Cement News: International

07 August 2006

New kiln for Belarusian plant

The Belarusian Cement Works (BCW) in Kostyukovichi, Mogilyov region, has begun the construction of a new cement kiln with a 600tpd capacity, an executive with the enterprise’s sales department t

07 August 2006

Portland Cement looks for a new CEO

The board of directors of the East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) has appointed Mr Ndegwa Kagio as the acting managing director as an interim measure. The board resolved to immediately advert

04 August 2006

Romcim sales up 24.2 per cent YoY H1 2006

Cement producer Lafarge Romcim registered a 24.2 per cent YoY increase in sales value and a 21.4 per cent rise in volume in the first half of 2006.

04 August 2006

Vietnam supplies pours 18.8Mt of cement

The Vietnamese cement industry produced 18.8 million tonnes of cement in the first seven months of the year, said the Ministry of Construction. Domestic cement makers have a combined annual production

’Cement Plants Should be Built Overseas’ 04 August 2006

’Cement Plants Should be Built Overseas’

Rising demands for cement from the international market should be responded by the national cement producers by constructing cement plants overseas, especially in countries that have huge market and a

04 August 2006

HeidelbergCement Q2 operating profit jumps

HeidelbergCement reported operating profit of EUR498m (up from EUR325) operating profit on Friday, thanks to a recovery in demand in Europe, strong growth in North America and cost cuts.

New plant for Jamaica 03 August 2006

New plant for Jamaica

Local firm Mainland International will this year break ground for its previously-announced cement manufacturing plant, that will, at full production capacity, be able to meet the equivalent of a third

03 August 2006

Brennand sets cement plant in Minas Gerais, Brazil

The Brennand group, from Pernambuco state, is to invest R$286m in setting up a cement unit at Sete Lagoas (Minas Gerais); works will begin in 2007 and should be concluded as of 2009. The unit would ha

03 August 2006

JK Cement to invest INR7.5bn in new plant, India

JK Cement Ltd. will invest more than INR7.5bn to set up its fourth plant in the southern Indian state of Karnataka to increase marketshare in the region, a senior official said.

03 August 2006

Lafarge improves volumes and margins, investment plans in China

Lafarge’s turnover increased by 21.3% to EUR 8,759m and the EBITDA by 31.5% to EUR 1,699m. The trading profit before exceptional items pushed ahead by 40.6% to EUR 1,177m, while the net attributable p

02 August 2006

More cement to fill weekly demand, Jamaica

Another 20,000t of cement is expected to arrive to Jamaica this week. The supply which is being imported by Caribbean Cement Company is expected to help meet the country’s weekly demand for cem

02 August 2006

Gresik to issue bonds to finance new plant, Indonesia

Publicly listed cement maker PT Semen Gresik is planning to issue bonds in the second semester of 2007 to finance construction of a Rp3-trillion cement plant in Java, a company spokesman said.

02 August 2006

Austrian Asamer Holding offer for Bosnian cement plant

ALAS International, a subsidiary of Austrian building materials producer Asamer Holding, on Tuesday made a buyout offer on the Sarajevo Stock Exchange to acquire 100 per cent of its Bosnian cement pla

02 August 2006

Cementir spends US$110m on Oyak works, Turkey

Cementir is acquiring the Elazig cement works in eastern Anatolia from the Turkish army pension fund Oyak for US$110m. Assuming clearance by the Turkish competition authorities, this deal will bring

02 August 2006

CRH invests in cement joint venture in Florida

CRH plc, the international building materials group, announces that its US subsidiary, Oldcastle Materials, Inc., has taken a 50% equity stake in American Cement Company, LLC (ACC), for a cash contrib

01 August 2006

Strawberry pickers trigger higher cement demand

Romanian workers (including strawberry pickers) in Spain or Italy who returned to Romania in the first half of the year brought about a 20 per cent growth in cement sales of Carpatcement Holding, the