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DG Khan Cement is exploring other destinations for export

07 June 2024, Published under Cement News

BMA Capital recently organised a webinar with Inayat Ullah Niazi, the CFO of DG Khan Cement Co (DGKC). The webinar focussed on the company’s financial performance and outlook.  DG Khan Cement's CFO expects an unfavourable macroeconomic environment to cause domestic cement demand to contract by 4-5 per cent in FY23-24. However, he anticipates a recovery in demand and sees capacity utilisation hovering around 50-55 per cent in FY24-25. In terms of exports, Mr Niazi said DGKC exporte...

Thatta Cement Co shows strong profit growth in 9MFY23-24

17 May 2024, Published under Cement News

Thatta Cement Co Ltd reported that in the nine months ending on 31 March (9MFY23-24), the company earned a net profit of PKR888.2m (US$3.19m) when compared to PKR80.6m in the year-ago period, representing a strong advance in net profit during the accounting period. The company's local sales, in terms of volume, increased by 21.2 per cent to 387,774t compared to the corresponding period of last year, when 319,959t of cement were dispatches. Thatta Cement achieved a 41.1 per cent increase i...

Emissions and impacts of waste at disposal sites

23 April 2024, Published under Cement News

With population increase comes greater waste generation. This results in a series of environmental, climate and health impacts at disposal sites, such as leachate and gas emissions. The study presented below describes the main harmful compounds generated from buried waste as well as the sustainable actions to eliminate the sources of these emissions, including waste co-processing in cement kilns. By Enrique De Hoyos, CEMEX, Mexico, Gabriela Ortiz, Debanhy Olvera, Diana Ángeles, Rodolfo de l...

Taiwan Cement Corp to introduce electric tractor units

22 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) will bring Taiwan Transport and Storage Corp's (TTSC) first electric tractor units into operation to transport cement – the first company in the country to use electric vehicles to transport building materials, reports the Taipei Times. TTSC unveiled its first electric tractor unit manufactured by Volvo Trucks in a ceremony in Taipei on 18 April. The company's chairman, Koo Kung-yi, said about 12 per cent of carbon emissions in Taiwan come from the transportation s...

Aalborg Portland reduces its CO2 emissions by more than 0.5Mta in 2 years

20 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Aalborg Portland reported a reduction in its CO 2 emissions by 274,512t in 2023, representing a 13.9 per cent decrease compared to 2022, when 1,981,749t of CO 2 were emitted. Over the past two years, the company has successfully reduced its CO 2 emissions by 543,394t (-24.1 per cent), marking significant progress towards its goal of cutting emissions by 1.6Mt of CO 2 by 2030, compared to its 2021 emissions baseline. Steps taken by the company to reduce CO 2 emissions include inc...

TPI Polene Power targets 100% renewable fuel use by 2026

19 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s largest waste-to-energy (WTE) project developer and operator TPI Polene Power (TPIPP) aims to cut coal usage as it strives for 100 per cent renewable fuel use by 2026. According to Pakkapol Leopairut, the company’s executive vice-president for accounting and finance, the company will reduce its coal usage by 63.3 per cent YoY from 872,000t this year to 320,000t of coal in 2024. The move to zero coal usage is part of the TPIPP’s “Mission to No Emissions” campaign, which starte...

CEMEX to use solar power for Caracolito plant

15 March 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Colombia will source 42,865MWh of electricity per year for its Caracolita plant in Colima from Celsia's new 19.9MWac solar farm in Ibague upon commissioning of the new solar farm. The alternative power source will replace 25 per cent of the cement plant's electricity. "[S]upplying our main cement plant in Colombia with solar energy will be a decisive step in our strategy to take advantage of renewable sources for cement production in Colombia,” said Alejandro Ramirez, president of Ce...

CEMEX Croatia awarded contracts for three solar power plant projects

14 March 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX Croatia has been awarded EUR5m (US$5.5m) in contracts for the construction of three solar power plants, co-funded by The Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund and the EU Modernisation Fund. The project will see solar energy production facilities built at Juraj cement plant in Kaštel Sućurac, Kajo cement plant in Solin and the Podsused facility in Zagreb. Approximately EUR3m of the funding will be supplied by the EU. The goal of this project is to equip the roofs ...

Adani Group's fast-track expansion

26 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Adani Group has seen fast-track expansion since May 2022, when it was the successful bidder to acquire Holcim India, consisting of ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements. Built on a diverse industry portfolio - renewables, energy and utilities, transport and logistics, and financial services - the group is expected to bring strong investment to the Indian cement sector. The group's cement capacity is currently more than 70Mta in India. The US$10.5bn acquisition of Holcim India was completed in Septemb...

Taiwan Cement commissions battery project

06 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Group has commissioned a 311MWh battery at its HePing plant in Hualien County, Taiwan. The battery has been supplied by NHOA SA, formerly Engie EPS, according to Renewables Now.  The cement producer called the project “a bold statement of our dedication to renewable energy and a testament to our role in Taiwan’s ambitious journey towards carbon neutrality by 2050.” It marks the third energy storage system completed by NHOA Energy in the Asia-Pacific region in 2023 alo...