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Venezuelan cement industry operates 40% capacity

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The cement industry in Venezuela is operating at 40 per cent of its installed capacity, according to Orlando Chirinos, president of the Cement Workers Federation (Fetracemento). “The cement industry is totally paralysed, technically, because it is below its production capacity. At the national level, the industry is using 40 per cent of its production capacity. We are talking of 9Mt that today is producing less than one million metric tons”, he expressed. He attributed the reduced capacit...

Société de Ciments de Gabès begins kiln shutdown

24 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Work on the kiln shutdown at Société de Ciments de Gabès cement plant in Tunisia began on 23 June 2022. The work is being carried out by Sotuqua.  The plant , which belongs to the Secil group has a cement capacity of 1.29Mta and is situated on the east coast of Tunisia.

Misr Cement (Qena) approves operations and maintenance programme

20 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The board of directors of Misr Cement (Qena) have approved the operations and maintenance of the company’s factory, according to a filing to the Egyptian Exchange (EGX). The factory was managed by Arab Swiss Engineering Company (ASEC) under an agreement that ends ion 30 June 2022.   On 16 May Misr Cement (Qena) reported a 106 per cent YoY increase in consolidated profit attributable to controlling shareholders during the 1Q22, recording EGP59.631m (US$3.18m).

Power Cement's Kiln Line III to resume operations by the end of April 2022

13 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Ltd informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 11 April 2022, that a component of the new Line III of the company’s plant at Nooriabad Industrial Area, Kalo Kohar District, Jamshoroo, Sindh, was damaged at the end of January 2022.  According to Power Cement's Company Secretary, Salman Gogan, it does not expect an adverse financial impact due to the warranty coverage and the availability of stock sufficient to cover over two months of sales. Meanwhile, the planned periodic ...

Norcem temporarily halts production at plants

22 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Norway-based Norcem has suspended operations at its Brevik and Kjøpsvik plants due to annual scheduled maintenance work and the crash of a central mill engine at Kjøpsvik. In addition, a supplier who should have carried out some of the maintenance work dropped out. Part of the production has been replaced by imports. CEO John Sunde says the company expects stocks to cleared but was unable to say for how long.

El Nahda Cement and ASEC extend technical management contract

15 March 2022, Published under Cement News

The contract between El Nahda Industries ( El Nahda Cement) and The Swiss Arab Engineering Company (ASEC) has been renewed and the cooperation between the two companies will continue for another year until 31 March   2023. ASEC has been technically managing The Renaissance Cement factory since 2011. The renewal of the contract was signed by Ahmed Shrien Karim, CEO and managing director of El Nahda, and Ashraf Al-Kahwa, CEO and managing director of ASEC, and the signing was attended by a n...

CBR's Antoing site undergoes successful maintenance upgrades

21 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Maintenance took place at CBR’s Antoing cement plant for a period of  three weeks  (between 17 January  and 6 February 2022). All of CBR’s maintenance teams were mobilised to carry out a set of tasks. The main tasks included work to the cement mills and rotary kiln. The ball mill plates on the side of the tube walls were replaced during maintenance to ensure the efficiency of the equipment. All the  refractory bricks  in the 67mx3.9m kiln were inspected and assessed to define ...

Smart conveying

11 January 2022, Published under Cement News

To get the maximum out of maintenance, proactive and predictive approaches have proven to increase the overall efficiency of plant equipment. The PREMAS® 4.0 predictive maintenance solution, developed by AUMUND for conveying equipment, combines both these strategies. The data-based system enables a cement plant to plan, take timely action and prevent potential issues before operations are impacted. By Robert Henry Morris, AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH, Germany, and Wes Allen, AUMUND Corp, USA ...

Arawak Cement to keep production going during maintenance work

10 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Arawak Cement Co Ltd (TCL group) says there will be no pause in its cement production in Barbados as it carries out major maintenance work starting in early February. Following several meetings over the past week regarding dust from the St Lucy facility, the decision was taken to carry out several upgrades and maintenance of its kiln. Arawak Cement has sought to reassure customers that production will be unaffected by the work. "Arawak Cement Co Ltd clarifies misleading news reports th...

AUMUND implements PREMAS® 4.0 at Jura-Cement

14 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Since the beginning of 2021 Jura-Cement-Fabriken AG Switzerland (CRH group) has been using the newly-launched P REMAS ® 4.0 predictive maintenance solution (PMS) on an Aumund belt bucket elevator at its cement plant in Wildegg. P REMAS ® 4.0 is an innovative digital monitoring system offered by Aumund Fördertechnik GmbH, Rheinberg, for predictive maintenance. At the beginning of 2020 Jura-Cement was the recipient of the first prototype of the P REMAS ® 4.0 System. Test runs were ...