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Boral cuts back operations as energy prices soar

20 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Boral Ltd has cut back its operations due to a surge in energy prices in Australia, according to Reuters. The company has reportedly not only curtailed some areas of its production but has also been forced to pass the change in energy prices onto its customers. It is also in the process of reviewing its overheads to help offset the “inflationary challenges” the company told Reuters. Although Boral acknowledged efforts made by the Australian energy market operator to cap wholesale power pri...

PNG’s new plant prospects

14 June 2022, Published under Cement News

When Australia-based development company Mayur Resources discovered 382Mt of high-grade limestone resources adjacent to the ocean just 25km from Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby in 2016, it was a moment of excitement. Since then, the company has been developing the Central Cement & Lime Manufacturing facility at Port Kido and, despite COVID-19 impacts, advances are being made and the prospects are promising. By Mayur Resources, Australia. Mayur Resources’ Central Cement & Lime ...

Building a better Australia

13 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Adbri has been integral to the use of slag cements in Australia since the 1970s. Here, the company looks at how the role of slag cements in the Australian cement industry has progressed and the importance of strong partnerships with local and foreign suppliers. By Michael Miller, Adbri Ltd, Australia. ABCL’s Birkenhead site Adbri Ltd, formerly known as Adelaide Brighton Ltd, is a pioneering construction materials and industrial mineral manufacturing company in Australia. With...

Boral announces new CEO

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Boral has named Vik Bansal as its new chief executive officer (CEO) effective from December 2022. Mr Bansal, who is currently CEO of InfraBuild, will succeed Zlatko Todorcevski, who will remain in the role of CEO at Boral until the handover to Mr Bansal is completed. Mr Bansal also previously held the position of chief executive of Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd, according to Dow Jones Newswire.   “I am excited to be part of Boral’s next phase of creating value for all its stakeholders th...

Wellington Terminal gets US$6m facelift

08 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Wellington Terminal in New Zealand is getting a NZD$10m (US$6.45m) upgrade aimed at increasing its shipping capacity and reducing its CO 2   footprint. Each year over 100,000t of cement arrives at the terminal by ship from Golden Bay’s Northland production facility to be stored and distributed throughout the Wellington and Manawatu regions. By replacing old equipment and introducing greater automation, the terminal will be able to increase capacity and reduce load times, allowing for more t...

Boral and Calix join forces on carbon capture project

17 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Boral is partnering with Calix on a new carbon capture project designed to capture up to 100,000tpa of carbon emissions from Boral’s Southern Highlands plant in New South Wales, Australia. Backed by AUD30m (US$21.1m) in funding from the federal government’s carbon capture and technologies hub, Calix’s low emissions intensity lime and cement (LEILAC) technology will be installed at the plant. According to a report in The Australian, the initial feasibility study stage of the project will...

Boral to shift electricity supply to green renewables by 2025

08 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Boral is targeting 100 per cent renewable and hydrocarbon energy supply by 2025 as part of its net-zero emissions by 2050 commitment. The company is ‘exploring all options’ it said to Renew Economy which will cover Boral's energy needs outside of its Berrima kiln, which is set on a separate decarbonisation pathway. CO 2 emissions at the company's Berrima plant will focus on alternative fuels and improving energy efficiency upgrades as well as new and emerging technologies. Boral CEO, Zla...

Fortescue Metals Group to diversify into green cement

07 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Australia-based iron ore mining specialist Fortescue Metals Group says it has produced both green iron and green cement in trials that are part of the company's plans to become a major player in the green energy sector. One of the trial decarbonisation projects being run by Fortescue Future Industries's (FFI) has produced high-purity green iron from Fortescue iron ore, and waste from the green iron process has been combined with other materials to make green cement. FFI CEO, Julie...

Former Westport site to be gradually redeveloped

31 December 2020, Published under Cement News

A group of Auckland investors that bought the former Holcim Wesport plant and land in the west coast of New Zealand have announced that local residents will have input on how the land is developed going forwards, as a masterplan is formulated.  The Westport plant closed in 2016 with the loss of 105 jobs. The land includes 10 houses, a quarry and 200ha of land suitable for dairy farming, most of which has been sold, and 14ha of rural land. The 10 houses on Larsen Street will also be sold b...

Fiji allows cement imports at zero-rated duty

09 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The Fijian government has announced that cement can now be imported from overseas at zero-rated duty, according to local press reports. The move comes after the country’s main cement manufacturer Pacific Cement was forced to halt operations at its 0.215Mt grinding plant last month due to a major equipment breakdown , leading to a shortage of supply on the island. The Minister for Economy and Acting Prime Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has since stated that imports will be permitted ...