Lehigh Hanson reaches next step in Edmonton CCS project

Mining News Pro - Lehigh Hanson (HeidelbergCement group) is taking the next step in its joint carbon capture and storage (CCS) feasibility study with the International CCS Knowledge Centre. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will be moving forward with the engineering design for the study on the Edmonton cement plant, Canada.

Cimento Tupi files for bankruptcy

Mining News Pro - Cimento Tupi has filed for so-called preventative bankruptcy to deal with its US$627m total debts, with the majority attributable to bondholders. The Valor Economico newspaper has reported that the cement producer has suffered due to a downturn in the sector since 2014 and currency depreciation.

Cementownia Warta orders Aumund conveyors

Mining News Pro - In mid-2020 Cementownia Warta ordered an Aumund arched plate conveyor type BPB-SF in heavy-duty design.

Indonesian cement market contracts in September

Mining News Pro - Cement demand in Indonesia fell to 6.175Mt in September 2020, according to the Indonesian cement association, ASI.

CEMEX announces strong Q3 results

Mining News Pro - CEMEX has announced strong results in Q3 2020 with all regions showing increasing profitability. EBITDA not only recovered from COVID-19 disruptions of the prior quarter but grew double-digit on a year over year basis.

QLD backs Australian Mines for Sconi project developmet

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.

Cementa to supply climate-enhanced cement Swedish Transport Association supply contract

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.

Saudi Arabia records 10% demand increase in 5M20

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.

Cement industry sees demand recovery, but prices remain on weak footing

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

FLSmidth announces new Chief Digital Officer

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.

UltraTech Cement cuts capital expenditure budget to US$130m

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.

FLSmidth to accelerate digitisation

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

Cement shares rally on gradual pick-up in demand; Birla Corp surges 11%

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.

Rise in cement, steel price worries builders

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.

Uzbekistan resumes cement imports

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

PPC becomes another lockdown casualty as cement maker loses 95% SA sales

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.

Norway Cement Plant Moves Forward with Carbon Capture

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.

COVID-19 pandemic dents prospects of cement sector

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.

Ambuja Cement to start production from April 20

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.

Investors caution cement, steel firms on EU climate lobbying

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.

Cement industry to see decline in demand

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.

The WCA discusses de-NOx technologies and their application in cement plants

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.

Dominik von Achten becomes the new chairman of HeidelbergCement

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.

Sika relocates and enlarges concrete admixture and mortar production in Colombia

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.

Shree Cement plans US$1.26bn capital expenditure to exceed 55Mt/yr capacity by March 2023

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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