Cement News tagged: International

Cemex celebrates 25 years of global growth

14 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex celebrates the 25th anniversary of the start of its globalisation strategy by commemorating the company’s entry into the Spanish market in 1992. Cemex began its international diversification strategy by acquiring Spanish companies Valenciana de Cementos Portland and Auxiliar de la Construcción – at that time the two largest cement makers in Spain. Initiated in 1992, its global di...

Brazil eight-month sales update

14 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Brazil for the first eight months of 2017 fell by eight per cent YoY to 35.7Mt, according to preliminary industry data gathered by Sindicato Nacional da Indústria do Cimento (SNIC). In August 2017 alone, sales fell by 0.9 per cent YoY to 5Mt. Sales per working day were down by 0.9 per cent YoY but saw growth of 0.1 per cent compared to July 2017. Cumulative 12 month sales ...

UK: new orders in construction fall to lowest in three years

13 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Construction output in the UK during July fell by 0.9 per cent and was 0.4 per cent lower compared with one year earlier, latest figures from the country's Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveal. In addition, new orders in the second quarter declined 7.8 per cent and fell 12.6 per cent on an annual basis, the Construction Products Association (CPA) highlighted. Rebecca Larkin, senior eco...

Fives Group founding member of the Centre for Technologies, Minerals and Recycled Materials of the Future

13 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The Fives Group has become a founding member of the Centre for Technologies, Minerals and Recycled Materials of the Future (CTMRMF), a new association that aims to develop the industrial recycling of minerals for the construction and public works sectors. Fives’ Innovation Department and its subsidiary Fives FCB joined Team 2 to found the associate in May 2017. The consortium is made up...

Argentina sees 7% rise in August demand

Argentina sees 7% rise in August demand

14 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Argentina increased 7.4 per cent to 1.122Mt in August 2017 from 1.044Mt in August 2016, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. The organisation also noted a 10.3 per cent rise MoM from 1.017Mt in July 2017. Domestic dispatches by Argentina’s cement producers increased 6.7 per cent YoY and 10.4 per MoM to 1.113Mt in August 2017. Volumes in August 2016 and ...

Sanghi Cements plans floating cement terminal

12 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Sanghi Cements is considering setting up a floating terminal at Kochi Port as part of expanding its coastal movements to south Indian markets. A team from the company is scheduled to travel to Kochi to firm up plans on the project. Once the project becomes operational, Kochi Port will be the first major port in the country to have a floating cement terminal,” AV Ramana, deputy chairman of the...

Butra HeidelbergCement launches new brand of cement

Butra HeidelbergCement launches new brand of cement

12 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Butra HeidelbergCement (BHC) Sdn Bhd, the only cement producer in Brunei Darussalam, has expanded its product line under the Brunei Cement brand with the launch of the 52.5 Brunei Cement. Brunei Cement, a combination of clinker, gypsum and slag, is readily available nationwide in more than 80 per cent of the hardware retail outlets in Brunei Darussalam. A launch ceremony for the new ceme...

Fortune recognises Cemex as a World Changing Company

12 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that it has been included in the Fortune 2017 Change the World List, a ranking that highlights 50 companies worldwide that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. With its inclusion in Fortune’s 2015 list, this marks the second time that Cemex was recognised among the world’s top 20 companies in this ranking. Fortune...

July's cement dispatches see significant rise in northern Pakistan

11 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's local dispatches from units based in its northern region were 2.423Mt, while the region's export dispatches reached 0.338Mt in July 2017, representing a significant increase from 1.516Mt local and 0.306Mt export dispatches reported in July 2016. The turnaround was a surprise, after a poor June 2017, particularly when considering the political turmoil and unprecedented rains throu...

MPA warns UK Government of its need to support MASS

08 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Nigel Jackson, CEO of the Mineral Products Association (MPA) in the UK has written to the Communities and Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, on the need to continue cutting red tape in the extraction industry, support mineral planning and protect the Managed Aggregate Supply System (MASS). If the government takes no action, it will undermine any attempts to fix a broken housing mark...

Buzzi Unicem acquires 50% of Ecotrade SpA

07 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has acquired 50 per cent of Ecotrade SpA, a company with approximately 30 years of experience in the supply and recycling of industrial waste and byproducts for cement production. Ecotrade has been handling contracts to supply coal ash from power plants and blastfurnace slag from steel mills around the world for decades, supplying them to cement plants across several continents. ...

West Bank case against CRH thrown out by Washington DC court

07 September 2017, Published under Cement News

A US$34bn US lawsuit launched last year by Palestinian activists against dozens of companies including Ireland's CRH, has been dismissed by a Washington DC court, the Irish Independent reports. The activists had tried to sue about 40 defendants for alleged "profiteering" related to the construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. The companies sued ranged from Hewlett-Packard, Volvo a...

Cemex’s Bloqueras Solidarias Program recognised in Colombia

07 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The Colombian Construction Chamber of Commerce (CAMACOL) awarded Cemex’s Bloqueras Solidarias program the Community Prize for Best Management in recognition of its efforts to help low-income families build their own homes. The CAMACOL awarded Cemex Colombia the Community Prize for Best Management in recognition of its efforts under the Bloqueras Solidarias initiative. Ricardo Naya, President ...

Mon State Parliament to debate coal-fired power plant

07 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Mon State Parliament agreed on Tuesday to debate the legality of a cement factory’s coal-fired power plant in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw Township, according to local press reports. The US$400m cement factory run by Mawlamyine Cement Ltd (MCL) – a joint venture between Thai firm Siam Cement Group (SCG) and Pacific Link Cement Industries – is powered by a 49MW coal-fired power plant. The proposal...

Finalists for 2017 Cemex Building Award revealed

06 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced the 61 finalists for the International Edition of the 2017 Cemex Building Award, which recognises the best architecture and construction worldwide every year. The International Edition gathers the winning projects from the different National Editions of the Cemex Building Award. This year, 17 countries issued a call for finished projects that will participate in the Inter...

Hima partners with Chinese contractor for three infrastructure projects in Uganda

06 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement, LafargeHolcim company in Uganda, and China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) on 12 July signed a memorandum of understanding to deliver solutions for three major infrastructure projects. The Ugandan government prioritising infrastructure development as one of the drivers of economic growth and Hima Cement will contribute to the country’s effort to build durable and relia...