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China’s transition underway

27 March 2013, Published under Cement News

The speed of China’s cement industry restructuring was always going to be a drawn-out affair. The scale of the market and ambitious modernisation plans of a government intent on reshaping the industry in a relatively short space of time have presented challenges, but there is no turning back and reform is well underway as the country’s legendary cement market matures. ICR looks forward to meeting delegates at the China International Cement Conference, 24-26 April 2013, Beijing Exhi...

Emerging markets continue to play key role in global energy prices

15 February 2013, Published under Cement News

With a sluggish US economy where the fiscal cliff remains a major concern in 1H13 and a recession-hit Eurozone burdened by unaffordable energy import costs, it is clear that most support for global oil demand hinges on the consumption of emerging markets. The economic benefits of globalisation, urbanization and industrialization have led to major advances in productivity, positively impacting on oil demand in these parts of the world. As the world oil demand improves gradually, non-OPEC s...

HeidelbergCement to set up waste heat recovery power generation plant

12 February 2013, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement India has received an approval for setting up waste heat recovery power plant at its cement plant in Narsingarh, Damoh district, Madhya Pradesh. The proposed plant will produce approximately 12.15MW of power from available waste heat of pyroprocessing system of all three clinker lines at Narsingarh. The project costs an estimated INR1450m -INR1500m (US$26.8m-US$27.8m) and it is likely to be operational in January 2015. It will substitute equivalent grid power and thus...

China Resources Cement to sign coal agreement

14 December 2012, Published under Cement News

China Resources Power said it agreed to supply coal to China Resources Cement with a term of three years from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015. According to local press, the unit price of coal will be negotiated on an "arm's length" basis between the parties with regards to the prevailing market prices of coal and the quantity of coal will be decided according to the demand of CR Cement Group.

Egypt: energy shortage stops cement factories

06 December 2012, Published under Cement News

A shortage of natural gas caused four plants belonging to Misr Beni Suef Cement Company to suspend operations for the second time in the last two months. The stoppage has uncured losses of EGP100m and threatens the redundancy of 7000 workers at the factories that produce up to 40,000tpd of cement. “The company has put in a request to President Mohammed Morsy to end the gas shortages, however it has not received a response,” said Farouk Mustafa, Misr Beni Suef Cement Company's managing dire...

Oracle signs MoU with Thatta for coal supply, Pakistan

12 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Oracle Coalfields PLC, the UK coal developer of a lignite mineral property located in the southeastern desert of the Sindh Province, Pakistan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Thatta Cement Company Ltd for the proposed supply of coal from the mine that Oracle is developing in Block VI of the Thar Coalfield. The MoU, which is between Oracle’s 80 per cent-owned subsidiary Sindh Carbon Energy Limited and Thatta, will see Oracle supply dried coal to Thatta’s cement works. The rep...

Sumitomo Osaka Cement to increase use of biomass, Japan

08 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Japan’s third largest cement producer by volume Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co plans to reduce its reliance on coal by using increased amounts of biomass, Senior Corporate Executive Officer Masafumi Nakao has said.  “As an industry that consumes a lot of power, we need to take measures to promote energy conservation,” Mr Masafumi Nakao told Bloomberg. “Wood chips are now in the spotlight as a fuel source.” Using more biomass is one way Japanese companies are seeking to reduce GHG emissions afte...

Egyptian cement companies to lose energy subsidies

28 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Egypt is to no longer provide subsidised energy to new cement plants, including the 14 new facilities for which licenses have already been issued, and plans to phase out subsidies to already-existing plants, the government has said. Hatem Saleh, minister of industry and external trade, told reporters at a press conference on Sunday that the government will not be responsible for providing subsidised energy to new cement factories adding that energy prices for existing cement plants would g...

China: State Council plans to invest CNY2.366tn over 2011-15 on energy conservation

23 August 2012, Published under Cement News

China plans to invest about CNY2.366tn (US$372.5bn) in projects for energy conservation and carbon-emissions reduction over the 2011-15 period, the State Council, said in a statement. The statement, which was issued to ministries and provincial-level governments on 6 August but only released to the public this week, didn't disclose the amount already invested or how much would be spent over the coming years. The projects supported by the investment will help save on 300Mt of standard c...

Tanzanian production costs seen coming down, competition to increase

08 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement production costs in Tanzania are expected to decline in the near future due to falling energy costs and improved supply. A study entitled “Equity Research Cement Sector Local Listed Companies” by Tanzanian Securities indicates that due to the expected entry of three new players, prices are also seen declining. "We see an improvement in energy supply, introduction of new sources of energy and stabilisation of energy prices in the country as a special opportunity for cement producers"...