International

02 September 2015

Lucky Cement close to winning limestone licence in Punjab province, Pakistan

Lucky Cement Ltd is close to winning a permit to extract limestone in Punjab province, signalling expansion plans for the Pakistan producer, according to a report by Bloomberg. The company will get a limestone quarry for a cement plant in Punjab, and the local administration has appr...

01 September 2015

US June shipments up 7.6% YoY

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico in June 2015 were about 8.9Mt, up by 7.6 per cent YoY, according to data from the the US Geological Survey (USGS). Shipments for the year thr...

01 September 2015

Vietnam output rises 10.3% in first eight months

Vietnam produced 43.1Mt of cement in the first eight months of this year, up 10.3 per cent from a year ago, including 5.9Mt in August, up 16.9 per cent, the government-run General Statistics Office said. In the firs...

01 September 2015

Dangote opens grinding plant in Cameroon, Zimbabwe works on the cards

Dangote Cement Plc has inaugurated its 1.5Mta cement grinding plant in Douala, Cameroon. In addition, the company laid the foundation for a 200m terminal in Base Elf area, of the Douala Port. President of the Dangot...

01 September 2015

Cemex inaugurates grinding mill in Nicaragua

Cemex announced today that its subsidiary Cemex Latam Holdings, SA has completed the construction of the first phase of a new cement grinding plant in Ciudad Sandino, Managua. CLH invested approximately US$30m for ...

28 August 2015

Dangote Cement signs fresh deal with Sinoma

Dangote Cement yesterday signed contracts worth about about US$4.34bn with Chinese firm Sinoma International to build factories across Africa and one in Nepal. In Africa, cement facilities will be built in Nigeria, ...

27 August 2015

Cementos Argos inaugurates Innovation Center, Colombia

Cementos Argos yesterday inaugurated its Innovation Center, based at the EAFIT University, Colombia, underlining the company commitment towards productive, competitive and sustainable growth. The Innovation Center h...

26 August 2015

Bosnia: Fabrika Cementa Lukavac first-half net profit down 45%

The net profit of Bosnian cement maker Fabrika Cementa Lukavac (FCL) dropped 45 per cent to BAM4.2m (EUR2.1m) in the first half of 2015, according to company data released Tuesday. Operating income dropped 17.3 per ...

26 August 2015

Hoang Phat Vissai Group completes Song Lam 2 project, Vietnam

Hoang Phat Vissai Group (The Vissai) on Tuesday hosted an opening ceremony to mark the launch  for its Song Lam 2 cement plant in Vietnam's central province of Nghe An. With the operation of Song Lam 2 cement plant,...

25 August 2015

VCM gets grinding project green light, Vietnam

Vietnam’s central province of Binh Dinh has granted approval to the Vietnam Construction Material Company (VCM) to establish a new grinding plant in the region. VCM can survey areas at industrial parks in the provi...

25 August 2015

New licences to be issued for Upper Egypt

Egypt's Ministry of Industry and Trade is to grant new licences for cement factories in Upper Egypt governorates next September, according to local press reports. Minister Monir Fakhry Abdel Nour said during an int...

27 August 2015

LH completes Tuban plant project in Indonesia

LafargeHolcim today completed its Tuban project in Indonesia with the official opening of the second kiln line at the cement plant. The new plant will allow LafargeHolcim to tap into key developing markets in Indones...

27 August 2015

New UK terminal granted conditional approval

The Victoria Group has been granted conditional approval by Plymouth City Council to build a new bulk cement storage and distribution terminal on the city's waterfront, situated on the south coast of Devon, UK. The ...

21 August 2015

JSW Group resumes plans for Bengal plant, India

The JSW Group has proposed to build a 2.5Mta slag-based cement plant in Salboni, Bengal. Should everything proceed as planned, the Mumbai-based conglomerate may start the project next year. The company had origina...

21 August 2015

PT Semen Tonasa operations unaffected by fire, Indonesia

PT Semen Tonasa cement plant remains in normal operation despite damage causd by a fire on Wednesday to one of its facilities at the Unit IV plant, South Sulawesi, the Jakarta Post reports. The fire, which broke out...

21 August 2015

Cimerwa inaugurates expansion project

Rwanda prime minister Anastase Murekez on Tuesday inaugurated Cimerwa’s new dry-process line which boosts capacity at the plant from 0.1Mta to 0.6Mta. The Rwanda cement producer, in which PPC owns a 51 per cent sta...