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Xinjiang Tianshan Cement set to issue bonds

28 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The board of China's Xinjiang Tianshan Cement has reviewed and approved a proposal to apply to the China Interbank Market Dealers’ Association for the registration of ultra-short-term financing bonds, with a total size of no more than CNY1bn (US$139.75m). The plans have been put in place to reduce financing costs, expand financing channels and meet the company's development needs for capital, according to an announcement.

IRClass cement carrier launches in China

28 May 2020, Published under Cement News

A cement carrier under construction at Penglai Zhongbai Jinglu Ship Industry Co Ltd, China, was successfully launched on 30 March 2020. The vessel, called ‘Advaita’, has been built under the classification of Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass). IRClass surveyors braved the constantly-changing scenario of both global and local restrictions due to COVID-19 and immense challenges including movement of manpower, to ensure the float happened as scheduled. Advaita, is approximately 160m long,...

Sumitomo Osaka Cement reports 40% increase in profit

22 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan’s Sumitomo Osaka Cement has reported a 40 per cent YoY rise in net profit to JPY10.92bn (US$101.63m) for the fiscal year ending 31 March 2020, compared with JPY7.8bn in the FY18-19. Sales were down 2.4 per cent to JPY245.1bn from JPY251.06bn, but operating profit advanced 13.8 per cent YoY to JPY16.1bn in the FY19-20. The company’s profit was reportedly supported by its cement and building materials segments.

WCA shares Sinoma Research Institute innovations in energy efficiency webinar

21 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) held its 'Energy efficiency and New Technologies' webinar yesterday with guest speakers from Sinoma Research Institute (SRI), CNBM group.

 Nie Wenhai, assistant general director of SRI, presented a paper on milling technology that evaluated the power efficiency of grinding for raw and finish milling, replacing ball mills with roller press systems or vertical roller mills (VRM). Sinoma has completed 350 roller press installations and 531 VRM projects in th...

Taiheiyo Cement reports 4% fall in net sales for FY19-20

20 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Japan’s Taiheiyo Cement has seen a 3.5 per cent YoY fall in net sales to JPY884.35bn (US$8.21bn) in the FY19-20 ending 31 March 2020, compared to JPY916.07bn in the previous year. Operating income was also down 7.6 per cent YoY to JPY61bn in the FY19-20, while net income declined 9.9 per cent to JPY39.15bn from JPY43.45bn.

Taiwan Cement expects stronger 2H20

20 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp gave a positive outlook for its core businesses this quarter as the cement market appears to have emerged from the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic in China. Chinese construction started to resume in March and appeared to have mostly returned to normality last month, bolstering the company’s selling prices and output in the current quarter to levels similar to the same period last year, said Taiwan Cement President, John Li. The second quarter might turn out stronger t...