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Venezuelan cement output below 50% of market requirement

30 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The production of cement in Venezuela is less than half of the country’s demand of 18Mt, according to El Impulso. Output is currently down from 9Mt to 4Mta, due to issues with electrical power supply, equipment and inputs, said Orlando Chirinos, president of the Federation of Cement Workers (Fetracemento) and secretary general of the cement workers syndicate of Lara state. In terms of equipment, cement producers face challenges in obtaining refractory bricks, metallic grinding media and sl...

Dangote Cement signs new asset management contract with GE

25 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has signed an agreement with General Electric (GE) to deploy an Asset Performance Management (APM) solution to reduce unplanned downtime and enhance performance of power generation assets at two cement plants in Obajana and Ibese, Nigeria. The project also includes extending the current service agreement for the seven GE LM6000PC aeroderivative gas turbines installed at the sites for an additional 50,000 operating hours. "We are proud to continue our 13-year collaboration w...

GCC signs agreement for clean energy supply

13 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Mexico’s Grupo Cementos Chihuahua (GCC) has signed an agreement with a US-based clean energy provider for the supply of solar and wind energy to its cement plant in Odessa, Texas, to fulfil 100 per cent of the facility’s electricity requirement. The company did not release the name of the energy supplier but noted that energy supply is expected to begin in July 2022. The plans will mean an approximately 45,000tpa reduction in CO 2 . The 10-year fixed price agreement also represents a 22 p...

Udayapur Cement sees reduced production due to power supply issue

09 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Udayapur Cement Industry Ltd has seen reduced production and sales between August-September as a result of low voltage and abrupt power cuts, according to the company. Sanjay Lal Karna, chief of the production division, said that the state-owned factory has not been able to address market demand due to the power supply issues. "We could produce only 18,000t between 7 August and 5 September which is lower than our capacity of 24,000t," said Mr Karna. The company has also seen a ...

External circulation technology for VRM raw meal grinding

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The pressure differential of a traditional vertical roller mill (VRM) system for raw meal grinding is high, with the fan accounting for about 45 per cent of power consumption. Sinoma International Engineering has developed external circulation VRM technology for raw meal grinding, whereby materials are transported by elevator instead of gas flow, leading to reductions in pressure differential and power consumption. By Du Xin, Nie Wenhai and Chai Xingteng, Sinoma International Engineering Co,...

North Korea reportedly suspends production at cement plant

03 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The operation of a cement plant in Pyongyang, North Korea, has reportedly been suspended for three months due to lack of electricity, according to the Daily NK newspaper. The paper’s source noted that factory may have been affected by the North Korean authorities' decision to ration electricity due to a power shortage. As the factory was built in 1919, its technology has aged and is not able to produce as much cement as it used to. The source stated that the lack of good-quality cement pro...

Higher electricity costs to impact Vietnamese cement prices

26 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Industry Corp (VICEM) has announced that its electricity costs will increase by VND20bn (US$855,730) per month, and therefore product prices are also expected to rise. Local producers have stated that they will raise prices by VND30,000-50,000/t. On 20 March power prices went up by 8.4 per cent to VND1864, exclusive of VAT, after remaining unchanged for two years. A household which uses 520kWh a month will now pay an extra VND83,000, according to Vietnam News. Vietnam Elect...

Udayapur Cement faces power issues

08 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Udayapur Cement Industries Ltd (UCIL) is currently facing a crisis regarding consistent power outages, with as many as six reported in a single day. On 31 January the company reported that it produced 104t of clinker compared to its 800tpd capacity. The power cuts have also resulted in damage to the gears of the cement packing equipment, as a result operations came to a halt for six days between 12-19 January. "On a daily basis, there can be anywhere between one to six power cuts...

Sinoma Energy to supply Athi River plant

22 January 2019, Published under Cement News

China’s Sinoma Energy Conservation has signed a KES25.5bn (US$251m) deal to power Devki Group’s Athi River cement plant and its Mombasa-based raw steel processor. Sinoma announced in regulatory filings last week that the kiln waste-heat project at the new Athi River plant and the other to power the steel plant in Kilifi will be built over a period of 20 months to produce a combined 53.5MW.

Emami Cement improves power supply

03 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Emami Cement Ltd at Kalinga Nagar Industrial Area in the Indian state of Odisha has improved its power supply following its connection to the inter-state 400/220kV New Duburi grid of Odisha Power Transmission Corp Ltd. Emami was permitted to receive 15MVA power in 132kV from the power transmission company. However, taking its future expansion into account, the cement producer applied for 15MVA power in 220kV. AK Das Associates Ltd successfully completed the 220kV line along with substa...