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UltraTech Cement opens second clinker line at Hirmi

18 May 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement , the country’s largest cement producer, has added 2.7Mta of capacity by commissioning a second clinker line at Hirmi Cement plant in Chhattisgarh. The company will add another 1.3Mta of capacity at the same plant by the June quarter. The commissioning of the clinker unit was completed well ahead of schedule and is a unique achievement considering the slowdown faced in project work earlier during the year due to COVID, said the company in a statement. UltraTech has ...

Redecam commissions Bamburi Cement baghouse

17 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Redecam has commissioned a new bag filter at Bamburi Cement  ( Holcim Group ), Mombasa , Kenya. The project required a turnkey solution to convert the main kiln and electrostatic precipitator for a new baghouse. The project had been scheduled for 2020 but had been delayed because of COVID-19. There were no loss-in-time accidents.

VICEM goes for green

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Corp (VICEM) has used the COVID-19 period to increase its use of alternative fuels and waste raw materials. ICR highlights Tai Nguyen and Moi Truong's recent report on the projects that have seen the Vietnamese cement company reduce its production costs and its CO2 emissions over the last three years. VICEM started testing the treatment of ordinary industrial waste as an alternative fuel from the end of 2019. Since 2020 the company has treated waste, mainly from the leather...

Holcim publishes agenda for 2022 AGM

12 April 2022, Published under Cement News

The Holcim annual general meeting will take place on 4 May 2022 at 10am CEST at company headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. In accordance with applicable Swiss COVID-19 legislation, it will be held without the presence of shareholders, making safety a priority again for this year’s AGM. The Board of Directors invites shareholders to submit their questions in advance regarding the Holcim 2021 Integrated Annual Report and the AGM. Climate report In line with Holcim's commitment to lead it...

PCA Spring Economic forecast growth of 1% for US cement demand in 2022

07 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Ed Sullivan, PCA executive vice-president and chief economist, reports that the PCA's Spring 2022 USA economy, construction market and cement consumption forecasts were given a new layer of risk with the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The two external forecast considerations are COVID-19 and the Russian-Ukraine war. The war can add to inflation and affect monetary policy. COVID-19 can add to consumer confidence, if it recedes and this would raise cement consumption.   The PCA...

InterCement records total cement and clinker volumes of 20.1Mt in 2021

21 March 2022, Published under Cement News

InterCement ’s total cement and clinker volume reached 20.1Mt in 2021, an increase of six per cent in comparison to 2020, while in 4Q21 volumes were at solid 5.1Mt, stable when compared to 4Q20. In Argentina cement industry remained on a strong pace during the quarter, with Loma Negra volumes up four per cent YoY.     Brazilian volumes, although declining by 3.7 per cent YoY, remained on a healthy level, backed by solid demand as result of strong backlog from housing sector and posit...

Spain's cement sector closes plants as energy prices rocket

18 March 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Spain's cement industry reacted to rising energy prices with the temporary closure of several cement plants. Cementos Portland Valderrivas, Tudela Veguin and FYM-HeidelbergCement have all taken action, calling upon the Spanish government to address the high electricity prices, which have been further aggravated by the war in Ukraine. ICR looks at the background to Spain's energy price spike and Oficemen's news on the latest market results. Spanish cement consumption grew by 14 p...

Bangladesh export dispatches rise in 7MFY22

09 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s cement industry has earned export revenue of US$4.66m in the seven months of FY21-22 (July 2021-January 2022), compared to US$4.42m in the year-ago period. This reflects a growth of 5.4 per cent YoY. The figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data. The export value for cement decreased by 0.4 per cent, underperforming compared with the government target set for the period due to an in...

PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa reports sales volumes of 17Mt in 2021

24 January 2022, Published under Cement News

PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk (INTP) (HeidelbergCement group) recorded sales of 17Mt in 2021, a three per cent increase from the previous year.   "This achievement is more or less in line with the target," explained Antonius Marcos, director and corporate secretary of Indocement.    Marcos explained a number of factors which impacted cement sales last year. "The main driving factor for sales was from the retail sector, which is increasing public optimism of the recovery of the...

INSEE Cement ups its game to ease Sri Lankan cement shortages

09 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Operating at maximum production capacity with optimised distribution channels for a number of weeks, INSEE Cement claims it has successfully helped to mitigate the cement shortage that was prevailing in the Sri Lankan market. INSEE Cement’s concentrated and immediate contingency measures across its entire operation at the onset of the shortage ensured an uninterrupted market supply of cement, while also logging a record-high 700,000t production output during the 3Q21 for the company. ...