Investment in rail transport
In February 2014, Eurocement’s subsidiary Ulyanovskcement received new railway machinery worth RUR33 million. The delivery comprised six new dump cars, each with a 105 t tonnage. The new heavy-duty cars will transport chalk and clay from the pits to the company’s manufacturing facilities. The dump cars are designed to withstand dynamic and static loads. They will ensure a stable supply of raw materials, which will in turn allow for uninterrupted operation of the site’s rotating cement kilns during peak production season.
Over RUR460 million has been invested in Ulyanovskcement since 2010, including the construction of a 10 km railway connecting the chalk pit and the plant.
Clinker production up 36% y/y for Mikhailovcement
Both clinker and cement production levels grew y/y for Mikhailovcement in January 2014. Eurocement’s subsidiary produced 81 600 t of clinker and 64 400 t of cement, 36% and 2.9% higher than the volumes produced in January 2013, respectively.
Output of bagged cement increased by 8.6% to reach 1266 t. Demand for CEM I 42,5N experienced growth in January. Mikhailovcement produced 18 019 t of this cement in the first month of 2014, 30% more than in the corresponding month in 2013. However, CEM II/A-S 32,5B accounted for over 50% of the subsidiary’s output in January as high demand for the product continues.
Around 103 00 t of limestone and 35 300 t of clay were extracted in January of this year, up 19.8% y/y and 15.7% y/y, respectively.
Eurocement Ukraine’s cement shipments increase
In the first month of 2014, Eurocement’s Ukrainian subsidiary, Eurocement Ukraine, saw its cement shipments rise by 28% y/y to 28 000 t. The volume of bagged cement improved by 6% to 6247 t in January 2014.
The two most popular cement types in January were CEM I 42,5N and CEM II/A-S 32,5R. Shipments of these cements reached 16 612 t, up 57% y/y. These cement types are used in residential, commercial and road construction, and are certified according to EN197-1:2011.
Adapted from press releases by Louise Fordham
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