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Cement companies purchased 0.3Mt of fly ash from Endesa power station

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

UK and North American cement companies as well as the nearby LafargeHolcim plant have bought some 0.3Mt of fly ash from the Endesa power station in Carboneras, Spain, in 2018. The fly ash is shipped to overseas customers from the port of Endesa Pucarsa. In addition, Endesa has also sold 30,000t of slag and 60,000t of gypsum from its lime plant.

Fives supplies TSV™ classifier to Romanian gypsum plant

25 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Belgium's Etex Building Performances, specialised in the production of plaster-based products, selected Fives for the modernisation of its calcined gypsum grinding unit, which was initially located in Bucharest and has now been transferred to its Aghires plant. As such, Fives provided Etex with a FCB TSV™ 1600 MF classifier to close the existing open circuit, with the commissioning of the unit performed from 22-25 January 2019. The classifier is already achieving a low global bypass and...

Oman eyes on boosting minerals explorations

11 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The Government of Oman is planning to explore and enhance the production of minerals including raw materials for the cement industry. According to local media, Oman's mining authorities have identified investment opportunities worth over OMR300m (US$780.2m) that are linked to the exploitation and commercialisation of the country's prolific industrial mineral resources.   These minerals include gypsum, limestone, gabbro, marble, kaolin, quartz, clay, basalt, potash and dolomite – non-metalli...

Attock Cement seeks gypsum/laterite supplier

01 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd (ACPL) has invited a tender for the bulk supply of gypsum and laterite in  2018-19. According to the company announcement, offers are invited for the supply of approximately 120,000t of gypsum and 120,000t of laterite between July 2018-June 2019 at its cement plant located at Hub Chowki, Lasbela, Balochistan. Bids are due on 21 June 2018.   Sales review 9MFY18 In the first nine months of the 2017-18 financial year, the company's overall cement dispatches of comp...

Nigeria: cement sector still imports 75% of its gypsum

03 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) President, Dr Ebenezer Damisa, has stressed the need for Nigeria to strengthen its mining institutions to curb illegal importation of raw materials as the country still imports 75 per cent of its gypsum required for cement production. According to Dr Damisa, “As at today about 75 per cent of the requirement of gypsum used for cement production is still imported into the country and we think that the money used to the importation, if given to local miners...

Pakistan gypsum shortage concern

21 December 2015, Published under Cement News

As Pakistan’s cement consumption rises, the country’s cement producers have voiced their concerns about dwindling reserves of gypsum and unchecked exports of the raw material to India. “We believe that gypsum reserves will be exhausted in about seven years, which will pose a challenge to the cement manufacturers in the future,” said Khalid Mahmoud, general manager of the DG Khan Cement plant in Khairpur. Some 1000tpd of raw gypsum are imported from Pakistan by India via the Wagah bord...

Cemex USA announces divestment in the southeastern United States

28 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA announced Friday that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its gypsum wallboard business based in Florida to US LBM. The proceeds obtained from this transaction, which will not be for a material amount, will be used mainly by Cemex USA’s affiliates for debt reduction and for general corporate purposes. The transaction is expected to be completed by end-2015. Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup acted as financial advisors to Cemex in this transaction.

CEM Asia Trading, Dubai ships Oman gypsum to Bahrain

24 August 2015, Published under Cement News

CEM Asia Trading, Dubai has undertaken the first shipment of natural gypsum from Oman to Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain, for Falcon Cement. Gypsum being discharged at the Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain Shipments had previously been carried out from Iran to Bahrain in small barges. However, a source told CemNet News that given the high purity of gypsum originating from Oman (above 91 per cent), the company has now chosen to source gypsum from the sultanate. Indeed, this...

India: cement firms need solutions to gypsum shortage

09 May 2014, Published under Cement News

According to a research report jointly published on 30 April by lobby group Confederation of Indian Industry and consulting firm AT Kerney, India has a scarcity of gypsum resources, which does not bode well for the cement industry. Indian cement companies are on the lookout for overseas mines to secure supplies of gypsum. Domestic gypsum supplies are now limited, say industry executives, which is forcing Indian cement makers to look for overseas mine acquisitions or alternatively consider ...

Lafarge sells minority stake in gypsum operations

30 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge is to sell its remaining 20 per cent minority stake in its European and South American gypsum operations to Belgian building materials group Etex for an immediate cash consideration of EUR145m. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to be completed in the coming weeks, the French multinational announced on Thursday.