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Cemento Cosmos to stop Cordoba kiln

29 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemento Cosmos, part of Brazil-based Votorantim Cimentos, is stopping the kiln at its Córdoba plant in Spain in 2022 due to high energy costs. The plan is to “significantly” reduce clinker production with temporary shutdowns over the next year, reports Diario Córdoba. While clinker will no longer be produced at the Córdoba plant, cement production will continue, using clinker from other group plants, possibly from the Cementos Balboa plant in Badajoz, which was purchased earlier this year. ...

Riyadh Cement completes record kiln operation

01 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia-based Riyadh Cement Co has completed its longest kiln operation without interruption with 70 days of continuous operation (1676.67h) without any single minute interruption. The plant also operated the kiln at 103 per cent capacity, averaging 5145tpd of production from 5000tpd of designed plant capacity.   The stoppage was preventively taken to inspect the clinker pan conveyor which took about 4-6h maintenance. This performance was only possible due to the high leve...

Boral announces new measures to control inventory levels

18 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The chief executive of Australia’s Boral Ltd, Mike Kane, has commented on the reduction of new orders in the Australian and US construction industries, and also announced new measures to stop the build-up of inventory levels in this environment. The company will now close its Berrima cement kiln in New South Wales (NSW) for three weeks in June, as Mr Kane noted it was not possible to run a kiln at partial strength. "You need to turn the kiln on or off,'' he said. The company is now exp...

ENCI halts clinker production

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

ENCI, based in The Netherlands, has shut down its kiln after 91 years of operation. The event, which was carried out in the night of 29 March 2019, was low-key. The plant’s limestone quarry in Sint-Pietersberg, South Limburg, will now be a home to rare insects. Until 2018 the cement producer quarried limestone for the works’ kiln line. However, on 1 January 2020, the 120h site will pass to the management of Natuurmonumenten.