Cement News: International

04 September 2006

Holcim plans investment for Davao plant

Holcim Philippines will pour P1 billion (US$20m) over the next 12 months to rehabilitate and improve its Davao City factory to full operations by mid- 2007, the firm’s chief operating officer sa

04 September 2006

Gujarat Ambuja August cement shipments fall

Gujarat Ambuja Cements Ltd. , India’s third-biggest cement maker, said its August shipments fell 0.5 per cent from a year earlier because of heavy rains in the western states including Gujarat.

04 September 2006

Houston Cement widens shareholder base

Texas Lehigh Cement Company, which is jointly controlled by HeidelbergCement and Eagle Materials has negotiated to take a stake in Houston Cement Company. Houston Cement Company was formed by Alamo

04 September 2006

Cheetah runs out of cement

Cheetah Cement, Namibia has run out of cement and Holcim is reportedly having a field day. It just pushed up its price for cement to about N$49 per bag. The ship with the cement consignment which Chee

Guimaras sludge to fuel cement plant 01 September 2006

Guimaras sludge to fuel cement plant

The oil sludge recovered from the beaches of Guimaras Island, Philippines will be used as fuel to manufacture cement, Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz Jr. said Thursday. On Sunday, a barge with a capaci

01 September 2006

Obajana Cement on target

The multi-million dollar Obajana Cement Company on completion is expected to create 10,000 new jobs, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Group Chairman, Dangote Industries Limited said yesterday during a facility t

Philippine association cries foul 01 September 2006

Philippine association cries foul

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CEMAP) warned local cement industry and their distributors, particularly in Southern Mindanao area, on the possible entry into the local market

01 September 2006

Gaddafi lays foundation stone for new plant

The Leader of the Libyan Revolution, Colonel Gaddafi, laid down the foundation-stone for projects to develop and increase productivity of a number of factories of the Libyan Cement Company to increase

31 August 2006

Spanish housing boom near peak?

The Bank of Spain calculates housing prices, after five years of double-digit increases, are overvalued by about 30 per cent. Empty homes around the country suggest the market is close to peaking. Spa

31 August 2006

Annual cement production to increase by 3Mta

Based on the Iranian government plans, the nation’s cement production will increase by 3Mta. So far, licenses have been issued for the building of a number of the cement production plants across the c

31 August 2006

Harleyville set to grow

A US$291 million expansion and upgrade of the Lafarge North America cement plant near Harleyville represents the largest single capital investment in Dorchester County history, officials said Tuesday.

31 August 2006

New Iranian plant scheduled to open

According to “Tehran Times”, the largest ever gray cement plant of the nation is projected to come on stream in the second half of the current Iranian year (some time after September 22, 2006). The fa

31 August 2006

Cimpor ahead despite Portuguese profit decline

Cimpor’s first half turnover increased by 11.2% to €824.4m, with the EBITDA increasing by 8.7% to €279.4m in spite of a notable increase in energy costs and a very weak Portuguese market. The t

30 August 2006

Iran to construct cement factory in Iraq

Iran Ministry of Industry and Mine’s international affairs chief announced that in the case Iranian and Iraqi officials reached agreement and a one billion dollar credit was allocated to industr

30 August 2006

National Cement approves fcb expansion

Board of Directors of Qatar National Cement announced on 29/08/2006 the approval to go ahead for an expansion with FCB cement which would be singed next month for the value of approximately Qr. 800 Mi

30 August 2006

US housebuilding slump

Optimism among US house builders has fallen to its lowest level in 15 years, the latest sign that a once booming market has now slowed sharply. The National Association of Home Builders’ index o