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Rising energy price may dent cement business in Pakistan

03 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's government increased the fuel price in the country on 1 August 2023. Two influential trade organisations, the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) and the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI), strongly opposed the recent increase in petrol prices, calling for its immediate withdrawal. An increase in transport costs would spike the cement industry's dispatches and raw material transportation costs.  FPCCI President, Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, has s...

Grinding terminals

16 May 2023, Published under Cement News

The installation of grinding plants for the milling of cement and blastfurnace slag has rapidly increased in recent decades. With this shift in investment, there has been greater demand for flexible and compact grinding systems, ideally near raw material sources and often in remote areas. By Caroline Woywadt, Gebr Pfeiffer, Germany. Figure 1: MVR duty series, indicating ready2grind plants and grinding terminals For decades vertical roller mills (VRMs)have been in use in the ceme...

Akmenes Cementas to import SRF to replace coal

20 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Lithuania-based Akmenes Cementas plans to import up to 200,000t of solid recovered fuel (SRF) each year, replacing its use of coal. According to the Baltic Business Daily, the company currently uses around 130,000t of coal each year. By 2024 SRF will replace 75 per cent of the coal, rising to 90 per cent by the end of 2027. Akmenes Cementas is reportedly in the process of installing specialist equipment for the handling and burning of the SRF, which will arrive via the port of Klaipeda...

Belarus to increase peat shipments for cement mill operations

28 December 2022, Published under Cement News

Peat industry enterprises intend to increase shipments of peat fuel to Belarusian cement mills by 20 per cent in 2023, the Energy Ministry told BelTA. The volumes of deliveries of peat briquettes and dried milled peat in 2023 were agreed as a result of a working conference at premises of the Belarusian fuel and gasification industrial group Beltopgaz.  Plans were made to increase peat fuel shipments to Belarusian cement mills by 20 per cent to 435,000t in 2023. Cement industry enterprises...

Serbian cement industry faces fuel challenge

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Serbia’s cement industry is being considerably impacted by the Russia-Ukraine war as the sector depends on high-calorie coal imports from both Russia and Ukraine for more than 50 per cent of its fuel requirement. Moreover, the alternative fuels used by the industry are insufficient to safeguard business continuity, particularly in the currently expanding market. The supply chains from Russia and Ukraine have almost stopped, presenting a serious challenge to the industry, according to Associ...

Belarusian cement plants quadruple peat consumption in 2015-21

25 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Belarusian cement plants increased the consumption of peat fuel by 4.36 times to 362,000t between 2015-21, according to Valery Kovalyov, vice CEO of Beltopgaz. “Peat fuel consumption by cement plants increased from 83,000t in 2015 to 362,000t in 2021,” Mr Kovalyov said in an interview with Beltopgaz’ corporate journal. Cement plants account for 44 per cent of total peat fuel sales and have been actively substituting imported natural gas with locally-available peat products.

CEMEX UK: innovations for fossil fuel phase out

07 December 2021, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through innovation and investment in future-forward technology. Paul Fletcher, head of sustainability Europe, CEMEX, discusses how the route to net zero using groundbreaking technologies at CEMEX’s UK Rugby cement plant is setting the scene across all operations. By Paul Fletcher, CEMEX UK. CEMEX UK has recently invested approximately US$25m into a new system to further replace fossil fuels usage at its Rugby cement plant, incorp...

Iraq's cement association calls for reversal of fuel subsidy decision

22 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Iraq's association of cement manufacturers has called on authorities to reverse a decision which has seen a reduction in fuel subsidies for the sector, according to Agence France-Presse. Earlier this month, the oil ministry raised the price of fuel sold to cement manufacturers from IQD150/l (US$0.10) to IQD250, in addition to a previous increase this year. The association has warned that the move risks factory closures or a hike in cement prices by at least US$10/t. "The decision will ...

Holcim contracts YPF as fuel supplier

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

YPF signed an agreement to supply natural gas and petcoke to Holcim’s plants in Malagueño (Córdoba), Campana (Buenos Aires province), Capdeville (Mendoza) and Puesto Viejo (Jujuy), Argentina. The duration of the agreement is two years and will supply all of Holcim Argentina’s natural gas and petcoke supplies, according to CE Noticias Financieras. In 2019 Holcim signed an agreement with YPF Luz with the latter supplying wind power from the Los Teros facility in Azul, Buenos Aires province. ...

Indian delivered petcoke prices under pressure due to low demand

05 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Prices of delivered petcoke to India fell again as seaborne demand after the Diwali break remained subdued and cheaper alternatives could be found. Reliance Industries Ltd reduced its November domestic petcoke price to INR6172/t, down INR728/t MoM and representing a fall of over 10 per cent, according to sources quoted by Platts Coal Trader. In terms of demand, bids for imported coal have been reportedly sparse as most cement plants have already covered their inventory needs. Moreover,...