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Fit for the future

10 December 2018, Published under Cement News

With US$18bn invested over the past 10 years, the cement industry in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries has already addressed major challenges in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability. ICR speaks with Mikhail Skorokhod, chairman of cement producers’ association SoyuzCement and president of Eurocement Group, to find out what further lies ahead for the EEU cement industry. Mikhail Skorokhod, chairman of SoyuzCement and president of Eurocement ICR: Can you tell us...

New Rudny plant to start export to Russia

03 December 2018, Published under Cement News

A new US$100m cement plant was launched in Rudny, Kostanay region, Kazakhstan, to meet the requirements of the domestic cement industry as well as Russia’s southern regions, Kazakh media reported. By the end of the year, the works plans to produce 17,200t of cement. "We plan to get the first products within five days. There is already a buyer for cement – from Ufa (Russia). They are ready to purchase about 200,000-300,000t of cement, that is 50 per cent of the design capacity of the plant...

Aumund opens St Petersburg office with technical seminar

24 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Aumund relocated its representative office in Moscow, Russia, to St Petersburg in August, opening it up with a technical seminar attended by over 50 participants. The invited organisations represented a wide spectrum of applications in the bulk material handling of cement, lime and gypsum, amongst many other industries. "The fact that the participating project institutes came from different branches of industry made the discussions and the exchanges of experience particularly interesting a...

Belarusian cement exports to be sold through commodity exchange

19 October 2018, Published under Cement News

From 1 January 2019, approximately 200,000tpa or 10 per cent of Belarus’ total cement exports will be available to purchase from the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE), according to Roman Yaniv, press secretary of BUCE. Selling cement through this arrangement means that the country will be able to diversify target markets. Vladimir Kiselev, director general, Belarusian Cement Co, has stated that the company is ready to sell any amount of cement through the commodity exchange. ...

Sibirsky Cement's cement production falls in 9M18

18 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Russia’s Sibirsky Cement has seen a minor fall in cement production from its three plants in the 9M18, slipping to 2.507Mt from 2.516Mt in the year-ago period. The company’s Topkinsky facility recorded a flat YoY result of around 1.7Mt, while Krasnoyarsky increased its production by three per cent to 268,100t. However, Timlyuysk noted an eight per cent drop to 268,100t. The decline is due to a reduction in cement consumption in the Buryat Republic, eastern Siberia, which decreased 12.6 per...

Ukrainian embargo on Russian clinker imports will not affect supply

10 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Ukrainian government’s embargo on Russian clinker imports will not create a shortage of products on the country’s market, according to Pavlo Kachur, head of the Ukrcement Association of Cement Manufacturers. "There is enough capacity for burning clinker on the Ukrainian market, so we don't need to import it, especially from Russia. According to Pro-Consulting, the capacity of clinker burning facilities in Ukraine is more than 15Mt. In 2017, we made 6.3Mt of clinker and imported 877,000...

PSK to construct new plant in Russia

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Russia's Pervaya Stroitelnaya Kompaniya (PSK) has announced plans to construct a cement plant at the Borisovsky deposit in Petrovsky, Tambov region. PSK had previously purchased assets from Tambov-Cement Co, which owned the licence to develop the deposit and build the same facility. Infrastructure preparation is expected to begin in 2019, with the processing lines to be launched in 2025. The final capacity of the plant is anticipated to exceed 1.2Mta, while total investment in the project ...

Ukrainian government approves ban on Russian clinker imports

30 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved a ban on the import of clinker originating from the Russian Federation. The decree was developed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine to protect the interests of national economic security and Ukrainian cement producers, according to the government portal. "The introduction of cement clinker in the list of goods prohibited for import is carried out within the policy of economic counteraction to discriminatory actions again...

Belarus and Russia trade US$400m of cement in 2014-18

02 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The Belarusian Architecture and Construction Ministry (BACM) has announced that US$400m of cement was traded between Belarus and Russia between 2014-2018. Anatoly Cherny, BACM minister, and Mikhail Skorokhod, president of Eurocement Group, met on Wednesday to discuss 1H18 results and future tasks, according to Belarus Daily News. A bilateral document was signed in 2014 allowing Eurocement to sell Belarusian cement in Russia, fully satisfying the demand for the country’s cement on the Russi...

Ukraine's ICIT to initiate anti-dumping investigations

05 July 2018, Published under Cement News

On 4 July 2018, Ukraine's Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade (ICIT) announced the initiation of two anti-dumping investigations into imports of steel and cement. The products being looked at by the investigations include cement originating from Russia, Belarus and Moldova. Both investigations are the latest in a series of Ukraine's probes into and measures against Russian and Belarus exports, but this is the first time when Ukraine called products from Moldova into questio...