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Cementarna Trbovlje seeks to resume operations

21 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Slovenia’s Cementarna Trbovlje (LafargeHolcim) has requested an environmental permit from the country’s authorities to resume cement grinding, storage and dispatch, according to Delo. The company lost its environmental permit in 2014 and halted operations in February 2015. As the plant is not expected to produce raw materials, it will buy them alongside cement additives. The producer was once the second-largest on the domestic market with a capacity of 0.52Mta.

Catatumbo Cements faces disruption from road blockage

18 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The distribution of cement and other products, including clinker, has been disrupted in the Venezuelan municipalities of Rosario de Perijá and Machiques de Perijá due to the blocking of the main road that connects to the plant of Catatumbo Cements. According to local media reports, a group of cooperatives in the area have closed the La Luna road. The transport cooperatives reportedly wish to obtain 100 per cent control of the transfer and supply of materials (cement, clinker, stone and gra...

ASEC wins KAR Group order to maintain Erbil plant

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Arab Swiss Engineering Company (ASEC) and the Iraqi conglomerate KAR Group have announced signing a three-year agreement for the operation and maintenance of Qarachough cement plant. The 1.9 Mta facility is situated near Erbil city, Iraq.   The cooperation between the two companies comprises human resources support in which ASEC has assisted KAR in the selection and recruitment of domestic calibres, in addition to the design and execution of tailored manpower development programmes.   The O&...

Hail Cement resumes operations after shutdown

23 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Hail Cement has resumed operations of its production line after shutting down for maintenance works . However, cement crushers and its packaging line remained active during the shutdown. The financial impact of the temporary stoppage is expected to appear in 3Q results.

ASEC extends O&M contract at Al-Minya Cement to 2021

12 November 2018, Published under Cement News

ASEC, the leading cement operator in Africa and the Middle East, announced today the renewal of its technical management agreement with Al-Minya Cement Company for a new term until 2021. The state of-the-art plant, located in Upper Egypt, has an installed clinker capacity of 1.95Mta. Since the commencement of operation in 2013, ASEC has been entrusted with the full technical management of the plant including plant management, operation, maintenance and optimisation. It is worth noting that ...

FLSmidth's new O&M manager sees cement in the fast lane

02 November 2018, Published under Cement News

At first glance, racing high-tech cars at 300km/h and operating cement factories would seem to have little in common. But don’t tell that to Anders Benfeldt, the new head of FLSmidth Operation & Maintenance. Benfeldt sees plenty of parallels between racing supercars and making cement. With a sterling resume that includes senior positions at Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor, DGtek A/S and Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, earlier this year FLSmidth tapped Benfeldt to lead its growing subsidi...

Cemex is the first company to operate plants by remote control

13 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it is the first company in the industry to successfully operate plants by remote control. The company’s monitoring and remote control system, Centro de Control Cemento (C3), operates in real time and tracks the live data of 14 cement plants, 25 kilns and 86 grinding mills in Mexico, alongside a facility in Colombia and another in the US. Cemex created the C3 to unify the control systems of all its cement plants to make real-time optimal decisions. From its central ...

FLSmidth wins contract to optimise Xuan Thanh Cement

06 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Xuan Thanh Cement in Vietnam has hired FLSmidth to provide five onsite advisors with the purpose of optimising the production of its cement plant while minimising the production costs. The customer’s 12,500tpd cement plant is located in Ha Nam, Vietnam, and is the largest cement plant in southeast Asia. "By implementing best practices and data from other cement plants globally, we can assist Xuan Thanh in improving their output while minimising their production costs. In other words we wi...

FLSmidth receives third O&M contract from Egyptian producer

01 February 2016, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has signed a contract with Arabian Cement Company (ACC) for operation and maintenance of the production lines at its cement plant located near the city of Suez in Egypt. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the contract, which covers five years of operation and maintenance of two production lines with a capacity of 6000tpd each. FLSmidth has been operating and maintaining the two lines since 2008 and 2010, respectively. Both lines were built by FLSmidth. The scope ...

FLSmidth reaches agreement to exit O&M contracts in Nigeria

07 May 2015, Published under Cement News

In November 2013 FLSmidth signed a number of contracts with the Nigerian cement producer Dangote Cement PLC for operation and maintenance of production lines at their Ibese and Obajana cement plants in Nigeria for a period of five years. Due to changed market conditions, Dangote Cement and FLSmidth have reached an agreement to end the operation and maintenance collaboration on the two plants, the Danish equipment supplier said in a statement yesterday. The discontinuation of the O&M contra...