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University of Seville and FLACEMA sign power cost research collaboration

30 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The University of Seville and the Andalusian Labour Foundation for Cement and Environment (FLACEMA), Spain, have signed a scientific collaboration agreement to launch an industrial research project into a tool to optimise the electricity cost of cement plants using artificial intelligence (AI). Power accounts for around 18 per cent of total production costs in Spanish cement plants, significantly eroding their competitiveness on the global market. The research, which has seen significant...

Ghana’s cement producers not benefitting from power relief

18 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Following Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo’s announcement of the introduction of a relief on electricity to support individuals and businesses, cement producers and steel companies located within the Tema Free Zone enclave say they have been denied such government support, considerably affecting their business. The affected parties, including CIMAF Ghana Ltd, have only received a rebate of 22 per cent of April invoice values, instead of 50 per cent. Speaking to the media, Rev Dr George Dawson...

Cemex announces plans for US$1bn bond issue

03 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced plans to issue US$1bn worth of bonds, with a 7.375 per cent coupon and a maturity date of June 2027. The issue is expected to be used to support ongoing business activities, including debt repayment. The bonds will be issued with an option to repurchase them four years prior to maturing and the offering period will close on 5 June.  Elsewhere, Mexico's energy regulator approved new rates that electricity providers must pay the national power utility for transmission...

Spain’s cement producers to be included in power support plan

21 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Spanish cement producers will be included in plans to support the power-intensive industry, which is facing rising electricity bills, according to the country’s Minister of Industry, Reyes Maroto.  With this measure, the government plans to avoid new cases such as that of Cemex, which announced the closure of two of its seven cement works in the country. Cemex attributed the closure to the “increase in operating costs, mainly of fuels and electricity, the change in European CO 2 regulatio...