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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....

Cementa obtains 1-year mining permit

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Sweden’s government has given Cementa (HeidelbergCement) permission to continue its limestone mining for another year after the previous permit expired on 31 October 2021. The new permit is valid until and including December 2022 and was granted to avoid the risk of acute cement shortage in Sweden. “It is positive that the government has considered the application and given Cementa a temporary permit. That it was about a year's permit instead of the three years we applied for will, however...

Pioneer Cement signs limestone development agreement in Georgia

02 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement's UAE subsidiary, Pioneer Cement, has signed an agreement for the development of a limestone mine in Georgia. Under the 10-year deal SFL International will pay a royalty to Pioneer Cement for mining the limestone deposits. Pioneer Cement owns the concession to limestone mines in Georgia where it is currently set to construct a 1.2Mta cement plant. The plant will be located near Tbilisi, adjacent to the limestone mines. The value of the project is estimated at US$200m. Georgi...

New limestone discovery in Zambia attracts cement plant interest

29 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The recent discovery of limestone in Nyimba district, Zambia, is anticipated to attract cement plant investors to the mineral resource-rich district, Eastern Province regional mining survey officer Brian Nyambe has said. An investor has since expressed interest to set up a cement plant in the district. Zambia currently has four integrated and one grinding plant, with a total cement capacity of approximately 3.6Mta.

New order restricts limestone mining in Chittorgarh

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla Corp has been restricted from mining limestone in Chittorgarh and near the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary after a new order by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday. The NGT requested the Pollution Control Board and local authorities "to immediately stop all mining activities within the municipal limits of Chittorgarh city and within 10km of the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary or within the eco-sensitive zone of Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary, if finally notified." A spokesman for the ce...

Cementos Progreso uses novel raw material transport technology

27 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Progreso is using RopeCon material transport technology to connect the crusher with its San Gabriel cement works. Located some 35km west of Guatemala City, the 2.2Mta plant is supplied by limestone from a quarry around 200m lower than the cement plant. The raw material is then transported over hilly and wooded area and over a 1.58km distance. By using RopeCon, supplied by Doppelmayr, to transport the limestone between the crusher and the processing plant the cement producer is...