Cement and Materials

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.

Mining News Pro - Producers increased second-half cement volumes in 2019 by 6.5% year-on-year to 24.8Mt from 23.2Mt between 1 July and 31 December 2018.

Mining News Pro - Alsahawa Cement Company (ACC), the newly-founded Oman Cement Company (OCC) subsidiary, will operate the group’s upcoming Duqm cement plant, for which an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract tender has been issued.

Mining News Pro - Giuseppe Campanelli has been appointed President of Minerals Services business area and a member of Metso’s Executive Team from 2 January 2020 onwards. Previously, he had been a member of the Minerals Services business area management team, heading Professional Services.

Mining News Pro - Several cement producers in Jammu and Kashmir are operating quarries and plants in the vicinity of Dachigam National Park without the mandatory no-objection certification (NOC) from the union territory’s Forest Department.

Mining News Pro - Chinese-based Sinotrans has exported 800t of cement on the 1344km railway journey from Cimenfort’s 0.4Mt/yr Lobito grinding plant to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Mining News Pro - Solnhofer Portland Cement has awarded Intercem the contract for the engineering, planning and installation of 2 coal dust dosing systems.

Mining News Pro - CEMEX has announced that its US affiliate, Kosmos Cement Company, has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of certain assets to Eagle Materials Inc. for approximately US$665 million. The proceeds to CEMEX from this transaction will be approximately US$499 million.

Mining News Pro - HeidelbergCement has announced the sale of around 0.5 million shares representing 3.6% of building materials company, Ciments du Maroc’s share capital for an aggregate amount of approximately €73 million.

Mining News Pro - Cemex USA’s Miami and Brooksville South cement plants in Florida have been awarded Energy Star certification for 2019 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for work on energy efficiency and sustainability.

Mining News Pro - Paulo Camillo Penna, the president of SNIC, the Brazilian national cement industry union, has expressed caution about growing cement sales so far in 2019.

Mining News Pro - Lehigh Cement Co. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lehigh Hanson Inc., was awarded the 2019 Corporate Investment and Community Impact (CiCi) Award in the Corporate Investment category for economic development at its Mitchell plant.

Mining News Pro - Allu and Mapei have announced their cooperation on the Allu Mapei Circulus system, which is aimed at large and medium sized ready-mixed concrete producers or cement/concrete recycling companies that wish to reduce the cost of handling returned concrete waste.

Mining News Pro - According to Customs Administration of Iran, the value of cement export chain during the last year has reached 400 million dollars and includes 32 percent of Iran’s total export value.

Mining News Pro - Iran stood in the 10th place in cement production in 2018.

Mining News Pro - Anhui Conch’s revenue grew by 70.5% year-on-year to US$19.1bn in 2018 from US$11.2bn in 2017. Its sales volumes of cement rose by 25% to 368Mt. Its net profit increased by 88% to US$4.44bn from US$2.36bn. The cement producer attributed this to ‘significant’ growth in its prices.

Mining News Pro - Canada`s ZEN Graphene Solutions issued a press release this week stating that management is optimistic about the company`s project to transform mine tailings into cement replacement material.

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