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Empresas Melón to close Peñalolén plant

30 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Chile-based Empresas Melón has announced the closure of its ready-mix concrete plant in Peñalolén, near Santiago. The company, owned by the Brescia group, attributes the closure to the downturn in the construction market. “Mélon is adjusting its operations in metropolitan areas to adapt to the new market conditions forecast for 2023, particularly in the construction sector,” the company said. Following the closure of the plant, which will see the dismissal of 54 staff, its customers will...

Lehigh Hanson set to close Glens Falls plant

22 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson 's Glens Falls cement plant, based in New York State, USA, is set to close next year with operations shifting to the newly-modernised Mitchell plant in Indiana, according to local news reports. “The decision to halt production at a plant is always difficult,” Alex Car, president of Lehigh Hanson’s Northeast Region, said in a statement published by the Glens Falls Chronicle. “We are thankful for the dedication and efforts of our Glens Falls workforce over the years and we ...

TUC calls for Obajana plant reopening

17 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has threatened the Kogi State government to unseal Dangote's Obajana Cement plant or be ready to contend its members. In a statement signed by TUC president, Festus Usifoh, said it has become expedient for congress to act, as the welfare of over 22,000 workers, their family members, thousands of contractors, wholesalers, users of the products and other stakeholders is currently at stake. The union condemned the closure of the cement plant b...

Dangote's Obajana cement factory closed off

06 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement's Obajana cement factory in Kogi state, Nigeria, has been sealed off by Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS). The plant has been closed off because KGIRS is investigating the company over tax evasion and acquisition controversy, according to Politics Nigeria. In explaining the action, Kingsley Fanwo, the Kogi State Commissioner for Information, said: “Pursuant to the Constitutional authorities of the Kogi State House of Assembly, and upon petition by the people of...

Cheetah Cement ordered closure

13 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Namibia’s labour ministry has ordered Chinese-owned Cheetah Cement plant at Otjiwarongo to stop production due to health concerns. The ministry says a team of occupational safety, health and labour inspectors concluded after an inspection that the company's plant is an unsafe working environment. The ministry's acting executive director, Lydia Indombo, says the ministry identified shortfalls and contraventions in terms of health regulations, and that the company was instructed to make im...

LafargeHolcim Le Havre site up for sale

28 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Installed in 1969 along the canal in the industrial port area of Le Havre, the former LafargeHolcim cement plant is being dismantled. The plant had been converted in 2016 to a centre for grinding imported clinker. A call for expression of interest has been launched by Haropa port to find a buyer for the 24.3ha site. Deadline for applications is 11 March 2022, with a possible award scheduled during the summer.

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) petitions against plant closure orders

02 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd (DCBL), a wholly-owned material subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Ltd has received an order dated 19 January 2022, from the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) for the closure of one of its cement plants at Kadapa , Andhra Pradesh. “DCBL has already challenged the said order by way of filing a Writ Petition before the Honourable HC of Andhra Pradesh,” the company said in a filing on Monday.

Clinker shortage result in surge in Mozambique prices

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Due to a shortage in clinker supply, prices of cement in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, have surged. Retail prices of cement are now priced at MZM700-800/50kg, up from MZM500-520/bag. The lack of clinker is caused by challenges in maritime navigation, which has impacted clinker imports in Cabo Delgado and northern Mozambique, according to Club of Mozambique. The clinker shortage has led to the 30-day closure of Fabrica de Cimentos de Cabo Delgado’s 0.25Mta grinding plant in Metuge district, w...

India's government urged to reopen cement works

09 August 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Union government has been urged by a Telangana state minister to revive Adilabad's Cement Corp of India (CCI) plant in the state. In a letter to Heavy Industries Minister, Mahendra Nath Pandey, a request was made for the reopening of the plant which has remained closed since 1996. The CCI plant in Adilabad began production in 1984, serving the cement requirements in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra and north Telangana. The plant stopped manufacturing in 1996 due ...

Cameroon’s Minister of Commerce threatens to shut down Cimencam plant

01 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cameroon’s Minister of Commerce, Luc Mbarga Atangana has informed LafargeHolcim’s Cameroon subsidiary Cimencam it will shut down the cement plant if it proceeds to increase its prices unilaterally.   If the price increase goes ahead, Mr Mbarga Atangana has said that he will see himself “in the obligation to order the installation of seals on your installations.” Cement is a product that is subject to the preliminary price approval procedure.