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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...

Loma Negra to shut Sierras Bayas plant

10 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement producer Loma Negra has announced it will close its Sierras Bayas plant, the oldest cement production facility in the country. The plant, which is a century old, operated as a grinding and dispatch facility since 2001, when a domestic downturn in the market led to the shutdown of its kiln. While two years ago, Sierras Bayas employed 100 workers, now there are only 22 left, in addition to 23 that supply services to the works. Sierras Bayas provided employment to around 1800...

Shui On Cement to be compensated for plant closure

23 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Hong Kong-based Socam Development said the Kaili government in Guizhou, China, is expected to compensate its subsidiary Shui On Cement with CNY171m (US$24.85m). The funds are to reimburse the costs and expenses related to the closure of its plant, which resulted from the central government's policy of phasing out of backward and energy-inefficient capacity, according to The Standard. The cement plant site will be redesignated for commercial and residential purposes. The Kaili government p...

China to reduce cement capacity by 70Mta

08 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The China Building Materials Federation has revealed it plans to reduce cement capacity by 70Mta this year as it intends to reduce air pollution and consolidate the industry to optimise efficiency, according to Yicai Global. The top 50 cement companies in the country are expected to shut down any production lines that produce less than 2000tpd and upgrade those with outdated technology to achieve this goal. Larger production lines in China typically produce 5000-7000tpd. One key area is th...

Loma Negra to close clinker production at Barker plant

14 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentina's Loma Negra has announced that it will stop clinker production at its facility in Barker, Buenos Aires. The news follows a month of negotiations with the Ministry of Labor and previously confirmed job losses . As of Thursday, 13 June the plant will operate a single shift with 24 employees, while the procedures for a final closure will begin simultaneously. Loma Negra’s parent company, Carmargo Correa, has explained that the plant was obsolete, according to Perfil. However, t...

Nesher Cement considering Haifa closure

03 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Israeli cement producer is looking at closing its Haifa plant and moving jobs to Turkey, according to Globes. Last year the company dismissed 40 employees and is reportedly considering further lay-offs and reductions in its activity through Israel, including shutting down its Haifa works. The company’s profit declined sharply last year. In addition, the domestic cement industry is expected to continue to be challenged by large-scale cheap cement imports from Turkey. Imported cement acc...

Anhui Conch

24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch’s impressive 88 per cent YoY leap in profits last year is being attributed to China’s crackdown on polluting industries, including steel, coal and cement. The crackdown resulted in a reduced supply of cement in the country, boosting the price of the commodity by around 22 per cent to an average of CNY427/t (US$63.56/t). Despite the squeeze on supply, investment in construction remained stable, expanding by 9.5 per cent in 2018, according to Caixin Global. The Chinese cement se...

Har Tuv Cement plant to face closure?

18 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Har Tuv Cement Ltd is reported to face the closure of its cement plant near Beit Shemesh, Israel. Reduced exports and an increase in competition in the local market due to Turkish and Greek cement imports were quoted by Israel Valley by as the main reasons for the challenges faced by the cement works. Har Tuv Cement Ltd operates a 1Mta integrated cement works. Until 2015 it was owned by market leader Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises, but the Director of the Antitrust Authority, Prof Davi...