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Foreign producers may find Ethiopian raw materials difficult to secure

16 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement companies in Ethiopia may in future need mining rights from local regional governments as well as Central government to excavate raw materials.  The administration of the East Shewa Zone with the Oromia region, for example, has written to foreign cement firms that mine pumice for cement production to cede some of their operations to the cooperatives of unemployed youths in their areas. The Ethiopian cement market is being fiercely contested by some 17 or more producers. Utilisa...

University study in Niger locates new raw material deposits

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU , Lapai, has completed mapping and characterisation of industrial mineral deposits in Nasarawa, Kwara and Niger states. Prof Muhammad Maiturare, vice chancellor at IBBU said the university was commissioned to undertaken the project by the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC). "The results showed that cosmetic, jewellery, cement, battery, paint, ceramics, pharmaceutical and building materials industries could be developed ...

Raw material microscopy

30 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Microscopical methods are key tools in the assessment of potential raw materials to be used in the production of high-quality cement. This month ICR considers the use of optical microscopy in the determination of the mineral composition of the rocks under investigation. Figure 1: kiln feed viewed in plain-polarised light Assessment of potential raw materials involves many lines of enquiry. The chemical composition, geological variation, accessibility and consistency are essentia...

Cemex participates in cross-sector EPOS project

15 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex is participating in the European Union supported EPOS project designed to foster cross-sector industrial symbiosis. The project will highlight case studies exemplifying ways for companies to use wastes from other industries to deliver greater efficiency, save raw materials and contribute to more sustainable processes. Cemex’s South Ferriby cement plant in the UK has already worked with the UK-based INEOS chemical company, to determine how waste from INEOS’s production could be used ...

Lafarge to receive Metro Vancouver's residuals as alternative raw materials

15 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc and Metro Vancouver have reached a three-year agreement that will see drinking water treatment residuals from the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant be used as a material in cement manufacturing.   The residuals are the solids removed during the drinking water filtration process, and consist of materials from the source water (sediments and naturally-occurring elements) and treatment chemicals (coagulants and polymers). They contain a chemical profile that mimics that of r...

Ambuja Cement secures Maharashtra limestone resources

10 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement has secured a limestone resources of 42Mt in the state of Maharashtra through an e-auction by the state government. The LafargeHolcim company participated in the e-auction for a limestone block for Nandgaon Ekodi Limestone Block in Chandrapur district at a final bid price of 125.05 per cent of value of mineral dispatched.

BOAD grants CIMAF Burkina Faso finance

05 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The West African Development Bank (BOAD) has granted XOF6bn (US$10.3m) to Morocco’s Cimenteries de l'Afrique Burkina Faso (CIMAF) for the partial financing of the import of raw materials for cement production.  Following the commissioning of a plant in Ouagadougo in 2015, CIMAF is building a 0.7Mta grinding plant in Bobo-Dioulasso, reflecting an investment of XOF20bn. The first cement is expected in June 2018. In addition, the company has also undertaken to double capacity at the Ouag...

NLMK Group to supply raw materials to Eurocement

24 May 2017, Published under Cement News

International steel and vertically-integrated company NLMK Group has signed a five-year contract for the supply of raw materials to the production facilities of Eurocement group. The contract, which runs until the end of 2022, covers a supply of up to 5Mta of raw materials to seven Eurocement Group companies. The raw materials that will be supplied include iron-containing additives and granulated slag from NLMK Lipetsk, chalk and clay from Stoilensky in Belgorod region and limestone scr...

Société Saoura Ciment selects Gebr Pfeiffer mill

19 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Société Saoura Ciment has opted for a MVR 5000 R-4 raw grinding mill for its second production line in Zahana, Algeria. The mill will have a capacity of 425tph and grind raw material to a fineness of 12 per cent residue 90µm. The total drive power will be 3500kW. The feed material has a surface moisture of almost 13 per cent and is dried easily while being ground in the mill. The order was placed by the Chinese contractor CBMI.

Dalmia top bidder for Chhattisgarh limestone block

08 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Dalmia (Bharat) Cement has emerged as the preferred bidder for the Kesla II limestone block in Raipur district Chhattisgarh, India, which was auctioned by the state government on Tuesday. Business Line (India) reported that an official statement said that with 215Mt of reserves, the block has an estimated value of mineral resource of INR103.67bn (US$1.61bn).