Cement News tagged: International

APCMA reports Pakistan cement dispatch rise for 5MFY2018-19

05 December 2018, Published under Cement News

According to All Pakistan Cement Manufacturer Association (APCMA), total dispatches from Pakistan's cement mills in the first five months of this fiscal July-Nov 2018 stood at 19.253Mt against dispatches of 18.513Mt achieved during the corresponding period of last financial year. This represents a four per cent YoY growth. Of this total, the domestic dispatches during July-November 2018 stoo...

Raysut Cement awards WHR contract to Sinoma

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Oman's Raysut Cement has awarded the contract for the installation of a waste heat recovery (WHR) system to Sinoma Overseas Development Co of China. The project is reported to be the first of its kind in Oman. On behalf of Raysut Cement, CEO Joey Ghose signed the agreement with  Meng Qinglin, CEO of Sinoma Overseas Development Co, in the presence of Shaikh Ahmed bin Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdu...

Vietnam Jan-Nov output up 9% YoY

03 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is estimated to have produced 81.9Mt of cement in the first 11 months of 2018, representing a rise of 9.3 per cent YoY, according to the country’s General Statistics Office. Cement output in November increased 8.9 per cent YoY to 8.2Mt and saw a 3.8 per cent advance MoM from 7.9Mt in October.

New Rudny plant to start export to Russia

03 December 2018, Published under Cement News

A new US$100m cement plant was launched in Rudny, Kostanay region, Kazakhstan, to meet the requirements of the domestic cement industry as well as Russia’s southern regions, Kazakh media reported. By the end of the year, the works plans to produce 17,200t of cement. "We plan to get the first products within five days. There is already a buyer for cement – from Ufa (Russia). They are ready t...

Colombian cement demand up 5% in October

Colombian cement demand up 5% in October

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Colombian cement market expanded by 5.2 per cent to 1.083Mt  in October 2018 when compared with 0.949Mt in October 2017, according to the country’s statistics office, DANE. The markets of Meta and Bolívar registered the largest increases at 26 and 19.4 per cent, respectively, but significant gains were also made in the key markets of Cundinamarca (+7.6 per cent), Antioquia (+5.6 per cent...

Cement leaders meet in Delhi for industry summit

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Industry leaders met in New Delhi yesterday for 'Concreatech 2018 – Sustain to Gain', a summit organised by the Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA), to discuss the cement sector's role in national development and commitment to low carbon industrial development. Delegates were told that the Indian cement industry is on track for high growth as it commits to sustainable growth and ambitio...

Republic Cement CEO elected head of ECCP

Republic Cement CEO elected head of ECCP

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The President of Republic Cement, Nabil Francis, has been elected as the new head of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP). "At Republic Cement, we recognise the hard work and the many good things that the Chamber has done over the past years and I look forward to continuing this during my term," said Mr Francis. Mr Francis will be replacing Guenter Taus, who will be...

Mexican cement industry optimistic about announced housing programmes

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mexican cement industry has welcomed announcement of social housing programmes by the new government voted into office last July. "In Mexico there are 7 million families with the potential to enter into schemes of construction or improvement of housing. Meeting their needs can be a growth driver; This type of initiative has been very successful in Colombia and Peru,” said Mauricio Doehne...

MPA joins Global Cement and Concrete Association

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Product Association (MPA) has joined the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) as an affiliate member. Nigel Jackson, MPA's CEO, said: "Our affiliation to GCCA builds on our valued membership of 12 European Regional Trade Associations covering aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar, silica sands. The strengthening of the link between the MPA's...

Cementos Argos to build space launch pad

03 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Argos Cement is currently participating as the supplier of the cement needed for the construction of the Ariane VI Space Station, being built in French Guiana. Argos will ship close to 54,500t of three different types of cement with high levels of resistance and advanced technical requirements, including a road binder as a soil stabiliser solution used for the first time in this type of work...

Tajikistan reports 30% increase in exports

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan exported 1.1Mt of cement to neighbouring countries in the first 10 months of 2018, an increase of 30 per cent compared to the year-ago period, according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies (MoINT). In the 10M18, the country exported 670,000t to Uzbekistan, 423,000t to Afghanistan and 80,000t to Kyrgyzstan. Tajik-Chinese joint ventures Chzhungtsai Mohir Cement, Huaxin...

Iran's cement exports rise 7%

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Iran’s cement exports increased seven per cent YoY to 3.8Mt in the first seven months of the Iranian year started 21 March, according to Abdurreza Sheykhan, chairman of Iran's Cement Industry Employers Association. Exports of clinker bricks also rose in the same period, increasing 13.6 per cent to 3.84Mt. However, Mr Sheykhan also noted that there is a probability that cement exports may decr...

Cement prices fall 25% in Uganda

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Uganda have fallen 25 per cent in the last six months, dropping to UGX28,000/50kg bag (US$7.5/50kg bag) from UGX38,000/50kg bag. The drop in prices follows the recent boost in production capacity in the country, with a number of plant expansions and greenfield projects commissioned within the past year. As a result, the country's total cement capacity stands at 7Mta compared...

Brazilian cement market sees 2% slip in 10M18

29 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil by domestic producers totalled 44.2Mt in the first 10 months of 2018, and were down 1.5 per cent YoY, according to SNIC, the country’s cement association. Brazil’s apparent consumption of cement (domestic sales + imports) totalled 44.4Mt between January-October 2018, representing a 1.9 per cent YoY decrease. SNIC President, Paulo Camillo Penna, said that although Octo...

BBMG and Tangshan Jidong resume US$290m Zambia plant

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

BBMG Corp and Tangshan Jidong Cement recently resumed work on the development of a 1.28Mta cement plant in Zambia. They will build the waste heat recovery unit and the first clinker production line. The preheater, kiln and clinker store are ready. Up to 60 per cent of the US$290m investment will be secured from Bank of China, the IFC and South-Africa based Nedbank Ltd. Around 20 per cent of ...

Cementos Progreso uses novel raw material transport technology

27 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Progreso is using RopeCon material transport technology to connect the crusher with its San Gabriel cement works. Located some 35km west of Guatemala City, the 2.2Mta plant is supplied by limestone from a quarry around 200m lower than the cement plant. The raw material is then transported over hilly and wooded area and over a 1.58km distance. By using RopeCon, supplied by Doppel...