be deployed for electric power generation for the Okpella Cement Factory in Okpella, a city located in the Nigerian state of Edo, providing the added benefit of low emissions. "This turbine is currently undergoin...

China’s cement sector seeks to accelerate sustainability initiatives

25 April 2013, Published under Cement News

The 2013 China International Cement Conference got underway at the Hotel Nikko New Century in Beijing today, welcoming over 300 senior delegates from the country’s large cement sector. Opening the meeting, Mr Qiao Longde, President of the China Cement Association, highlighted some of the successes of the China cement industry, which in recent year has made dramatic strides in adopting more efficient production processes while eliminating backward production capacity. “High-quality dry ...

UltraTech Cement quarterly net profit falls 16.3%, India

23 April 2013, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement on Monday announced a 16.3 per cent YoY fall in quarterly profit, which it attributed to an increase in railway freight costs and diesel prices. The company reported standalone profit of INR7.26bn (US$134.26m) for the January-March quarter. Net sales rose one per cent to INR53.89bn and combined cement and clinker sales of grey cement were almost flat at 11.13Mt for the quarter. Fortunately, there was some respite as coal prices softened during the quarter. Brokerage firm J...

Suez Cement production scaled back 30% due to energy shortages

10 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Suez Cement said that it scaled back production by as much as 30 per cent last year due to a lack of fuel supplies.  "A lack of fuel supplies has cut our annual production of 12Mt by between 20-30 per cent since the start of the year," Mohamed Shanan, director of business development of Suez Cement, told Reuters. In terms of fuel price hikes, Mr Shanan told reporters at a recent energy conference that: "Any increase in (fuel) prices must be matched by an increase in cement ...

ACC plans capex of INR33bn in 2013

08 April 2013, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd, India's second-largest cement producer, has planned a capital expenditure of INR33bn (US$603.9m) in 2013, most of which will be used for the expansion of an existing unit at Jamul in Chhattisgarh. ACC has started work on the Jamul expansion project, which will add 5Mta of capacity, Chairman NS Sekhsaria said while addressing shareholders at the company's 77th annual general meeting (AGM). The expansion, to be completed in a phased manner by 2015, will take ACC's total capacity t...

Panel to review Egypt gas price hikes

18 March 2013, Published under Cement News

A panel of judges is set to review an appeal made by five cement producers over gas price hikes by the Egyptian government, a Cairo administrative court said. According to reports by Bloomberg, a panel is to look into appeals by Tourah Portland Cement, Suez Cement, Alexandria Cement, Beni Suef Cement and  Helwan Cement against the fuel price incrased that was started by Prime Minister Hisham Qandil in January 2012.

SCG ready to cut electricity usage to deal with shortage

06 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SGC) said it is ready to slash energy usage as Thailand prepares for an impending power supply crisis next month. The Southeast Asian country has been seeking measures and energy savings policies to be implemented during the period when Myanmar halts the gas delivery for pipeline maintenance during April 5-14 2013. Meanwhile, Somchai Wangwattanapanich, Vice President-Operations of SCG Chemicals as the president of SCG's energy board, said in a statement th...

Pakistan exports volumes fall, rise in value terms

28 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan exports during the first seven months of the current fiscal year (FY12-13) fell 0.52 per cent to 5.076Mt, according to data released by Pakistan’s Federal Bureau of Statistics. In terms of value, however, exports rose by 24.67 per cent to US$273.33m. The average export price of cement increased by 25.31 per cent to US$67.12/t in the seven months from US$53.56/t of 7MFY 2011-12 In January 2012 alone, Pakistan exported 488,884t of cement and earned US$36.25m compared to 90...