Cement News tagged: International

Cemex settlement agreement with CA Coastal Commission

17 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The California Coastal Commission has approved the agreement Cemex negotiated with commission staff regarding the continued operation of the Cemex Lapis sand plant at a meeting in Seaside (CA), USA. This agreement is part of a settlement of disputes with the commission, the State Lands Commission and the City of Marina over the historical operations of the more than 110-year old Lapis sand pla...

Hanson updates on 2016 sustainability highlights

17 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK’s 2017 sustainability report shows capital investment by the company is up 40 per cent with a significant amount spent on projects to save energy, reduce emissions and improve its sites.   The annual report, which covers the 2016 calendar year, details progress against the company’s 2020 sustainability targets including people, communities, carbon, waste and water. Highlights inc...

Semen Indonesia president director passes away

17 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Rizkan Chandra, president director of Semen Indonesia passed away on Saturday, 15 July following a short illness. Agung Wiharto, Semen Indonesia's corporate secretary confirmed the news to reporters. Mr Chandra, who was born in Jakarta on 27 January 1969, was serving as president director of the state-owned Semen Indoensia over the 2016-20 period.

Expected decline in 2Q Saudi cement sales

14 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Saudi cement sales volumes are expected to have declined by 17 per cent YoY and 11 per cent QoQ due to a lower pace of project spending, Riyadh Capital writes in its latest preview report on the domestic cement sector. However, some welcome relief could come in the form of the government's decision to reduce the export tariff by 50 per cent, the research house adds. The Saudi cement industry ...

LafargeHolcim inaugurates first dedicated Durabric plant in Malawi

LafargeHolcim inaugurates first dedicated Durabric plant in Malawi

14 July 2017, Published under Cement News

One year after the launch of 14Trees, LafargeHolcim’s and CDC’s joint venture to scale-up Durabric, 13 July 2017 marks the next step in its development with the inauguration of a dedicated manufacturing plant in Malawi. Durabric is LafargeHolcim’s affordable building solution, produced with a unique blend of earth, sand and cement, which removes the need for firing, helping fight deforestat...

Hima Cement signs supply deal for Uganda infrastructure

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Uganda-based Hima Cement is to supply infrastructure projects being undertaken by China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC) in the East African country under a new trade deal, local media have reported. Allan Ssemakula, Hima Cement's commercial director, said the LafargeHolcim company will supply cement for the ongoing Entebbe International Airport expansion, construction of Mubende-Ka...

Bamburi gears up for grinding expansion

Bamburi gears up for grinding expansion

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement is set to start expansion of its Athi River grinding plant in Kenya next month, wth a senior executive saying that it has completed pre-construction preparation for the project. “In January we embarked on this 18-month project to construct a new cement grinding line at Athi River, and with civil works currently underway, structural work is set to commence next month,” Managing...

Cemex to supply special concrete for new terminal

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex expects to supply 21,500m 3 of roller-compacted concrete (RCC) to pave all of the roads for the new terminal of ALA Transportes, a division of Grupo Transportes de Monterrey (GTM), the largest trucking company in Mexico. Comprising 15ha in Nuevo Laredo, in northern Mexico, the project required a solution capable of easing the daily traffic of 400 trailers (of 14,000t) and that also of...

Cement demand in Brazil continues fall in 1H17

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil in the 1H17 fell 8.8 per cent YoY as the domestic market required 26.015Mt of cement, according to Brazil’s cement association, Sindicato Nacional de la Industria del Cemento (SNIC). In the southeast of the country, the largest segment, sales fell from 13.12Mt in 1H16 to 12.21Mt in 1H17, representing a decrease of 6.9 per cent. However, both the northeastern and centr...

Holcim Romania inaugurates new terminal

12 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim Romania has inaugurated a new cement terminal which involved an investment of RON12.5m (US$3.1m). The new terminal in the town of Roman, in the northeastern country of Neamt, will supply cement to local clients mostly, Holcim said in a press release. With an area of 13,120m 2 , the terminal is connected to the railway network and has loading and unloading automatic equipment.

Construction product manufacturers pessimistic of growth

12 July 2017, Published under Cement News

The UK’s Construction Products Association's State of Trade Survey for 2Q17 reveals that UK construction product manufacturers experienced growth in sales and activity for the 17th consecutive quarter, but higher input costs and rising uncertainty has dampened manufacturers’ views for the near-term future. Results of the survey showed that among heavyside manufacturers, only seven per cent a...

Vietnam struggles with over-capacity

12 July 2017, Published under Cement News

As domestic output continues to outstrip local demand, Vietnam is facing a 26Mt cement glut in 2017, according to the Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA). Production from domestic cement plants is expected to reach 86Mt while the market is forecast to off-take 60Mt. Meanwhile, exporting the surplus is becoming increasingly more difficult as the imposition of five per cent export duty has ...

Spain’s cement consumption increases 11% in 5M17

11 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain has increased 10.8 per cent YoY to 4,887,751t in the first five months of the year, according to Oficemen, the country’s cement association. A significantly-improved growth rate in May of 15.3 per cent has seen the latest monthly figure reach 1,101,046t and offset the decrease seen in April. If the current growth rate is maintained, it is expected that full-year ...

First clinker produced from new Tula line

11 July 2017, Published under Cement News

On 2 July 2017, Fives produced the first clinker from Cementos Fortaleza's new 3300tpd production line in Tula, Mexico. This completion follows the successful start-up of the two cement grinding plants equipped with FCB Horomill® in December and January.

Cemex participates in key Polish infrastructure road project

11 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex is participating in the construction of the major S7 Expressway in Poland by supplying over 400,000m 3 of concrete. This cross-country expressway connects the Baltic coast to cities such as Warsaw, Kraków, and the Slovakian border region. To improve the highway’s traffic flow and road safety, one of the stretches of the S7 Expressway involved the construction of a 920m-long bridge on ...

Zambia’s president unveils plans for US$528m cement plant

10 July 2017, Published under Cement News

President Edgar Lungu of Zambia announced the construction of a US$528m cement plant at Ndola Lime Co in the country’s Copperbelt as the country aims to diversify its economy. The investment is a joint venture between Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holdings and China’s Sinoconst. The 5000tpd plant will have two 20MW coal-fired power plants to provide electricity to the facility...