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Philippines opens investigation on Vietnamese anti-dumping

13 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The Philippines' Tariff Commission has started its investigation into the merits of imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on cement imports. The commission commenced a formal investigation on 9 December following a request from the Department of Trade and Industry. A preliminary conference is scheduled for 20 December as part of the investigation. “Matters for discussion include the timelines, nature of investigation, appearance of counsel and parties, number of witnesses, notification, ...

DTI increases anti-dumping duties on Vietnamese imports

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has slapped provisional anti-dumping duties as high as 32 per cent on specific Portland cement brands from Vietnam to the Philippines, as these were found to be causing "serious injury" to local cement manufacturers. In a statement on Sunday, the DTI said a preliminary determination showed that nine out of 16 Vietnamese exporters of Type 1 cement and four out of 12 exporters of Type 1P cement have been dumping cement in the Philippines. T...

Cemex Philippines to invest in co-processing and green cements

29 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex Holdings Philippines Inc has reiterated its commitment to increase its production capacity, while reducing carbon emission with new 'green cements' and higher capacity for co-processing. At present, 80 per cent of Cemex Philippines' cement products is in the green cement category. It aims to produce 100 new-generation cement products in the short term.   " We need to introduce this new generation of cement products. And this new generation of cement products have basically, a lower ...

Taiheiyo Cement Philippines retires old kiln to prepare expansion

25 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement Philippines has retired its old kiln to make way for the installation of its new line, which will increase capacity from 2500tpd of clinker to 6000tpd by mid-2024. The old kiln has been operational for 30 years, according to Yoshihito Izawa, CEO. “Now we have decided to build a new line. It is inevitable to dismantle the whole facility to construct a completely new one. I am deeply grateful for this facility that has contributed to our business activities,” said Mr Izawa.   ...

Holcim Philippines signs contract for two solar power plants

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has signed a 20-year deal with Blueleaf Energy, a leading renewable energy company, to deliver solar power to its plants in Norzagaray, Bulacan, and Bacnotan, La Union. As part of the agreement, Blueleaf will finance, build, operate and maintain solar energy facilities with a combined capacity of 29MW, which are expected to supply up to 15 per cent of the energy requirements of the two Luzon plants by 2024. "Reducing the carbon footprint of our operations is one of our...

Sinoma to build WHR plant for Philippine producer

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The Philippines’ Board of Investment (BoI) has approved Sinoma Energy Conservation (Cebu) Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) Co Inc as the new operator of a 4.5MW WHR plant in Naga City, Cebu province. "Under a Power Supply Agreement, the WHR power generating plant will provide significant support to a specific cement company in Cebu by capturing and using the waste heat of the cement plant to generate a steady and cost-effective supply of electricity at about 23,130,000kWH per year," said the BOI ...

Holcim Philippines sees 124% net income increase

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines reported a 124 per cent YoY increase in net income to PHP2.3bn (US$45.66m) in the first nine months of 2021, compared to PHP1.03bn in the year-ago period, on the back of higher cement sales. “Our continuing focus on operational efficiencies and cost management enabled us to drive performance despite market demand and inflationary challenges. We take pride in leading industry innovations with our new building solutions that help partners build better,” said Horis Adrian,...

Eagle Cement Corp announces 89% advance in profit

11 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Philippine-based Eagle Cement Corp has seen its net profit surge 89 per cent to PHP5.1bn (US$101.76m) in the first nine months of 2021, against PHP2.7bn in the comparable period of last year. Net sales advanced 63 per cent YoY to PHP16.2bn, which has been attributed to a double-digit growth in volumes despite the average selling price of cement declining. “We are pleased to report an encouraging set of results amid the pandemic, much lower cement prices and increasing input costs,” sai...

Big Boss Cement reportedly suspends operations

18 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Philippine-based Big Boss Cement has reportedly suspended business operations, according to a source for The Philippine Daily Inquirer. The shutdown, taken so the company can rehabilitate its production facilities, is expected to last until next year. Big Boss Cement had plans to double capacity to around 2.4Mta by 2020 and ordered a modular grinding plant last May .

Eagle Cement Corp to consolidate raw material supply chain

27 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The board of Philippines-based Eagle Cement Corp has approved the 100 per cent purchase of affiliate limestone quarrying firm, Solid North Mineral Corp (SNMC), in a PHP3.57bn (US$69.95m) deal. SNMC is currently majority-owned by Ramon S Ang, chairman of Eagle Cement. The move is expected to consolidate its raw material supply chain.