International

13 March 2006

Renewed interest in cement production in North Dakota

Geologists want to know if enough limestone can be found in eastern North Dakota to run a profitable cement plant. It’s a subject of intense interest in North Dakota’s construction industr

13 March 2006

China shifting to rural area developments

The overcapacity pressures on some industries in China, such as iron and steel and cement, are likely to be eased wh

13 March 2006

Indocement expects only marginal gains

PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa expects its domestic cement sales to increase by up to four per cent this year from around 9.5Mt last year, a director with Indonesia’s second-largest cement compa

13 March 2006

Bamburi invests in plant upgrade

Bamburi Cement has announced a Sh30m infrastructure upgrade at its Athi River cement plant also known as Nairobi Grinding Plant (NGP).

13 March 2006

Turkey’s Cimsa sets up unit in Romania

Turkish cement maker Cimsa said on Friday it has recently set up a unit in Constanta, southeastern Romania, via which it plans to back its investment plans in the country.

13 March 2006

Uzbekistan expands exports

Uzqurilishmateriallari (Uzbek Construction Materials) increased production by 54.1 per cent in 2000-2005. Uzqurilishmateriallari said production of cement increased to 5.01Mt (155.5%) and export rose

13 March 2006

China Resources Cement in capacity push

China Resources (CR) Cement, a unit of state-controlled conglomerate China Resources (Holdings), plans to invest HK$1.8bn to boost capacity over the next three years, despite profits plunging 85 per c

13 March 2006

Competition violators warned in Russia

The chief of Russia’s anti-monopoly watchdog vowed Friday to step up competition protection and accused those who had violated Russia’s anti-monopoly legislation of fuelling spiraling levels of

13 March 2006

Kazakhstan’s Yuzhpolimetall to build cement plant

Kazakhstan’s Yuzhpolimetall Industrial Corporation plans to build a US$50m cement plant with annual production capacity of at least 600,000t in the southern city of Kentau, company president Tur

13 March 2006

FLSmidth wins Egyptian plant order

Danish engineering group FLSmidth said on Friday it had won a contract worth about Euro 60m with Arabian Cement Company for an Egyptian cement clinker production line. The plant, a 6000 tonnes per d

10 March 2006

Holcim Espana boosts sales

Holcim Espana, the Spanish arm of Swiss cement group Holcim, registered a 10.5 per cent rise in sales last year, to EUR 650m. The compa

10 March 2006

Jidong Cement confirms planned sale

Hebei Provincial Jidong Cement Group Co, Ltd. (Jidong Cement), a major cement producer in China, plans to sell some stake to HeidelbergCement, announced its listing vehicle Tangshan Jidong Cement Co,

10 March 2006

Italcementi to focus on Chinese market 2006

Italian cement maker Italcementi will focus on the Chinese market and will examine its development opportunities in 2006, the company’s CEO, Carlo Pesenti, said. The company intends to grow in

10 March 2006

New plant for Semen Gresik

PT Semen Gresik is planning to start construction of a new cement plant next year at a cost of more than 3 trln rupiah, finance director Cholil Hasan said. At this stage the company is finalizing a f

09 March 2006

More on Concreto

Lafarge India has launched its premium cement brand, Lafarge Concreto, in Orissa recently.Lafarge is currently the cement market leader in eastern India with a market share of 20 per cent followed by

09 March 2006

Mexico shipments to US

There was something for both sides in the cement trade agreement that U.S. and Mexican officials signed March 6. The agreement ends a 16-year dispute and lets Mexico export 3Mt annually to the US. Tha