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Hoffmann Green Cement signs supply contract with Cemex

12 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a three-year contract with Cemex France to supply low-carbon and clinker-free cements on the ready-mix market. For the Ile-de-France and Aquitaine regions, Hoffmann Green will supply Cemex with the low-carbon cement resulting from its H-UKR and H-EVA technologies, enabling CO 2 emissions to be divided by five compared with the use of traditional cement. "The signing of this structuring contract with Cemex France today enables us to achieve...

MI Cement Factory postpones expansion plan

12 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The MI Cement Factory Ld (MICFL) in Bangladesh informed the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on 11 October that the Board of Directors of the company, have approved the postponement of setting up the sixth cement unit in central Bangladesh. They cited as reason the severe negative impact of COVID-19 on the Bangladeshi cement industry. Earlier in January 2019, the company announced its plan to expand its daily production capacity by 76 per cent to 19,400t with the introduction of the sixth m...

Gebr Pfeiffer's Indian subsidiary celebrates 20th anniversary

12 October 2020, Published under Cement News

On 26 September 2020, the oldest of Gebr Pfeiffer's seven international subsidiaries celebrated its 20th anniversary. Employees of Gebr Pfeiffer (India) Private Ltd, based in Noida, near New Delhi, met at 11 am local time in a virtual meeting to celebrate the foundation.   The ceremony started with some video speeches. First of all, Mathias Dülfer, Chairman of the Gebr Pfeiffer parent company, reviewed the success story of the subsidiary. This was followed by a video message from his fell...

Nuvoco celebrates 'International Day of the Girl Child'

12 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco Cement celebrated 'International Day Of Girl Child' on 11 October 2020. Nuvoco's commitment towards women empowerment and contribution to the life of adolescent girls was reaffirmed by Mr Joydeep Chatterjee, Nuvoco Vistas Corp’s Chief Projects & Corporate Affairs Officer. Mr Joydeep Chatterjee  said: "Guided by one of its core values, care, Nuvoco has worked at making a responsible and sustainable contribution to society. One such cause is offering girls and women the opportunit...

Two applications for new capacity at Dera Ghazi Khan

09 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Two of Pakistan's leading cement manufacturers are seeking environmental approval from the Environment Protection Department (EPD), Government of Punjab, for setting up a cement plant in Dera Ghazi Khan. According to official communications of the government department, DG Khan Cement Ltd and Pioneer Cement Ltd have both applied to set up new capacity in the same region. The approval is necessary under section 12 of Punjab Environmental Protection Act (1997), amended in 2012. The gover...

Ramco Cements inaugurates new grinding unit

09 October 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Ramco Cements has commissioned its new 0.9Mta grinding unit in Odisha. The plant represents an investment of INR7.1bn (US$97m). The company had been marketing around 1Mt of cement each year in Odisha, with the product being delivered from its manufacturing facilities in Andhra Pradesh. The unit uses German machinery and is equipped with energy-efficient motors and automatic packing machines capable of continuous operation and dispatch, according to the New Indian Express.

JK Cement commissions 0.7Mta Gujarat unit

09 October 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s JK Cement has commissioned and begun commercial dispatches from its new Gujarat unit. "The company has successfully commissioned 0.7Mta of grey cement grinding capacity at JK Cement works, Balasinor, Gujrat, unit of JK Cement and also commenced commercial dispatches today, ie 8 October 2020," said the company. The company has now completed its planned 4.2Mta grey cement capacity expansion from its units in Rajasthan (2Mta), Uttar Pradesh (1.5Mta) and Gujarat (0.7Mta).

Steppe Cement sees 5% revenue increase for the 3Q20

09 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan’s Steppe Cement saw a 5.2 per cent YoY increase in revenue to KZT11.11bn (US$26m) for the 3Q20, up from KZT10.56bn a year earlier. However, its sales volume declined four per cent to 556,162t. Average prices for delivered cement advanced to KZT18,841/t from KZT18,157/t. Kazakhstan’s cement market is expected to expand two per cent YoY in 2020.

Universal Cement Corp sees 9% rise in revenue in 9M20

08 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Taiwan’s Universal Cement Corp saw a 15.3 per cent YoY rise in revenue in September 2020 to TWD450.89m (US$15.73m) from TWD391.2m in the same month last year. In the first nine months of 2020, revenue increased 9.4 per cent to TWD3.89bn from TWD3.55bn.

INSEE Sri Lanka appoints new CEO

08 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Gustavo Navarro has been appointed as the new CEO of INSEE Cement Sri Lanka. Mr Navarro took up the position on 1 September after Nanndana Ekanayake relinquished the CEO duties after three-and-a-half years in the position. Mr Navarro was previously CEO for Holcim in Serbia and Russia as well as CEO for CRH's Romanian subsidiary.