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Philippines: Cemex achieves Energy Management ISO

07 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex Holdings Philippines’ subsidiaries, Solid Cement Corporation and Apo Cement Corporation, recently passed the ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System (EnMS) audits , making them the first cement plants in the country to receive an SGS Philippines endorsement for the EnMS certification. The implementation of an EnMS represents Cemex’s proactive stance and commitment in achieving sustainable operations through energy optimisation and in contributing positively to mitigate the impact of...

Rwanda: rail and energy projects to boost cement demand

23 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Rwandan government’s announcement of two major infrastructure projects is set to be a boon for the country’s cement producers, the Mail and Guardian Africa reports. The KivuWatt gas-water extraction project will take gas from Lake Kivu to generate 100MW of electricity by 2019, while the Dar es Salaam-Isaka-Kigali/Keza-Musongati (DIKKM) standard-gauge railway will link Rwanda with ports in neighbouring Tanzania. Busi Legodi, CEO of PPC Rwanda, has welcomed the new initiatives, notin...

Cemex to invest in seven energy projects

01 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex has plans for seven energy projects in Mexico, including wind parks, according to its CEO, Fernando González Olivieri. The structure of the investment would run along similar debt-to-equity lines as used in the construction of the Ventika wind farm, promoted by Cemex and Fisterra Energy, a Blackstone subsidiary. Some 75 per cent of funds were contributed by NadBank, Banobras, Nafin, Bancomext and Santander. The balance was met by Fisterra, Cemex and other investors with Cemex investi...

Nigeria's long-term viability

23 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Despite short-term macroeconomic challenges, Nigeria’s demand for cement is expected to expand significantly in the longer term. Investments in infrastructure, population growth and private-sector led initiatives are all expected to drive growth going forward, spurring domestic producers to invest heavily in new cement production capacity. By Damilola Lawal, CardinalStone Partners Ltd, Nigeria. Dangote Cement plant, Obajana, Kogi state, Nigeria Nigeria has undergone a dramatic r...

Egypt's new-found energy

09 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Following its successful navigation of turbulent social and political waters, the Egyptian cement industry has more recently had to face the challenge of overcoming gas shortages and a phase-out of power subsidies. Diversifying energy and power sources has now become a key priority as producers look to secure supplies, stabilise production and serve growing demand. By Shady Sharaf, Aboubakr Emam, CFA & Kamal El-Sheikh, Cairo Financial Holding, Egypt. Arabian Cement Co converted its pl...

Egypt: SCG reports 18% drop in 3Q revenue

03 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement Group of Companies (SCGC) reported an 18 per cent decrease in revenues for the third quarter of the year versus the same period in 2014 and 12 per cent for the first nine months. The company said that during this period the market demand experienced a limited growth (2.1 per cent for the quarter, 1.6 per cent for the nine months). Combined with a steep reduction in exports, a marked oversupply was witnessed in the domestic market, causing prices to decline. This overall t...

Germany's housing benefits

26 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Following last year’s recovery in German cement demand, a subdued start to 2015 means growth is likely to peter out. Housebuilding continues to recover from a low base, but the outlook for industrial construction appears downbeat. On the corporate front, M&A activity and asset swaps by European majors have led to some German plants now being under new management. German housing continues its recovery and increases its share of German construction activity The German economy grew...

Five Holcim (US) plants receive EPA's Energy Star®

20 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim (US) Inc, a member of LafargeHolcim, announced that five of its plants earned the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR®. "We are pleased that the EPA has recognised Holcim's continued commitment to environmentally sound practices by awarding five of our plants with the ENERGY STAR® Award," said John Stull, chief executive officer of Holcim (US) Inc. "Sustainability is a core component of our values and a priority for our employees at every plant and facility." This...

PT Indocement

18 August 2015, Published under Cement News

PT Indocement will be hoping to benefit from the Indonesian government’s announcement earlier this month on the construction of six new geothermal power plants. The plants, which are designed to boost power supply across the country, will be located in Lampung (2 x 55MW), North Sulawesi (2 x 20MW), West Java (1 x 30MW), South Sumatra (2 x 55MW), Bengkalu (1 x 55MW) and Jambi (1 x 55MW). This latest announcement comes hot on the heels of around 100 investment projects, worth US$16.5bn, rev...

Ohorongo wins Environmental Excellence award

19 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement has received the first Environmental Excellence Among Industries Award hosted by the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) of Namibia, which works in close liaison with the Ministry of Environment & Tourism and the Sustainable Development Advisory Council. Pohamba Shifeta (left), Minister of Environment & Tourism, hands over the first Environmental Excellence Among Industries award to Ohorongo Cement's managing director, Hans-Wilhelm Schütte The awards ceremony ...