International

14 November 2005

Cement importers gearing up for renewed lobby

Cement importers are gearing up to renew their lobby for the Government to remove the 40 percent tariff which was imposed on cement one year ago. The move comes in the wake of a shortage of the produc

14 November 2005

Group to set up Dh250m cement factory in Al Ain

A new cement factory with an investment of Dh250 million will be set up in Al Ain to meet the growing demand for cement. This private sector factory will initially have a production capacity of 2000 t

14 November 2005

Lafarge, Shui confirm new joint venture

Lafarge and Shui On Construction And Materials Limited, the top cement producer in southwest China, have formed a joint venture partnership to merge their cement operations in China. The joint venture

11 November 2005

VNCC to raise capacity

The Vietnam Cement Corporation (VNCC), which now holds 45 per cent of the domestic market share, plans to raise the capacity of its existing cement kilns by 10 per cent in a bid to meet the increasing

11 November 2005

Eurocement Group to implement upgrade program

Eurocement Group in line with the upgrade program of enterprises is planning in 2005-2007 to spend more than $560m. In the near future the company will launch the construction of a

11 November 2005

China’ cement production slows

China’s output of cement reached 756.3Mt in the first ten months of this year, rising 15.25 per cent over the same period of last year. But the growth was at the lowest level since February, according

11 November 2005

Cementir sees growth in Turkey

The results of Cementir’s first nine months show the effect of the acquisition of Aalborg Portland Cement and Unicon towards the end of October last year. Turnover rose by 173.3 per cent to €636

10 November 2005

UAE cement consumption seen up to 11Mt in 2005

UAE’s cement consumption is expected to grow to 11Mt in 2005 because of the booming construction sector, the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) said in a report published in earl

10 November 2005

Florence cement plant eyes further expansion

A day after a rival touted its proposed Pueblo cement plant, Holcim Inc. on Tuesday disclosed plans to study the possible expansion of its cement plant by 20 per cent Holcim also touted its own enviro

10 November 2005

Holcim Romania sales up 13.6% YoY Jan-Sept 2005

Holcim Romania, a unit of Swiss cement company Holcim Ltd, sales rose by 13.6% year-on-year in nominal terms for the first nine months of 2005. The company’s sales grew by 11.6% on the year in

10 November 2005

Denmark and Vietnam cooperate in cement production

A conference on cement production was co-organised by the Danish Embassy and the Vietnam Cement Corporation in Ha Noi on 8 November.

10 November 2005

Cemex plans 20% price rise in Latvia

Cemex, owner of Latvia’s Broceni cement production plant, plans a 20% price rise in Latvia in 2006, the company reported.

10 November 2005

Bestway Cement acquires Mustehkam Cement

The Privatisation commission of Pakistan has privatized state owned Mustehkam Cement Limited (MCL) and Bestway Group of UK will take over the ownership, management and control of MCL.

09 November 2005

Lafarge buys out another importer

Lafarge has further consolidated its leading position in the British cement market, albeit in a small way, by acquiring the Kent-based importer The Port Land Cement Company from its

09 November 2005

NCB proposes cement projects for North East

The government-owned National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCB) has studied the potential for setting up of new cement projects in the North Eastern states, Industry Secretary A K Dua sa

09 November 2005

Egyptian white cement output at 2.724Mt

Egypt’s white cement output stood at 2.724Mt in March 2005, up from 2.303Mt in February 2005, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) said in a report.