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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 ...

HeidelbergCement to close kiln at Rustavi, Georgia

23 July 2018, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement will be closing its Rustavi kiln as well as curtailing its production at the Dedoplitskaro limestone quarry, reports the Georgian Cement Association. The association attributes the closure on competition from Iran, which it says is dumping cement onto Georgian market.

Raysut Cement to look at 1Mta plant in Georgia

22 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Oman’s Raysut Cement Co is planning to carry out an initial study for a 1Mta plant in Georgia, according to Muscat Daily. The company’s subsidiary, Pioneer Cement Industries Georgia Ltd, already owns a mine with over 30Mt of limestone reserves, located 60km from Tbilisi. According to a disclosure filed to the Muscat Securities Market, Raysut Cement has begun discussions with possible partners for both equity participation and engineering, procurement and construction contracting. A decisi...

HeidelbergCement reduces Georgia investment

13 November 2017, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is raising EUR115m (US$134m) by selling 50 per cent of its Georgian subsidiary to a Georgian investment fund called Cement Invest, which belongs to Georgian Co-Investment Fund and Hunnewell Partners, a special situations investment fund. HeidelbergCement has been active in Georgia since 2006 and a new kiln line is currently under construction that is expected be completed by the end of 2018. Currently, there are three integrated cement works, one grinding centre, 13 ready...

Supplying Georgia

13 March 2017, Published under Cement News

A new plant has been launched by Georgian Cement Company (GCC) in partnership with LafargeHolcim. ICR spoke with Merab Chikhradze, founder of GCC, to find out the latest developments in the Georgian cement market as well as what has been happening at the works. By ICR Research, UK. Merab Chikhradze, Founder of Georgian Cement, partner of LafargeHolcim ICR: What decisions had to be made after the LafargeHolcim merger in terms of  grinding systems, philosophies and systems to be...

Georgia: HeidelbergCaucasus and Georgian Building Group set up GCA

19 January 2017, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement Caucasus (GCC) and the Georgian Building Group (GBG), owned by Kavkaz Cement, have decided to form the Georgian Cement Association to help safeguard the quality of domestically-produced cement and create a “Good Quality Seal”. All domestically-produced products will be tested to ensure that the quality of cement in the bag corresponds to the quality of the product specified on the bag. Bags to be tested will be purchased anonymously in the open market quarterly and distri...

Georgia: Gebr Pfeiffer mill for Heidelberg's Kaspi plant

10 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Gebr Pfeiffer has received an order from HeidelbergCement for a vertical roller mill, which is due to be set up in its new 3000tpd kiln line at the group’s Kaspi plant in Georgia. The mill will be type MPS 4000B, equipped with an SLS 3750B classifier, and has been designed for a capacity of 270tph raw meal. The mill is to be delivered with an enlarged housing to allow raw material with moisture levels of up to 10 per cent to be dried almost exclusively with available preheater gases. C...