Embarking on one of the largest regional cement projects, Saudi Cement Company (SCC) is investing around SR2.2 billion (US$578m) to step up production and meet steadily rising local and regional deman
In November, cement production rose by 34% compared with November 2004, to 941,000t, the State Statistics Committee disclosed. In November, cement production fell by 23.4% to
Peru’s overall cement sales in November rose a sharp 13.3% to 432,110t from the 381,250t sold in the same month a year before, the National Association of Cement Producers, or Asocem, said Thurs
Despite a predicted fall in consumer purchasing power as a result of higher interest rates, cement demand is expected to remain high in 2006 with a boost from government and private sector spending on
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) intends to set up a 3Mt import quota for Mexican cement in place of the 55% anti-dumping tariff currently charged, Mexico City daily Reforma reported.
Buzzi Unicem is investing US$262m to increase capacity at the Buzzi Unicem USA works at Selma, Mo. A new five stage preheater / precalciner kiln is to replace two existing long dry kilns. The works,
The first shipment of cement to the island of Jamaica which is expected to ease the current shortage of supplies is scheduled to arrive Wednesday. However, the supplies will not be distributed to the
Projects currently under execution in the GCC, Iran and Iraq are in excess of US$697bn. Out of these, UAE is believed to account for about 32%, or US$224bn worth of projects. Out of an amount of US$29
Holcim Vietnam on December 9 inaugurated its new concrete plant in Cat Lai in southern Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2. The factory, capitalized at $3 million, covering 15,000m2, has the capacity
Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission said Thursday it fined 21 local cement companies a total of NT$210m (US$6.3m) for price fixing between 2000 and 2003. Almost all of Taiwan’s major cement ma
The Paris-based global leader in cement is spending €125m in a new kiln and associated production facilities at its Russian subsidiary Voskresenskcement’s existing works, raising the cement capa
A South African based business analyst Justin Cohen says companies need to motivate their individuals if productivity is to improve. Cohen said yesterday during a training workshop for Lafarge Portlan
In November, the Mykolaivtsement company (Mykolaiv, Lviv region), increased cement production by 25.8 per cent or 12,500t compared with November 2004, to 61,000t.
Grenada is looking at the possibility of getting a shipment of cement from Cuba, to help deal with the shortage now being experienced in the country.
In 2006, Garadagh Cement joint-stock company plans to invest US$7m in Azerbaijan, Uwe Koehler, the chairman of Management Board of Garadagh Cement, told local reporters. Koehler said that the funds wi
Ash Resources, SA’s largest supplier of fly ash, which is added to concrete building products, will spend R15m to expand production capacity on the back of the growing construction market. The s