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New director elected to San Miguel board

22 January 2021, Published under Cement News

John Paul Ang has been elected as a director of Philippines-based San Miguel Corp, filling the board vacancy left after Reynaldo David passed away last year. Mr Ang is currently the president and CEO of Eagle Cement Corp, which is owned by the Ang family. "He brings with him years of top managerial experience in the cement industry in the Philippines and in Malaysia, beginning with experience of business operations to top-level management decision making. The experience allowed him to be...

Cemex Philippines' US$235m project reaches milestone

20 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex Philippines' US$235m project has reached a milestone as the company has lifted the rotary kiln into place for its new line. Upon completion, the 1.5Mta expansion at Solid Cement will raise capacity to 3.4Mta. "This milestone demonstrates our full commitment to the development of the country and brings us closer to further strengthening our position in providing the infrastructure and building needs for economic development," said Ignacio Mijares, CEO and president, Cemex Holdings Ph...

Vietnam sees exports rise 14% in 2020

20 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported over 3.6Mt of cement and clinker worth US$135m in December 2020, up 15.3 per cent MoM in volume and 10.8 per cent YoY in value, according to the General Department of Customs. During the full year, the country earned US$1.43bn from exporting 38.4Mt of such products, up 3.2 per cent and 13.7 per cent YoY, respectively. China was the biggest importer of Vietnamese cement and clinker in 2020, importing 22.2Mt worth US$759.4m, accounting for 57 per cent of the total export...

Holcim Philippines to invest PHP121.5m in AF resources

15 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has allocated PHP121.5m (US$2.5m) of funds to improve its alternative fuels processing facility at its plant in Norzagaray, Bulacan, by 2022. The investment will be used to improve the efficiency of its shredding operations, establish new equipment, and upgrade storage and feeding facilities at the plant. "This investment ensures we can continue being a reliable partner in the country's sustainable development, while also meeting our objectives of making our operatio...

Tripling the lifetime of lining

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

A Vietnamese cement plant has more than tripled the lifetime of the refractory lining in its cooler bull nose by using a precast modular lining from HASLE Refractories. Abrasion and alkali attacks have been reduced significantly, while the solution is also extremely resistant to coating. By HASLE Refractories A/S, Denmark. Figure 1: completed installation of HASLE precast Modular Lining in the cooler bull nose at a cement plant in Vietnam A 5000tpd cement plant in Vietnam, runni...

Philippine government's first testing facility set to open in 3Q21

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The Philippines could see its first government facility to evaluate cement quality begin operations by the 3Q21. Once operational, the unit would allow producers to have their products tested by the government. "Our procurement of equipment is now ongoing, so we can conduct testing by third quarter," said Neil P Catajay, director of the Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS). Currently, producers have to dispatch their product to private firms, who in turn send the results to the BPS for...

Vietnam's cement and clinker sales rise 2% in 2020

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s total sales of cement and clinker has been estimated at 101.5Mt for 2020, representing a rise of 1.5 per cent over 2019. According to a report by SSI Research, domestic cement demand is forecast to increase around 5-7 per cent this year compared to 2020. The increase in domestic sales is expected due to infrastructure investment, foreign direct investment into the country and the recovery of the real estate market. Elsewhere, Vietnam Cement Corp (VICEM) has also outlined its ...

PT Semen Padang exports 1.5Mt in 2020

08 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s PT Semen Padang has announced it exported more than 1.5Mt of cement and clinker to various destinations during 2020, including Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Australia, Maldives and Sri Lanka. The most clinker exports were sent to Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Malaysia and the Philippines. The majority of cement exports were dispatched to Australia, Maldives and Sri Lanka. Total cement exports reached 200,000t and clinker 1.35Mt. The company also expec...

DTI reviews cement import duty

08 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has ordered that, for the second year of the three-year implementation period of the safeguard measure against imported cement, a PHP9.80 (US$0.2) duty will be imposed on every 40kg bag of imported cement or PHP245/t. The second-year duty covers cement imports from various countries from 22 October 2020 to 21 October 2021, according to the Manila Bulletin. For the first year, the DTI imposed a safeguard duty of PHP10/40kg bag and ...

Hazemag supplies NCC Northern Cement with two new crushers

08 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Hazemag Systems Gmbh has supplied two crushers to NCC Northern Cement Corp in Philippines in partnership with our local partner PrinceACE Corp. In September 2020 Hazemag Systems received an order from San Miguel Northern Cement Inc for the delivery of two Hazemag Roller Crushers HRC 1230. The two roller crushers are designed for 800tph of shale, silica and pozzolan for Line A. With a dimension of approximately 8857mm length, 6477mm width and 2222mm height the roller crushers are one ...