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European Minerals Day puts spotlight on sustainable cement industry

18 June 2013, Published under Cement News

The European Minerals Day (EMD), which was held from 6-24 May 2013, offered a platform for a wide range of events aimed at promoting the minerals sector in Europe. The sustainable development of the sector took centre-stage in exhibitions, debates and other activities. Between 6-8 May an exhibition in the European Parliament focussing on the whole lifecycle of minerals – extraction, processing, downstream and recycling – not only demonstrated the importance and contribution of minerals bu...

Raysut Cement to construct terminal in Port of Duqm, Oman

01 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Oman’s leading cement producer, Raysut Cement Company (RCC), is planning to construct a cement terminal at Duqm port as well as develop limestone mines in Duqm. Mohammed Ahmed Al Dheeb, Group chief executive officer of RCC, told delegates during a seminar on ‘GCC Investment Prospects at Duqm Special Ecnomic Zone,’  that the terminal will be completed within 10 months of signing a lease agreement with the Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm. The Times of Oman quoted him as saying: ...

Stacking clever at Martinsburg

16 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Bedeschi gives an overview of the Essroc Martinsburg cement facility with its improved energy efficiency, reduced power consumption and in particular, its ability to blend and homogenise raw materials to high standards. The article explores the different stacking methods for processing raw materials and evaluates the raw material handling section at Martinsburg in some detail. By Tom Turano, Bedeschi America Inc, USA. Essroc Martinsburg, West Virginia, will be the host plant for the 2...

ACC: ready for the upturn

09 April 2013, Published under Cement News

As the housing market continues to exercise drag on Florida’s economy, the state’s cement market continues to lag the rest of the US. However, with pent-up demand continuing to increase, Florida is poised to have excellent years ahead. For American Cement Company LLC (ACC), this prospect calls for additional investment and the company briefly outlines its cement works. By American Cement Co, USA. As the market recovers, ACC intends to make the necessary investments to allow for a c...

Nepal Cement factory limestone supplies obstructed

08 April 2013, Published under Cement News

A cement plant in Nepal has been unable to producer clinker for over a year and a half as local residents have prevented it from extracting limestone. Arghakhanchi Cement Industry obtained a 30-year permit from the government to extract 1000tpd of limestone at Narapani, Arghakhanchi, however local residents have said the quarry has caused their water sources to dry up. The plant’s investors say that due to the obstruction, production at the cement factory in Mainaia has stopped as well...

Ube Industries prepares for further growth in domestic demand, Japan

04 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Japanese cement producer Ube Industries is to develop a limestone mine in Yamaguchi Prefecture to prepare for further expected increases in cement demand. This will be the company’s first mine development in 35 years and production is expected to start in 2017, according to a Nikkei Report. The mine has estimated reserves of some 300Mt and Ube Industries plans to operate the mine for about 40 years. Ube Industries operates three plants with a combined clinker capacity of 7Mt and in FY1...

Making more of hotmeal

14 February 2013, Published under Cement News

References to hotmeal are common in cement plants and the concept is relatively simple – hotmeal is the kiln feed after drying and before clinkering. There is a considerable amount of information available from hotmeal which is not always collected and used. Therefore, this article takes a closer look at the useful findings that may help to steer the cement production process in the right direction. In the hotmeal a preformed cluster around belite is difficult to combine Hotmeal...

Lowering NOx and SO2

19 December 2012, Published under Cement News

There are several options for reducing NOx and SO2 in the cement pyroprocess. However, the solution selected must be both cost-effective and flexible in terms of raw materials, fuels and operating conditions. Making the correct choice requires the necessary process know-how and advanced technical solutions to handle NOx and SO2 emissions at all levels. FLSmidth is one of the few companies to offer both. Lars Schultz explains. Dialogue between FLSmidth specialist and customer, SNCR inj...

Pakistan transporters call off strike

13 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement manufactures and exporters are breathing a sigh of relief following the announcement that the United Goods Transporters Alliance (UGTA) have ended their 11 day strike. An agreement was reached following successful negotiations with a two-member government committee formed by Pakistan Prime Minster Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, late on Wednesday night. M. Shoaib Khan, General Secretary of UGTA, told CemNet News that the government had accepted a number of points on their agenda of ...

Indian producers seen posting higher 2QFY13 figures

05 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Indian cement manufacturing companies are expected to put up a robust performance this quarter owing to higher dispatches and lower raw material costs. The Economic Times of India reports that cement demand was higher this quarter on account of the monsoon being slightly weaker than normal. In addition, lower coal prices may lead to improved realisations. As a result, ACC Ambuja Cements and Grasim Industries are expected to double net profits from year-ago levels following double-digit sales...