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Hail Cement resumes operations after shutdown

23 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Hail Cement has resumed operations of its production line after shutting down for maintenance works . However, cement crushers and its packaging line remained active during the shutdown. The financial impact of the temporary stoppage is expected to appear in 3Q results.

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...

Cimentos de Moçambique shuts down Matola plant

02 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Moçambique has shut down its 0.25Mta grinding plant in Matola, reportedly due to the fact that the company is operating significantly below capacity. "We closed the factory because there's no market. Right now the unit serves as a back-up for the main factory, in the event that it needs to stop for maintenance," said general manager, Edney Vieira, in O Pais. "The financial results are very negative. We're in crisis." According to Mr Vieira, the current level of demand means t...

Raysut Cement suspends production after Cyclone Mekuna damage

30 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement will shut down production in Oman for up to 10 days after the Tropical Cyclone Mekuna hit the company's Salalah factory on 25 May. Heavy rain and strong winds caused "external damage" and waterlogged the company's production facilities and stock yard. Raysut Cement's CEO, Joey Ghose, said the company's buildings had been battered by Cyclone Mekuna for two days. He said it was unclear how extensive the damage was, but added that Raysut insurers had been contacted over the issu...

Cementos Especiales de las Islas works demolition starts

21 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The demolition of Cementos Especiales de las Islas started on 20 December. Located on the northeastern boundary of Puerto-Ciudad, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the cement plant was one of the few industrial facilities that remained in the area before the moving out of most industry. The cement plant makes way for the area’s ambitious regeneration plan that will see the port be transformed into a recreation area for the population.

Tanzania: rising costs bring Dangote plant to a standstill

30 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Production at Dangote’s Mtwara plant in Tanzania was brought to a halt last week as the company has found itself embroiled in a political battle over the payment of incentives by the Tanzanian government, the Citizen newspaper reports. The 3Mta plant was commissioned in October 2015 and Dangote has claimed to have made ‘strong market share gains’ according to its trading update for the first nine months of 2016. However, in the same release, the company admitted that a reliance on diesel ...

Canada: LafargeHolcim to shut Kamloops plant

21 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada announced that it will shut its plant in east Kamloops for the foreseeable future. A downturn in demand in Alberta and western Canada and a result of plunging oil prices has made the 0.2Mta works unnecessary. The shutdown is due to be completed by the end of the year and will leave just operational cement plants in British Colombia, a Lafarge plant in Richmond and Lehigh Hanson’s in Delta. Despite the plant closing, it will not be dismantled. Discussions continue on whet...

Ras Al Khaimah-based cement company sees temporary environmental shutdown

20 October 2014, Published under Cement News

The UAE Ministry of Water and Environment has closed a Ras Al Khaimah cement factory in Khor Khuweir for a month. The plant has not complied with rules under Cabinet Resolution No 24 of 2011, relating to the protection and development of the environment. Ministry spokesmen Ghanem Al Shamsi said the decision came after specialists from the external audit department visited the facility and reported a number of violations, according to local newspaper The National.