Cement News: International

04 January 2017

Saudi Arabia: Yamama Cement secures US$266m for new plant

Saudi Arabia's Yamama Cement Company has secured SAR1bn (US$266.6m) to partially fund the building of a new plant, it said on Monday. The three-year financing includes SAR750m from National Commercial Bank and SAR250m from Samba Financial Group, the company said in its statement. ...

04 January 2017

Pakistan: Bestway Cement joins bidding for Dewan Cement assets

Bestway Cement Ltd has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 30 Dec that it is considering acquiring the northern plant and related assets of Dewan Cement Ltd in Pakistan. Previously, three local cement compani...

04 January 2017

Iran: gas outages halt production

Operations at cement plants in Iran have been disrupted by continuous gas outages every winter, according the the head of the Cement Employers Association (CEA), Mohammed Atabak. “The gas supply of cement plants is c...

29 December 2016

India: demonetisation stalls Indian cement recovery

Cement demand is unlikely to recover for another year due to demonetisation and an increase in prices for diesel and pet coke that has placed cost pressures on most cement makers, according to a report in The Economi...

Vietnam slows down cement capacity development 29 December 2016

Vietnam slows down cement capacity development

The Vietnamese cement sector has 20Mta overcapacity and must now slow down the pace of investment into new cement production, the government has decided. Vietnam’s cement industry development plan 2011-20, which w...

29 December 2016

Shree Cement Ltd to construct 5Mta plant in Bengal

Shree Cement is planning a 5Mta cement plant and a 20MW captive power plant at the villages of Parbatpur and Digha, Tehsil Raghunathpur, dist. Purulia, West Bengal. A railway siding, loading unloading system and resi...

Ultratech to expand Chittorgarh limestone mine 11 January 2017

Ultratech to expand Chittorgarh limestone mine

UltraTech Cement, India, has proposed an expansion of the Aditya limestone mining project at Tehsil Chittorgarh and Nimbahera, district Chittorgarh, Rajasthan from 10Mta to 13.17Mta. The company has proposed expan...

29 December 2016

Nigeria: BUA Group to use local coal deposits at Sokoto

Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN), owned by the BUA Group, will use coal from local mines in Sokoto to generate power for its new 1.5Mta cement plant located in the north west of the country. A 40MW power ...

29 December 2016

Shri Ram Industries commissions kiln in Jammu and Kashimir

Shri Ram Industries has commissioned an integrated plant at Battal Ballian, district Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir. The factory consists of 150tpd clinker and 220tpd cement capacity. The unit was commissioned in Octobe...

23 December 2016

Algeria: Prime Minister urges greater exports to Africa

Algeria's Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, inaugurated the 25th Algerian Production Fair (FPA) and visited a number of its pavilions stressed the need to diversify the national production and increase exports, nota...

22 December 2016

Pakistan: industry demands anti-dumping duty in Iranian cement

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers’ Association (APCMA) Chairman, Sayeed Tariq Saigol, has urged the government to support the cement industry by placing an anti-dumping duty on Iranian cement and decreasing taxes to ...

22 December 2016

Nigeria: BUA set to complete 1.5Mta Sokoto expansion by 3Q17

BUA Group subsidiary, CCNN, expects the construction of its new 1.5Mta line at the Sokoto plant to be complete before the 3Q17. Founder and Executive Chairman of BUA Group and Chairman of CCNN, Abdulsamad Rabiu, s...

22 December 2016

India: new MHI plant operational by January

My Home Industries Ltd (MHI) has announced the launch of its new cement plant in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. The plant is expected to start functioning from January 2017. Executive Director of MHI, Samba Siva Rao, said...

21 December 2016

India: fuel cost rise puts squeeze on margins

The rising cost of coal and petcoke have put pressure on cement producers even as the impact of demonetisation is depressing demand and bringing down prices, the Business Standard reports. Cement prices in souther...

22 December 2016

Saudi cement and clinker inventories rise in 2016

The inventories of cement and clinker in Saudi Arabia increased since the start of 2016. Clinker stocks were up 2.4 per cent from 27Mt from 27Mt in October to 27.66Mt in November. Cement inventories slipped one per c...

21 December 2016

USA: ASTM honours Bruce Blair

The Bryant Mather Award from ASTM International Committee on Cement has been awarded to Bruce Blair, president and CEO of Consumers Concrete Corporation, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.   A member of ASTM since 1996, Br...