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Mexican cement plants to close due to coronavirus

02 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s National Cement Chamber (CANACEM) has announce that cement plants are ceasing operation. However, cement companies will carry out dispatches until 3 April and halt supplying public works and 62,000 hardware stores from 4 April onwards. The measure has been taken due to the spread of COVID-19. "It is necessary to carry out technical, operational and administrative actions in each of the plants whose activity will be suspended in order to be able to completely stop operations in a s...

Bangladesh construction and cement sectors meet COVID-19 challenges

01 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Bangladeshi cement and construction industries have been directly and indirectly affected by the ongoing measures taken by the country's government to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The country, which has been on holiday since 26 March, is likely to see its time off extended by five additional days to 9 April as a result. This is expected to impact the cement supply chain and continue to disrupt the implementation of large projects, according to local media reports.   Th...

DG Khan suspends operations at Kofli Sattai and Khairpur plants

30 March 2020, Published under Cement News

In view of the measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 including the current lockdown by the authorities, Pakistan-based cement producer DG Khan will temporarily suspend the plant operations at Kofli Sattai, Dera Ghazi Khan, and Khairpur, Chakwal, in Punjab, with immediate effect, said the company in a Pakistan Stock Exchange filing. The two plants have a total production capacity of 4.22Mta. State support Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated that he is against the c...

NPC goes into lockdown to stop spread of coronavirus

27 March 2020, Published under Cement News

South Africa-based NPC, part of the InterCement group, has announced the shutdown of its industrial operations and commercial activities following the 21-day complete country lockdown announced by the country’s government to halt the spread of COVID-19. The company expressed in a letter its support for the government’s actions and encouraged the community to follow the lockdown rules and was confident it would overcome the challenge together. NPC operates 1.8Mta of cement capacity  in a...

Attock temporarily closes doors amid COVID-19

27 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement industry has been impacted by measures taken by federal and provincial governments to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd has informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange in accordance with Section 96 of the Securities Act, 2015 and Clause 5.6.1(a) of P5X Regulations: “In view of the prevailing lock down announced by the Governments of Sindh and Balochistan in order to control the spread of COVlD-I9, the management of Attock Cement Pakistan...

Fancesa shuts down production due to COVID-19

24 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based cement producer Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) has halted its cement production due to the presence of the coronavirus in the country. The information was confirmed by the Head of Communications at Fancesa, Gonzalo Ibáñez, who said that compliance with the national provision for total quarantine also implies the cessation of the marketing units in Sucre and Santa Cruz, despite the fact that in the latter city there is a significant cement inventory. "In order to gu...

Shree Cement to shut all production facilities in Rajasthan

24 March 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Shree Cement has announced that it is undertaking measures to shut down all of its Rajasthan-based plants until 31 March 2020, or further notice, according to a statement. The news follows the Government of Rajasthan issuing a direction for the closure of all production facilities in the state to control the community transmission stage of COVID-19.

ENCI announces shutdown in 2020

10 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Board of HeidelbergCement-owned ENCI in Maastricht, The Netherlands, has informed its employees regarding the closure of the factory next year, according to Het Belang Van Limburg.  A precise date of closure has not been disclosed, but as a result, 50 employees will be dismissed. In recent years, the plant has been gradually shutting down its operations. In July 2018 quarrying activities were halted and in March 2019 clinker production ceased. To date the company was supplied with clin...

Dandot Cement plant closed due to viability issue

04 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Dandot Cement Company Ltd has announced to shut its 504,000tpa of cement plant at Jehlum, Punjab province, Pakistan, due to various reasons, according to company notification to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).   Dandot's Company Secretary, Muhammad Kamran, said the company has been facing serious challenges with respect to maintaining viable operations at the plant, adequate liquidity and has incurred huge financial losses in recent years. Furthermore, the current operations of the exis...

PPC opens material handling facility

30 October 2019, Published under Cement News

PPC Ltd has opened its Port Elizabeth material handling facility in South Africa. The facility is located in Deal Party and is able to handle approximately 400tph of clinker. The new facility also has packaging equipment for cement and has a staff of 44 people. The ZAR60m (US$40.1m) facility was commissioned in August and was officially launched this week. One of PPC's 0.2Mta kiln lines at its Port Elizabeth cement plant was decommissioned in June 2019, because of stricter environmental reg...