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FLSmidth to install HOTDISC at Golden Bay cement plant

29 January 2019, Published under Cement News

FLSmdith has won an order from Fletcher Building to install a HOTDISC® combustion device at its Golden Bay cement plant in New Zealand. Local media reported that substituting rubber biofuels for coal will reduce CO 2 emissions by 13,000 tonnes per year, or the equivalent of emissions from 6000 cars. Once the FLSmidth HOTDISC is fully operational, the kiln will consume up to 3.1m shredded tyres a year, replacing the need for over 15,000t of coal. New Zealand’s Associate Minister for th...

Fletcher building hit by Golden Bay shutdown and Australian residential market

21 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Fletcher Building Ltd's performance has been impacted by trading conditions and a four-week shutdown of subsidiary Golden Bay Cement which cost in the range of NZD8-11m (US$5.4-7.5m). The company has downgraded its full-year EBIT by 10 per cent to NZD20m. "The 10 per cent lower ebit was a reflection of Australian trading conditions, the Golden Bay Cement issue and timing of sales in its New Zealand residential business,'' said Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre. In addition...

Waste tyres to be used in New Zealand cement manufacture

22 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Millions of waste tyres each year are to be used to manufacture cement as part of a wider government plan to address the environmental problems of end of life tyres, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced at the Golden Bay Cement works in Whangarei. “New Zealand has a long-standing problem, with 5m waste tyres generated each year. We have dozens of tyre stockpiles around the country posing a fire risk, leaching contaminants, providing a breeding ground for rodents and insects,...

New Zealand: Golden Bay Cement is still going strong after 100 years

27 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Golden Bay Cement's Portland plant clocked over 100 years of buiness last year, when it also celebrated a new 6000t storage silo, ship loading facility upgrades and its workers recently spoke about its importance in the community. The plant began in December 1916 but can trace its roots back to 1884 when Nathaniel Wilson founded the Wilson Portland Concrete Co. Three generations of the Wilson family also worked there. Among them was Raki Harding, whose father and grandfather had also ...

Swire Bulk Logistics enters partnership with Golden Bay

25 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Swire Bulk Logistics, the industrial shipping division of The China Navigation Company (CNCo), has entered into a long term partnership with New Zealand’s Golden Bay Cement (GBC), a trading division of Fletcher Building Ltd, to build, own and operate a dedicated, self-discharging cement carrier. The 9000dwt vessel, named Aotearoa Chief, to be built at China’s Jinling shipyard, is specifically designed to operate on the New Zealand coast, with a view to optimising supply chain efficiency. ...

Golden Bay wins renewable energy award, New Zealand

25 May 2012, Published under Cement News

New Zealand-based Golden Bay Cement has been recognised for its use of bioenergy to reduce CO2 emissions, winning the Renewable Energy category in the 2012 EECA Awards. The company has cut CO2 emissions by a 58,000tpa and is saving $3m every year in energy costs, as a result of substituting nearly a third of the coal burned in its kiln for wood fuel, sourced from demolition and construction waste. The project makes Golden Bay Cement New Zealand's largest known user of renewable wood ener...