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Cement news highlights: 9 – 13 June

World Cement,

New orders and contracts

Gebr. Pfeiffer SE has been awarded several contracts within the international cement industry. In Turkey, it will supply Bolu Cimento with an MPS 4500 BC mill for grinding granulated blastfurnace slag, as well as delivering four mills to Bilim Makina Insaat Sanayi ve Tic. A.S. for the Elazig cement plant. Two MVR 6000 C-6 cement mills will be installed at the Sulaymaniyah plant, Iraq, and general contractor TCDRI has ordered a coal mill on behalf of Malaysia’s YTL.

Cargotec will supply Turkey’s Mussa Insaat Dis Ticaret Ltd with another road-mobile Siwertell 10 000 S, which will be used for cement unloading operations along the Libyan coast.

In addition, Fives FCB has announced that it has won a turnkey contract for Qatar National Cement Co.’s fifth production line. The new 5000 tpd clinker line will help the cement manufacturer to meet rising demand in the country.

Recognition and awards

Hope Construction Materials Chairman, Amit Bhatia, was selected as joint ‘Young Director of the Year for London and the South East’ at the Institute of Director’s Director of the Year awards. Hope Construction Materials, which operates a 1.5 million tpa cement plant in Derbyshire, was founded in January 2013.

Turning to environmental matters, Cemex Mexico has been recognised by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico (SEMARNAT) and by the government of the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon for its emissions management and alternative fuel substitution. Last year, Cemex Mexico coprocessed 84 000 t of FIRSU®, the inorganic materials from urban solid waste.

Alternative fuel and energy sources

A delegation from the Malaysian government visited Lark Energy’s solar farm at the Hanson cement works in England. The delegation is in the UK to learn more about how different energy sources are being developed and harnessed. Also in the UK, the Environment Agency has drawn up a draft environmental permit for a new facility at Malpass Farm, which would process industrial, commercial and domestic waste into Climafuel to be utilised at Cemex’s Rugby cement plant.

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