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Saint-Gobain signs power agreement in South Africa

12 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has signed a renewable electricity supply agreement (power purchase agreement or PPA) with CVE, an independent French renewable energy producer, to secure about 140GWh of solar electricity in South Africa, over a 20-year period. This PPA is expected to cover around 40 per cent of the electrical needs of Saint-Gobain’s four major industrial sites in the country, producing gypsum and mortars. The sites are located in Brakpan, Alrode and Germiston in the Gauteng region, as wel...

UltraTech Cement transports phosphogypsum on inland waterways

27 April 2023, Published under Cement News

A 57,000t consignment of phosphogypsum has been transported in a bulk cargo carrier from Paradeep port in Odisha and reached the jetty of UltraTech Cement’s ( Aditya Birla Group ) integrated cement plant, Gujarat Cement Works (GCW), in Kovaya, Amreli district, Gujarat, on 26 April 2023. Mr KC Jhanwar, UltraTech Cement Ltd 's managing director, said, “The cement industry plays a pivotal role in driving the circular economy in India through the use of industrial and municipal waste in ce...

Attock Cement seeks a supply of minerals

03 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd has planned to outsource raw materials for its cement plant at Hub Choki in the Balochistan province from January 2023 to June 2023. The company asked the minerals suppliers to send the best quotation for the supply of 50,000t of gypsum and 75,000t of iron ore during this period. Bids are due on 10 January 2023. The company started commercial production in 1988 with a plant capacity of 2000tpd of clinker (approximately 0.6Mta). Through a series of expansions, ...

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.