International

13 September 2005

Leader inaugurates cement factory in Libya

The Leader of the Revolution inaugurated Sunday evening the first stage of Al-Burge Cement Factory in the city of Zalitin, al-Margeb Shabia, to be added to the series of cement factories and other gia

13 September 2005

Cementos La Union to expand Egyptian plant

Spanish cement manufacturer Cementos La Union has decided to double the size of its Egyptian operation and sell off other assets. The firm, based in the Spanish autonomous region of Valencia, has deci

12 September 2005

GCC Opens research centre in Switzerland

Mexican cement maker Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua (GCC) has opened a research centre in Yverdon-Les-Bains, western Switzerland, to develop products and technologies for the cement sector, GCC said.

12 September 2005

Iran, Venezuela to iron out details on cement factory project

Iran will get on with Venezuela’s cement project as soon as it receives $48.5m in down payment and $36m in documentary credit from Venezuela.

12 September 2005

Cement exports set to grow 20%

Cement exports from the country is set to register 20% growth in the current financial year. The export growth is primarily driven by an increase in cement consumption in the Middle East, including th

12 September 2005

Cement production increased by 15.4% in August

Cement production in Pakistan increased by 15.4 percent to 1.51Mt in August 2005 compared to 1.31Mt during the same month last year mainly due to rising domestic demand, said a data released by All Pa

09 September 2005

Loma Negra pays off US$39m in debts

Loma Negra, Argentina’s biggest cement company, has redeemed early US$39.3mn of bonds, the firm told the Buenos Aires stock exchange.

09 September 2005

Holcim Croatia opens EUR1.7m concrete factory

The Croatian unit of Swiss cement maker Holcim Group said it has opened a 13 million kuna (US$2.2m) concrete factory, its sixth in the Adriatic country. The new factory is a greenfiled

09 September 2005

Officials to discuss removing US cement tariffs

The US and Mexican governments will hold meetings next week to discuss the increase in US imports of Mexican cement, according to local news reports.

09 September 2005

Cementos Melon ranks first in sales Jan-Jul 2005, Chile

Chilean cement producer Cementos Melon ranked first in Chile in terms of cement sales with 802,593t for the period from January to July 2005, down 0.4% YoY.

09 September 2005

President Kabbah of Sierra Leone commissions Leocem Cement Mill-2

The new mill which has a capacity of 420,000t, has brought relief to the acute shortage of cement in the country. In his keynote address, the President, Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, noted among othe

08 September 2005

Lafarge buys majority stake in Cementos Esfera

Lafarge has acquired an undisclosed majority stake in Spanish cement producer Cementos Esfera. The firm has confirmed that the operation, which was closed out on July 23, is in

08 September 2005

TPI to auction cement unit stake on Sept 22

Thai Petrochemical Industry Plc (TPI) will hold an auction to sell its 30 percent stake in cement maker TPI Polene on Sept 22, in a second attempt to raise money to repay debt, a TPI debt administrato

08 September 2005

Domestic cement production up 33% YoY, Argentina

Argentine production of Portland cement rose 32.8% in August compared to the same month last year due to the growth of the construction industry, according to a report from the association of Portland

08 September 2005

Cementos Melón with highest stake in the market

Cementos Melón, registered the highest stake in the Chilean market with a 35.4% share during the January-July period.

08 September 2005

Cement plant expansion anticipates change in SA

The massive expansion on the cards for SA’s cement industry may appear a little ambitious, especially as cement sales growth rates are expected to taper off from this year. PPC and