Cement News: International

18 August 2006

Madras Cements to double captive power plant capacity

Madras Cements Ltd is doubling the capacity of its captive power plant at its Jayanthipuram factory in Andhra Pradesh.

18 August 2006

190,000 tonnes cement exported to Afghanistan in July

Cement exports from Pakistan to Afghanistan touched 190,000t mark in July despite withdrawal of rebate for stabilising prices in the local market

18 August 2006

Bamburi defends stake in Portland

Bamburi Cement Company managing director Michael Purchercos addresses the media outside the factory in Athi River during the launch of the firm’s road safety week yesterday.

18 August 2006

New factory for Namibia

Plans are at an advanced stage to establish Namibia’s very own cement factory, nine years after the closure of the first one at Otjiwarongo.

Cement makers unlikely to invest more if no price revision, Malaysia 18 August 2006

Cement makers unlikely to invest more if no price revision, Malaysia

Cement manufacturers are unlikely to pour in more investment to expand capacity unless there is a revision in the ceiling price of the building material, an industry player said.

18 August 2006

Indian cement industry in turnaround mode

A number of Indian cement companies are in a turnaround mode, thanks to rising demand from the infrastructure and construction sector

Fix anomalies at Portland 17 August 2006

Fix anomalies at Portland

Over the past month, East African Portland Cement Company has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Arguably, this could be the very reason major shareholders of the company met last week to rev

17 August 2006

Iran imports more cement?

According to Al-Wefaq newspaper (August 16, 2006), a senior manager at the Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development & Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) said that Iran had imported 1,320,000t

17 August 2006

Peru cement sales rising

The quantity of Peruvian cement sales stood at 388,013t in July 2006,

17 August 2006

Russia Partners files suits against Eurocement Group

Russia Partners has filed suits with UK and Cyprus Courts against Eurocement Group, Filaret Galchev and two Cyprus companies seeking to deprive Eurocement JSC

17 August 2006

Department rejects plans for ’green’ cement

The Irish Department of the Environment has refused to support Office of Public Works (OPW) proposals on the use of environmentally friendly cement

16 August 2006

Japan cancels Nepal cement debt

The government of Japan on Tuesday canceled outstanding debt (principal and interest) worth 1. 67 billion Nepali rupees (US$23.91m) owed by Nepal to Japan, local media reported Wednesday

16 August 2006

Increased cement supplies offers little comfort

Reports that Caribbean Cement is to release 17,000t of cement to the market this week has done little to comfort stakeholders who have been complaining of a critical shortage of the product.

16 August 2006

Southern cement producers gain

Driven by the increased consumption in the southern markets of India, total cement despatches during the first four months of current fiscal shown a tremendous growth in India to 50.54Mt as against 45

15 August 2006

US$3bn to reconstruct Lebanon

Financial experts are predicting that it will currently cost around US$3bn to rebuild Lebanon’s war ravaged infrastructure and buildings, reported Emirates Today.

15 August 2006

China’s top producers in 2005

Following is a list of the output of the top ten cement enterprises in 2005 as reported by China’s Cement Net: