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Tudela Veguín halts production for 10 days

14 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Tudela Veguín has shut down its plant at La Robla for 10 days from Friday, 11 March, citing the soaring electricity prices as the reason for the stoppage. The company has significant stocks of cement and expects to continue normal deliveries to its customers. The halt in operations will not affect the nearly 200 workers at the plant, the company said.  While it has a cement capacity of 1.2Mta, it has a utilisation rate of around 25 per cent currently. The company follows Ceme...

Big Boss Cement reportedly suspends operations

18 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Philippine-based Big Boss Cement has reportedly suspended business operations, according to a source for The Philippine Daily Inquirer. The shutdown, taken so the company can rehabilitate its production facilities, is expected to last until next year. Big Boss Cement had plans to double capacity to around 2.4Mta by 2020 and ordered a modular grinding plant last May .

Gujarat Sidhee Cement to shut clinker line for maintenance

07 September 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Gujarat Sidhee Cement is planning to shut down the clinker line at its Sidheegram plant for annual maintenance, which is expected to take a period of 17-20 days to complete.   However, cement grinding and dispatches are still planned to continue. 

Ghana's EPA shuts down operations at Empire Cement

28 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Ghana’s Environmental Protection Agency shut down the operations of Empire Cement on Friday after it began operations without a permit, according to the Ghana News Agency. The company was reportedly provided with an interim permit to manufacture packaging but entered into cement production. Workers at the factory stated that they were not aware that it did not have a permit.

ENCI's Maastricht plant to close at the end of August

11 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The ENCI (HeidelbergCement) cement works in Maastricht, The Netherlands, is due to shut down at the end of this month, according to Dutch News. Limestone quarrying stopped in 2018 and raw materials have since been delivered to the plant by ship. High maintenance costs have also contributed to the factory becoming loss-making. The quarry is currently being redeveloped as a nature reserve. ENCI’s two other cement works in The Netherlands are expected to remain open.

CMIC state president calls for construction industry to be classed as essential

03 April 2020, Published under Cement News

As previously announced, the cement mills that make up Mexico’s National Cement Chamber will suspend operations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic . The president of the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry (CMIC) for Querétaro state, Alvaro Ugalde Ríos, has noted that the shutdown would lead to the construction sector stopping with a week or two. Therefore, the state president has reportedly called for the construction industry to be classed as an essential industry and for the...

Breedon Group closes operations in Ireland

01 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group has announced the temporary closure of its plants in the Republic of Ireland, including its Kinnegad cement plant, with the exception of those serving health projects or critical road and utility infrastructure. The closure is in addition to other measures announced last week and follows the Irish government introducing restrictions on non-essential businesses from 27 March. "Our priority remains the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, subcontractors, customers and co...

Qatar National Cement to shut two plants this week

01 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Qatar National Cement has announced that it will shut down two plants from 1 April to slow the spread of coronavirus and as an impact of lower demand in the local market. Therefore, the company’s board will close factories four and five until further notice, according to a statement.

Dalmia Bharat suspends entire manufacturing capacity

30 March 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Bharat has suspended its entire 26.5Mta of cement manufacturing capacity as a result of the coronavirus, according to a press release. "We are continuously monitoring the situation and the immediate task is to ensure that the chain of transmission of COVID-19 breaks. We will decide to restart production once the lockdown is over, based on the directions of the state and central governments," said Mahendra Singhi, managing director and CEO. Although the plants have the requ...

Breedon announces COVID-19 mitigation measures

27 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group, based in Great Britain and Ireland, has announced a series of measures that it will undertake to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. "In light of recent government measures, and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, subcontractors, customers and communities, we have decided temporarily to suspend production at our UK sites, with the exception of our Hope cement plant and those of our operations which serve critical supply needs. During the course of this week we ...