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Heidelberg Materials North America celebrates inauguration of … – Global Cement

US: Heidelberg Materials North America inaugurated its 2.4Mt/yr Mitchell cement plant in Indiana on 14 July 2023. The plant is equipped with a 3600 bag/hr rotary packer, and also boasts a 154,000t-capacity clinker storage dome. It will produce Heidelberg Materials North America’s EcoCem Portland limestone cement (PLC), alongside other products. The producer said that the […]

Norwegian government confirms funding for Heidelberg Materials Sement Norge’s Brevik carbon capture project

Norway: The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has signed a new agreement with Heidelberg Materials Sement Norge, confirming funding of up to US$14.1m for the producer’s construction of a full-scale carbon capture system at its Brevik cement plant. Under the agreement, Heidelberg Materials Sement Norge will absorb extra costs that have arisen, and retain a […]

Sunbird Quarry Moroto and West International Holding Cement break ground on US$1.2bn Moroto cement plant

Uganda: A joint venture of Sunbird Quarry Moroto and China-based West International Holding Cement has begun building its upcoming Moroto cement plant. New Vision News has reported that the plant will cost US$1.2bn and produce cement from locally sourced limestone. The Uganda government said that the plant will generate jobs and help to lower the […]

Matias Cardarelli named as the new head of PPC

South Africa: PPC has appointed Matias Cardarelli as its new chief executive officer for four years, with effect from 1 October 2023. He will replace Roland van Wijnen, whose contract began in 2019. Cardarelli has held various positions at private cement companies, including chair of Natal Portland Cement (NPC), part of InterCement Group. He also […]

Update on Hungary, April 2023 – Cement industry news from Global … – Global Cement

Heidelberg Materials’ reaction to changes in the law in Hungary received attention this week in the German press. The government introduced its Act on Hungarian Architecture in March 2023 that will enable it to set production levels and prices upon foreign-owned cement producers when the new legislation takes force in July 2023. An unnamed executive […]

Coal and road projects to boost cement production in Pakistan

Pakistan: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has cleared four development projects worth US$528m that are likely to lead to increased cement demand. This includes the Coal Rail Connectivity Project to connect significant coal reserves in the Thar Coal Mines with the existing rail network, including last mile connectivity to the Port of Qasim, according […]