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Hanil Cement improves drilling efficiency

15 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Hanil Cement opted to invest in an intelligent Epiroc SmartROC T35 surface drill rig from Epiroc for use at its limestone quarry near Danyang, in the north-eastern region of South Korea. For Hanil Cement’s whole machine fleet, the average number of drill metres per hour in September 2020 was 26.2, whereas for the SmartROC T35 it was 28.6. Likewise, average diesel consumption the whole fleet was 27.9lph, whereas for the SmartROC T35, it was 17.4lph. Sang-Gil Lee, Hanil Cement’s resource tea...

Jura Cement Fabriken wants quarry expansion

26 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Jura Cement Fabriken AG has applied to expand its Jakobsberg and Oberegg quarries to continue the raw material supply for its Wildegg plant in Switzerland. The necessary revision of the partial use plan was approved by the municipal assemblies in January 2020. The quorum had such a large majority that a definitive resolution was reached and a referendum was no longer possible. However, legal proceedings could still stifle the plan and three parties, including the former Grand Councillor Sä...

Swiss cement sector requires quarry expansions to sustain production beyond 2024

22 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Without the expansion of quarries, Swiss cement production could fall as early as 2024, according to the National Geological Survey Swisstopo, Switzerland’s federal office of topography.  To carry out the implementation and maintenance of construction and infrastructure projects, the country needs approximately 5Mta, according to the organisation. Swiss cement plants covered 86 per cent of supply requirements in 2019 – the remaining 14 per cent were covered by imports. Without new permits, ...

Quarry accident at Thai Boon Roong Cement

02 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Two men have been crushed by falling rocks after an explosion at the quarry of Thai Boon Roong Cement in Kampot province, Cambodia. The accident happened at La’ang commune’s La'ang village in Dang Tong district. District deputy police chief Men Ly said the victims, 29-year-old Kun Ral and 33-year-old Nheb Sarun, were cousins from Kandorl commune’s Damnak Trach village in Teuk Chhou district. Both men worked for Thai Boon Roong Cement Co Ltd.

GCCA publishes biodiversity guidelines for quarries

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has published new guidelines aimed at further improving the biodiversity performance of the industry's quarries. The guidelines support the Association’s Sustainability Charter implementation. Member companies will use the guidelines to implement agreed good practices as well as a framework for reporting progress against key performance indicators (KPIs). Benjamin Sporton, GCCA CEO, said: "These new guidelines are an important example of ...

Ash Grove Cement seeks license for shale-clay quarry in Montana

01 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting public comment on a draft environmental assessment for a shale-clay exploration project proposed by Ash Grove Cement Company near Montana City. The DEQ received an amendment to Ash Groves Exploration License on October 11 to extract a 10,000t bulk sample of shale for chemical testing. The site is above Ash Grove's existing Clark Gulch Quarry off Jackson Creek Road, west of Montana City. In addition to the bulk sample, Ash ...

Teploozersky cement plant purchases excavators

12 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Russian cement producer Vostok Cement has bought two Hitachi ZX470 excavators for its Teploozersky plant. They will replace the current Volvo excavators with high-performance, increased safety and environmentally-friendly equipment. Located in the Jewish Autonomous Region, the Teploozersky cement plant is an integrated works with a cement capacity of 0.815Mta.

Uzbekistan’s Akhangarantsement sets monthly shipment record

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Uzbek cement producer Akhangarantsement produced 1.1Mta, up 29 per cent YoY, in the first seven months of 2019. In July 2019 the company delivered 190,349t of cement, representing a rise of 34 per cent when compared with July 2018 and setting a new record. The growth in output is supported by the plant’s quarry, which mined more than 1Mt of limestone. The rise in quarry output confirm the reliability and efficiency of new mining equipment. The cement plant purchased Shacman dump trucks e...

Katari Municipality slaps ban on limestone excavation and transport

16 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Saurya and Cosmos Cement Industries have come under a ban to quarry and transport limestone in the Katari Municipality. K atari Municipality Mayor Gyanendra Shrestha said that his office had prevented the two cement companies from transporting limestone for the time being as they had ignored repeated requests to come under the local level tax net. "Industrialists have not even paid vehicle tax. Tippers belonging to the cement industries have ruined the roads at eight wards as they carry l...

Philippines partially lifts suspension order on quarry operations

01 October 2018, Published under Cement News

A suspension order to halt quarrying operations in selected regions of the Philippines after the landslide near the Apo-Cemex quarry in Naga City, Cebu, has been partially lifted. Roy Cimatu, environment secretary, has allowed certain operations to resume after an inspection by teams from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The decision to fast-track the investigation was made to avoid affecting the price of cement and other materials which may impact the country's ‘Build,...