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Seven Rings Cement hold durable concrete seminar

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Seven Rings Cement recently organised a seminar titled "Durable Concrete for Sustainable Infrastructure" in Chattogram, Bangladesh. Prof Dr G M Sadiqul Islam, Chittagong University of  Engineering & Technology, was present as the keynote speaker. Tahmina Ahmed, additional managing director, Seven Rings Cement, was present as the chief guest. Saif Rahman, director, Shun Shing Group Bangladesh Operations and Nantu Kumar  Dey, chief technical officer, Seven Rings Cement were also presen...

Crown Cement signs Elevated Expressway supply contract

10 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Crown Cement has signed an agreement with The Fifth Major Bridge Engineering Co Ltd of China, the contractor of Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway Project in Bangladesh. Under the deal, Crown Cement will supply 'Crown' brand cement to the Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway Project. Md Mukter Hossain Talukder, FCA, chief executive officer of Crown Cement, and Mr Wei Haijiang, project chief engineer of The Fifth Major Bridge Engineering Co Ltd, signed the agreement on behalf of their...

Two FLSmidth OK mill projects are completed in Bangladesh


27 December 2021, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has successfully completed two vertical roller mill (VRM) projects in Bangladesh. The two mills were ordered by Premier Cement Mills Ltd. The FLSmidth OK 71-6 cement mill   has been installed at the Dhaka (Munshigonj) plant, with a finish grinding capacity of 460tph. The second project is for   Premier Cement Mills'   Chattogram plant and consists of an FLSmidth OK 56-4 cement mill with a rated capacity of 290tph.   "The combined grinding capacity of 750tph is currently the ...

Bangladesh's cement industry export revenue dips in 03MF22

29 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has earned export revenue of US$1.59m in the first quarter of FY22 (July – Sept ), compared to US$1.81m in the year-ago period, a fall of 12.2 per cent YoY. The figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data. Bangladesh exports 90 per cent of its cement to India. Experts believed that the slow arrival of clinker and increase in local consumption, plus the high cost of e...

Alamgir Kabir re-elected as president of the BCMA

26 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Alamgir Kabir, vice-chairman of MI Cement Factory, has been re-elected president of the Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers’ Association (BCMA). Shahidullah, managing director of Metrocem Cement and chairman of Metrocem Group, and Zahir Uddin Ahmed, managing director of Confidence Cement, have also been re-elected as the first and second vice-president of the BCMA, respectively. “Working with the policymakers to flourish the cement sector as well as to keep the consumers’ interest up will ...

Van Aalst wins repeat ship unloader order

08 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Van Aalst Bulk Handling has won a contract to deliver a second ship unloader to one of the largest cement manufacturers in Bangladesh. The pneumatic ship unloader is designed to handle fly ash and is built to cope with the hot and humid conditions in Bangladesh. The ship unloader is rail mounted and located on a jetty at the riverfront. Space is limited on the jetty, therefore we designed a gantry frame for the ship unloader so it can move over the existing conveyor belt. The unloader has...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd releases new cement bag

26 July 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd (Holcim group) has unveiled new look of its premium cement brand 'Holcim Strong Structure' which is now available in all the markets. Rajesh Surana, CEO of LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd, unveiled the new bag design through a virtual programme. Holcim Strong Structure is the most popular cement in the premium-quality segment, recommended to individual house builders for use due to its premium quality. Rajesh Surana said "LafargeHolcim Bangladesh always e...

Premium Mills' manager is imprisoned for keeping factory open

26 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Premium Cement Mills' plant manager in Charmukterpur, Munshiganj, Bangladesh, has been jailed for six months after violating COVID-19 restrictions by keeping the factory operating despite ongoing restrictions. The cement factory has been fined BDT1m (US$11,788) and has been closed for 13 days. A mobile court visited the plant on 23 July after on factory worker had died. The factory authorities in a notice had ordered the workers to join work on July 23 after Eid-ul-Azha holidays and thre...

UltraTech Cement announce net sales of INR116.9bn

23 July 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Co reported that its consolidated net sales in 1QFY22 reached INR116.9bn (US$1.57bn) compared to INR76bn over the corresponding period of the previous year.   Profit before interest, depreciation and tax was INR35,120m compared to INR23,570m. Profit before tax was INR25,270m and profit after tax was INR17,030m compared to INR11,530m and INR7940m, respectively.   Production costs during the quarter increased 11 per cent YoY, mainly on account of higher fuel prices. Th...

Bangladesh cement export revenue fall

19 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has earned export revenue of US$7.26m in the last fiscal year (July 2020-June 2021), compared to US$9.14m in the year-ago period, a fall of 20.6 per cent YoY. The figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data.   Bangladesh exports 90 per cent of its cement to India. An increase in local consumption and high cost of exports attributed to lesser export, a research house...