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Cement news highlights: 12 – 16 January

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World Cement’s January 2015 issue is now online!

World Cement’s first issue of 2015 is now available. The issue opens with a look at 2015’s cement demand prospects, as IA Cement provides an extract from its Cement 2015 report. The issue also features a number of case studies, ranging from alternative fuel solutions to coolers, wear protection and more. Some highlights include:

  • The infographic from our monthly regional report. January focuses on Russia, CEE and CIS.
  • Buzzi Unicem outlines recent modernisation projects to increase alternative fuels storage and handling capacity at Cement Hranice in the Czech Republic.
  • Saxlund International, UK, reveals how Hope Construction Materials’ Derbyshire cement plant is moving to 50% coal substitution with a new waste-derived fuel solution.

Subscribers can read the full issue by signing in. Non-subscribers can access a preview of the January issue here.

Agreements and contracts

  • Solidia Technologies has announced that it will be collaborating with CDS Group to develop equipment designed to cure concrete with CO2 instead of water for precast applications.
  • Vanguard Mining Corporation has named PT Yudha Bahkti Menggala as its exclusive partner for logistics and sea transportation of construction aggregates, including construction and reclamation sand, to Singapore’s construction market.
  • Savannah Cement says that SAP HANA® keeps the business running better.
  • Babcock will provide a fleet-managed service for Lafarge Tarmac’s Heavy Mobile Equipment across the UK.

Industry appointments

  • The Portland Cement Association has appointed A. Todd Johnston as Vice President for Government Affairs, effective 19 January 2015.
  • A round-up of the latest appointment news from the cement industry and related sectors, including the UK Green Building Council, Aggreko and 4B components Ltd.
  • Ronald J.Ebelhar has been named Chairman of the 2015 ASTM International board of directors.

This week’s not to be missed articles…

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