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Cemtech Middle East & Africa off to successful start
International - 19 February 2019

Cemtech Middle East & Africa off to successful start

Over 200 delegates from the global cement industry have come together for Cemtech Middle East & Africa 2019, which is being held at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE, between 17-20 February. International Cement Review's Managing Director, Thomas Armstrong, inaugurated the conference by welcoming delegates to Dubai. Mr Armstrong considered how oversupply is one of the largest issues that dominates t...

International - 21 February 2019

Kazakhstan’s Alacem to launch KZT49bn cement plant

Kazakhstan-based Alacem plans to launch a cement plant in the Kerbulak rural district of the Almaty reigon in 2019, according to the regional administration’s press office. The new plant will have a capacity of 1.2Mta and represents and investment of KZT47bn (US$125m).

Trading - 22 February 2019

Armenia to increase cement import levy

Armenia’s government is taking measures to protect domestic cement producers from competition by cement producers in neighbouring countries. The state policy of subsidising the cost of gas and electricity in Armenia’s neighbours has led to a rise in more competitively-priced imports into Armenia. As result, output volumes at Armenia’s cement plants, Ararat and Hrazdan, have significantly dec...

Freight Markets - 28 January 2019

South Central Railway looks to boost cement freight in FY18-19

India’s South Central Railway (SCR) has set a new target to boost its cement freight to 27.5Mt in the FY18-19, up from 25.82Mt of the previous year. The company has already transported 20.49Mt in the first three quarters of the financial year. As a whole, Indian railways transported 114.18Mt of cement during the FY17-18, with South Central performing highest amongst all zonal railways at 22....

Corporate - 22 February 2019

HeidelbergCement reduces its stake in Ciments du Maroc

As part of its action plan to optimise its portfolio and improve cash generation, HeidelbergCement is its reducing stake in Ciments du Maroc. HeidelbergCement announces the sale of around 1.1m shares, representing 7.8 per cent of Ciments du Maroc's share capital, for an aggregate amount of approximately EUR140m. The shares were sold to Moroccan institutional investors through an off-market ...

Environmental - 20 February 2019

LafargeHolcim temporarily shuts down its Mabini plant

LafargeHolcim temporarily closed the grinding plant in Mabini, Batangas, the Philippines, in compliance to the Environment Management Bureau-Region IV office's order issued on the morning of 13 February 2019. The company is submitting to the legal process on this matter, cooperating with authorities and will work with all stakeholders towards a positive and fast resolution of the issue.   La...

Recent Orders - 21 February 2019

New burner ordered by Trinidad Cement

Unitherm-Cemcon has been awarded the contract for a rotary kiln burner for Kiln No 3. The burner for the 1230tpd wet-process plant will be designed for natural gas and liquid alternative fuel. The scope of supply includes: • one rotary kiln burner MAS/5/EG SO (fuels: natural gas and liquid alternative fuel) • flame monitoring device for the rotary kiln burner • gas electric ignition burner wi...