Cement and Materials

Mining News Pro - Australian Mines is completing pre-development work at the Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project in North Queensland, inching it closer to becoming a key supplier to the electric vehicle (EV) market.

Mining News Pro - The Swedish Transport Association (ST) has arranged with Cementa for the supply of ‘climate-enhanced’ cement for the completion of an expansion of the Malmö – Lund Southern Main Line between Arlöv and Lund, including an underground section and three new stations.

Mining News Pro - Saudi Arabia’s cement sector has reportedly seen a 10 per cent YoY demand growth in the first five months of 2020, according to Al Rajhi Capital.

Mining News Pro - Urban housing could be a laggard and government spending on infrastructure and allied activities could remain muted in this fiscal year

Mining News Pro - With Mikko Tepponen now in place as the new Chief Digital Officer (CDO), FLSmidth will accelerate both the digital transformation of its own business and its portfolio of digital offerings aimed at optimising customer operations in the mining and cement industries.

Mining News Pro - UltraTech Cement has cuts its capital expenditure budget to around US$130m due to the coronavirus pandemic. Work on its 2.2Mt/yr Cuttack grinding unit, which was scheduled for commissioning in March 2021, has been slowed down.

Mining News Pro - FLSmidth has said that, following the appointment of Mikko Tepponen as its chief digital officer (CDO), it is embarking on an acceleration of digitisation projects and an expansion to its portfolio based on ‘direct collaboration and co-creation’ with customers

Mining News Pro - After the demand disruption caused by the nation-wide lockdown, there has been a recovery in demand in the rural areas, primarily driven by pre-monsoon work.

Mining News Pro - Sharp rise in prices of cement and steel has caused concern among the real estate promoters and those constructing individual houses in the city.

Mining News Pro - Uzbekistan resumed import of cement in accordance with the resolution of the government of May 22.

Mining News Pro - Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC), Africa’s biggest cement maker, lost 95 percent of its South African sales in April over the same month a year before due to the lockdown, the group said in an update on Thursday.

Mining News Pro - Up to 400,000 tonnes a year of carbon dioxide could be captured and stored at what is set to become the world’s first full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility for cement production following a recent safety and quality certification of the proposed plant in Norway.

Mining News Pro - The coronavirus pandemic has dented the prospects of the Indian cement sector. Besides materially dragging the sector’s improving utilisation curve, the virus outbreak has also pushed ahead the emerging pricing power of companies in north and central India by at least two years.

Mining News Pro - Ambuja Cements plans to start manufacturing in phases at its plants across India from April 20 and is seeking approval from the relevant government authorities.

Mining News Pro - Cement and steel companies are being warned by investors over their lobbying on planned European Union carbon costs, saying they are effectively asking to be compensated twice over.

Mining News Pro - The ratings agency expects a "washout" in April 2020 due to the ongoing lockdown, followed by demand decline of around 40 per cent in May.

Mining News Pro - The last few years have seen a dramatic change in attitudes towards pollution in China, both in terms of public opinion and government action. Enforcement has been greatly strengthened at the same time as maximum emission limits have been reduced.

Mining News Pro - Dominik von Achten is set to become the new chairman of HeidelbergCement from the start of February 2020. He has been deputy chairman of the managing board since 2015 and succeeds Bernd Scheifele, who is retiring.

Mining News Pro - Switzerland-based construction materials producer Sika has invested an undisclosed sum in relocating production from a concrete admixture and mortar plant in Colombia to a larger facility in Barranquilla.

Mining News Pro - Having announced that it will not participate in bidding for Emami Cement, Shree Cement has announced a planned increase to its production capacity of at least 13.1Mt/yr to 55.0Mt/yr or more by 28 February 2023 from 41.9Mt/yr.

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