Cement News tagged: Corporate

Procurement process begins for new Deshbandhu Group plant

19 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh-based Deshbandhu Group and Guangdong Power Engineering Co Ltd are now seeking project finance for their proposed 1500tpd cement plant near Dhaka. The new facility requires a total investment of US$90m. Guangdong Power Engineering has secured half of this sum from one of China’s domestic development banks, according to Inside International Industrials. Guangdong Power Engineering ...

Holcim Azerbaijan celebrates 70-year history

19 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Garadagh cement plant (LafargeHolcim group) has held a jubilee event to mark its 70-year history in Azerbaijan. Holcim Azerbaijan welcomed guests and gave speeches about the company's recently implemented works, its policy, values and future plans. "Holcim Azerbaijan which has been pioneering lots of novelties in the course of all these 70 years, will keep its contribution to the prod...

Libya Cement Co launches EUR200m investment programme

20 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Libya Cement Co (CC) has announced an investment programme of EUR200m to be carried out over the next five years to increase its cement capacity. The investment will cover a mixture of new and upgraded facilities that will raise the company's production capacity by more than 50 per cent from around 2Mta to over 3Mta of cement. Financing for the project is close to being in place, the LCC says...

China Tianrui full-year profit 21% up in 2018

18 March 2019, Published under Cement News

China Tianrui Group Cement reported a 21 per cent increase in profits to CNY1.21bn in 2018 when compared with CNY1bn the previous year. The company’s revenues were up 19.5 per cent from CNY8.42bn in 2017 to CNY10.06bn in 2018.

East African Portland Cement lose Athi River land decision

East African Portland Cement lose Athi River land decision

15 March 2019, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement (EAPC) has lost to a government decision on ownership of a plot of land in Athi River, Kenya. 

 State-owned Kenya Railways plan to construct a container terminus on the land, despite EAPC and local residents, known as the Aimi Ma Lukenya Society, having also claimed to own the disputed land. Speaking at Kibini hill in Kajiado East last week, Trade Cabinet Secre...

Suez Cement reports impact of wastewater flood

15 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Suez Cement has announced that its Kattameya plant has been seriously affected by the collapse of a soil barrier around one of the wastewater ponds of a treatment station that serves New Cairo. The incident resulted in the flooding of 1.5Mm 3 of treated wastewater, which has damaged part of the plant's limestone belt by removing it from its base. Furthermore, power cables were cut, light post...

Cementos Progreso tests new San Gabriel plant

Cementos Progreso tests new San Gabriel plant

15 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Guatamala-based Cementos Progreso has completed its investment of GTQ3.85bn (US$501m) at its San Gabriel plant in San Juan Sacatepequez. Tests were launched in 2018 and are expected to continue in the next few months before the 4500tpd plant enters commercial operation. Initially output will be sold in the domestic market, but in the longer term, Cementos Progreso expects to export some of t...

Former INC president to head Cementos Concepción

15 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The former president of Paraguayan state-run cement producer Industria Nacional del Cemento, Jorge Mendez, will be leading the new cement company Cementos Concepción, according to Esmerk Latin American News. The new 1Mta cement plant , announced earlier this week, is expected to come online in 2021. Equipment for the facility will be supplied by Denmark-based FLSmidth. When operational, the...

Thamesport Cement to build 0.5Mta grinding plant in UK

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Thamesport Cement has submitted a full planning application of its proposed site on the Isle of Grain, Kent, UK. Backed by France-based Cem’In’Eu, the company promises to bring “21st century cement manufacturing” to the UK. Following a presentation of the project to Medway Council last month, Colin Jenkins, managing director of Thamesport Cement, accompanied by fellow directors Gerd Aufdenbla...

Whale Rock Cement starts sourcing local clinker

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Namibia's Whale Rock Cement, producer of the Cheetah Cement brand, has started to source clinker locally after initially sourcing it from Egypt, according to Zedekias Gowaseb, company chairman. "The clinker we import was from Egypt, that is no secret," said Mr Gowaseb. "From December 2018 we have already started to produce clinker from the Whale Rock mine," he added. Currently, the compa...

Kuwait Cement starts oil well cement production

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Kuwait Cement Co (KCC) has started marketing oil well cement and made its first delivery on 13 March 2019 to National Petroleum Services Company (NAPESCO). KCC is the first cement producer in Kuwait to be certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API) to produce this type of cement at its plant in  Shuaiba industrial area, Kuwait. This achievement coincides with the golden jubilee of the...

Al Khalij Cement to supply oil well cement to Qatar Petroleum

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Al Khalij Cement Co has signed a three-year agreement for the supply of oil well cement to Qatar Petroleum. The deal was signed at an event marking the launch of Qatar Petroleum's Tawteen programme, which has been designed to improve the supply chain of the country’s energy sector. "We are delighted to have been selected by Qatar Petroleum for the supply of oil well cement. This represents an...

Yeoh Khoon Chen redesignated as Lafarge Malaysia CEO

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia’s CFO Yeoh Khoon Cheng has been redesignated as the company’s CEO with immediate effect. On 16 November last year he was appointed interim CEO. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and joined Lafarge in 1987 as a finance manager. Since then, he has held various positions in the group’s business development, mergers and acquisitions and co...

LafargeHolcim acquires Colorado River Concrete

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has completed its second US acquisition of 2019, adding Texas-based Colorado River Concrete to its list of ready-mix producers. The company serves customers in the southwestern Dallas/Fort Worth area and parts of west Texas. The new deal follows the acquisition of Transit Mix Concrete Co on 1 February this year.

Consortium to invest US$180m in Paraguayan cement industry

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Plans are underway to create a new cement company in Paraguay, Cementos Concepción (Cecom). Paraguay’s President Mario Abdo Benítez and members of his cabinet met with José Ortiz, CEO of tobacco company, Tabacalera del Este (Tabesa) to discuss the investment in the country’s cement industry. Cecom is a venture by Grupo Cartes, Grupo Jiménez Gaona and José Ortiz to build a 1Mta cement plant, ...

Qatar National Cement signs deal to expand export operations

12 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Qatar National Cement (QNC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Qatar Primary Materials, which will allow the company to expand its cement export operations. The deal will see the cement company use Qatar Primary Materials’ facilities, silos and platforms to export cement and clinker, according to a statement posted to the country’s stock exchange.