International

21 March 2006

Work starts on central Vietnam cement plant

Construction on a cement plant, with a phase 1 capacity of 1.4Mta, kicked off Monday in Phong Dien of central Thua Thien - Hue province. The Dong Lam cement plant is to be built on an area of 55 hecta

21 March 2006

Southern cement company signs

A cement joint-stock company in the southern Tay Ninh Province, Vietnam, has signed a US$93m deal to equip its factory with technology from China’s Tianjin Cement Industry Design and Research Institut

21 March 2006

Zhigulevskiye Stroymaterialy reaches 50Mt of clinker

Zhigulevskiye Stroymaterialy JSC (Samara region) has produced 50Mt of clinker and 65Mt of cement. Design capacity of the company is 1.9Mt of cement per year. In 2005 the company produced 880,000t of c

21 March 2006

Podilskyi Tsement to switch to dry

The Podilskyi Tsement cement company, which is one of the three largest producers of cement in Ukraine, intends to shift to the dry method of cement production. According to Ukrtsement’s Chairma

21 March 2006

Russian cement maker faces lawsuit

Eurocement Group, is being sued for US$100m in damages by US-registered equity fund Russia Partners, according to a statement issued jointly by Russia Partners and A1, a unit of Alfa Group. Russia Pa

21 March 2006

FLSmidth wins Brazil plant order

FLSmidth has announced it has signed a deal with CSN-Cimentos SA covering design and supply of equipment for a slag cement grinding plant in Brazil. The 2.2Mta facility will be built in the Rio de J

21 March 2006

Gaziantep plant resale

The earlier sale of the Turkish Gaziantep plant to the Turkish Sanko Holdings, which was subsequently revoked by the Turkish authorities is now back for sale with final tender results expected by late

20 March 2006

New Philippino capacity needed

A group of Philippine developers and contractors are pushing for the entry of more cement factories in a bid to bring down prices. Pedro C. Tario, president of the Chamber of Real Estate Builders Asso

20 March 2006

Establishment of new plant in northern Saudi province

The Saudi minister of commerce and industry has approved the establishment of the cement company in the Northern region as a Saudi stock company with a capital of SR1.2 billion. According to the Saudi

20 March 2006

Govt keeping close watch on cement price rise

The Indian government yesterday said it would look into reasons for recent abnormal rise in cement price and would not hesitate to intervene to bring down price level. "We are concerned at the price r

20 March 2006

Fujairah cement plant

The Emirates Cement Factory has confirmed it will be building a US$475m cement plant in Fujairah, to be partly financed by a US$235m initial public offering, reported Gulf News. Construction of the pl

20 March 2006

Orascom to confirm Indonesian plant?

Egypt’s Orascom plans to build a cement factory in the regency of Purwodadi, Central Java, this year. The Egyptian conglomerate also planned to invest in infrastructure projects such as in a to

17 March 2006

36,000t of cement expected in Jamaica

Minister of Commerce, Science and Technology, Phillip Paulwell revealed March 14, that since the tariff on cement was reduced to 15 per cent last week, the Trade Board has advised that based on applic

17 March 2006

Protest against Carib Cement called off

A protest planned for Thursday against Caribbean Cement Company’s expansion project was called off. It was organised by the Jamaica Labour Party and was expected to involve residents of communit

17 March 2006

Cement price hikes loom despite predicted boom, UK

Market Business Development (MBD) said the UK construction industry will spend 14 per cent more on cement by 2010, with sales at UK£962.5m at 2005 prices. The report said: “The sector likely to contin

17 March 2006

Feb cement production down, Ukraine

Ukrainian cement production in February, fell by 6.3 per cent compared with February 2005, to 483,000t, the State Statistics Committee said. In February, cement production fell by 1.2 per cent compar