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Tarmac embraces Schaeffler OPTIME solution

04 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Schaeffler’s OPTIME wireless condition monitoring solution is helping prevent unplanned downtime of machines and auxiliary equipment at the Tarmac Tunstead limestone plant near Buxton, Derbyshire, UK. The site benefits from the early detection of equipment failures, as the OPTIME app keeps the maintenance team informed on the condition of the machines at all times, without them having to take manual readings. Tarmac Tunstead is home to one of the largest limestone quarries in Europe.  ...

Indian port modified norms for handling imported limestone

02 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Porbandar Port has made some changes in handling raw materials for cement and other industries. Porbandar is a medium-sized port on India's west coast, in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat state, and is owned and operated by the state-owned Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).  An interim measure pending issuance of new guidelines, subject to periodic review, has set a minimum limestone cargo discharge rate from a vessel lying at berth at Porbandar Port at 7000tpd. This refers to Gujarat Maritime...

CEMEX acquires two Spanish quarries

31 August 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is strengthening its aggregates supply in Europe with the purchase of two quarries near Madrid as part of its strategic bolt-on acquisition strategy. Madrid and its surrounding areas are currently undergoing major urban expansion. Through this acquisition, CEMEX is better positioned to serve customers in the area, particularly for infrastructure projects, says the company. The deal strengthens CEMEX’s limestone reserves and includes all necessary elements for CEMEX to provide a be...

Ambuja Cements 'preferred bidder' for Odisha limestone block

20 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements has been announced as the “preferred bidder” for the Uskalvagu limestone block in Malkangiri district, Odisha. According to Livemint, the company has not revealed the bid amount for the block but said it is spread over 547 hectares with estimated limestone resources of 141Mt. “The company shall get the statutory licences and permits related to mining operations to be declared a 'successful bidder' and subsequently enter into a 'Mine Development and Production Agreement (...

Limestone and cement top Port of Green Bay's imports

18 October 2022, Published under Cement News

September saw 190,083t of cargo shipped through the Port of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA, bringing the total cargo shipments to 1.3Mt for the 2022 shipping season.  Limestone and cement were again the top cargos moving through the port in September with 72,453t of domestic limestone imported and 45,936t of cement imported. At 1,303,956t of goods shipped through the end of September, total cargo is down about five per cent from a year ago.  In addition to limestone and cement, key September...

UltraTech Cement preferred bidder for Karnataka limestone

13 April 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement (owned by Aditya Birla Group ) has emerged as the preferred bidder in the e-auction for the Diggaon Limestock Block. "The company participated in the e-auction of Diggaon Limestone Block conducted by the Government of Karnataka and has been declared as the preferred bidder," the company said in a regulatory filing. The block is situated in Chittapur township in the Kalburgi district of Karnataka, India. It is adjacent to UltraTech Cement’s Rajashree cement plant. The bl...

UltraTech Cement to acquire National Limestone Co

24 January 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd , India, has executed a share purchase agreement to acquire 100 per cent equity shares in mining company National Limestone Co Pvt Ltd, subject to receipt of applicable regulatory approvals. The equity shares will be acquired at a price of INR230m (US$3.1m).

Gotland county sets new requirements for Cementa

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Gotland’s county administrative board in Sweden has announced new requirements for cement producer Cementa in its new permit application for the company’s Slite plant. Cementa will have to report how much limestone it can quarry on site and how much can be brought from elsewhere. The board also requires an explanation how lake Tingstäde Träsk is affected by the quarrying and whether it is possible to lead back the water pumped into the sea to Gotland. Moreover, Cementa will also have to ...

Umm Al-Qura Cement Company granted limestone exploration license

29 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Umm Al-Qura Cement Company, Saudi Arabia, announced the issuance of an exploration license for limestone on 28 December 2021 from the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources. The license location is situated between Taif and Radwan. This license was issued in accordance with the Mining Investment Law issued by Royal Decree No. M/140 dated 10/19/1441 AH and its executive regulations. The company will carry out the necessary exploratory studies on the new quarry during the statutory...

Limestone specifications

23 November 2021, Published under Cement News

When asked to review the suitability of limestone deposits for cement manufacture, Dr Michael Clark makes a range of important assessments such as what other materials would need to be added to produce a clinker with the required mineral content. The lime content of a limestone deposit is one assessment that needs to be made during an evaluation This author has been asked twice during the pandemic to review data on limestone deposits and their suitability for cement manufacture....