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Taiwan Cement completes share agreement for Denizli Çimento

13 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp  has finalised its agreement with OYAK Çimento to acquire a further 20 per cent stake in Denizli Çimento ,Turkey. According to Reuters this will boost Taiwan Cement's share in the company to 60 per cent. The preliminiary Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the deal was signed in November this year. Reuters has assigned Denizli Çimento a total enterprise value of US$1.42bn. 

Taiwan Cement commissions battery project

06 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Group has commissioned a 311MWh battery at its HePing plant in Hualien County, Taiwan. The battery has been supplied by NHOA SA, formerly Engie EPS, according to Renewables Now.  The cement producer called the project “a bold statement of our dedication to renewable energy and a testament to our role in Taiwan’s ambitious journey towards carbon neutrality by 2050.” It marks the third energy storage system completed by NHOA Energy in the Asia-Pacific region in 2023 alo...

Korea's white cement levy on Egypt begins

20 November 2023, Published under Cement News

South Korea’s anti-dumping duty on white Portland cement from Egypt has begun. The 72.23 per cent levy started on 15 November 2023 and will last for four months. The move is designed to protect Korea’s local industry from imports after Korean white cement producer Union filed a complaint to the Korea Trade Commission in March this year against Egypt’s Royal El Minya Cement and Albatros International Cement Trading. Union stated that cheap imports from Egypt were negatively affecting i...

CNBM issues 9M23 profit warning

18 October 2023, Published under Cement News

China National Building Material (CNBM) has issued a profit warning for the opening nine months of 2023. According to Reuters, the company expects to report a 70 per cent YoY contraction in profits over the nine-month period. The decline has been blamed on falling cement prices.

Universal Cement reports 11% increase in 9M revenue

13 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiwan-based Universal Cement Corp report a 3.6 per cent advance in revenues to TWD618.592m (US$19.28m) in September 2023 from TWD597.159m in September 2022. In the January-September 2023 period the company increased its revenue by 11.1 per cent to TWD5627.754m from TWD5063.948m in the 9M22.

Taiwan Cement plant has 107MWh battery commissioned

26 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Nhoa Energy, a unit of Nhoa SA, formerly Engie EPS, has announced the commissioning of a 107.3MWh energy storage project at a Chinese plant of Taiwan Cement Group (TCC Group). Announcing the system's completion recently, TCC Group said Nhoa Energy had designed and developed the 43.2MW energy storage system. Located at TCC Group’s Yingde plant in Guangdong province, the battery is the main part of one of the largest industrial microgrids, Nhoa, which is majority owned by TCC. The Nhoa ...

Fitch downgrades West China Cement

04 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Fitch Ratings has downgraded West China Cement Ltd ’s (WCC) long-term issuer default rating (IDR) and its senior unsecured debt rating from BB to BB- due to the cement producer's aggressive capex, primarily outside China. The outlook on the IDR is negative. According to Fitch, WCC has been investing heavily since 2021 with a focus on overseas markets, resulting in higher leverage and persistently negative free cash flow. In 2022 West China spent CNY3bn (US$412.7m) in capex, 84 per cent of...

Tokuyama cement selects ABB Ability™ Expert optimizer

25 August 2023, Published under Cement News

ABB has delivered the advanced process control solution ABB Ability™ Expert Optimizer system to control, stabilise and optimise industrial processes at the Tokuyama Nanyo cement plant in Japan.   The commissioning of ABB Ability™ Expert Optimizer enables Tokuyama to reduce about three per cent of thermal energy consumption in the kiln as well as maintain operational quality at the Nanyo plant, one of the largest single factories in Japan, says ABB.   Tokuyama Cement manufacture...

Taiheiyo to build new terminal in Philippines

22 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Japan-based Taiheiyo Cement Corp (TCC) will build a new cement terminal in Calaca, Batangas, Philippines, to enable the company to serve the Luzon market from its pant in San Fernando, Cebu. Taiheiyo Cement Philippines Inc (TCPI) will build and operate the planned hub to distribute its Grand-branded cement products, according to TCC President and Representative Director, Masafumi Fushihara. The 0.7Mta project is the next step in serving a market that TCPI has estimated to have increase...

A new chapter for China

15 August 2023, Published under Cement News

After implementing continuous COVID-19 response measures over the past three years, China re-opened its doors to the world in December 2022. Having been impacted by pandemic-related restrictions as well as domestic and international headwinds, the country is now starting a fresh chapter with new obstacles and opportunities ahead. By Fei (Grace) Chen, China Cement Association, China. In 2022 China’s cement industry experienced one of its most challenging times in years and is now embar...