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Montcada Municipality files appeal against LafargeHolcim plant environmental permit

03 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Municipality of Montcada i Reixac, Spain, has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Catalonia against the renewal of the environmental permit of the LafargeHolcim plant located in the municipality. Reasons for the appeal have not been disclosed. The cement producer received a renewed authorisation from the Department of Environment and Sustainability on 12 December 2017. Last year, the plant produced 0.5Mt of cement, representing a capacity utilisation rate of less than 50 per...

Semen Indonesia

27 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Following the revocation of its environmental permit for its new Rembang cement plant in January, Semen Indonesia’s President, Rizkan Chandra, is reportedly confident that the permit will now be signed following the company’s compliance with all outstanding matters. The company was asked to revise its addendum on environmental impact analysis, environmental monitoring plan and environmental management plan. With all requirements now met, Mr Chandra has said that failure to secure a signat...

Shree Digvijay Cement Co awaiting environmental clearance for Pachhtardi

10 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Shree Digvijay Cement Co is currently awaiting environmental clearance for the 0.35Mta (ROM) Pachhtardi limestone mining project near Pacchtardi village in Taluka Bhanvad, Gujarat. The mined limestone will be used for use at the company's cement manufacturing plant situated at Digvijaygram (Sikka), Devbhoomi Dwarka district. Mining will be by fully mechanised opencast method. The estimated cost of the project is INR50m (US$733,593).

United States: Drake Cement’s Paulden plant seeking to expand clinker production

03 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Drake Cement has submitted an application to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to increase clinker production at its Paulden plant from 660,000tpa to 726,000tpa. The plant’s current permit runs until September 2017. A public hearing will be held on the decision to grant Drake’s application on 19 January 2017. Local newspaper the Daily Courier reports that the Paulden plant has been running co-firing trials in a bid to reduce its dependence on coal. These trials are examin...

Semen Indonesia plant receives environmental permit

12 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Despite protests, Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has issued a new environmental permit to Semen Indonesia for its plant in Rembang. The new plant is almost complete and although some local residents have fought its opening, many are highlighting the benefits it will provide such as 1200 jobs. Semen Indonesia has denied that the new works will damage the environment.

India: proposed Karnataka plants denied environmental clearance

08 December 2016, Published under Cement News

The federal Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has put a hold on proposals to build two cement plants and associated limestone mines in Kalaburgi, Karnataka, according to the Times of India. The two projects affected were put forward by India Cements and JSW Cements. The India Cements project was blocked by the MoEF due to concerns it would decrease agricultural productivity, while the JSW proposal was declared ‘premature’ as its plan for limestone extraction was based on potentia...

India: UltraTech receives state pollution control board OK for Nagpur

07 April 2016, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has received approval by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to build a 2Mta grinding facility at Nagpur in Maharashtra, India. The clearance, which is valid until October 2020, includes strict conditions relating to the disposal of solid and liquid waste as well as prevention and control of air pollution. The new plant, which is expected to be constructed on a 99ha site, represents an investment of INR3.18bn (US$47.8m). The project includes a 12MW captive pow...

Irish Cement's AF plans opposed by local Green Party

17 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement’s plans to convert its Limerick plant to burn alternative fuels have run into opposition from the local Green Party.   Earlier in March, the CRH group company said it was seeking approval from Limerick City and County Council to burn used tyres as well as shredded plastics. However, this has been opposed by the Green Party’s James Gaffney, who unsuccessfully stood in the Irish parliamentary elections for Limerick City in February. Mr Gaffney told the Limerick Leader that h...

Rembang project temporarily halted, Indonesia

06 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Central Java Governor, Ganjar Pranowo, has said that Semen Gresik's cement plant project in Watuputih, Rembang, has been halted to respect the process of a citizen lawsuit at the Commercial Court in Semarang, Central Java. The lawsuit, filed by residents who rejected the exploration plan, wants to overturn the governor’s decision of 7 June 2012 reading the plant’s environmental permit. An industry source told CemNet news that Mr Pranowo received a letter of recommendation from the the Nat...