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ACC suspends Chaibasa mining operations, India

06 July 2015, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd has suspended limestone mining operations at its Chaibasa facility in Jharkhand as it awaits further clearances from the state government of Jharkhand. ''The limestone mining operations at the Company's Chaibasa Cement Works have been suspended on account of requirement of further clearances from the Government of Jharkhand,'' ACC has said in a statement. The Holcim group company said it is in discussion with the relevant authorities and expects limestone mining operations to resum...

ACC resumes limestone mining operations at Bargarh, India

18 June 2015, Published under Cement News

ACC Ltd informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it has resumed limestone mining operations at Bargarh in Odisha state after about nine months. "The Company has resumed limestone mining operations at Bargarh with effect from June 17, 2015," ACC said in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange. ACC stopped mining at Bargarh in October following a government notice to suspend operations. "The impact of the closure was not material since cement grinding continued with transfer of clinker f...

Savanna looks to mine limestone in forest reserve, Ghana

11 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Savanna Cement Co Ltd has applied to the country’s authorities to be granted a 49.98km 2 concession in the Yakombo Forest Reserve, Central Gonja District, Ghana, to mine limestone deposits in the area. The proposed limestone mining project will be undertaken on a 2.68km 2 area within the 49.98km 2   concession as the limestone deposits are scattered within the area. Savanna Cement, which uses local materials to produce cement at Buipe, has conducted an Environmental Impact Assessment (EI...

Fecto Cement refutes mining lease cancellation claims

25 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Fecto Cement Ltd has informed Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) that its factory in Sangjani, Pakistan, is operating under normal conditions and dispatches are being carried out as usual. The company has refuted local media reports that production has been suspended due to the environmental degradation of the Margalla Hills Nationl Park. It has also denied receiving a letter from Bashir Ahmed, director Industries and Labour, ICT, Islamabad, informing the company of a cancellation of its mining...

ACC resumes Chaibasa mining operations, India

11 February 2015, Published under Cement News

ACC has resumed limestone mining operations at the captive mines of its Chaibasa cement plant in Jharkhand in eastern India, the company informed the exchanges. The Holcim group company had suspended mining activities temporarily in October at its plants in Chaibasa in Jharkhand and Bargarh in Odisha follwing a Supreme Court order. However, ACC resumed its operations after the government promulgated the mines and minerals (development and regulation) ordinance 2015 last month.

Holcim (Switzerland) to extend Gabenchopf quarry

09 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim plans to expand the Gabenchopf quarry in Villigen, Switzerland, to the west to yield around 12Mt of rock. The step is designed to maintain operations for the next 10 years at the company’s Siggenthal works. The cement works has drawn upon Gabenchopf for its supply of limestone and marl since 1955. The raw materials are transported to the plant via a 3.7km-long conveyor belt. The current mining permit, which includes a comprehensive rehabilitation scheme, dates from 1998. Initia...

MP visits Lafarge Tarmac Dolyhir and Gore quarries, UK

02 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Tarmac welcomed Roger Williams CBE Member of Parliament for Brecon and Radnorshire, to Dolyhir and Gore Quarries to understand more about the economic and community benefits to his local constituency. As joint chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Minerals, Mr Williams is well versed on the importance of minerals to the national economy and the local teams were delighted to show him around. Dolyhir and Gore Quarries have a long history of mineral extraction, dating bac...

MPA and Bumblebee Conservation Trust re-affirm commitment to work together

23 January 2015, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) have re-affirmed their commitment to work together through renewing their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU, originally signed at the end of 2012.  The MoU aims to ensure the good work of both organisations continues and develops, including facilitating access to quarry sites for monitoring, advising and educating quarry staff on measures that help bees, including creation of suitable habitat and training qua...

Hope Construction Materials opens its first greenfield quarry, UK

07 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials, Britain's leading independent supplier of aggregates and concrete, has announced the opening of its first new, greenfield quarry as part of its UK development plan. Hope Chairman Amit Bhatia officially opens Black Cat Quarry, alongside (L to R) Simon Bryant – Black Cat Quarry Manager, Sean Hoare, Managing Director ECL Civil Engineering and Lee Babb, Senior Buyer ECL Civil Engineering. ‘Black Cat’ Quarry on the A1 Black Cat roundabout near Ro...

Adelaide Brighton acquires Penrice quarry, Australia

29 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton has acquired the Penrice limestone quarry in Angaston for an undisclosed price. The quarry, which had been placed into voluntary administration in April, will now become a key raw materials supplier to Adelaide Brighton’s lime and cement plant in Angaston. “The quarry acquisition represents a strong strategic fit for Adelaide Brighton by securing a high quality marble deposit for the supply of raw material to the company’s Angaston plant for lime and off-white cement man...