Russian cement industry in 2020

The article reviews the Russian cement industry in 2020. All indicators are given according to the reporting data of cement enterprises and Rosstat. The volume of cement production amounted to 55.9 million tons, which is down by 3.1 % YoY. The new dry-process and se...

Cement shipments to cost more

As we go into 2021, the dry bulk charter rates have already started to move up and it is expected that it will further move up this year. The increasing charter rates will push the cost of shipping cement higher. Meanwhile, the demand for cement and clinker will increas...

Start-up of the ATOM Cement plant

In 2020, a wet process cement plant ATOM Cement with a design capacity of 550 thousand tons of cement per year was put into operation. This plant is part of the Atomstroykompleks group of companies, the larg- est construction holding in the Ural Federal District. The am...

Applying for a complex environmental permit: the cement plant case

The article covers the transition to technological standardization in the field of environmental protection in the Russian Federation. The author analyzes the concept of Best Available Techniques (BAT), and discusses BAT requirements and technological parameters...

Maintaining cement quality control at SLK Cement facilities

The article provides information on cement quality control at Buzzi Unicem’s SLK Cement and its R&D operations. The laboratories are equipped according to the latest standards and conduct analyses and tests allowing to effectively control quality parameters of raw mater...

Sustainable management of plastic waste in cement kilns

Plastic waste is a major cause of concern worldwide. The rampant littering of this material causes severe damage to the environment. It causes pollution to soil, air and water. Further, it is also is contaminating oceans endangering the survival of aquatic life. The mai...

The 55th anniversary of Topkinskiy cement plant

On January 30, 2021 Sibcem’s Topkinskiy cement plant celebrated its 55th anniversary. The article covers the history of the enterprise since its formation and reviews the plant’s priority operations, current achievements and development prospects.

Take control of your power – using power audits

Power consumption to clinker is a major variable cost driver in clinker production. JAMCEM has benchmarks for power to clinker based on a global database and can determine the gap between actual and benchmark performance for any plant. The main tool which is applied for...

Cement digital transformation

Traditional improvements to cement firms like modernizing plants, improving production, optimizing logistics, and recruiting the best talent are not sufficient to address the many threats facing the cement industry today, which include, but are not limited to: the curre...

Cement grinding steel balls

PAO Severstal produces grinding balls 20-100 mm in diameter, 2-5 hardness category. Modern ball production equipment (one of the units was commissioned at the end of 2020) and strict process control ensure high quality and high consumer properties of the product...

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