International

17 October 2014

Cemengal launches new Plug&Grind®XL

Cemengal has introduced its new Plug&Grind®XL. The grinding concept is the same as the company’s original and patented Plug&Grind® Classic but allows capacity to reach more than 30tph (>220,000tpa) of cement. The Cemengal Plug&Grind®XL This new Plug&Grind®XL grinding stati...

17 October 2014

NCCD plans new Egyptian plant

Egypt's National Company for Construction and Development (NCCD) is to build a cement plant due to the high price of locally-produced cement. The new facility will be aimed at covering cement requirements for the co...

16 October 2014

Spain: September demand up 6.1%

In September, Spain’s cement consumption rose 6.1 per cent YoY to 959,150t, according to the latest figures issued by Oficemen, the country’s cement association. Spain’s cement market saw demand drop by one per ce...

16 October 2014

Peru: September dispatches up 3.7%

Cement dispatches in Peru rose 3.7 per cent in September to 904,840t, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Including exports, dispatches reached 946,762t. For 9M14, total domestic sales remained ...

16 October 2014

Holcim breaks ground on Timaru terminal

Holcim has hosted the official groundbreaking ceremony for its new cement import terminal at the Port of Timaru. Member of Parliament for Rangitata, Hon Jo Goodhew planted a tree to celebrate the groundbreaking. T...

17 October 2014

Beni Suef reaches agreement to build coal mill, Egypt

Beni Suef has reached an agreement to build a coal mill worth in 12 months, the cement producer announced in a statement to the stock market. The project, worth EGP200m, will be funded through self-financing and loa...

17 October 2014

Vietnam cement prices to rise?

The price of cement in Vietnam could be increased this month, according to the country's Ministry of Finance, without stating a reason for the potential rise. Cement is currently sold for VND1.05m-1.5m/t (US$49.5-70...

16 October 2014

Vicem Jan-Sept sales edge ahead

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), the country’s leading cement producer, said it sold 16.14Mt of cement and clinker in the first nine months of this year, up 1.6 per cent from a year ago. Of ...

16 October 2014

JSW Group seeks to set up new Karnataka unit

JSW Group, is planning to set up a 3Mta clinker plant at Chittapur in Gulbarga district, in Karnataka state. The company is in the process of seeking statutory approvals to undertake exploratory drilling at a limest...

16 October 2014

Dangote reduces Ghana prices on cedi appreciation

Dangote, has reduced prices of its cement by GHS2.70 following the gradual appreciation of the Cedi against the dollar and other major international trading currencies. Joeseph Kobina Abu, sales and marketing manage...

16 October 2014

Savannah lines up new capacity investments

Savannah Cement, one of Kenya's newest market entrants, is set to build two new plants as it nears exhaustion of its current capacity, managing director, Ronald Ndegwa, said. The company has previously said it is to...

14 October 2014

Mikhailovcement Jan-Sept output up 20.2% YoY

Mikhailovcement, part of the Eurocement group, produced 1.21Mt of cement in January-September 2014, up 20.2 per cent on the comparative period of last year. The Mikhailovcement plant, situated in the Ryazan regio...

14 October 2014

Semen Indonesia scales back full-year growth target

PT Semen Indonesia has reduced its 2014 sales growth target from 5-6 per cent to 4-5 per cent due to a slowdown in cement sector, its corporate secretary, Agung Wiharto, said. Mr Wiharto told Reuters that the state-...

13 October 2014

Semen Indonesia set to acquire land for new Papua plant

PT Semen Indonesia will soon acquire 500ha of land in West Papua for the construction of a cement plant at a cost of around US$150m. Semen Indonesia corporate secretary Agung Wiharto told the Jakarta Post that the f...

16 October 2014

Mika Cement resumes production, Armenia

Armenia-based producer Mika Cement, which has not functioned since April 2014, has resumed production having paid off its main debts. Naira Martirosyan, director of the plant told Arminfo, that production restarted ...

13 October 2014

Asia Cement (China) expects 30% rise in nine-month profit

Asia Cement (China) Holdings Corp said Friday its profit for the nine months ending in September is expected to increase 30 per cent YoY. The company said in a statement that the increase is mainly due to a rise in ...