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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...

Council pulls out of Holcim Westport purchase

15 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The Buller District Council has reneged on a US$5m plan to buy Holcim cement assets and land on the West Coast. The assets include a water supply and treatment plant, a quarry, land, silos and a packing plant in Westport, Cape Foulwind and Tauranga Bay, New Zealand. Westport lost over 100 jobs when the company closed its cement works in 2016, after 58 years of operation. Mayor Garry Howard said the council had been in negotiations for more than a year on the more than US$5m deal. "We h...

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: cruise ship collides with cement carrier

13 February 2017, Published under Cement News

A cruise ship broke free from its moorings in high winds at Timaru, New Zealand, yesterday, hitting the cement carrier Milburn Carrier II. According to local media, the cement carrier’s hull and Seabourn Encore’s stern were damaged. No one was injured in the incident. New Zealand authorities have started an inquiry into the incident.

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 ...

New Zealand: eco-friendly cement developed

24 January 2017, Published under Cement News

New Zealand cement company, HR Cement, is to launch a ground-breaking low-carbon footprint cement that helps reduce global CO 2 emissions. HR Cement, based in Mt Maunganui, developed the more environmentally-friendly ECO-CEM cement with the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete utilised on construction sites by 15-30 per cent, according to Chris Hall, managing director of HR Cement. The company’s location within a volcanic field near high-quality and natural Pozzolanic ...

Holcim New Zealand’s terminal shift

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim New Zealand is building two new cement terminals at a cost of NZD105m in Timaru and Auckland to ensure the ongoing supply of cement to customers beyond the closure of the 58 year-old cement plant at Westport. By Robyn Flynn, Derek Williams and Ken Cowie, Holcim New Zealand, and Benjamin Davis, Domtec, USA. Cement unloading at Holcim's new Timaru terminal in New Zealand In mid-2014 Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd was granted approval by Holcim headquarters to move forward with th...

New Zealand: Cape Foulwind closure

29 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim has ceased operations at its Cape Foulwind cement plant in New Zealand following a three-year closure process. The company chose to start importing cement rather than manufacturing locally. National Director of Industries, Ged O’Connell said the plant closure is a worrying development for the West Coast, where many have lost jobs due to economic conditions. “In recent years we've seen energy, construction and manufacturing jobs disappearing from the community at an alarming rat...

Adelaide Brighton sees potential in US$2bn acquisition

22 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton Group says it has carried out detailed work on a potential US$2bn acquisition of the Australia and New Zealand operations of Lafarge­Holcim, including a plan to address competition issues. Martin Brydon, Adelaide Brighton's  chief executive, confirmed that Adelaide Brighton had been working with its longstanding takeover defence adviser Credit Suisse and Blackpeak Capital. Mr Brydon said that while LafargeHolcim had still given no indication it was selling the Austral...