International

05 December 2005

Cement ship sinks in Italian storm

Bad weather has battered much of Italy, sinking a cargo ship off the north-west coast after strong winds drove it into a breakwater.

05 December 2005

Cement sector’s capacity may expand

Pakistan: with all the expansions coming online left right and centre, investors are confused about how much total supply of cement will be there in the market. According to calculations of cement sec

05 December 2005

Indonesia’s Gresik profit rise

State cement firm PT Semen Gresik expects its full-year net profit this year to rise by about 50 per cent from R520.59bn in 2004 on better cost efficiency and cement prices, company president Dwi Sutj

05 December 2005

Trinidad also grappling with shortage

Reports have surfaced that Trinidad Cement Limited the parent company of Jamaica’s Caribbean Cement Company is also grappling with a shortage of supplies. A report in the Trinidad and Tobago&rsq

05 December 2005

Bermuda: concern over cement supplies

The West End Development Corporation (Wedco) has failed to secure a deal with cement giant Cemex to take over the Bermuda Cement Company plant next month, informed industry sources told the Mid-Ocean

05 December 2005

Gulf Cement Doha – clinker production

A public shareholding company to be called Gulf Cement Company with a paid up capital of QR800m is being established, said Abdullah bin Nasser Al Misnad, Chairman of the company’s founding committee.

02 December 2005

Growth in building materials production

In Jan-Oct 2005 Armenia produced building materials worth 10.373bn AMD - 20.4 per cent more than in Jan-Oct 2005, reports the trade and economic development ministry. The sales grew by 35.4 per cent t

02 December 2005

Afghanistan cement project

The US trade & development agency recently provided a grant to the local ministry of mines & industries to enable the completion of a project feasibility study regarding various cement

02 December 2005

Cementir invests in white cement

Cementir, which acquired Aalborg Portland Cement last year, is building a new import terminal for white cement at Tampa in Florida. This terminal, which will come on stream in 2006, will be supplied

02 December 2005

HeidelbergCement to buy Danish importer

HeidelbergCement, the sole cement producer in both Sweden and Norway, has signed an agreement with the Bach group to acquire Randers Cement and DK Beton. Randers Cement is the sole surviving independ

01 December 2005

Two hurt in cement plant fire

US Federal mining officials are investigating the cause of an explosion and fire at a cement plant outside Branford late Monday that sent two employees to a hospital burn unit (reports the Sun Sentine

01 December 2005

Lafarge Indian project hits hurdle

Lafarge’s plan to start a greenfield project in Jharkhand has run into problems due to the non-availability of the required grade of limestone in the state, although government sources claim otherwise

01 December 2005

Florida Rock gets approval to expand

Florida Rock Industries is to be allowed to double the cement-making capacity of its cement plant on County Road 235, Newberry City Commission decided in a unanimous vote. But the company will have to

01 December 2005

Cement plant inaugurated

Cementos Dominicanos (Domicen), built at a cost of over US$113.5m by Italian (Colacem) and Dominican investors, was inaugurated by President Leonel Fernandez in Sabana Grande de Palenque, San Cristoba

01 December 2005

Russia Partners calls for Eurocement meeting

The Russia Partners fund of the United States, which owns over 40 per cent of Russian cement company Eurocement has sent a request to the Eurocement board, calling for a shareholders meeting, A1 said

30 November 2005

Pakistan plant in production next year

Pakistan Cement Company (PCC) will go into regular production from April next year after a lapse of long ten and a half years of this plant’s set up. PCC chief financial officer, Shafquat Mahmood told