International

16 December 2014

Siwertell wins 'Best Ship Loading/Unloading System' industry award

Siwertell, part of Cargotec, recently won its fourth IBJ (International Bulk Journal) award for its Siwertell products. This year, as in 2013 and 2009, Siwertell received the award for the Best Shiploading/Unloading System. In 2011, Siwertell won the IBJ award for Environmental Protect...

18 December 2014

Saudi monthly sales up 39% YoY

Saudi Arabia's cement sales rose 39 per cent YoY to 5.09Mt in November 2014 from 3.65Mt in November 2013, according to statistics published by Saudi cement producer Yamama Cement Co. Of the total, domestic sales ac...

15 December 2014

Power crisis reduces Ghacem output

Ghana’s largest cement producer, Ghacem, said that ongoing power cuts to manufacturing industries have “significantly” reduced its output, leading to concerns on supply shortages and a potential rise in prices. The ...

12 December 2014

Vietnam exports surpass full year target

Vietnam exported about 19Mt of clinker and cement in the first 11 months of this year, surpassing the whole-year target by 26.67 per cent, the Vietnam Building Material Association said. The average exporting pric...

12 December 2014

Atrus halts Russian plant construction

Austrian company Atrus Cement Holding AG has halted the construction of a cement plant in Krasnodar territory indefinitely, a source familiar with the situation told Interfax. The source said that the project had be...

12 December 2014

Cemex UK takes delivery of new cement mixer fleet

Cemex has taken delivery of a fleet of new cement mixers after a ground-breaking deal with a leading vehicle solutions firm. The company ordered 11 of the specialist 26t vehicles as part of a GBP1.2m agreement with ...

12 December 2014

Devnya wins “Building of the Year 2014” award

Italcementi’s modernisation of the Devyna Cement plant, undertaken by CBMI Construction Co of China, has been awarded Bulgaria’s "Building of the Year 2014" award under the Industrial buildings – technological renova...

12 December 2014

Indonesian: expected sales rebound ahead

Indonesian cement demand growth is expected to slow in 2014 but sales are anticipated to rebound next year as new projects get underway. For full-year 2014 the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI) expects sales to ...

11 December 2014

Saudi: City Cement starts trail operations of Line 2

City Cement Company has started trial operations of a second production line, the Saudi-based producer said in a bourse filing. The company said the new production line will have a capacity of 5500tpd. The trial per...

12 December 2014

UltraTech re-evaluating Brazil asset bid

Indian cement major UltraTech Cement is reportedly re-evaluating its decision to bid for the Brazilian assets put on the block by Holcim and Lafarge ahead of their planned merger. According to local press reports,...

11 December 2014

Vietnam: Vicem monthly sales up 3.5%

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem) said it sold 1.92Mt of cement and clinker last month, an increase of 3.5 per cent from a year ago. Of the volume, 1.64Mt of cement and clinker were sold in do...

10 December 2014

Saudi: Eastern Province in talks for new production line

Saudi-based Eastern Province Cement Co said in a bourse statement that the board, in a meeting held on 9 December, discussed the project of establishing a new production line, with a clinker production capacity of 10...

10 December 2014

Canada: new alternative fuels initiative introduced at Joliette cement plant

Holcim Canada and Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc, a subsidiary of Keurig Canada Inc, have introduced a new service to recover the energy content of used K-Cup® packs from institutional and commercial clients of Van H...

12 December 2014

Lafarge in Ashaka buy-out offer

Lafarge Africa has offered to buy out minority shareholders in Ashaka Cement Plc. The move follows the merger Lafarge Africa’s Nigerian and South Africa businesses, which received approval from shareholders in July. ...

11 December 2014

Adelaide Brighton confirms contract renewal

Adelaide Brighton announced that it has extended a supply agreement to a major cement customer in South Australia. The current agreement which expires at the end of December 2014, has been extended on similar terms u...

09 December 2014

Nepalese factory gets set to launch commercial production

Arghakhanchi Cement is set to start commercial production from its greenfield works next week. The cement factory has a clinker and cement capacity of 1200tpd and 1000tpd, respectively.  Finished product will be s...