Turkish & MENA Cement Fuels 2016

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Int. Turkish and MENA Cement Fuels 2016 Conference, organized by Business-Forum, took place on 23rd September in Istanbul, Turkey. The event was focused on optimizing of cement industry’s fuel usage in Turkey, Middle East and North Africa. Fuels considered: pet coke, coal, alternative fuels.

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Buzzi Unicem operates six integrated cement plants in Italy. The company use petroleum coke to produce clinker. Last year the material consumption amounted to 300,000 t. The figure is forecast to stay unchanged in 2016.

The producer imports petroleum coke with 5% of sulphur mainly from the USA.

Last year Buzzi Unicem produced at its Italian plants some 2.75 million t of clinker.

Source: Metal Expert

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There are four operating integrated cement mills producing clinker in Jordan at present: Manaseer (the designed capacity is 1.25 million tpy of clinker), Qatrana Cement (1.2 million tpy), Lafarge Jordan (800,000 tpy) and Al-Rajhi Cement (some 2 million tpy). The companies use mostly petroleum coke (about 365,000 tpy) and steam coal (about 330,000 tpy) as well as insignificant volumes of alternative products. Coke and coal consumption is forecast to remain unchanged this year.