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Cementir’s Taranto cement plant to cease clinker production by year-end

09 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Cementir is to cease clinker production from its 1.4Mta integrated Taranto works at the end of December, but milling operations are set to continue at the southern Italy-based plant. The company reiterated that weak domestic demand has led to a reduction in production levels, although for 2014 there are early indications of a slight recovery in consumption. Over the first nine months of the year, Cementir’s domestic deliveries were down by another 14 per cent and turnover declined by E...

Holcim ceases production at Dannes

02 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Nine months after stopping the kiln at Dannes, France, Holcim officially ceased production at the plant on 30 September. Staff have been partly transferred to Lumbres, Dunkerque and Rochefort.

Andhra Pradesh orders plant closure, India

29 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) has ordered the closure of India Cements Ltd factory at Yerraguntla for non-compliance of regulatory standards, resulting in the pollution of surrounding areas. It has also initiated action against four other factories in the district citing the same grounds. The closure order was issued in the interest of protecting public health and environment, in accordance with a decision taken at a hearing conducted by APPCB on 5 August 2013. The ICL...

Italy: plant closure opposed

21 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The mayors of the Pescara mining basin have voiced their opposition to the closure of Italcementi's Scafa plant and have asked the company to review its plans. They are also ready to assert their own reasons, to broaden the discussion at the national level. "Italcementi must comply with the national agreements signed in December last year, accepted by the social partners, in contrast to what the layoffs today, which was intended for restructuring and has become accusation of activities," ...

Taiheiyo Cement ordered to close Nanjing plant, China

15 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement Corp has been ordered by the Chinese city of Nanjing to close a local production facility by the end of next year due to pollution concerns. Shutting the Nanjing plant would reduce Taiheiyo Cement's Chinese output capacity by 30-40 per cent, The Nikkei reported on Wednesday. Japan's number one cement producer will ask the city to reconsider. If Taiheiyo Cement does not follow the order, the local partner with which it has a joint venture will likely be penalised, with t...

Holcim (New Zealand) to close Westport plant, build new import terminal

01 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim (New Zealand) is to close its Westport cement plant as it looks to build a new import terminal elsewhere in the country. It has also put on hold plans for construction of a new cement plant in Oamaru. The company said in a statement that it will spend over NZD100m (US$79.5m) over the next three years to construct the terminal and associated infrastructure that will allow it to import and distribute bulk cement for supply to the New Zealand market. Announcing the decision, Holcim...

China: concentration is the key

02 July 2013, Published under Cement News

China Cement Association had drafted a plan to promote mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity and step up the elimination of obsolete capacity to increase concentration of the domestic production base. According to the strategy entitled ‘Implementation Plan for Accelerating M&A in Cement Industry’, the number of cement enterprises in the country will witness a significant drop during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-15) from the 2010 level, with no more than 1000 cement clinker units a...

Heracles to permanently close Halkis cement works, Greece

27 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Heracles Cement, the largest cement producer in Greece, is to permanently close the doors on its Halkis cement plant as the company restructures its business to adjust to the struggling domestic construction and cement sectors. The 2.6Mta Halkis plant has been idle since July 2011 and management have now made the decision to officially cease operations, as of 26 March 2013. The closure will result in job losses for 236 members of staff. The company stated that: “This decision comes afte...

Cementos Portland considers Spanish plant closure

22 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Cementos Portland is considering the closure of one of its plants in Spain, due to the continued downturn in the Spanish cement market. Juan Bejar CEO of the company’s majority shareholder FCC, said the move could affect one of the three factories in northern Spain or one of the two plants in the Catalonia region, local newspaper Expansion reported. The company will also have to adjust its staffing levels in its concrete and aggregate divisions.

Holcim to close Hungarian plant

09 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim is to close  its cement factory in the Hungarian city of Labatlan (N Hungary) by next year, communications director of Holcim Hungaria Zrt., Iren Marta told local press on Monday. According to reports in MTI, Holcim originally planned to wind up the 144 years old plant by 2010, but its lifetime had since been extended by environment-friendly investments of almost HUF 500m to 2016. However, the downturn of Hungary's construction industry has now made closing unavoidable, Ms Marta sa...