Breedon Group plc, a leading construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, issues the following update on the steps being taken to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd on Thursday said it has suspended cement production across all its plants in the country to ensure social distancing and protect the workforce from being infected with the coronavirus. Dalmia Bharat operates across nine states and it has 12 manufacturing units with a combined annual capacity of 26.5 million tonnes, a company official said.
North Korea has recently ordered cement factories to produce cement with technology and raw materials acquired domestically.
The world is reeling under the coronavirus threat and all industries are battling hard to get over the current situation and trying hard to maintain long term sustainability.
The coronavirus, Covid-19 has hit the Middle East and North Africa at a time when the region was already burdened with multiple problems, including a series of long-running conflicts, sectarian tension, economic crises, and widespread political unrest.
A nationwide lockdown in India is prompting cement producers to seek deferments on the loading of cargoes of petroleum coke, which they use as a fuel for production. These high-sulphur coke cargoes were due for loading from refineries in the US and Saudi Arabia.