Cement Industry News tagged under: International

23 June 2017

Republic Cement outlines capacity development plans

Philippine-based Republic Cement group, a joint venture between CRH and local conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures, has announced plans to invest an initial US$300m for its capacity development activities, the Manila Bulletin reports. The first phase of these activities, targeted for ...

23 June 2017

ACC updates on sustainable development achievements

ACC Ltd of India, part of the LafargeHolcim group, yesterday released its 2016 Sustainability Report where its emissions show a reduction of 30 per cent from the 1990 baseline. Among the highlights from the report, ...

23 June 2017

Caribbean Cement announces price increase

Caribbean Cement Co of Jamaica has announced an increase in the price for cement, effective Monday. In a release published by the Jamaica Gleaner, Carib Cement said the price of its most popular product, Carib Cemen...

22 June 2017

Gharibwal WHR plant starts operations

Gharibwal Cement Ltd has started operations from its 20MW waste heat recovery (WHR) system as well as a conveyor belt at its plant located in Chakwal district, Punjab Province, Pakistan. Earlier, the company infor...

Dangote to seek intervention on Oromia order 22 June 2017

Dangote to seek intervention on Oromia order

Dangote Cement Plc is to seek intervention regarding the state of the Ethiopian state of Oromia's order calling on cement makers to hand over control of some parts of their businesses to local young people, according...

22 June 2017

MPA presses for a more collaborative approach to Brexit

Following the General Election on 8 June 2017, Chief Executive of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), Nigel Jackson, has written to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), expr...

Cemex takes top spots in USGS quarry rankings 22 June 2017

Cemex takes top spots in USGS quarry rankings

New rankings from the US Geological Survey (USGS) have listed three of Cemex USA's quarries in the top 25 Crushed Stone Operations in the nation, with Balcones Quarry taking the top spot. Statistics from the USGS r...

22 June 2017

Efforts underway to revive Bheema Cements

The Telangana state government has begun efforts to revive the Bheema Cements work in Suryapet district, India. The plant was closed due to losses in 2014 and mining leases allotted to the plant also lapsed, acco...

22 June 2017

McInnis produces first cement

McInnis Cement announced the production of the first cement on Friday, 16 June 2017, in line with the company’s schedule. “This important milestone marks the work of hundreds of employees, workers and partners who h...

21 June 2017

BOI seeks further industry investments

The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) is seeking investment in the cement sector as it expects demand to hit 40Mta by 2020 due to a peak in government infrastructure spending. To prevent a supply shortfall, th...

21 June 2017

Pacific Cement sells clinker to Tengy

Fiji-based Pacific Cement Ltd (PCL) has sold approximately 4000t of clinker to local producer Tengy Cement Company Ltd to ensure continued supply of cement on the island. The move comes following a breakdown of the ...

22 June 2017

Ecocem launches second UK import terminal

Ecocem Ireland has increased its export capacity with the launch of its second UK-based bulk import terminal at Sheerness in the Port of Medway. Ecocem launches second UK import terminal involving an invest...

20 June 2017

Double-digit decline in Pakistan cement exports over 11FY17

Pakistan cement exports during the first 11 months (July 2016 to May 2017) of the current fiscal declined by 21.27 per cent to 4.319Mt versus 5.486Mt a year earlier, according to latest data from the All Pakistan Cem...

19 June 2017

Semen Baturaja expecting higher sales

Indonesia state-owned cement producer Semen Baturaja is anticipating higher sales this year following the start-up of operations at its new line together with  government infrastructure projects. “Additional product...

19 June 2017

New Nepal plant to begin production

Annapurna Cements, Nepal’s newest greenfield plant, is scheduled to go into commercial production by June-end, according to local press reports. “We have adopted advanced technologies and modern equipment,” Rajendra...

16 June 2017

Asia Cement to restrict Sincheng mining activities

Asia Cement is to reduced its mining operations in Hualien County, Taiwan, by 40 per cent amid widespread criticism at the company’s mining activities at the Sincheng site. The company said it would restrict its m...