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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 ...

Cemex announces temporary closures in Colombia and Panama

27 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that its Colombian subsidiary will temporarily suspend production from 25 March, following a decree relating to the coronavirus pandemic. Certain activities may resume on or before 13 April, if permitted. In addition, following measures implemented by the authorities in Panama, Cemex will also temporarily stop production and related activities in the country.

Indian cement manufacturers take precautions against COVID-19

25 March 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s cement manufacturers are taking precautions against the spread of COVID-19. JK Cement Ltd is working with a reduced workforce, maximising video-conferencing and minimising contact. As a result of government policy, it has also announced which of its plants will now suspend production. JK Cement facilities at Nimbahera and Mangrol, both situated in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, will close. Elsewhere, units at Gotan (Nagaur, Rajasthan), Jharli, (Jhajjar, Haryana), Katni (Madhya Pradesh) a...

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...