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Phuc Son Cement violates mineral licence

04 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Phuc Son Cement's exploited mineral volume has exceeded the volume it initially licensed in 1996, said the State Audit of Vietnam (SAV) in an inspection report submitted to the country's Prime Minister and Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam. Phuc Son Cement Corporation will now be under investigation due to violations in exploiting minerals. Phuc Son Cement has reportedly used out-dated technology to exploit resources, causing serious environmental pollution, says Dantri news...

Cemex takes top spots in USGS quarry rankings

22 June 2017, Published under Cement News

New rankings from the US Geological Survey (USGS) have listed three of Cemex USA's quarries in the top 25 Crushed Stone Operations in the nation, with Balcones Quarry taking the top spot. Statistics from the USGS recently released show Cemex’s Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels, Texas, was the number one quarry in the United States for production volume in 2015, and Cemex’s FEC Quarry in Miami ranked fourth. Cemex notes that the Balcones Quarry is integral in providing crushed stone for ag...

Insee Aggregates selects Metso to supply aggregate processing plant

24 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Insee Aggregates, part of Siam City Cement Co, has selected Metso to supply a full-scope, state-of-the-art quarry processing plant for the Suphanburi Quarry in Thailand. The delivery covers all the advanced crushing and screening equipment, full electrical plant design, automation software and hardware, as well as related services and sustainable optimisation. The quarry has a large proven resource. After its completion, the plant will have an estimated production capacity of 2Mta. The in-...

HeidelbergCement launches fourth edition of Quarry Life Award

17 May 2017, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has launched the fourth edition of competition to boost biodiversity in quarries. The 'Quarry Life Award' targets innovative approaches to study and boost biodiversity at quarry sites and aims to raise awareness about mining ecology. New in this fourth edition is the separate assessment of scientific and community project ideas. To participate in this competition, students, graduates, researchers, NGOs and local communities have to submit a project to one of the six availa...

Philippine cement makers require permit less

27 March 2017, Published under Cement News

The Philippine Mines and Geoscienes Bureau (MGB) has removed the need for cement producers and holders of quarry and industrial sand and gravel permits to secure a mineral processing permit (MPP) with immediate effect. The bureau defined "mineral processing" as covering milling, beneficiation, leaching, smelting, cyanidation, calcination or upgrading of ores, minerals, rocks, mill tailings, mine waste and/or other metallurgical by-products or by similar means to convert the same into mark...

Spain: LafargeHolcim to seek different quarry area for Sagunto

05 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Teresa Garcia, environment councillor for the town of Sagunto, Spain, is advising LafargeHolcim to “consider other options” for a new quarry as the coveted area in Pinyal is “an important forest area and head of basin that must be protected.” She also referred to the Valencia Territorial Strategy to support her decision. The original decision, signed in 2009, gave the company the option to open a new quarry in the area to guarantee its future extraction of raw materials and operation of it...

UltraTech Chhattisgarh mine plan hits hurdle

24 December 2015, Published under Cement News

The government of the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh has cancelled a no objection certificate (NoC) to UltraTech Cement for a limestone mine in Raipur district. The state government on Tuesday announced it would cancel the certificate required by the cement producer to commission the operation. The mine is interlinked with the company’s integrated cement plant, located in the neighbouring Balodabazar district. The department had granted the conditional NoC on 5 January 2009. The 17...

ACC suspends Chaibasa mining operations, India

06 July 2015, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd has suspended limestone mining operations at its Chaibasa facility in Jharkhand as it awaits further clearances from the state government of Jharkhand. ''The limestone mining operations at the Company's Chaibasa Cement Works have been suspended on account of requirement of further clearances from the Government of Jharkhand,'' ACC has said in a statement. The Holcim group company said it is in discussion with the relevant authorities and expects limestone mining operations to resum...

ACC resumes limestone mining operations at Bargarh, India

18 June 2015, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it has resumed limestone mining operations at Bargarh in Odisha state after about nine months. "The Company has resumed limestone mining operations at Bargarh with effect from June 17, 2015," ACC said in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange. ACC stopped mining at Bargarh in October following a government notice to suspend operations. "The impact of the closure was not material since cement grinding continued with transfer of clinker f...

Savanna looks to mine limestone in forest reserve, Ghana

11 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Savanna Cement Co Ltd has applied to the country’s authorities to be granted a 49.98km 2 concession in the Yakombo Forest Reserve, Central Gonja District, Ghana, to mine limestone deposits in the area. The proposed limestone mining project will be undertaken on a 2.68km 2 area within the 49.98km 2   concession as the limestone deposits are scattered within the area. Savanna Cement, which uses local materials to produce cement at Buipe, has conducted an Environmental Impact Assessment (EI...