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Determining the cost

24 November 2020, Published under Cement News

In this month’s Technical Forum, Dr Michael Clark considers how to reduce electricity costs by looking at how much is consumed and ways to lower the price of energy. While this is less of an issue in countries with low electricity costs, the lack of incentive to reduce costs could be a different kind of problem. Figure 1: the electricity cost of cement grinding The cost of something is a function of the price paid and the amount purchased or consumed. It is obvious, but there ar...

Separation revisited

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Even a high-performing system can be made more efficient, as global plant engineering and construction specialist thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions demonstrates with the sepol® separator. Thanks to technical optimisation, the separator increases the throughput of grinding plants at the same power consumption, thus considerably reducing the energy costs per tonne of cement. By Dr Martin Botsch and Matthias Raus, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Germany. Figure 1: impact of grinding a...

Cement plant cost profiles

24 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Dr Clark has spent most of the last month developing manufacturing cost profiles for cement factories in different geographies of the world. Such profiles help cement producers and traders alike in finding the right location to produce or source cement. Cost profiling across geographies can help cement plant investors help to find the most profitable location to operate a plant There are a number of reasons why profiling the cost of cement factories in different geographies o...

Kenyan producers to cut cement prices

04 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement companies intend to lower their prices and achieve regional competitiveness following the reduction in local off-peak power prices. President Uhuru Kenyatta's directive issued last Tuesday took effect at midnight (1 December). Under the directive, manufacturers will have their electricity consumption during the low peak period between 22-06h period halved. Savannah and National Cement brand makers said they have seen demand for local cement rising following the local price drops. S...

UltraTech Cement

18 August 2015, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement is reportedly in talks with BK Birla-owned Century Textiles and Industries Ltd in a bid to align their cement distribution networks. Despite talks of a possible merger, both companies have made no comment on this. If a merger were to result, the deal would boost UltraTech’s cement production capacity by 13Mta to 78Mta.  UltraTech Cement has registered a six per cent increase in cement and clinker sales to 12.14Mt in the quarter ended 30 June 2015. This compares to 11.7Mt ...

Vietnam’s balancing act

04 December 2013, Published under Cement News

The economic slowdown and the real estate bubble in Vietnam have resulted in a sharp decrease in cement demand in the past few years and an oversupply is envisaged in the years to come. However, the overall surplus situation barely scratches the surface, as balancing regional supply and shortages poses a far more complicated issue that must quickly be addressed. By Huong Thieu and Duy Nguyen, StoxPlus Corp, Vietnam. While the north and central Vietnam faces a surplus cement supply sce...