International Cement Review articles tagged under : Interviews

12 July 2022

Pisco for Peru

Caliza Cemento INKA is active in the Peruvian cement and concrete sector and has been supplying the country’s central region with cement since 2007. Now the company is looking forward to bringing its Pisco grinding plant online. ICR speaks with Carlos Choy, Caliza Cemento INKA’s CEO. At Cemento INKA’s Caliza plant, the kiln is currently out of action and the plant only operates 0.5Mta o...

03 May 2022

The Cemex way to the future

Cemex is one of the biggest cement producers worldwide, with leading positions in cement, aggregates and ready-mix. ICR caught up with CEO Fernando A González for a wide-ranging discussion covering everything from th...

29 March 2022

Success in adversity

Union Cement Company (UCC), a subsidiary of Shree Cement (India), operates one of the UAE’s largest cement plants. Located in Ras Al Khaimah, adjacent to one of the world’s largest limestone quarries and Mina Saqr p...

14 March 2022

Ecocem: supporting Europe’s Green deal

Since its foundation in 2003 Ecocem has been a driving force in establishing the use of low-carbon cement using slag as a key raw material. ICR spoke with its Managing Director, Conor O’Riain, about the company’s dev...

Decarbonisation and grinding innovation 01 March 2022

Decarbonisation and grinding innovation

Christian Pfeiffer (Germany) is one of the leading suppliers for grinding and separation technologies to the global cement industry. Martin Paterson, managing director, discusses the latest trends in cement manufactu...

22 February 2022

Waste to fuel for the UAE

The Emirates RDF production plant in Umm al Quwain, UAE, has received much attention since its launch. Designed to power the local cement industry with refuse-derived fuel (RDF), Jori Kaaresmaa, senior process specia...

Africa’s 2022 trading outlook  14 February 2022

Africa’s 2022 trading outlook

As the African cement sector begins to adjust to a post-pandemic climate, Harpreet Duggal, CEO of trading company Black Rock Cement, UAE, and former CEO of Dangote Cement Tanzania, shares his expert opinion on the ou...

28 September 2021

The route to carbon capture

Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) is becoming one of the most desired technologies in the cement industry. But how easy is it to get started on the route to having a commercial carbon capture plant? We ask Anirudd...

23 August 2021

White cement: beyond colour

The white cement market is no longer seen as simply a niche market solely dependent on the colour of the product for sales. Recent megatrends have been a key driver for leading white cement producer, Cementir Holding...

25 May 2021

LafargeHolcim in the US: resilience, innovation and sustainability

ICR speaks with LafargeHolcim’s Director of Corporate Manufacturing and Slag Operations, Derick Dreyer, about the company’s US operations, their resilience in times of COVID-19 and how new technologies are charting a...

08 March 2021

Egyptian promise

Lafarge Egypt is among the leading companies in the domestic building materials sector with a long-standing history in the country. Despite current market headwinds and the impact of COVID-19, Solomon Baumgartner-Avi...

08 March 2021

Canada’s low-carbon transition

While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted cement demand in Canada, the country’s cement industry continues to work towards a low-carbon cement sector. ICR speaks with Adam Auer, environment and sustainability vice...

12 October 2020

Nationbuilding in Papua New Guinea

Mayur Resources is an ASX-listed company focussed on the development of natural resources in Papua New Guinea (PNG). As the company prepares to begin construction of the country’s first integrated cement and lime pro...

02 September 2020

Green Deal for Europe’s cement?

With the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changing forecasts in cement markets worldwide, ICR speaks with Raoul de Parisot, president of the European cement association, CEMBUREAU, about the impact of COVID-19 on the re...

05 August 2020

InterCement: today and beyond

Brazilian cement major InterCement has built up a substantial international industry portfolio. In light of the latest global developments, Flavio Aidar, CEO of InterCement, shares an insight into the company’s recen...

08 June 2020

Looking to the West

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr Weiping Ma, CEO of West China Cement, provides an update on the company’s operations and the virus’ impact on the Chinese cement industry. Ian Riley, CEO of the ...