28 March 2015. The new plant, located in Pout district, about 75 kilometres from Dakar, the country’s capital, has a nominal capacity to produce 4000 metric tonnes (MT) per day and 1.2 million MT per annum (pa).
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At industryabout.com: Dangote - Pout Cement Plant
28 March 2015. "The plan calls for closure of the refining activities of Nansei Sekiyu refinery." Petrobras had said in 2011, the year after it took full ownership, that it would consider selling its Nansei Sekiyu subsidiary, operator of the 100,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Nishihara refinery on Okinawa.
At industryabout.com: Nansei - Nishihara Oil Refinery
24 March 2015. The capital city will shutter China Huaneng Group Corp.’s 845-megawatt power plant in 2016, after last week closing plants owned by Guohua Electric Power Corp. and Beijing Energy Investment Holding Co., according to a statement Monday.
21 March 2015. Switzerland's Holcim and France's Lafarge have agreed new terms for their plan to create the world's top cement firm, giving unhappy shareholders in the Swiss firm a better deal but leaving a key leadership question unanswered.
At industryabout.com: Holcim - Ste. Genevieve Cement Plant
21 March 2015. The state of many abattoirs in Nigeria is an eyesore. In this piece, George Okojie, Lagos, writes on the state of abattoirs in Lagos State.
At industryabout.com: Oko-Oba Abattoir
21 March 2015. The Ministry of Coal on Friday stated that, pursuant to the recommendation of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), the Mahan coal block in Madhya Pradesh will be kept off limits for mining.
19 March 2015. The building of a new structure to contain radiation from Chernobyl in Ukraine and make it safe is into its final stage. The shelter, more than 100 metres high, will house the nuclear reactor damaged in the 1986 disaster, and the old concrete structure built to cover it which is approaching the end of its life.
At industryabout.com: Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (Shutdown)
18 March 2015. The processing plant at TSX-listed Nevsun Resources’ Bisha mine, in Eritrea, would be shut down for about two weeks to resolve a mechanical setback with the ball mill.
At industryabout.com: Bisha Gold Mine
17 March 2015. Wrights Food Group has invested £6M in Crewe factory that can make 46.8M doughnuts and 22M cookies a year.
At industryabout.com: Wrights - Crewe Bakery Plant
17 March 2015. Dow Chemical Company has signed a long-term agreement with a wind farm under development in south Texas. The farm, which will power Dow’s Freeport Texas Manufacturing plant, will span 35,000 acres and produce enough electricity to power more than 55,000 homes.
17 March 2015. With a total outstanding debt of US$11.65 billion, based on Thomson Reuters data, Barrick’s investors have pushed for a divestment of the Zaldivar copper mine, despite the miner saying it has no plans to get rid of it. In February, Barrick said it will divest its Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea and its Cowal gold mine in Australia to help reduce net debt by at least $3 billion by yearend 2015.
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At industryabout.com: Zaldívar Copper Mine
17 March 2015. Fire broke out inside Xcel Energy’s coal-fired power plant Monday morning in Burnsville, injuring one employee and briefly forcing about 50 others out of the facility, the company said.
At industryabout.com: Black Dog Coal Power Plant
17 March 2015. Driving home through dead traffic lights to a half-cooked dinner is the new normal in South Africa, where rolling power blackouts have become a common drudgery. The government warns that forced outages will continue for years.
At industryabout.com: South Africa - Fossil Fuels Energy
17 March 2015. The world’s largest oil exporter will probably increase output this year to feed new refineries, deepening a global supply glut.
At industryabout.com: Saudi Arabia - Oil Refineries
15 March 2015. More deaths and dire water shortages are expected in Vanuatu as the first accounts emerge from the remote communities ravaged by cyclone Pam. A pilot who flew to Tanna – an island of 30,000 people south of the capital, Port Vila – on Sunday has reported more bodies and said there was no drinking water while the island’s infrastructure and permanent shelters were completely destroyed.
At industryabout.com: Vanuatu - Power Generation and Transport Facilities (35 Facilities)
13 March 2015. Soldiers and sailors in the port town of Mongla helped emergency services search through rubble of the cement factory warehouse and pull out nearly 50 survivors as well as two more bodies overnight.
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At industryabout.com: Sena Kalyan - Mongla Cement Grinding Mill
13 March 2015. Dangote Industries says the US$400 million cement plant in Masaiti district on the Copperbelt will be commissioned by the end this month.
At industryabout.com: Dangote - Ndola Cement Plant (Under Construction)
13 March 2015. A project in the Australian Outback that will more than double the country’s large-scale solar output should begin generating its initial power as early as this week, according to First Solar Inc.
At industryabout: Nyngan Solar Power Plant (Under Construction) (Exactly located but not visible yet)
12 March 2015. Approximately 32 million people in Japan are affected by the radioactive fallout from the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, according to the 2015 Fukushima Report now available from Green Cross. As with the Chernobyl nuclear accident, which impacted 10 million people, Japan is expected to see increased cancer risk and neuropsychological long-term health consequences.
At industryabout.com: Nuclear Energy in Japan (23 Facilities)
Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant Disaster: How many people were affected? (Complete March 2015 Report)
12 March 2015. In yet another major leak at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) reported that 750 tons of contaminated rainwater have escaped the plant.
At industryabout.com: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (Shutdown)
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