Cement Industry News tagged under: International

29 January 2004

Lafarge cement volumes up

Turnover at Lafarge declined by 6.5% last year to €13,658m, but after adjusting for the exchange rate movements, which reduced the sales figure by 9.0%, and businesses disposed of, there was an underl

29 January 2004

Savannah Cement given ultimatum

The Savannah Cement Company in Ghana has been given up to the middle of February this year to start the Buipe Limestone Project. Failure to comply with the directive would result in the revocation of

29 January 2004

Compañia Uruguaya de Cemento Portland increases sales

The Minas plant of the Compañia Uruguaya de Cemento Portland (CUCP) has forecast to increase its by 150 per cent this year as the neighbouring Ancap plant is expected to close follwing a period of un

29 January 2004

Turkish Bolu Cimento

Turkish cement and clinker producer Bolu Cimento will transfer a ready-mixed concrete facility worth US$3.27m to a new company, it was reported on January 27, 2004. The concrete manufacturer and

Votorantim to invest in its NE Brazil plants 29 January 2004

Votorantim to invest in its NE Brazil plants

Brazil’s Votorantim group will invest US$200m to double production capacity at its Cimentos Sergipe cement plant in Sergipe state, Gazeta Mercantil reported. The expansion works are in the bidd

28 January 2004

Iran technology for Venezuela?

Venezuela is talking with Iranian companies to develop joint ventures in the South American country’s mineral-rich southeast. Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG) President Francisco Rangel s

Indonesia Semen Gresik 03 cement sales down 28 January 2004

Indonesia Semen Gresik 03 cement sales down

PT Semen Gresik said cement sales for 2003 fell 3.2 per centto 14.03Mt due mostly to a drop in exports. Semen Gresik’s domestic cement sales were up 0.9 per cent at 11.97 million tons, but expo

28 January 2004

Lafarge 2003 sales slip but beat forecasts

The world’s leading cement maker, Lafarge posted a 6.5 per cent fall in 2003 sales on Wednesday, hurt by dollar weakness, likely to be stable year-on-year. Sales fell to 13.658 billion euros ($

28 January 2004

Chia Hsin improves in China

Chia Hsin Cement Corp., one of Taiwan’s major cement manufacturers, recently announced it would invest US$100m to build the second kiln at the Jing Yang cement plant owned by its China subsidiar

28 January 2004

Orascom signs for line No 2

Algerian Cement Company signs contract to build a second production line increasing production capacity to 4.4Mt of cement annually. Orascom Construction Industries announced that its wholly owned sub

28 January 2004

Ghacem announces gains

At a function in Takoradi last weekend to honour cement distributors, Mr. Bjarne Schmidt, Managing Director of GHACEM announced that the Ghana Cement Foundation (GCF), a division

28 January 2004

Siam Cement expects 50% profit rise

Siam Cement Plc, the country’s largest industrial conglomerate is expected to report full year earnings that will show an increase of at least 50 per cent, with the company indicating that it ma

27 January 2004

TPI says may sell stakes after restructuring

Thai Petrochemical Industry PCL (TPI), the country’s biggest defaulter, said on Monday it could sell stakes to companies such as PTT and Siam Cement PCL once it restructures its debt.

27 January 2004

Holcim’s plant in Serbia turns profit

Serbia’s second-largest cement plant Novi Popovac, part of Holcim Group, reported on Monday a 160 million-dinar ($2.76m) net profit for 2003, rebounding from a loss a year earlier, when results

27 January 2004

Eurocement sums up 2003 production results

Eurocement Holdings produced 7.5Mt of cement in Jan-Dec 2003. Eurocement made 816,000t of bagged cement, up 16.6 per cent as compared to 2002. Some 50 per cent of the output falls

27 January 2004

New plants for Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has only one cement plant as it is: Garadagh Cement; its annual productivity equals 1Mt of cement. Considering that the majority