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India: Navjawan Sangharsh Morcha MLA and former minister Bhanu Pratap Sahi have urged the Jharkhand Government to initiate steps to re-open the Japla cement plant in Palamau, which was closed several years ago. Sahi said that the Government should also take steps to re-open the Bhavnathpur power plant. He added that the Government should outline funds in the main budget in March 2015 for its development, including water availability.
Venezeula/China: The governments of Venezuela and China have struck a deal to jointly build three cement plants in Venezuela. Each of the new plants will have 2500t/day of production capacity. No investment figures were released.
Pakistan: Attock Cement Limited and K-Electric have agreed to set up 40MW coal-fired plant, enough to power its cement plant. Surplus electricity will be sold back to the grid.
"Attock Cement has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with K-Electric for the installation of 40MW coal-fired plant at its Hub plant for its own utilisation and sell surplus power to K-Electric," said Attock Cement.
Fed up with constant electricity cuts and soaring energy prices, Pakistani businesses are exploring options to generate electricity from coal-fired plants. Attock Cement has already discussed various aspects of its planned coal-fired project with suppliers of plants and machinery.
Kenya: Savannah Cement plans to spend US$200m in 2015 to increase its production capacity by building a new cement grinding plant. The project will be funded through internal cash reserves and is expected to start in early 2015. The new plant will be based in Kitengela, where its current cement plant stands. Savannah Cement management said that the investment would to help to meet growing demand for its products in the market.
"Once the two plants are installed, Savannah Cement will take pole position as a truly integrated and eco-friendly cement manufacturer," said Savannah Cement managing director, Ronald Ndegwa. "We shall also be expanding our product range to meet our customers' demands." Ndegwa said that the installation of the second grinding plant and the clinker production plant is part of the firm's strategy to operate a fully-integrated cement manufacturing business.
Colombia: FLSmidth, a provider of equipment and services to the cement and minerals industries, has received a contract from Cemex for the supply of a 2800t/day cement production line to be installed at its new Cementera del Magdalena Medio S.A.S. cement plant. The order will be booked by the Cement Division and contribute beneficially to FLSmidth's earnings until late 2017.
The plant is located in the department of Antioquia, approximately 135km from the capital of Antioquia, Medellin. The company noted that the line would use the latest production technologies and achieve high environmental and quality standards. The department of Antioquia is a region in Colombia that is expected to see an increase in cement demand resulting from continued economic growth as well as planned investments in infrastructure.
In addition to engineering services, project management and commissioning, all major processing machines are included. The pyro-processing line consists of an FRM mill for raw grinding, an ATOX coal mill, five-stage ILC preheater with a Low-NOx calciner, an FLSmidth cross-bar cooler and a two-pier kiln. Pfister weighing and dosing systems, MAAG gear reducers, gas analysers and all Airtech process filters are also included.
"Colombia has experienced strong economic growth and is expected to see an increase in cement demand," said president of the Cement Division, Per Mejnert Kristensen. "FLSmidth has a strong local presence in the country, including a regional office and a local service unit, so we are ready to serve the market."
Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan plans to build a new 1Mt/yr cement plant in the Koytendag region of the Lebap Province, the industry ministry has said. Railway infrastructure has already been established in the region that will support the project. The new plant is part of the country's 'Programme for Development of Construction and Industrial Sectors in 2012 - 2016,' which is designed to modernise the country's building materials industries.
Bolivia: Itacamba Cemento SA has awarded its new raw material grinding solution to Gebr. Pfeiffer Inc, a subsidiary of Gebr. Pfeiffer SE. The company's new 2000t/day capacity cement plant will be located in the municipality of Yacuces, Germán Busch Province.
Gebr. Pfeiffer will supply the raw material grinding system, using an MPS 3750 B mill as its key component. Raw material output will be 210t/hr with a fineness of 14% residue on 90µ. The project scope includes a rotary lock DSZ 1400 R, a raw mill MPS 3750 B, a classifier SLS 3150 B, cyclones AZZ 500 and related engineering and spare parts. Delivery to the Yacuces Plant is scheduled for the second quarter of 2015.
Ukraine: HeidelbergCement has reopened its plant in eastern Ukraine a month after shutting it. Separatists in the region wanted to impose their own agenda on the production process, the company said in November 2014. The situation has now changed and HeidelbergCement is about to sign a contact with a new security firm, according to CEO Bernd Scheifele. The re-launch of the production process was closely coordinated with the Foreign Office.
The conflict in Ukraine has led to serious infrastructure damage and thus the demand for building materials is high, according to Scheifele. The plant's capacity is 2Mt/yr of cement. The company generates Euro150m of revenue with its three Ukrainian sites, or a share of 1% of the total revenues. In 2014, however, turnover slipped by 30% due to the conflict.
UK: Production has restarted at the Cemex UK South Ferriby cement plant following flooding in December 2013. One of the two cement kilns has been commissioned and is producing clinker.
"Rebuilding the plant in 12 months has been no mean feat and I am immensely proud of what we have achieved. The refurbished plant will allow us to continue our heritage of producing quality cement, sustainably, safely and efficiently, now and for many years to come," said Philip Baynes-Clarke, plant director. "South Ferriby plant had grown organically through the site for the last 80 years, the flood gave us the opportunity to rebuild it in a logical way to today's standards with tomorrow's production in mind."
The flood cut off the 11,000 volt electric supply and destroyed 30 switch rooms and two substations. Today over 6.4km of high voltage cable has been laid to create a new infrastructure of cables to supply the various operations throughout the site. These cables lead to one electrical substation, which houses modern electrical switchgear. In addition 30 switchrooms have been rebuilt along with the vast majority of the site's electrical systems. Other efficiencies such as LED lighting have been built in to the systems to provide savings in electricity.
With the failure of the electric supply when the flood hit, one of the kilns stopped in mid-production with hot material still in it. This caused the kiln shell to bend due to the high thermal load. Subsequently a 22m section of the 65m long kiln was replaced. All elements of the cement production process are now controlled from a centralised computer. This new control system replaces five control rooms, which are all marked for demolition in the coming months.
Russia: Austrian company Atrus Cement has halted construction of a cement plant in Krasnodar territory indefinitely. The project has been temporarily put on hold due to a lack of funds to finance the construction, according to Interfax.
Atrus Cement was planning to build and launch a cement plant in the Crimean district of Krasnodar territory by 2016. The project will cost over US$188m and will have a cement production capacity of 2.1Mt/yr. The company had hoped to start construction in 2012 and complete the project by 2016.