International

29 June 2015

Oman: OCC prolonged kiln shut down to impact 2Q performance

Oman Cement Co (OCC) said that the extended kiln closure of a 4000tpd line as part of planned maintenance will have an impact on it second-quarter performance. CEO, Jamal al Hooti, told Muscat Securities Market that the closure is resulting in lower production and sales which is likel...

02 July 2015

McInnis Cement and ACF - St Elzear sign biomass agreement

McInnis Cement and the Forestry Cooperative Association- St Elzear (ACF- St Elzear ) have signed a cooperative agreement to study the feasibility of using forest biomass as an auxiliary fuel for the cement plant ...

26 June 2015

Semen Indonesia lowers prices amid increased competition, weaker demand

Semen Indonesia, the country's largest cement producer, has reduced cement selling prices by around 10 per cent this year and is looking to increase exports against a backdrop of heightened competition in a weaker de...

26 June 2015

British Precast presents Best Practice Awards

British Precast held its Annual Black-Tie Dinner on 24 June at the Leicester Marriott Hotel, UK. Supported by Cemex, the event brought the industry together for an evening of entertainment and presentation of the pre...

24 June 2015

Cimpor announces construction of new Mozambique cement plant

Cimpor subsidiary Cimentos de Moçambique announced yesterday it commenced the process of building a new integrated cement plant in Nacala, situated on the northern coast of the southern African country . Cimen...

24 June 2015

TCDRI signs contract for Semen Baturaja 5000tpd project

TCDRI and PT Semen Baturaja Persero TBK have signed an EPC contract for a 5000tpd clinker and cement production line project in Indonesia. State-owned Semen Baturaja currently owns one integrated works line and tw...

23 June 2015

Lafarge Africa partners PINE to rebuild North East Nigeria

Lafarge Africa Plc has launched a partnership with the Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE) on the rehabilitation and rebuilding of the region’s economy following the Boko Haram insurgency, pledging to i...

24 June 2015

Algeria heading towards self-sufficiency

Algeria is moving towards "self-sufficiency in cement and steel products thanks to the new facilities to be operational in the short term," Minister of Industry and Mines, Abdeslam Bouchouareb has said. During a mee...

23 June 2015

HeidelbergCement India clarifies reports on Jaiprakash talks

HeidelbergCement has sought to clarify a report by the Financial Express (India) which stated that the cement producer is in advanced talks to purchase Jaiprakash's Sikandarabad unit in Uttar Pradesh. "In this conne...

23 June 2015

Government of India transfers environment clearance of 19 coal blocks

The government of India has so far transferred the environment clearance (EC) of 19 coal blocks out of a total of 29 approved mines from the previous allottees to new successful bidders including some cement producer...

23 June 2015

CCNN to increase power generation capacity, Nigeria

The Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) is to build an additional power plant to enable it to self-sufficiently supply its plant near Sokoto in the northwest of the African country. The company is teaming u...

24 June 2015

Lafarge opens new Maldives silo

Lafarge has opened a 4000t cement silo in Thilafushi, Maldives, taking total capacity to 9000t. The new facility was opened up by Minister of Economic Development Mohamed Saeed together with representatives from Lafa...

24 June 2015

SPCC to launch second production line, Saudi Arabia

Southern Province Cement Co (SPCC) is likely to launch the second production line at Bishah cement plant in December, said CEO Safar Dhaffir. The 5000tpd  line is established by China's CNBM at a total value of US$1...

19 June 2015

Irish competition watchdog to go to High Court as part of cement industry investigation

Ireland’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) will go to the High Court next month as part of its probe into alleged anti-competitive practices in the cement industry, according to a report in the I...

19 June 2015

Indonesian president caps cement prices during peak periods

Indonesia's president has signed a decree allowing the government to cap prices of cement, staple foods and other basic goods during peak periods, a presidential spokesman said. "This regulation gives the authority ...

19 June 2015

Bénédicte de Bonnechose is Lafarge France’s new MD

Bénédicte de Bonnechose is Lafarge France’s new managing director, following in the footsteps of Pascal Casanova, who moves to the LafargeHolcim Executive Committee. Since 1993, she has led a varied career with Laf...