Cement News tagged under: cement supply

RSS feed

BHP grants Adbri cement and lime contract extension

15 September 2020, Published under Cement News

BHP has awarded Adbri a four-year contract extension at the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia. The US$160m contract involves the supply of cement and lime to Olympic Dam, which holds major copper, gold, silver and uranium deposits. The extension will run through to mid-2026 and represents a 20-year supply relationship between Adbri and BHP. Adbri CEO, Nick Miller, thanked BHP for continuing to choose local materials over imported alternatives. “We are pleased to extend our long-term re...

Argos supplies Túnel de la Línea mega-project in Colombia

04 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based Argos has supplied up to 0.7Mm 3 of specialised and high-resistance ready-mix concrete and more than 220,000t of cement for the Túnel de la Línea. To supply the project in real-time the company has installed five plants on site. “We are proud to have participated as allies in the construction of this mega-work that represents a great milestone for the infrastructure of our country and Latin America. This was a project that represented great logistical and technical challenge...

Israel allows temporary cement supply into Gaza Strip

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Israel will temporarily allow the supply of cement and tyres to the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom trade crossing under Israeli control, according to a senior official. Deliveries would be allowed from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning. "We hope it will be permanent and not temporary," said Jihad Isleem, spokesperson for the private sector association in Gaza. Israel has banned deliveries of cement and other raw materials to Gaza, arguing that activists used them to produce weapo...

Holcim Philippines seals large cement supply contract

06 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Phlippines Inc has sealed an agreement with Davao Constructors Association Center Inc (DCACI) to supply 400,000t of cement to its building group of 179 construction companies. This follows the provision of 320,000t of cement being supplied by Holcim Philippines to DCACI in 2018. Having introduced its new high-performance blended cement called Solido, construction companies have been eager to use the alternative to ordinary Portland cement (OPC). DCACI president, Antonio Y Uy, said...

Anhui Conch

24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch’s impressive 88 per cent YoY leap in profits last year is being attributed to China’s crackdown on polluting industries, including steel, coal and cement. The crackdown resulted in a reduced supply of cement in the country, boosting the price of the commodity by around 22 per cent to an average of CNY427/t (US$63.56/t). Despite the squeeze on supply, investment in construction remained stable, expanding by 9.5 per cent in 2018, according to Caixin Global. The Chinese cement se...

Benchmarking ready-mix logistics performance

18 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Algorithms and computer hardware have revolutionised the performance of logistics planning tools in many regions around the world. However, market conditions and business modalities may vary from region to region, so the outcome of any optimisation effort may vary too. To better understand what factors contribute to a good transport optimisation result, Inform analyses the performance of an intelligent software planning tool in two European countries. By Thomas Bergmans and Dirk Schlemper, I...

Ho Chi Minh City concerned over cement shortages

13 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City has expressed concern of a potential shortage of cement and construction sand in 2020, according to the Saigon Times. Tran Trong Tuan, director of the Ministry of Construction, said the city had currently 10 cement grinding plants with a capacity of over 10Mta but if all grinding units are forced to move out of the city by 2020 to prevent environmental pollution cement supply in the city would be disrupted. At present it is possible to raise the capacity of t...

West African grinding goals

11 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The construction of three Cim Metal cement grinding plants in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire is expected to significantly improve cement supply to this area of west Africa. A key part in the building and commissioning of these game-changing facilities was played by German-Swiss grinding specialist Intercem. By Intercem Engineering, Germany. Cimfaso's Ouagadougo plant in Burkino Faso was Cim Metal's first step in improving cement supply in the west African country Wit...

Holcim Philippines, Robinson Land sign cement supply contract

17 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines will support the expansion of the Philippines’ leading real estate developer, Robinsons Land Corp (RLC) as it provides cement to 44 projects to be built by RLC by 2019. The cement producer will supply 19m bags of its general purpose cement Excel, masonry cement Wallright and high-performance infrastructure cement  4X for the construction of RLC projects such as office and residential buildings, malls and hotels in key urban areas in the country.

The battle for Michigan & Ohio

05 December 2012, Published under Cement News

The US states of Michigan and Ohio are textbook examples of the country’s struggle to adapt to globalisation and rapid economic development of countries such as China and the BRICs. As jobs in manufacturing went abroad and people moved away from the area, construction activity declined and cement consumption followed. However, more recent figures are providing some hope looking forward. Rob Roy, ROI Economic Consulting, provides a market outlook. Michigan and Ohio are expected to note...