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Savannah Cement plans clinker line, Kenya

06 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based Savannah Cement plans to establish a clinker line at an investment cost of around KES17bn (US$193.3m). The cement producer currently imports clinker for its plant based in Athi River, Standard Digital News (Kenya) reported. While plans for the new clinker line are still at an early stage, the Savannah Cement expects completion of the facility by the end of 2017. Ronald Ndegwa, Savannah Cement’s managing director, told reporters that the company is currently scouting four di...

Who controls cement trade?

09 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Global seaborne cement and clinker trade is controlled by the owners of the exporting and distributing cement plants, and (even more so) by the owners of the receiving bulk cement terminals and grinding facilities. Following the recent publication of The ICR Handbook on Global Cement Trade and Distribution , the authors provide key statistics and an insight into ownership and market control with a more detailed focus on the upcoming LafargeHolcim merger. By Ad Ligthart and Marcia Ligthart, ...

Vessel with clinker imports sinks in Bangladesh

13 June 2014, Published under Cement News

A light local vessel, MV Brishti, laden with 9500t of clinker imports capsized in the Bay of Bengal near Patenga beach in Chittagong, Bangladesh following a collision with the sunken ship MV Rita on 12 June. The clinker was imported by local cement company Diamond Cement for use in its production plant and was heading to Diamond's private jetty on the Karnaphuli river after unloading from the bulk carrier, Xing Peng Da at outer anchorage. Due to the port congestion at Chittagong or in cas...

New clinkers

11 March 2014, Published under Cement News

The push to reduce CO 2 emissions will impact the way that cement plants are designed and operated in the future. This third article in a series of five explores some of the potential outcomes of the carbon-constrained world and their impacts on the cement industry. By John Kline & Charles Kline, Kline Consulting, USA. Figure 1: polished section of a clinker granule seen under optical microscopy. Alite (C3S) blue crystals, belite (C2S) brown crystals It is widely accepted th...

Cementos Cosmos exports 13% of clinker to Brazil

19 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The Brazilian market is offering Spain’s Cementos Cosmos the opportunity to maintain its clinker production at a high level. Of the 1.5Mt clinker produced at its Toral de los Vados plant, Cosmos exports 0.2Mt to Brazil. While the company’s management says it is preferable to sell the clinker in the market where it is produced, " the market situation has led us to take the opportunity our parent offered, even at the cost of losing part of the profit margin in the transport,” said the compa...

Cosmos ships 36,000t of clinker to Brazil

25 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Cimpor-owned Cosmos Cement will be shipping 36,000t of clinker from its Spanish Toral de los Vados works to the Brazilian town of Recife. The shipment, which started loading on Monday is the first of the new Langosteira terminal.

A is for alite

18 June 2012, Published under Cement News

The characteristics of clinker minerals when viewed under the microscope reveal key information about the cement production process. Arthur Harrisson explains their importance, mineral non-equilibrium and mineralogy in practice. He also takes a closer look at the key mineral alite. Optical microscope can reveal a wealth of information about clinker manufacturing processes and clinker properties Cement clinker contains four main minerals, all of which are usually identifiab...