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Eurocement begins auction for 84.2% stake in plant

01 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Russia's Eurocement has begun an open auction to sell an 84.19 per cent stake in its Akhangarancement plant in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The company is expected to sell 4,141,108 ordinary shares of the plant for a total value of UZS428.99bn (US$40.76m), according to a statement on the Republican Stock Exchange Tashkent.

Eurocement's shares put up for auction

18 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Sberbank has put 100 per cent shares of Eurocement up for an electronic auction,  including about RUB70bn(US$958m) of debt obligations. Sberbank is looking for a public buyer for the shares and is expected to write off part of the debt. Sberbank is the largest bank in Russia, central and Eastern Europe. An open electronic auction was launched on 18 February 2021.  The Auction House of Russia is the organiser and is providing an electronic platform where the selection of an investor will...

SIKA acquires Russian mortar company

12 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Sika has agreed to acquire Kreps LLC, a leading mortar manufacturer in Russia. The company offers a wide range of mortar products for interior and exterior finishing, complementing the existing portfolio and geographical footprint. The acquired business generates annual sales of CHF15m (US$16.8m). The transaction is subject to clearance by the local anti-trust authorities.   Kreps operates production plants in Saint Petersburg and Yekaterinburg, two geographical areas where Sika has not ...

Ukrainian court dismisses claim to cancel anti-dumping duties

14 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s District Administrative Court of Kyiv has reportedly dismissed the claim of the managing company of Belarusian Cement Co and its local importers regarding the cancellation of anti-dumping duties on cement imports into Ukraine, established by the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade in May 2019. The news was reported by the Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, which represents the interests of third parties in the case. "The court recognised the need to protect the violated...

Angarskiy Cement Co begins work to improve energy supply

31 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Russia’s Angarskiy Cement Co, part of Siberian Cement Co, has begun works to improve its energy supply. As such, it has started the construction of a 335m cable overpass from its Tsemzavod substation to a transformer substation. The construction of the cable overpass is necessary for the restoration of the transformer substation, as its electrical equipment has reached end of life. The main part of the project is expected to be completed in February 2021 and commercial operation is schedul...

Shchurovsky Cement celebrates 150 years

15 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Part of LafargeHolcim Russia, this year Shchurovsky Cement’s plant in Kolomna is celebrating 150 years of cement production. Over its long history the integrated works has invested in continuous improvements to enhance efficiency, capacity and environmental peformance, and to help build modern Russia. By LafargeHolcim Russia, Russia. Shchurovsky Cement has come a long way since its early production of around 1424tpa of cement and today has a capacity of over 2Mta In 1870 G...

Sberbank consolidates 100 per cent shares of Eurocement Group

30 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Sberbank has consolidated 100 per cent of the share in the parent company of Eurocement Group (GFI Investment Ltd). The bank is currently searching for investors interested in Eurocement Group’s shares but is expected to write off part of the debt. Eurocement operates 19 cement plants and is the largest cement producer in Russia. Eurocement has more than 60Mt of cement and producer more than 11Mm 3 of concrete. It also has more than 5.5bnt of raw materials.  As of 30 September 2020...

Iskitim Cement produces 684,000t in the 8M20

02 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Russia’s Iskitim Cement (Sibcem) produced 684,000t of cement in the first eight months of 2020, down 13 per cent compared to the target of the company. By late 2020, the company is expected to reach 90 per cent of its targeted volume for the year. Managing Director of Iskitimtsement, Vladimir Skakun, noted that the decline in production volumes was influenced by the suspension of all construction projects due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia transports 11.18Mt of cement by rail in 1H20

16 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In the first half of 2020, Russia’s cement producers shipped 11.18Mt of cement by rail, a 9.7 per cent decline YoY. Eurocement’s plants accounted for 37.5 per cent of the shipments, largely consistent with 37.7 per cent in the 1H19. As such, Mordovcement transported the most cement by rail (1.14Mt, -19.3 per cent). It was followed by Topki Cement (794,700t, -2.9 per cent) and Sebryakovcement (758,400t, -5.7 per cent). Rounding off the top five were South Ural Mining and Processing Co (748...

Siberian Cement plants increase 1H output 4%

15 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In the first half of 2020 Siberian Cement (Sibcem) produced 2.2Mt of cement, representing a four per cent YoY increase. Topkinsky Cement’s output rose by one per cent to 1Mt, while Iskitimcement increased its production by eight per cent to 453,800t. Production from Angarskcement was up nine per cent to 288,700t and TimlyuyCement output remained stable at 165,100t. “For the cement industry, however, as for many other industries, the first half of 2020 turned out to be a difficult period. I...