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Holcim Philippines offers one-day concrete for road projects

29 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines is looking to fast-track road projects outside the National Capital region by making its one-day SuperFast-Crete concrete available to contractors in government road repair projects and help lessen disruption to commuters. According to the company, it also plans to offer SFCrete, which was launched in 2016, to contractor partners in Davao and Baguio. Holcim Philippines said that SFCrete has already proven its capabilities on 15km of roads all over Metro Manila. Holci...

LafargeHolcim and IBM join forces to develop ORIS

05 August 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is exploring varied ways of expanding its digital portfolio, not just in cement and its 'Plants of Tomorrow' initiative, but also through its portfolio of building materials. LafargeHolcim will work with IBM Services to further develop the first digital platform for road design optimisation called ORIS. ORIS can reduce road project costs by up to one-third and carbon emissions by up to half while tripling road durability and usage lifespans, claims LafargeHolcim. ORIS asse...

Cemex completes Castillejo access work

30 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has finalised the upgrade work on the access roads to the Huerta de Valdecarábanos quarry and the crushing area of its Castillejo plant in Toledo. The company placed some 450m 3 of rolled compacted concrete (RCC) to prevent dust and mud emission as well as improving access for vehicles. RCC can be installed using the usual asphalt equipment and does not require special equipment. The concrete is made in mixing plants with very low water-cement ratios. The Castillejo plant expects...

Russian cement production up by 7% in 2019

13 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Russia’s cement producers increased their output by 7.4 per cent to 57.7Mt in 2019, according to Esmerk Russian News. Eurocement group was the country’s top producer with 2.1Mt, up 15 per cent YoY, while Dyckerhoff, DV-Cement and Novoroscement also increased production – by 11-13 per cent YoY. Rail shipments accounted for the largest share of 46.6 per cent of total sales, slightly down on 47.7 per cent reported in 2019. Road transport is reported to continue its growth.

TCMB support first Concrete Roads Congress

28 November 2019, Published under Cement News

The first Concrete Roads Congress and Exhibition was recently held in Ankara, Turkey, at the KGM Halil Rıfat Paşa Conference Hall. The conference was led by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, and with technical support from the General Directorate of Highways (KGM), the Turkish Cement Manufacturers' Association (TÇMB) and the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPAVE), under the theme of ‘Superstructure Solutions for the Benefit of Society’. Dr Tamer Saka, chairman of the TÇ...

Ohorongo Cement plans to reduce bulk road transport

02 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Namibia-based Ohorongo Cement has extended its partnership with Transnamib to reduce its use of road transport in the moving of bulk materials around the country.  Transnamib has seen the construction of a multi-faceted private siding with two independent sections designed for in- and outbound shipments at Ohorongo Cement’s plant near Otavi. Ohorongo Cement and Transnamib entered into a public-private partnership with the establishment of their Ondangwa depot, in which Ohorongo investe...

Ohorongo to increase rail use

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Namibia’s Ohorongo Cement is working together with TransNamib, the country’s railway company, to take more than 5000 truck loads of product off the road. The cement producers will move more freight onto rail, reducing the use of road transport between the Sargberg plant and the northern regions, according to the Namibia Economist. “This specific route is one of the busiest roads countrywide and this reduction of volumes on the route is thus contributing a safer journey for passenger ve...

Loma Negra to consider LCVs to transport product

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement producer Loma Negra is currently studying the use of long combination vehicles (LCVs) to reduce logistics costs while transporting more product on the country’s roads. "We do not yet use that kind of transportation. We are analysing the [Executive Power’s] decree to take advantage of the logistic improvements it offers, but LCVs would only be possible in certain corridors, "explained Sergio Faifman, general director Loma Negra. “We are analysing its possible use for input...

Nepal: slow progress on infrastructure work for cement plants

23 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Government efforts to provide power and transport links to cement plants in Nepal have made disappointingly slow progress in the eight years since the commitment was originally made, Republica reports. The newspaper highlights an official review of the progress of the work that found that just over 60 per cent of access roads had been completed as of last year. In a mid-term review for the current financial year, the Nepalese government said it was taking forward projects to connect 24...