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HeidelbergCement: July '12

03 August 2012, Published under Cement News

The Bosnian HeidelbergCement subsidiary Tvornica Cementa Kakanj is expecting a volume reduction of between 10-14 per cent this year. This would take consumption down to 40 per cent below the level seen in 2008. Domestic deliveries are expected to be some 15 per cent down on last year. Around 12 per cent of production is now exported, mainly to Croatia. HeidelbergCement's 1H turnover rose by 9.8 per cent to €6580.4m, while the EBITDA only advanced by 0.8 per cent to €911.6m as energy cos...

Belarus Krichev cement plant operational by November 2012

05 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Krichev, Belarus, will get a new dry-process cement plant in November 2012. Construction on the 1.8Mta works is currently underway, said Leonid Skotsky, director of Krichevtsementnoshifer. The project is being implemented jointly with CITIC Construction and is funded by the China EXIM Bank.  The new plant will be part of an ongoing drive to upgrade the Belarus cement industry.  At the end of April, Krasnoselsktroymaterialy commissioned a  new 1.8Mta production line and Belarusian Cemen...

Angola’s Cimentfort enters service in May

23 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Angola will see a new cement plant enter service in May. The Cimentfort works in Catumbela is expected to produce around 0.7Mt by year-end, according to a report by press agency Angop. Located near a railway line, the production facility is also ideally placed to supply cement to the southern provinces via the Benguela Railway. The provinces of Huambo, Bie and Kuando Kubango will be among the first to benefit from the new plant’s output.

Tula: the new arrival

11 April 2012, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has recently started a new plant, TulaCement, situated 150km south of Moscow. With a cement capacity of 2Mta, the works is among the largest cement manufacturing facilities in Russia, and is also one of the most friendly and safest in terms of the environment. Anna Borisova, HeidelbergCement Rus LLC, Russia, takes us on a tour. HeidelbergCement took the decision to build a new greenfield plant in Tula Oblast as it prepared for a promising market expansion in the Mo...

New plant announced by SC Uzstroymateriali, Uzbekistan

06 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Plant and SC Uzstroymateriali have announced plans to build a new 600,000tpa cement plant in Uzbekistan. The new plant, which will also produce 100,000tpa of white cement, follows the two-fold expansion of domestic cement capacity – from 3.2Mta to 6.8Mta – over the past decade. Other projects underway include the construction of a new dry process line at Bekabadcement, due for completion in the second half of 2012, with a clinker capacity of 0.85Mta and ce...

South African January sales rise 22%

10 February 2012, Published under Cement News

South African cement sales increased by 22 per cent YoY in January 2012 to 779,003t compared to 638,749t in 2011, data released by the Cement and Concrete Institute (CNCI) showed. The moving annual total for the last 12 months was up five per cent YoY to 11.37Mt and also had two less selling days that the year before. Earlier this month, the country’s leading producer Pretoria Portland Cement, said it was cautiously optimistic on the country’s outlook this year. “Current trends in cem...

Making your own Lucky

30 January 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan producer Lucky Cement has emerged as a leading exporter of cement to Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, contributing substantially to the country’s total exports to non-traditional markets. However, the company has not only relied on the “good luck of the markets” as the establishment of its own export infrastructure, with considerable investment in its Karachi Port terminal, has been key to its export success. In that sense, Lucky Cement is indeed making its own luck. Ruhail Thob...

Apasco’s sustainable plant

05 December 2011, Published under Cement News

Holcim Apasco’s state-of-the-art plant Holcim Apasco’s seventh cement plant, located near Hermosillo city, state of Sonora, in northwest Mexico, was successfully commissioned in November 2010. Pedro Lluch of Holcim reports on how this 3500tpd state-of-the-art facility meets all of the most recent requirements in terms of energy savings, environmental performance, operational health and safety (OH&S) standards and sustainable development. The new technology installed at Holcim’s...

Europe’s youngest cement plant

22 November 2011, Published under Cement News

It is rare for a new 1Mta cement works to be constructed in Europe, and Hungary is perhaps not the first place one might expect such a plant to be built. However, Austria’s Strabag identified an opening in the local market and to realise its dream embarked on an ambitious project with participation from China, Europe and Lafarge Cement. Zsófia Zadravecz of Lafarge Cement Hungary  gives a detailed description of the equipment and plant design for Europe's newest cement plant. The...