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Türkçimento rings alarm over coal price rise due to Ukraine war

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Coal prices in Turkey have seen a more than 50 per cent hike in the past week due to the Russian invasion into Ukraine, according to Volkan Bozay, chair of Turkey’s cement association, Türkçimento. He warned that the domestic cement industry faced an “imminent crisis”. “Cement companies imported 5Mt of coal last year and Russia was the main supplier. Each US$10 increase in coal prices pushes the cost for cement production up by around US$1.50,” he said, adding that in the past week, the ri...

Afyon Cimento increases turnover by 53% in 2021

24 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Çimsa 's subsidiary Afyon Çimento increased its turnover in 2021 by 53 per cent compared to the previous year, from TRY270m (US$19.5m) to TRY413m. Net profits rose from TRY17m to TRY77m with an increase of 351 per cent.   Çimsa General Manager, Umut Zenar, said,  "Despite the changing world order as of 2020 and the economic conditions affected by this, we achieved successful fi nancial results in 2021. As Afyon Cement, we strengthen our in fl uence in the domestic market with our ex...

Akçansa certified at Gold level for responsible use of resource certification

04 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Akçansa Büyükçekmece Factory (HeidelbergCement) has been re-certified at the 'Gold' level and  Akçansa Çanakkale plant  has been certified at at the 'Gold' level for ‘Responsible Use of Resources Certification System’ by the Concrete Sustainability Council. Akçansa General Manager, M Zeki Kanadıkırık, said: "Responsible sourcing is a very important issue for our industry. As in our 2030 Sustainability Goals, we try to use alternative sources more. In line with our circular ...

Net zero from the ground up

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The drive towards net-zero cement production is having an impact on all parts of the supply chain, including raw material extraction. For Nuh Çimento it was a rallying call to make mining operations more sustainable, starting with its excavators. By Halim Tekkesin, Ahmet Gitmez, Sami Zengin, Yusuf Mentes and Sabri Karabay, Nuh Çimento, Turkey Çimnak Co, part of Nuh Çimento, supplies 3.7Mta of marl and 3.3Mta of limestone to the cement producer The steep rise in energy prices see...

Ersel Heavy Machinery completes Sivas Cement order

05 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Ersel Heavy Machinery Inc recently completed its final delivery of 2021 to Votorantim’s Sivas cement plant in Turkey. The equipment order was for a new ball mill measuring 2.8m x 4.5m.

Medcem receives export award

03 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Turkey-based Medcem has been awarded as both the company with the highest grey cement exports and the company with the highest increase in grey cement exports. The award was delivered at a gala night for Turkish Cement Exporters. Alongside this, Medcem is currently embarking on a US$230m project to expand its Mersin factory, raising clinker production capacity from 3.5Mta to 6.5Mta.

STAS Engineering to work on Bursa Cimento upgrade project

30 November 2021, Published under Cement News

STAS Engineering and Erk Proje will help Bursa Çimento Fabrikasi AS to decrease carbon emission rates while increasing its production capacity with a new raw meal silo, preheater tower, rotary kiln, clinker cooler and clinker silos. The main technology supplier is FLSmith from Denmark and CETA Makina is the contractor. The work on the Turkish cement plant is due to be completed in the first months of 2022.  

Sivas revisited

29 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos’ Sivas cement plant in Turkey was completed in 2017 as an EP project by Tianjin Cement Industry Design & Research Institute Co (TCDRI), part of Sinoma International Engineering Co. In this report, the company analyses and summarises the fuel characteristics of the plant, special design features and commissioning issues, while providing an update following a return visit in 2019 to focus on self-denitrification. By Jiaomei Ma, Zhongyuan Dai, Bo Fan and Lina Zhang, Tianjin ...

Turkey maintains its pace

18 October 2021, Published under Cement News

The Turkish cement sector has experienced a challenging year on a number of levels. However, despite an increase in costs, the industry has managed to keep up the pace in terms of its contribution to the economy. Meanwhile, cement plant investments continue to support the EU’s climate and environmental policies, and the sector’s carbon roadmap is soon to be presented to the country. By TÜRKÇİMENTO, Turkey. TÜRKÇİMENTO, the Turkish cement association, keeps close track of the European ...

Medcem orders 9000tpd kiln line from Sintek

30 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Sintek has signed a contract with Medcem for a new integrated production line in Turkey.  The new line will have a clinker production capacity of 9000tpd and will cost approximately US$230m.   Within the scope of the project, Sintek's contract has a value of nearly US$128m. The company will provide construction works, mechanical equipment manufacturing, supply and erection, technological manufacturing and erection, structural steel fabrication and e rection, supply of aux...