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Azerbaijan sees 6% YoY fall in clinker export value

05 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Azerbaijan’s Gazakh cement plant exported about 253,000t of clinker to Georgia in January-August 2019, according to Turan. The average export value of Azerbaijani clinker to Georgia has amounted to US$37.48/t so far this year. However, at the same time the export value of clinker decreased 5.8 per cent compared to the average for 2018. According to the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan, a total of US$9.48m was generated from the export of clinker to Georgia during the first eight months...

Raysut Cement set to begin construction of new plant in Georgia

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Pioneer Cement (Raysut Cement Co) is currently finalising arrangements for its greenfield 1.2Mta project to be located near Tbilisi, Georgia. Pioneer Cement owns concessions to limestone mines in Georgia that will provide the key raw materials for the project. The new unit is an opportunity to diversify from the Middle East into a market with large infrastructure growth and a shortage of clinker and high-quality cement, said the company in a statement. "We have embarked on an...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

China National Building Materials (CNBM) has announced a collaboration agreement with Fives. The two companies will join forces to explore a range of international projects, including plant upgrades and expansions, as well as new plants. By partnering with Fives, CNBM is acknowledging Fives’ ability to develop and supply sustainable technologies at the highest level, aimed at improving plant energy efficiency, reducing the CO 2 footprint and preserving natural resources, while increasing ce...

Georgian Cement Association: 15 of 29 cements tested meet EU standards

21 February 2019, Published under Cement News

A total of 15 out of 29 cement types in Georgia checked for quality meet the European EN197-1 standard, according to the Georgian Cement Association. The remainder use cheap and inappropriate materials, says the association, who coordinates quality control of cement on the Georgian market since 2017.  "We checked 36 samples of cement in November 2018 and only 13 of them met European standards," the association added. The association supports domestic producers in manufacturing a product th...

New Kaspi production line enters tough market environment

18 February 2019, Published under Cement News

This week HeidelbergCement opened its new US$100m dry-process clinker line at its Kaspi cement plant in Georgia. The new 3000tpd line was originally expected to open at the end of 2018 but had a small delay. The new capacity increases HeidelbergCement’s presence in the local market, where it already operates the terminal at Supsa as well as the Rustavi plant and grinding plant at Poti. It has been a testing last 12 months for the Georgian operations of HeidelbergCement. In August 2018 the...

CNBM wins EPC contract in Georgia

18 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Beijing Triumph International Engineering Co Ltd, a branch of CNBM, has won an EPC contract to supply a cement facility for Georgia-based Mega Production. The company, formerly known as TbilCement Group, still has to secure funding for the 1500tpd project. Georgia’s Basis Bank signed a strategic partnership with China Development Bank (CDB) for loan offerings to Chinese projects in the country, with US$20m offered in 2016 and 2017. Due to the significance of these plans, both Basis Bank and...

New Kaspi production line enters tough market environment

15 February 2019, Published under Cement News

This week HeidelbergCement opened its new US$100m dry-process clinker line at its Kaspi cement plant in Georgia. The new 3000tpd line was originally expected to open at the end of 2018 but had a small delay. The new capacity increases HeidelbergCement’s presence in the local market, where it already operates the terminal at Supsa as well as the Rustavi plant and grinding plant at Poti. It has been a testing last 12 months for the Georgian operations of HeidelbergCement. In August 2018 the...

Kaspi Cement opens new 1Mta production line

12 February 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Georgia reports that they have carried out the full modernisation of the Kaspi Cement plant and have opened a new 1Mta production line. Preparatory works for the plant's modernisation project were launched in September 2016, with a US$100m investment in the project. The project was implemented with support from the Georgian Co-Investment Fund and Honeywell Partners. Within the project, a high-standard filtration system and special equipment for continuous emission control ...

HeidelbergCement sees positive 2H18

03 August 2018, Published under Cement News

This week HeidelbergCement reported on its 2Q18 results , which saw healthy growth in all business areas. Cement and clinker sales were up 3.5 per cent to 33.7Mt while aggregate volumes saw a 5.2 per cent rise to 85.7Mt. Ready-mix concrete sales volumes advanced 4.2 per cent to 12.7Mm 3 . Western and southern Europe saw total revenues advance by 5.3 per cent in 2Q18 to EUR1.363bn. Operating EBITDA decreased 2.1 per cent to EUR213m. Cement sales were particularly strong as volumes increas...

HeidelbergCement reduces activity in Georgia

01 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Due to recent developments, HeidelbergCement's management has been forced to lay off close to 200 workers in Georgia and run the company at about 50 per cent capacity, because it can no longer compete with underpriced cement being sold on the Georgian market. HeidelbergCement currently employs more than 1300 people in Georgia and the lay-offs will impact on local families, says the company. Michael Hampel, general director of HeidelbergCement Georgia, has expressed regret to Versatile KS ...