Cement News: International

22 September 2016

Dalmia launches premium brand

Dalmia Cement Bharat has launched its new premium brand, Dalmia DSP Cement. B K Singh, Dalmia senior executive director and group head, said the new cement brand will first be available in Tamil Nadu. The new cement is said to make concrete buildings more durable and will be packed in ...

27 September 2016

Cemtech marks 25th Anniversary Conference looking ahead

  Isidoro Miranda, vice president of Oficemen welcomes delegates to Cemtech's 25th Anniversary Conference in Madrid, Spain Cemtech’s 25th Anniversary Conference was off to an excellent start on Mon...

22 September 2016

Peru's cement market shows minor decline in August

In August Peruvian cement demand reached 0.868Mt, representing 4.3 per cent decline YoY, according to Asocem, the country's cement association. To complement local output, around 43,000t of cement and 87,000t of c...

22 September 2016

Saudi Arabia cement companies see sales and production fall 10%

Sales of cement by Saudi Arabian companies declined by 9.93 per cent YoY in August, while production dropped by 10.4 per cent, Mubasher reports. Output for August was 4.3Mt, while deliveries were 4.4Mt. The fall i...

Malawi: Minister applauds CPL investment 20 September 2016

Malawi: Minister applauds CPL investment

The Minister of Natural Resources and Mining, Bright Msaka, has spoken on Cement Products Ltd’s (CPL) multi-million investment in its Njereza Plant in Mangochi. Mr Msaka said how the venture has the potential to c...

20 September 2016

Uganda: Hima Cement US$40m expansion

Hima Cement has said that the ongoing capacity expansion project at its new plant under construction in the Eastern district of Tororo will see an additional 1.9Mta of cement enter the local market. Hima CEO, Daniel ...

India: Mangalam Cement production increase 22 September 2016

India: Mangalam Cement production increase

Following a trial run at the plant in August 2016, Mangalam Cement’s new 0.75Mta grinding unit in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, has commenced operations. The expansion project that introduced the plant's new grinding unit ...

22 September 2016

New 1.5Mta cement plant for Mali

Mali's government and Gaia Equity Ltd have signed on 16 September a memorandum of understanding and an establishment agreement for the construction of a 1.5Mta cement plant in the country. The CFA200bn (US$330m) work...

19 September 2016

Kenya: East African Portland Cement MD refused to reinstate sacked staff

Simon Peter ole Nkeri, managing director of East Portland Cement Co, is being sued for contempt of court by five former employees of the company, report the Star (Kenya). The MD refused to reinstate the five workers...

19 September 2016

UK: Westbury cement works chimney demolished

The Westbury cement works, owned by Tarmac, constructed its site in the early 1960s. This weekend a 122m-high chimney at the site was demolished, after being taken out of action in 2009. The demolition marks the end ...

16 September 2016

Indonesia: August surge puts consumption growth back on course

The Indonesian Cement Association (ASI) reported that cement sales rose by 8.7 per cent from 5.49Mt in August 2015 to 5.97Mt in August 2016. The surge in domestic sales was driven by the implementation of infrastruc...

16 September 2016

USA: PCA's Gleason Jr Leadership Award goes to Nielson at Ash Grove

Scott Nielson, corporate environmental manager for Ash Grove Cement Company, has won the Portland Cement Association’s (PCA)  2016 John P Gleason Jr Leadership Award. Scott receives his award from the PCA ...

21 September 2016

Kenyan cement firms feel the squeeze

This week the Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics announced that KES2.2bn (US$21.7m) of cement was imported from China in the 1H16 - a 10-fold YoY increase. While full-year domestic cement consumption is forecast at...

15 September 2016

Positive outlook for Mexican producers

This week Banco Santander reported that it has given a positive outlook for two cement producers in Mexico, following the rise in cement prices in the country as production volumes look set to climb by 5.6 per cent i...

16 September 2016

Spain's cement demand resumes growth

Spanish cement consumption increased 3.2 per cent to 930,593t in August when compared with August 2015, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. The developments breaks a five-month stint of market co...

15 September 2016

Myanmar: Mon State Government cautious on new projects

Since the National League for Democracy-led government in Myanmar took office over five months ago, the government has not permitted any new business investment projects in Mon State, according to Mon State Governmen...