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Taiwan Cement continues talks with Sanko Holding

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC) has announced that it and Sanko Holding AS has signed a memorandum of understanding and a confidentiality clause regarding the company’s intention to invest in the Turkish group. Talks about the strategic partnership are expected to continue until a definitive contract is signed. Taiwan Cement has previously noted its interest in the Turkish cement industry, which would be the company’s first move into the European market.

Turkey's construction sector is in meltdown

12 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Turkey's construction sector is on the verge of a coma," says Tahir Tellioglu, chairman of the Buildings Contractors Confederation of Turkey (BCCT). This slowdown comes on top of a deepening currency crisis which has seen the Turkish lira lose 40 per cent of its value against the dollar this year. Many construction companies are selling products below cost and are struggling to pay foreign-currency debts. "70 per cent of all private construction work has stopped or slowed down," said Ta...

TAKRAF wins Turkish high-pressure grinding roll order

07 September 2018, Published under Cement News

TAKRAF will supply of two high-pressure grinding rolls (HPGRs) for a cement plant in Turkey. The company’s HPGR machines will target maintanability and a reduction of downtime, which includes integrated maintenance tools and a focus on the changing of wear parts. In this application, each HPGR incorporates rolls with a diameter of 1800mm, a width of 1600mm and a weight of more than 50t. Two variable frequency drives with a combined power output of around 3000kW provide the power to process...

Titan to gain control of Adocim Joint venture

24 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Titan has reached an agreement to increase its participation in its joint venture in Turkey. Adocim Cimento Beton Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. is a 50-50 per cent joint venture established between the Cem Sak Group and Titan in 2008. It consists of a modern cement plant with 1.5Mta cement capacity, a 0.6Mta grinding unit and three ready-mix concrete units. Titan has reached an agreement with its partner to acquire an additional 25 per cent of Adocim, while at the same time disposing of its 50 pe...

Adverse weather and foreign currency exchange affect Titan's 1Q18

24 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Τitan Group 1Q18 results suffered from adverse weather conditions in the US and southeastern Europe, coupled with the strengthening of the euro against the US dollar and other currencies. Consolidated turnover reached EUR322.5m, recording a EUR39m decline compared to the previous year. EBITDA declined by EUR7.6m reaching EUR43.5m. Net profit after minorities and the provision for taxes was EUR0.9m, versus a EUR3.9m loss recorded in the 1Q17. Wet weather on the eastern coast of the ...

Cameroon sees exports more than double in 2017

24 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Cameroon reached 57,459t in 2017, a considerable increase from 19,700t in 2016, according to data released by the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Trade. Most of the volume is supplied to countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC). The rise has come on the back of an increase in local cement production by Cameroon’s cement manufacturers, which have a total production capacity of 3.7Mta. The domestic market saw its local supply su...

KHD Humboldt Wedag wins 5000tpd clinker line order in Marmara

05 April 2018, Published under Cement News

YD Madencilik (Üstyapi Insaat Group) has awarded Humboldt Wedag GmbH with the engineering and procurement of a new 5000tpd clinker line near Yiglica, Düzce, in the Marmara region of Turkey. KHD is responsible for engineering and equipment supply, as well as the supervision of erection and commissioning. The new clinker production line will consist of the following KHD core components: Six-stage preheater with P YROCLON ® LowNOX AF calciner, equipped with a P YROTOP ® compact mi...

Turkish cement export up 7% in 2017

20 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Turkey's cement exports rose 6.9 per cent YoY to 8Mt in 2017, according to the Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TCMB). Turkey produced 81Mt of cement and clinker in 2017, up 6.8 per cent when compared with 2016. Of this total, 9.9 per cent was exported, said the TCMB. Most exports were destined for the USA, but the largest increase in export volumes was to Haiti.

Dinçer Çimento orders two Gebr Pfeiffer mills for Bilecik unit

09 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Dinçer Çimento has ordered a Gebr Pfeiffer MVR 5000 R-4 raw mill and an MPS 250 BK coal mill for its Bilecik plant, Turkey. Featuring a drive power of 3800kW, the MVR 5000 R-4 mill will grind 425tph of raw material to a fineness of 12 per cent R90µm. In addition to the mill, Germany-based Gebr Pfeiffer will supply the cyclone collector, the mill fan and dampers. The MPS 250 BK mill for Bilecik is designed to grind coal at 30tph to a fineness of three per cent R90µm. The contract was aw...

Dal Teknik Makina completes Nuh Çimento plant upgrade

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Dal Teknik Makina has successfully carried out the modernisation of Kiln Line No1 at Nuh Çimento plant in Hereke, Turkey. Nuh Çimento plant has now increased its production capacity up to 3400tpd from 2800tpd, the specific heat consumption of clinker has been decreased to level of 740kcal/kg clinker from 870kcal/kg clinker and clinker temperature of 55˚C plus ambient temperature. This project involved the design, manufacturing and erection of the preheater tower cyclones group, kiln fee...