International

20 November 2014

Vietnam cement sales exceed 40Mt

Vietnam cement companies sold 41.54Mt of cement in the domestic market in the first 10 months of this year, including 4.27Mt in October, the country’s Ministry of Construction (MoC) said. The 10-month figure accounted for 85.6 per cent of the year’s target, the ministry said on its ...

20 November 2014

Spain’s monthly demand advances 5% YoY

Cement consumption in Spain increased by five per cent to 1,037,219t in October when compared with the same period last year, latest data from domestic association Oficemen shows. Despite the industry’s recovery st...

18 November 2014

Gansu Shangfeng Cement in Kyrgyzstan joint venture

Gansu Shangfeng Cement Co says its wholly-owned Zhejiang Shangfeng Building Materials unit is to set up a joint venture with ZETH International in Kyrgyzstan with registered capital of CNY200m (US$32.66m). Gansu S...

20 November 2014

HeidelbergCement halts production at Ukraine factory

HeidelbergCement has halted production at its 1.8Mta cement factory in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine after pro-Russian rebels in the regions wanted to impose their own agenda on the production process, a HeidelbergCement ...

20 November 2014

Nepal: moves to facilitate production

The government of Nepal has said it will expand access roads to 11 cement plants and supply electricity to eight factories during the current fiscal to facilitate cement production. "Access road will be expanded fr...

17 November 2014

Siam Cement to equip new Indonesian plant with WHR technology

Siam Cement Group (SCG) has announced that its new Indonesian plant in Sukabumi, West Java, will be equipped with a waste heat power generation (WHG) system which could reduce energy use by up to 30 per cent. "At th...

17 November 2014

Paraguay: cement price decrease expected

Jorge Méndez, head of Paraguay’s Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC), announced a drop in cement prices for 2015-16. At present the price of a 50kg bag of cement is PYG42,000, but next year is expected to see the ...

20 November 2014

Bolivia: Potosi plant ruled out

Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, ruled out the building of a cement plant in Quiburi, Potosi.  The new works was expected to cost US$401m, including the building of a pipeline that feeds the plant. However, the proj...

14 November 2014

KHD nine-month revenue down 4.6% YoY

KHD Humboldt Wedag reported a 4.6 per cent decline in revenue for the first nine months of 2014, with the group reporting an “unsatisfactory” order intake under its Capex segment during the period. In the first ni...

14 November 2014

Kenyan production climbs 15.2 per cent YoY

Cement production in Kenya rose by 15.2 per cent as consumption in the east African country surges, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. The country’s six cement manufacturers produced 4.24Mt ...

14 November 2014

Holcim Awards 2014 winners for Asia Pacific

The winning projects of the Holcim Awards 2014 Asia Pacific have been announced in Jakarta, Indonesia, with a bird sanctuary in Thailand, a locally-adapted orphanage in Nepal and a community library in Sri Lanka rece...

14 November 2014

Cuba: Cienfuegos reserves sufficient for Karl Marx plant

The quarries of Cienfuegos province, Cuba, have reserves for some 150 years and thus ensure the continued operation for the Karl Marx cement plant, the country’s largest cement producer, according to ACN, the Cuban n...

14 November 2014

Semen Indonesia upbeat on 2015 outlook

Semen Indonesia expects cement demand to increase by as much as eight per cent on the back of an improving political environment, the company’s president director, Dwi Soetjipto, has said. Speaking to the Jakarta P...

13 November 2014

Eurocement and Sinoma sign modernisation contracts

Eurocement Group and Sinoma International Engineering Co  have signed an agreement for the modernisation of three plants at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing. The contracts cover the c...

13 November 2014

Semen Indonesia eyes Than Long expansion project, Vietnam

Semen Indonesia is reportedly preparing to double capacity of the Thang Long Cement Plant in Vietnam with the construction of a second line, according to local news reports. Indonesia’s largest cement producer acqu...

13 November 2014

Mika stops production until February 2015

Armenia-based Mika Cement has said it will stop production until February 2015 to undertake scheduled maintenance, saying it has achieved its planned output and has sufficient sales stock until operations resume. Th...