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UAE: Arkan cutting energy usage in response to price rises

04 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Emirati building materials firm Arkan, which operates the Al Ain and Emirates cement factories, has announced a series of energy saving measures in response to rising prices for electricity, water and natural gas, Trade Arabia reports. The initiatives include the installation of a waste heat recovery unit on the clinker cooler at the Al Ain cement factory. Arkan is also conducting a feasibility study on the construction of a captive coal-fired power plant for the facility. As an interi...

Arkan appoints new chief operating officer, UAE

13 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Arkan Building Materials, a leading construction and building materials company in the UAE, has appointed Abdelaziz Asad as its new chief operating officer. Mr Asad, a UAE national, started his career in 1991 with one of Arkan’s subsidiaries, Emirates Cement Factory. He joined as an electrical engineer and quickly advanced within the organisation, becoming the general manager of the company’s cement division, said a statement from Arkan. In his new role, Mr Asad will be reporting directly ...

Emirates Cement Factory to supply Barakah nuclear power plant, UAE

04 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Emirates Cement Factory (ECF) has been certified by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and Hyundai Samsung Joint Venture (HSJV) to supply Q Class cement to the Barakah nuclear power plant Units 1 and 2, owned by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, located in Abu Dhabi's western region. ECF, a fully owned subsidiary of Arkan Building Materials, upgraded its quality assurance, quality control and production procedures to meet the standard of ASME NQA-1-2008 and to qualify them as supp...

UAE cement producers see improvements in 9M12 profits

01 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Two leading cement producers in the UAE have posted an improvement in profits for the first nine months of 2012 as construction activity on the local market shows signs of a revival. Arkan Building Materials said profits grew 76 per cent during the year to the end of September to AED41.5m (US$11.2m). The company’s improvement was attributed to a 38 per cent rise in sales which increased to AED295.1m during the year from AED213.5m in the same period of the previous year. Revenue at Arkan’s E...