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Energy minister visits Dunbar cement plant

07 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy has taken a closer look at energy use in industry, through a visit to Tarmac’s Dunbar Plant, the only cement manufacturing site in Scotland. The visit enabled the Minister to get a closer look at a business that produces essential building products for use across Scotland, at a time when the Scottish Government is actively developing its future energy strategy. Tarmac’s Dunbar Plant Manager Oliver Curtin added: “We were...

Mon State Parliament to debate coal-fired power plant

07 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Mon State Parliament agreed on Tuesday to debate the legality of a cement factory’s coal-fired power plant in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw Township, according to local press reports. The US$400m cement factory run by Mawlamyine Cement Ltd (MCL) – a joint venture between Thai firm Siam Cement Group (SCG) and Pacific Link Cement Industries – is powered by a 49MW coal-fired power plant. The proposal to debate the issue was submitted by Mon State lawmaker U Aung Kyaw Thu who stated that ‘local and ...

Arabian Cement wins energy management award

16 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Arabian Cement Company (ACC) has been honoured with the ‘2017 Award of Excellence in Energy Management’ by Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), a high-level global forum that promotes policies and programmes to advance clean energy. CEM8 energy ministers presented the award to Mahmoud Mohsen, director of the energy department at ACC, at the annual CEM meeting in Beijing, China, earlier this month. The Award of Excellence in Energy Management recognises efforts by organisations...

Ohorongo Cement breaks ground on new solar plant

06 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 5MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant which will provide green and clean electricity to the company’s cement plant in Namibia. The close to NAD100m (US$7.8m) investment is expected to be in operation by the end of 2017, and will be located in close proximity to the Sargberg cement plant in Otavi. SunEQ four Investment, an independent power producer and solar asset development platform, in collaboration with its...

Tokyo Cement inaugurates second biomass power plant

11 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Sri Lankan cement producer Tokyo Cement has officially opened its second biomass power plant at Trincomalee in the presence of country president Maithripala Sirisena, Daily News (Sri Lanka) reported. The Tokyo Eastern Biomass Plant began construction in 2015 with an investment of over LKR2.5bn (US$16.3m). The plant will contribute 70GWh per year to the national grid, generated using industrial and agricultural waste sourced through community trade. In total, the plant will produce 160,...

CCNN earnings recover on strong prices

04 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) reported sizeable growth across all profit lines in the first quarter of 2017. In line with trend observed across other industry players, strong cement prices (up around 70 per cent YoY) weighed on CCNN’s cement volume but still provided greater positive impact on topline as revenue rose 22 per cent YoY to NGN4.4bn (US$13.9m), Vetiva Research said in a note on CCNN's results. Energy supply, particularly LPFO, remained stable over the quarter (a...

Mbeya signs cooperation agreement Kibo Mining

25 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Tanzania-based Mbeya Cement Co, a LafargeHolcim subsidiary, has signed a cooperation agreement with coal development company Kibo Mining which covers a range of potential areas of collaboration including the supply of coal and flyash to Mbeya. Kibo Mining holds a thermal coal deposit at Mbeya and is developing a 250-350MW mine mouth thermal power station, the Mbeya Coal to Power Project, previously called the Rukwa Coal to Power Project. In a statement, Kibo Mining said that together w...

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: rising coal prices trouble cement sector

27 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has called on the government to remove import duties on coal following a 16 per cent rise in price, The Nation reports. The cement industry is Pakistan’s main consumer of imported coal, accounting for 95 per cent of the total. A spokesperson for the APCMA said: “Our all efforts to reduce production costs faded away when the government imposed import duty on the cement industry’s main source of fuel, reducing our competitive advanta...

Irish Cement applies for AF burning planning permission

08 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has formally applied for planning permission to burn alternative fuels at its plant in Limerick, according to local press reports. The CRH group company is seeking approval from Limerick City and County Council to burn used tyres as well as shredded plastics. As part of the development, the company is planning to construct a tyre storage area with a tyre handling/separation area and an associated conveyor, the report by the LImerick Leader noted.