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Turkish petcoke imports uncompetitive compared to domestic producers

04 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Turkish petcoke imports are uncompetitive due to lower prices being offered by domestic producers and high freight rates. The domestic price of petcoke in Turkey is approximately US$107-108/Mt, a lower price than imported petcoke once US$8-10 has been added to cover the added import costs, according to S&P Global Platts. A S&P Global Platts assessment saw Supramax petcoke freight rates from Houston to Aliaga at US$21/Mt on Wednesday, a decrease of 25 cents when compared to the highest pri...

TÇMB's 14th International Technical Seminar attracts over 600 delegates

10 October 2017, Published under Cement News

The 14th of the International Technical  Seminar and  Exhibition organised biennially by Turkish Cement Manufacturers' Association (TÇMB) since 1987, in which the latest developments in cement  technology are shared, was successfully held this year with 605 participants in Antalya on 10-13 October 2017. A wide range of industry-related subjects were covered, including alternative fuel and raw material utilisation, energy optimisation and use of renewable energy. Some 22 companies participat...

KHD wins order from SOMA Cimento

29 August 2017, Published under Cement News

SOMA Cimento has placed an order with KHD for the engineering and equipment supply of its new 4000tpd clinker production line, located near the town of Soma, Manisa, in the Aegean region of Turkey. The contract with SOMA Cimento, awards KHD the order for engineering, equipment supply, and supervision of erection and commissioning, including KHD’s SIMULEX plant simulation system which will simulate the operation of the plant. The core components of KHD’s new line are: • five-sta...

Aunde orders four Loesche mills

18 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Loesche is supplying four vertical roller mills to the new Soma cement plant of the German technology firm Aunde. The first mill will grind up to 350tph of raw material or cement manufacture. The second mill is for grinding up to 30tph of coal, or 27tph of petcoke, while two additional Loesche mills with a throughput of 150th each will be used to grind clinker or granulated blastfurnace slag. The scope of delivery includes the tried and tested Loesche additional components such as water in...

Votorantim Cimentos inaugurates new Sivas plant

06 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos on Wednesday inaugurated its new plant in Sivas, central Turkey, continuing the company’s strategy of geographic diversification with investments in markets with high growth potential. Involving an investment of EUR140m, the new plant has a capacity of 1.8Mta and will replace the company's old Sivas facility, located about 500km from the capital Ankara and 900km from Istanbul. “This expansion makes our Sivas operation not only more competitive and efficient, but also be...

Votorantim Cimentos to inaugurate Sivas plant

03 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos is to inaugurate its cement works in Sivas, Turkey, as part of its drive for geographic diversification. International operations account for 40 per cent of its revenues, a share that is expected to grow next year as the expansion of the Charlevoix (MI), USA, works comes online. ‘Geographic diversification works as a "hedge," which compensates for the situation we're going through in Brazil,’ said company president, Walter Dissinger. Therefore, it is expected that ...

Nuh Cimento awards KHD large upgrade project

19 May 2017, Published under Cement News

KHD has been awarded the contract to upgrade Nuh Cimento’s existing ball mill grinding unit in Hereke-Kocaeli located in Marmara region of Turkey. With this upgrade, the plant will increase the grinding capacity from 212tph to 408tph at 4000Blaine. This will be the largest upgrade project to date for KHD, the company noted in a statement. Nuh Cimento has entrusted KHD with the upgrade of its ball mill system. The system contains one of the largest ball mills in the world (dia 5.8 m x 17.84m...

DAL Teknik Makina orders second Pfeiffer mill for Uzbekistan

11 May 2017, Published under Cement News

DAL Teknik Makina, headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, has ordered a Gebr Pfeiffer MVR mill for a new project in the province of Surxondaryo in Uzbekistan. The mill to be supplied is an MVR 5000 R-4 with a drive power of 3700kW, producing 400tph of cement raw meal. The material with a feed moisture of as much as seven per cent will be ground to a fineness of 12 per cent residue 0.090mm. The MVR mill will be ready for dispatch before the end of this year, Gebr Pfeiffer said in a statement.

Votorantim sees cement revenues fall 10% YoY in 2016

19 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Votorantim, formerly Votorantim Industrial, generated a turnover 8.7 per cent lower at BRL26,738m (EUR8046m) and EBITDA declined by some 38 per cent to around BRL4300m (EUR1,294m) in 2016 when compared with 2015. Although the net interest charge declined by 9.9 per cent to BRL1731m, there was a net loss of BRL1295m compared with a the net profit fell of BRL387m (EUR116.5m). Group capital expenditure was 6.2 per cent lower at BRL3031m (EUR912m), of which cement represented BRL27.3m. Brazil...

Titan FY16 results bring net profits of EUR278.6m

23 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Titan Group's 2016 financial results recorded a significant improvement in profitability, thanks to the continuing growth of the US market and the recovery of results in Egypt. Consolidated turnover reached EUR1509m, posting an eight per cent increase compared to 2015. EBITDA increased by 28.7 per cent to EUR278.6m while net profit after minority interests and tax provision, stood at EUR127.4m, compared to EUR33.8m in 2015. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the group maintained the stro...