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Ghorahai works halts production

14 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Nepal-based producer Ghorahai Cement Industry (GCI) has halted output at its cement plant in the Dang district as protests by tipper operators disrupt the flow of production. The tippers, which supply raw materials to the cement factory, have remained off the road for nine days, as operators call for a revision in the transportation charge. "We have not been able to produce cement for the past nine days as tipper operators are not supply raw materials to the factory," a GCI official told Re...

Sludge dispatched to Ariyalur plants for use as raw material

17 December 2014, Published under Cement News

The Pollution Control Board of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu has dispatched 20,000t of sludge generated by textile units in the SIPCOT Industrial Estate in Perundurai to cement units in Ariyalur district for use as raw material. The cement industries are understood to have started accepting industry effluent treatment plant (ETP) sludge from the dyeing industry after success of a trial run that indicated no variation in the strength and quality of cement. Since the lime content in slud...

Mozambique: Cimentos da Beira awards Ambrian subsidiary purchasing contract

19 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Ambrian PLC said Monday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Ambrian (Singapore) Pte Ltd has entered into an agency agreement with Cimentos da Beira Ltda. Under the agreement the company is to be exclusively appointed as Cimentos da Beira's worldwide purchasing agent or supplier of raw materials for producing cement products at its grinding and cement packing operations in Beira, Mozambique, for eight years. The Beira plant is expected to commence operations at the beginning of 2015, and o...

Cuba: Cienfuegos reserves sufficient for Karl Marx plant

14 November 2014, Published under Cement News

The quarries of Cienfuegos province, Cuba, have reserves for some 150 years and thus ensure the continued operation for the Karl Marx cement plant, the country’s largest cement producer, according to ACN, the Cuban news agency. There are currently four quarries in operation, producing limestone, marl, zeolites and pellets. They are extracting around 500tph of rock, although they are affected by spare part shortages, caused by lack of funding, which impacts six loaders.

UltraTech acquires 51% interest in Omani mining firm

10 November 2014, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Middle East Investments, a subsidiary of UltraTech Cement, has acquired a 51 per cent interest in Omani mining company Awam Minerals LLC. Awam Minerals possess a licence for mining substantial gypsum deposits in the south of Oman, which will serve as a captive mine for UltraTech Cement's network of plants. UltraTech Cement. India’s largest cement producer, also operates two grinding units and a clinker plant in the UAE, and a grinding unit in Bahrain, through its Middle Ea...

Vanguard signs east Indonesian mining concession

15 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Vanguard Mining Corporation has agreed with Yupolo Resources to buy 80 per cent of equity interest in the company and co-develop a 3500ha gypsum and limestone concession in Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia. It is expected that the gypsum deposits will be in excess of 30Mt, while the limestone deposits are approximately 400Mt. The proposed mining concession is just 4km from the newly expanded Menanga Sea Port.  Both the companies are jointly planning to develop this concession in four stages...

Mineral resources & reserves

24 June 2014, Published under Cement News

In general, mineral resources that have a strong geological continuity such as limestone for cement manufacturing require less exploration work than deposits in the metallic and non-metallic mineral industries (MNMI). World-class cement producers and mineral processing companies estimate and classify their mineral resources and reserves with varying degrees of effort and cost. But it is clear that cement producers are lagging well behind the current standards set by the MNMI in this respect....

Habesha secures 60-year mining license, Ethiopia

28 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Ethiopia-based producer Habesha Cement has acquired a mining license from the Ministry of Mines (MoM), according to reports by Fortune. The agreement gives Habesha the right to mine limestone, gypsum, clay and sandstone from a total of 112ha of land located in the West Shoa Zone, Oromia State. The sites are found in Meta Robe, Ejere and Ada’a Bergag woredas. The deal, finalised by representatives from the two parties on 19 May 2014, is valid for 60 years and was

Specifying raw materials

28 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Aiming for a tighter raw material specification may not necessarily be the best option for a cement plant looking to improve the economics or quality of its final product. Drawing up such a specification is a balancing act where changes in one raw material can lead to further changes to other parts of the raw mix. Designing the right raw material specification offers valuable opportunities to the cement works At most cement plants where the author has had some responsibility for...

Probe against Lafarge Surma land acquisition and quarrying operations

23 April 2014, Published under Cement News

The Indian Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) is assessing a complaint filed against Lafarge Surma Cement's land acquisition and limestone quarrying operations in Meghalaya, India. Lafarge Surma Cement, a joint venture between Lafarge and Cementos Molins of Spain, operates a 1.6Mta plant at Chhatak, Bangladesh. Due to the country’s lack of limestone deposits, the Chaatak plant is a cross-border facility with a captive limestone mined located at Meghalaya, India, from where limestone is tra...