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Net zero from the ground up

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The drive towards net-zero cement production is having an impact on all parts of the supply chain, including raw material extraction. For Nuh Çimento it was a rallying call to make mining operations more sustainable, starting with its excavators. By Halim Tekkesin, Ahmet Gitmez, Sami Zengin, Yusuf Mentes and Sabri Karabay, Nuh Çimento, Turkey Çimnak Co, part of Nuh Çimento, supplies 3.7Mta of marl and 3.3Mta of limestone to the cement producer The steep rise in energy prices see...

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 ...

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...

Sweden's Supreme Land and Environmental Court rejects Cementa mining application

08 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Swedish Supreme Land and Environmental Court has rejected Cementa's application to renew its permit to mine limestone at the company’s existing quarries in Slite, Gotland. The court has rejected the application on the grounds that the impact of the operation on groundwater has not been sufficiently investigated. Cementa's application for a renewed mining permit for the operations in Slite was approved by the Land and Environment Court in January 2020. Subsequently, the judgment has bee...

The quarry of tomorrow

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Are full-scale digital solutions for small- to medium-sized mining operations talk of the future or have they already become a reality? The OEM agnostic smartQuarry suite by German start-up firm talpasolutions uses automated data acquisition from networked mining machines and analytics tools to help operate the quarry of tomorrow. By Dr Michael Suciu and Alexey Shalashinski, talpasolutions, Germany. Figure 1: mounting the datalogger talpacortex on mining equipment When it comes ...

Hima Cement in consultation for Moroto mining rights

23 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement’s subsidiary, Hima Cement, is consulting leaders and the local community in Moroto in Uganda, to access surface mining rights. Hima Cement (LafargeHolcim group) is in the process of acquiring a mining lease for the extraction of limestone and marble in Rupa subcounty. Hima Cement has earmarked a block of 14.26km 2 in the location. Don Bwesigye, the lead consultant for Hima Cement, says the company has been on the ground since 2015 when it acquired an exploration licen...

Askari seeks minning lease approval

26 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Askari Cement Ltd (ACL) has submitted  an application to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Government of Punjab to seek environment approval under section 12 Punjab Environment Protection Act 1997 for mining of limestone at Wah and  Hassan Abdal, Rawalpindi Attock district in Punjab province, Pakistan. According to a public notification, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Government of Punjab has invited comments from all stakeholders and the general public for their comments...

Asia Cement Corp's Taroko mining rights repealed

12 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Taipei High Administrative Court has repealed Asia Cement Corp’s (ACC) right to operate a cement mine located in Taroko National Park, Taiwan. This decision upheld an appeal from Taroko residents and falls against a Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) decision to grant a 20-year extension of mining rights until 2037. After the extension of mining rights was granted in November 2016, Taroko residents responded by filing a lawsuit against the MOEA and ACC. The court ruled for the reside...

Caribbean Cement secures loan to pay US$ debt

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Jamaica's Caribbean Cement Co Ltd and its mining subsidiary have secured a five-year JMD3bn (US$23.53m) loan from National Commercial Bank Jamaica to pay back a US dollar debt. The amount will be repaid in Jamaican dollars at a rate of 7.45 per cent per annum. The company also has stated that some of the funds will be used for general corporate purposes, according to The Gleaner. Its mining subsidiary, Jamaica Gypsum and Quarries Ltd, a borrowing partner of the loan, is also about to expan...

Dangote Cement

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has been technically disqualified from applying for three limestone mine licences in an open bidding process, according to Nepal’s Department of Mines and Geology. The mines in question are located in Dhading, in Nepal’s Central Development Region, and Palpa, in the country’s Western Development Region. The Investment Board Nepal approved the application back in 2013 before passing it to the mining department. However, Dangote’s proposal reportedly lacked essential document...