Cement News tagged: Corporate

Administrative changes at Fecto Cement and Fauji Cement

11 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Fecto Cement Ltd's Company Secretary, Abdul Wahab, informed Pakistan Stock Exchange Ltd (PSX) on 8 April that Hanif Idress has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Fecto Cement Ltd in place of Abdul Samad with effect from 1 April 2024. The information is also meant for PSX TRE Certificate Holders accordingly. Meawnhile, on 8 April Fauji Cement Co Ltd (FCCL) informed th...

Suzanne Starbuck

Refratechnik Asia joins WCA

11 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Refratechnik Asia has become an associate corporate member of the World Cement Association (WCA). Refratechnik Asia supplies high-quality refractory materials to the cement and lime industries in China, southeast Asia and Oceania. Operating across five sites and plants in China and Hong Kong, the firm manufactures approximately 120,000tpa of refractory materials. With more than 3000 ceme...

Muriel Bal

China Tianrui Group Cement shares drop 99%

10 April 2024, Published under Cement News

China Tianrui Group Cement Co Ltd shares fell 99 per cent to around HKD0.05 (US$0.006) on 9 April, pushing its market capitalisation to HKD141m. About 281m, a third of the company’s shares, changed hands during the sell-off. Of this total, more than 80m shares were traded in the last minutes of the closing auction. The Cayman Island-incorporated company said trading in its Hong Kong-listed sha...

Peter Bell

Texas Lehigh Cement and Eagle Materials to launch slag cement facility

10 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials North America has announced that its Texas Lehigh Cement Co LP subsidiary, a 50-50 joint venture with Eagle Materials Inc , will start production this summer at a new slag cement facility in Houston, Texas, USA. Construction of the new slag cement facility is nearlng completion and the new unit is expected to have a manufacturing capacity of approximately 0.5Mta. I...

SCG to develop biochar-infused cement Suzanne Starbuck

SCG to develop biochar-infused cement

09 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) is collaborating with Biochar Life, a pioneer in biochar technology for environmental sustainability, to develop biochar-infused cement and other sustainable building materials. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that targets four areas: innovative development, supply chain integration, research and sustainability, and smallholder impact...

Muriel Bal

Argos Honduras breaks clinker production record in 2023

11 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Argos Honduras has set a new record in clinker production in 2023, increasing clinker output by three per cent. The company attributes the new record to the successful implementation of its US$1.1m hydrogen injection project. The process is carried out using renewable energy from its solar farm at the Piedras Azules plant in Comayagua, which enables the cement plant to replace up to 22 p...

City and Umm Al-Qura Cement agree to date extension of  swap deal

City and Umm Al-Qura Cement agree to date extension of swap deal

09 April 2024, Published under Cement News

City Cement Co last week announced an update at the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) regarding extending a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning a securities swap deal with Umm Al-Qura Cement Co. Accordingly, it has been agreed with Umm Al-Qura Cement Co to extend this memorandum with the same previous terms and conditions for an additional six months from the date of e...

Peter Bell

West Pokot clinker plant finally launched

09 April 2024, Published under Cement News

The much delayed KES45bn (US$346.6m) Devki Group West Pokot clinker plant was finally launched on Monday by Kenya's President William Ruth. The new plant will process up to 6000tpd of clinker or 2Mta, with clinker deliveries sent to finish grinding at Simba Cement’s Eldoret grinding plant, which is currently under construction. The West Pocket plant originally started construction in 201...

Muriel Bal

Trinidad Cement post-tax profit soars in 2023

08 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) saw revenue increase by 8.2 per cent YoY to TTD2.229bn (US$328.8m) from TTD2.061bn in 2022. EBITDA slipped by one per cent YoY to TTD514m, of which 85 per cent was attributed to the Jamaican operations, according to David Inglefield, the company's chairman. “Guyana also continues to improve its profitability with an increase in EBITDA of over 53 per cent compared...

Muriel Bal

Holcim US invests US$20.5m in Fremont low-carbon cement storage

08 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim (US) has expanded its low-carbon cement storage capacity with a 50,000t storage dome in Fremont, Nebraska, USA. Located on a 10.1ha (25 acre) plot, the 35.4m (116ft) cement storage dome will enable the company to make its ECOPlanet low-carbon cement available. "Nebraska, Omaha in particular, and nearby Midwest cities are experiencing an influx of construction projects, with new infr...

Muriel Bal

Steppe Cement posts 24% drop in 1Q revenue

05 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan-based Steppe Cement reported revenue of KZT3.779bn (US$8.4m) in the first quarter of 2024, down 23.5 per cent from KZT4.938bn in the year-ago period. The company's market share in Kazakhstan contracted to 11.5 per cent in the 1Q24 from 12.7 per cent in the 1Q23. Steppe Cement sold 175,383t of cement, representing a 18.4 per cent drop when compared with the 1Q23 when sales volumes...

Peter Bell

UltraTech Cement Ltd completes 100MW solar energy project

05 April 2024, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has completed a 100MW solar energy project under the Group Captive scheme in the state of Rajasthan. This is the company’s first project for sourcing power for its captive consumption from the inter-state transmission network. Power from this project will be available to the company’s Units in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha among others. This p...

Suzanne Starbuck

Heidelberg Materials France to close two plants

05 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Ciments Calcia , part of Heidelberg Materials France , is closing two of its plants as part of a restructuring programme. The two sites due to close are in Beffes (Cher) and Villiers-au-Bouin (Indre-et-Loire), both of which are scheduled to shut in October 2025. According to Heidelberg Materials France, the restructuring is the result of a significant decline in cement sales resulting fr...

Suzanne Starbuck

Holcim acquires concrete construction systems specialist Tensolite

05 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim has signed an agreement to acquire Tensolite, a leading manufacturer of innovative precast and pre-stressed concrete construction systems with US$22m of net sales in 2023 and a strong presence in fast-growing Latin American markets. With plants and a distribution network across Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, Tensolite will expand Holcim’s Solutions & Products portfolio and strengthe...

Suzanne Starbuck

CNBM reports 10% YoY revenue drop

05 April 2024, Published under Cement News

CNBM has reported revenue of CNY210.2bn (US$29.1bn) in 2023, down 10.1 per cent on the previous year. This was primarily attributed to a fall in the group’s basic building materials segment, which was partially offset by an increase in revenue in its engineering technical services segment and an uptick in its new materials segment. Profit attributable to equity holders of the company contrac...

Capex falls behind targets for PPC

04 April 2024, Published under Cement News

PPC has announced that its capital expenditure fell behind targets for the period ending March 2024. This was due to a delay in the company’s fly ash project in Zimbabwe, which was announced last November. Delays in accessing the power plant, which halted the design and commercial contract, were also a key factor. PPC stated that, “Capital expenditure for the group remains behind the guid...