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IKN wins contract for pyroline in Germany

11 December 2015, Published under Cement News

In August 2015, IKN was awarded the contract for the engineering, supply and installation of a complete 4000tpd pyroline – from raw meal feeding to clinker discharge – at HeidelbergCement's Burglengenfeld plant in Germany. Included in the scope of supply are integration engineering, supply and installation of add-on components for the raw meal grinding plant. The upgraded plant will feature state-of-the-art technology in order to comply with the targeted production level and future emission...

Dandot Cement reduces half-year loss

02 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Dandot Cement Co reported a loss after tax of PKR342.24m (US$3.4m) in the first half of the current Pakistan fiscal compared to a loss of PKR 380.42m in the comparative period of the year before. Net sales reached over PKR1bn versus PKR93m in 1HFY13-14, the company said in a notice to the Karachi Stock Exchange. The cost of sales, however, rose to PKR1.28bn from PKR406m a year earlier. Dandot Cement has said it is considering various options to arrange further funds to improve plant e...

Aberthaw upgrade nears completion, UK

01 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Tarmac’s Aberthaw cement plant in Wales, UK, is in the final stages of its GPB2m upgrade programme and is set for completion during its annual shutdown later this month. Lafarge Tarmac Aberthaw plant manager, Chris Bradbury told local press: “Our investment plans are helping increase our production potential and ensure we are competitively placed in the market. Our most recent GBP2m investment programme will soon be completed when the last of our current planned improvements in our...

Hope celebrates second anniversary with major investment

08 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials is investing GBP14m (EUR17.9m) to boost production at its Hope Works cement plant in the Derbyshire Peak District, UK.   The company, which yesterday celebrated its second year of cement production, has kicked off several major capital projects which will help improve the plant’s sustainability, improve the efficiency of the operation and help to secure future supplies for construction.   Hope has owned and operated the cement works since January 2013 and has made...

Cemex Lloseta completes environmental upgrade

17 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex’s 0.804Mta Lloseta plant in Mallorca, Spain, has concluded its US$16m environmental upgrade. The work included noise abatement systems, paving roads for heavy traffic as well as erecting covered raw material and coal storage silos. The plant also raised alternative fuel use from five to 35 per cent and installed more efficient burners, effectively reducing CO2 emissions by 3.8 per cent per tonne of clinker between 2006-14. The company now emits some 80,000t of CO2 less than in 2006.

A TEC awarded preheater optimisation contract at Turkish cement works

21 July 2014, Published under Cement News

A TEC Production & Services GmbH has been awarded an engineering contract for the upgrade and efficiency optimisation of Çimentas Elazig’s preheater at its cement plant in Elazig in Anatolia, Turkey. The scope of modifications comprises the redesign of all four cyclone stages, riser ducts and related equipment with the target to reduce the total preheater pressure drop by approximately 25 per cent and increase of the production capacity by at least eight per cent on a sustainable basis. T...

Tvornica Cementa Kakanj environmental upgrade investment

14 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Bosnia-based producer Tvornica Cementa Kakanj plans to invest BAM20m (EUR10.225m) to upgrade its facilities and improve its environmental performance. The investment covers the period from 2013 to 2018. This year alone, Tvornica Cementa Kakanj (TCK) plans to invest BAM5m mainly on modernising its cement mills and dust collection system, news portal Indikator.ba said, quoting the company’s notice sent to the Tuzla Canton. The country's leading cement producer is majority-owned by Dutch-b...

Tunisia: Ciments de Bizerte inaugurates plant upgrade

26 June 2014, Published under Cement News

With the inauguration of its upgraded production unit on 17 June 2014 in the presence of the country’s industry, energy and mines, Kamel Bennaceur, Tunisia’s Ciments de Bizerte has increased its capacity by 50 per cent to more than 1.5Mta. The upgrade is the result of a TND250m (US$149m) investment programme which was initiated three years ago. It includes a modernisation of the plant’s dust control systems which will lower emissions to 20mg/Nm3.

India Cements to upgrade Tamil Nadu works

23 June 2014, Published under Cement News

India Cements plans to upgrade and expand capacity of its cement plant in Salem, Tamil Nadu state, India. The company will optimise the existing kiln and add a new line. It has sought environmental clearance and once this is in place the project will be able to proceed, according to sources cited by Hindu Business Line.

Paraguay to inject US$67m in INC

10 June 2014, Published under Cement News

The Paraguayan state will lend Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) US$67m to reactivate the company’s investments in its Vallemí and Villeta plants, which were on hold due to lack of funds.  The investments include a fuel conversion at the kiln of Vallemí as well as a new cooler and the optimisation of limestone grinding at the works. At Villeta, the company is reportedly investing US$7m in two new packing machines, to be supplied by Haver & Boecker.