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Jonathan Rowland
Editor - World Cement
Editor - World Cement


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A year on: assessing HeidelbergCement's takeover of Italcementi: my editor's comment from the September issue of World Cement.

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UK-based building materials supplier, Skene Group Construction Services, has added a second +Volvo Construction Equipment loading shovel to its Soutra Mains quarry. The L220H is the second to be delivered to the facility; Soutra Mains’ original L220H was the first sold into the UK.

#heavyequipment #news #quarrying #aggregates #construction

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+FLSmidth will deliver an OK vertical #cement mill to India Cements Ltd, one of the leading cement producers in southern #India. The new OK 53-4 mill system will be installed on India Cement’s production line in Shankar Nagar in Tamil Nadu.

+FLSmidth Pvt. Ltd #engineering #news #business

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Intercem Engineering has received a semi-turnkey order from Cem’In’Eu for a #cement grinding plant with 3.2 m dia. x 10 m EGL ball mill and high-efficiency vertical IVS 62 air separator.

#business #engineering #contracts #news

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#Cemex has been included in the Fortune 2017 Change the World List, which highlights 50 companies worldwide that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategies. It is the second time the Mexico-based building materials company has been included in the ranking.

#business #sustainability #construction #ChangetheWorld2017

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Kapilvastu Cement Udhyog Pvt. Ltd will install an MVR vertical mill from Gebr. Pfeiffer at its new grinding plant in #Nepal. The MVR 3070 C-4 will grind ordinary portland #cement (OPC) at a capacity of 70 tph, as well as mixed cements with granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) or flyash.

#engineering #business #businessnews

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Intercem has completed a train unloading station for Cimfaso, part of the Cim Metal Group, in Burkino Faso. The loadout was completed in August 2017 and is connected with the development of a #cement grinding plant in #Ouagadougou.

#construction #logistics #railways #engineering

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Ideal Electric, a manufacturer of electric #motors and generators, switchgear and control systems for industrial applications, including within the #cement industry, has be acquired by a privately-held affiliate of +Gulf Electroquip. The company has formerly been owned by South Korean industrial conglomerate, Hyundai Heavy Industries.

#business #businessnews #acquisitions #mergers #manufacturing

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+FLSmidth Airtech, a supplier of air pollution control equipment to the #cement industry, will launch product updates for its fabric filter and electrostatic precipitator (ESP) technologies at the TÇMB International Technical Seminar & Exhibition next month.

#sustainability #airpollutioncontrol #emissions #Turkey #tradeshows

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Lagos-based +DANGOTE CEMENT PLC, which is owned by Africa’s richest man, has launched a bid for South African cement producer, +PPC Cement. The bid – which had been widely rumoured to be in the offing – opens up a potential bidding war for PPC Cement, which is also negotiating a merger with Afrisam.

#Africa #business #businessnews #cement #SouthAfrica #Dangote
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