Cement Industry News tagged under: International

27 February 2017

Qatar: QNCC is well placed to dominate sector

This week, Fives FCB reported the commissioning of two new cement grinding mills at Qatar National Cement Company’s (QNCC) Umm Bab plant in Qatar, as the country ramps up its cement capacity for the large infrastructure projects that are currently being established. QNCC has been mo...

23 February 2017

Nepal: slow progress on infrastructure work for cement plants

Government efforts to provide power and transport links to cement plants in Nepal have made disappointingly slow progress in the eight years since the commitment was originally made, Republica reports. The newspap...

23 February 2017

Vietnam: cement exports hit by rising tax costs

Vietnamese cement exporters have warned that the loss of tax exemptions and the existing export tax have pushed up the cost of their products on international markets, harming their ability to compete, Vietnam News r...

22 February 2017

Qatar: Fives commissions two mills for QNCC

On 25 January and 6 February, Fives commissioned two new cement milling units at Qatar National Cement Company’s (QNCC) fifth production line in Umm Bab, Qatar. This achievement comprises a turnkey 5000tpd plant, whi...

Nepal: new packaging for Jagdamba Cement 22 February 2017

Nepal: new packaging for Jagdamba Cement

Jagdamba Cement announced new packaging for its Jagdamba Ultra Premium OPC Cement. In a statement the company said that its products can now compete with any international product available in Nepal. It has receiv...

21 February 2017

USA: slag cement shipments up 12%

The Slag Cement Association (SCA) announced that in 2016 slag cement shipments showed a YoY increase of 12 per cent. President of the SCA, Ed Griffith: “I am pleased that this 12 per cent increase in shipments rep...

Cemtech MEA 2017 provides GCC focus for an international audience 24 February 2017

Cemtech MEA 2017 provides GCC focus for an international audience

Delegates from over 30 countries, including all of the Gulf Cooperation Council's member states, gathered at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, in UAE, for this year's Cemtech Middle East and Africa conference and exhibition. ...

20 February 2017

US December deliveries down, but full-year 2016 shipments up

Portland and blended cement shipments in the USA fell 8.4 per cent to 6.039Mt in December 2016 from 6.59Mt in December 2015, according to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). US producers deliver...

20 February 2017

Iranians advised to view Iraqi cement as an investment opportunity

The head of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce, Yahya Al-e Es'haq, has advocated that Iranians should invest in the neighbouring cement market of Iran. "During a meeting with Iraq's minister of industry and minerals, th...

20 February 2017

Philippines: cement ship workers held hostage

Seven Vietnamese sailors are being held hostage after their ship was attacked near the south of the Philippines. The ship was transporting cement from Indonesia to the Philippines and was attacked Sunday evening near...

20 February 2017

Poland: LafargeHolcim awards A TEC upgrade contract

To reduce the chlorine contents without causing substantial thermal losses in the kiln line, LafargeHolcim awarded A TEC a contract for upgrading its existing REDUCHLOR ® Bypass in Kujawy, Poland. Based on detail...

23 February 2017

Uruguay: government-owned plants losing money

Uruguay's budget deficit reached four per cent of GDP during 2016, equivalent to US$2.043bn, the worst performance since 1989, according to the latest figures released by the government's statistics office, INE. 2015...

17 February 2017

AfriSam CEO: AfriSam's new Lesotho plant to help country's growth

AfriSam cement manufacturing plant in Lesotho will add to the growth prospects of the country, AfriSam CEO, Stephan Olivier, says of the newly-commissioned 0.2Mta cement plant. Mr Olivier made the remarks during t...

16 February 2017

Nigeria: fuel shortages hit cement output

Shortages of oil and natural gas have caused cement producers in Nigeria to cut output, with some plants having to close temporarily, reports the Vanguard newspaper. The declining availability of natural gas, low-...

16 February 2017

United States: Maine representatives call for vigilance over McInnis plant

Congressional representatives for the state of Maine have written to US Trade Representative, Maria Pagan, calling on her to ensure that cement imports from McInnis’s new Port-Daniel-Gascons plant do not unfairly com...

16 February 2017

Saudi Arabian cement sales down 16% in January

Domestic cement deliveries in Saudi Arabia in January 2017 were 15.9 per cent lower than in the same month the previous year, according to statistics released by Yamama Cement. At 4.78Mt, cement sales in the count...