Items filtered by date: Friday 07 April 2017
Uzbekistan: Uzqurilishmateriallari, with the Government of Uzbekistan, and Eurocement Group have signed a memorandum of cooperation in connection to joint projects including the construction of a cement plant. Filaret Galchev, Eurocement’s chairman of the board of directors, and Elyor Ganiev, the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, signed the agreement, according to Uz Daily. The deal includes cooperation towards building a 2.4Mt/yr cement plant with Eurocement’s local subsidiary Akhangarancement and plans for refractory and insulation materials projects. Altogether the investment is around US$220m. The agreement also includes cooperation in producing new ‘export-orientated’ building materials.
Cemex Dominicana inaugurates packing plant 07 April 2017
Dominican Republic: Cemex Dominicana, the local subsidiary of Mexico’s Cemex, has inaugurated a packing plant at its cement plant in San Pedro de Macorís. Danilo Medina Sánchez , the president of the country, attended the event. The US$8.5m unit will allow the plant to increases its cement packing capacity by 1.5m bags/yr or 0.8Mt/yr. Other improvements include a new building to house the packing line, a 1275m2 warehouse for palletised cement and a new weighting system to speed up despatch. Carlos Emilio González, the president of Cemex Dominicana, also announced an investment of US$40m over the next two years in power generation, changes to the mill and other upgrades at the plant.
Argentine cement despatches bounce up in March 2017 07 April 2017
Argentina: Data from the Asociacion de Fabricantes de Cemento Portland, the Argentine cement association, show that cement despatches rose sharply by 15.5% year-on-year to 1.03Mt in March 2017 from 0.89Mt in March 2016. Cement producers have described the result as the ‘best’ March in history, according to the Clarín newspaper. Despatches for the first quarter of the year rose by 5.8% to 2.71Mt from 2.56Mt. Consumption figures were similar. Cement producers have attributed the increase to higher demand for bulk cement caused mainly by government infrastructure spending. It is hoped that newly announced initiatives to boost house building will also boost the bagged cement market.
Poland: Beumer Group has received an order from Mostostal Kraków to provide four belt bucket elevators for the LafargeHolcim cement plant at Kujawy. These systems are part of a project to improve the production and the quality of cement blends.
Mostostal Kraków, a steelworks company is the general contactor on the project and it will provide LafargeHolcim with cement silos as well as the corresponding conveying technology. Beumer's belt bucket elevators, with centre distances of up to 50m, will enable a conveying capacity of 350t/hr, which is ensured by the special belt design of the steel wire belts. The systems will go into operation at the end of 2017.