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»   » Asia Cement China faces coronavirus, flooding and foreign imports in first half of 2020
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:58:56 +0000

Asia Cement China faces coronavirus, flooding and foreign imports in first half of 2020

China: Asia Cement China’s revenue dropped by 29% year-on-year to US$620m in the first half of 2020 from US$868m in the same period in 2019. Its cement and clinker sales volumes fell by 24.4% to 11.1Mt from 14.74Mt. Its profit for the period declined by 41% to US$131m from US$223m. The group said that in the central and downstream region of the Yangtze River the market peaked in May 2020 following coronavirus-related disruption. However, flooding then reduced demand. In Sichuan, coronavirus and foreign imports reduced the price of cement in the first quarter of 2020.

»   » Dalmia Bharat cuts costs to build profits despite lockdown
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:57:38 +0000

Dalmia Bharat cuts costs to build profits despite lockdown

India: Dalmia Bharat says that price rises and cost cutting helped it to improve its profits in the first quarter of the Indian financial year. Its income from operations fell by 22% year-on-year to US$263m in the quarter to 30 June 2020 from US$338m in the same period in 2019. Its cement sales volumes dropped by 20% to 3.66Mt from 4.55Mt. Its earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) decreased by 8% to US$81.9m from US$88.9m. However, its profit after tax grew by 24% to US$25.1m from US$20.3m.

The group said that, once the coronavirus-related lockdown in April 2020 ended, cement demand picked up due to infrastructure projects and the residential sector, especially in east India, with an emphasis on rural markets. It also reported that the ongoing upgrade to grinding plants has been delayed by the health situation with completion rescheduled to December 2020.

»   » Mangalam Cement completes commissioning of waste heat recovery unit in Rajasthan
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:56:40 +0000

Mangalam Cement completes commissioning of waste heat recovery unit in Rajasthan

India: Mangalam Cement has fully commissioned an 11MW waste heat recovery (WHR) unit at its integrated Morak plant in Rajasthan. About half of the capacity of the unit was previously commissioned in January 2020. Completion of the remaining portion was delayed from early 2020 due to coronavirus.

»   » Dragon Products fined US$67,000 for air emissions breech
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:33:26 +0000

Dragon Products fined US$67,000 for air emissions breech

US: Dragon Products has been fined US$67,000 by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for exceeding air emissions regulations since 2013. Ammonia, carbon monoxide and particulate matter levels were all breeched, according to the Bangor Daily News newspaper. Other irregularities with standards were also noted, such as baghouse inlet temperature limits and clinker cooler opacity standards.

»   » Indocement celebrates 45th anniversary
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:32:22 +0000

Indocement celebrates 45th anniversary

Indonesia: Indocement celebrated its 45th anniversary on 4 August 2020. To mark the occasion the company held tumpeng cutting ceremonies at four of its sites, issued new staff identification cards with updated logos and organised social media dance and singing competitions between different plants and divisions. The company’s President Director Christian Kartawijaya also inaugurated an expansion to the research and training centre at the integrated Cieureup plant in West Java. The cement producer became a subsidiary of Germany-based HeidelbergCement in 2001.

»   » Cementos Argos’ cement sales volumes fall by 15% to 6.79Mt in first half of 2020
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:31:14 +0000

Cementos Argos’ cement sales volumes fall by 15% to 6.79Mt in first half of 2020

Colombia: Cementos Argos’ says its sales volumes in the first half of 2020 were affected by coronavirus-related lockdown measures in Colombia and some countries of Central America and the Caribbean. These markets have since recovered gradually as quarantine measures were eased. Its revenue fell by 4.6% year-on-year to US$1.14bn in the first half of 2020 from 1.20bn in the same period in 2019. Cement and ready-mixed concrete (RMC) sales volumes declined by 15% to 6.79Mt and 19.9% to 4.05Mm3 respectively. Earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) dropped by 9.5% to US$200m.

“These results were driven mainly by the firm commitment of our employees in implementing the health and safety protocols and the saving initiatives contained within RESET (restart safe and healthy), together with the better-than-expected market dynamics particularly in the US and some of our markets in the Caribbean,” said Juan Esteban Calle, the group’s chief executive officer (CEO).

By region the group reported growing RMC sales and earnings, both on an adjusted basis, in the US in the second quarter of 2020. Cement volumes fell in the country, mainly due to lower cement sales volumes in the Northeast region, due to lockdown measures and reduced demand from the wholesale segment. In Colombia a complete national lockdown from the start of the second quarter reduced sales significantly. A mixed picture was presented in the Caribbean and Central America due to differences in government lockdown policy although overall sales and earnings were down.

»   » Eurocement’s exports rise fast so far in 2020
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:30:20 +0000

Eurocement’s exports rise fast so far in 2020

Russia: Eurocement Group’s exports rose by 67% year-on-year to 0.33Mt in the first seven months of 2020 from 0.20Mt in the same period in 2019. Deliveries to the Belarus, Finland, Latvia, Estonia and Kazakhstan have grown significantly. The group says it managed this despite coronavirus-related lockdowns with construction project suspensions in many markets.

»   » Cimpor to supply cement for railway project
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:29:18 +0000

Cimpor to supply cement for railway project

Portugal: Cimpor has won a contract to supply cement for a new 80km railway line linking Elvas to Évora. It expects to delivery up to 0.14Mt of cement for the project, according to the Dinheiro Vivo newspaper. Cement will be supplied from its Alhandra integrated plant and ready-mixed concrete from other sites. The project is expected to be completed in early 2023.

»   » Adelaide Brighton continues to operate in Victoria during lockdown
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:28:26 +0000

Adelaide Brighton continues to operate in Victoria during lockdown

Australia: Adelaide Brighton says its sites in Victoria can continue to operate during coronavirus-related lockdown measures that have been implemented until mid-September 2020. It said it would work with its customers, “to assess their requirements for construction materials and modify production levels in response to demand.” The company operates a jointly-owned cement grinding plant in Melbourne as well as concrete and aggregate units in the state.

»   » Taiheiyo Cement ramps up lithium-ion battery recycling business at Tsuruga plant
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:27:13 +0000

Taiheiyo Cement ramps up lithium-ion battery recycling business at Tsuruga plant

Japan: Taiheiyo Cement is starting large-scale recycling of large lithium-ion batteries at its integrated Tsuruga plant. It has been developing the process with Matsuda Sangyo since 2011 using exhaust gases from clinker production as part of dismantling, crushing and sorting processes to extract precious metals from the batteries. Taiheiyo Cement, its subsidiary Tsuruga Cement and Matsuda Sangyo started a recycling business in April 2020 following certification by the Japan Auto Recycling Partnership (JARP).