International

06 June 2005

Brazilians to invest in Paraguay cement

A group of Brazilian entrepreneurs, representatives of Brazilian cement maker Camargo Correa Cimentos and the local diversified holding company Votorantim, will invest between $15m and $17m in the con

06 June 2005

Qatar cement firm to triple output

Qatar National Cement Co will almost triple output to 3.5Mta next year to help feed a construction boom, the company’s general manager told Reuters on Sunday. High oil and gas prices have catap

03 June 2005

Saudi Q1 2005 cement output reaches 6.456Mt

The cement output of Saudi Arabia’s eight listed cement companies rose to 6.456Mt for the first three months of 2005 from 6.169Mt in the corresponding period of 2004, recent statistics showed.

03 June 2005

Indian shipments rise

Associated Cement Companies Ltd, India’s second-biggest cement maker, said its May shipments rose eight per cent from a year ago to 1.52Mt. The Bombay-based company said production totalled 1.5

03 June 2005

Sabanci Holding plans US$150m cement factory, Romania

Turkish conglomerate Sabanci Holding is interested in developing a $150m cement factory in Romania, government officials said on Thursday. The plant would produce 1Mta, Romania’s economy minis

03 June 2005

TPI to auction stake in cement unit?

Thai Petrochemical Industry (TPI) may sell its 30-per cent stake in cement maker TPI Polene PCL by auction, a source at TPI’s debt administrator said.

03 June 2005

CSN to install cement plant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The chairman of the Brazilian steel manufacturer CSN (Companhia Siderurgica Nacional), Benjamin Steinbruch, said that the construction project of the Rio de Janeiro cement plant is completed and may i

02 June 2005

Cement firm’s woes set to continue

Cement firm Holcim’s maritime woes look set to continue as it will be at least next week before its cement ships can leave Westport harbour fully loaded.

02 June 2005

11.4Mt of cement produced in Russia in January-April 2005

A total of 11.4Mt of cement was produced in Russia in January-April 2005, a 0.7 per cent rise against the same period 2004. In January-April 2004 production of cement rose 17 per

02 June 2005

Italcementi completes underground tunnel between sites, Italy

Italcementi has completed work on a tunnel of nearly 10km linking its quarry and its cement factory in Calusco D’Adda, near Milan. The tunnel will remove the environmental impact

02 June 2005

Holcim Hungaria invests in new factory

Cement maker Holcim Hungaria Cementipari Rt, a subsidiary of Holcim group plans to invest EUR 220m in the construction of an environment-friendly cement factory in Nyergesujfalu, in northwestern Hung

02 June 2005

Qilianshan Cement invests in two projects, China

Gansu Qilianshan Cement Co Ltd said it plans to build two cement production lines in the northwestern regions of Ningxia and Gansu with a total investment of around CNY900m.

02 June 2005

Heidelberg Bosnian unit upgrade investment

Bosnian cement plant Tvornica Cementa Kakanj (TCK), owned by HeidelbergCement, said it is to invest 6m marka (US$3.8m) this year to upgrade its production facilities.

02 June 2005

Cemex to form joint-venture with Ready Mix USA

Cemex has announced that its US unit plans to form a joint-venture with privately held Ready Mix USA, geared toward the southeastern US market.

01 June 2005

Indian cement consumption up this year

Cement consumption in India recorded a 6 per cent increase during 2004-05 over the previous fiscal year. Cement consumption growth in Chhattisgarh stood at an impressive 45 per cent, followed by Bihar

01 June 2005

Tanga cement private sector boost

Tanga Cement Co. Limited has donated 250 bags (12.5t) of cement to the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF). Communication Manager company, Kati Kerenge handed over the donation to the TPSF Vice-