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Meghna Group joins WCA

31 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) welcomes Meghna Group of Industries, Unique Cement Industries Ltd, to its international membership. The company is one of Bangladesh's biggest conglomerates and will join as a Corporate Member. The association now boasts a network of 66 members and representatives that cover 36 countries. "We are delighted that an important player in the rapidly expanding Bangladeshi cement industry is joining our global network," said Norman Greig, WCA secretary general....

Bangladesh demand to grow 8-10%, but overcapacity to persist

29 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh cement demand is expected to grow by 8-10 per cent in the next five years, according to Masud Khan, CEO of Crown Cement Group. Last year cement consumption reached 27.1Mt, significantly below the country’s total cement production capacity of 50.2Mta. Domestic cement companies met around 82 per cent of this demand while imports supplied the balance. Anticipating higher sales due to ongoing and planned megaprojects, Bangladeshi cement manufacturers doubled their capacity in 2...

LafargeHolcim replaces 17km-long conveyor

15 May 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd has completed the replacement of its 17km-long conveyor belt in an effort to reduce noise emissions. The belt was originally installed in 2004 and connects its limestone mine in India to its plant in Surma, Bangladesh. The replacement project was completed in two phases and finished on 18 April, according to Harpal Singh, project head of operations at the Surma plant. "We have finished the replacement work one day ahead of the schedule," said Mr Singh. ...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh launches a new cement for plastering

09 May 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh is launching a new specialised cement for plastering called Plastercrete. Plastercrete has been carefully tested to ensure quality and meet customers' particular needs. It covers a larger surface area using less cement, resulting in significant cost savings for customers, said LafargeHolcim's spokesperson. "It would be only for plastering and different from others available in the market," Rajesh K Surana, chief executive officer of LafargeHolcim, told a press brief...

Bangladesh cement profitability falls in 1Q18

08 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The Bangladeshi cement industry reports a fall in profit due to the increase in raw material cost despite an increase in sales volumes of 12 per cent in 1Q18. The earnings of listed cement companies at the Dhaka Stock Exchange declined moderately for January-March quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period of the previous year as profit margins were squeezed. Cement companies saw tighter margins due several factors, including higher raw material prices, while cement prices have not incre...

Bangladesh plans dry-process conversion at Chhatak

03 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC), owned by the Bangladeshi Ministry of Industries, is still looking for an engineering and construction contractor to convert the Chhatak cement plant into a dry-process plant in northeast Bangladesh. To allow more time for international companies to submit their bids, BCIC has extended bid due date to 23 April 2018.   The Chhatak factory was established in 1937 by Assam Bengal Cement Company at Chhatak Upazila in Sunamgonj district.   Acco...

Cement exports from Bangladesh on the rise

19 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry earned export revenues of US$8.8m during the first eight months of FY17-18 (July 2017-February 2018), compared to US$5.93m earned in the year-ago corresponding months, reports the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). This equates to a 49 per cent increase in exports YoY with India the main destination for cement exports. The export figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, but the country's export promotion bureau has appreciated the ...

Vessel transporting 1050t of clinker sinks in Bangladesh

19 March 2018, Published under Cement News

A vessel transporting 1050t of clinker to Khulna, Bangladesh, sank on Thursday after a crack appeared in its hull. While 11 crew members were on board at the time, all were rescued by locals. "We felt something was wrong in the vessel from the beginning of the journey, that’s why we tried to speed up and anchor here," said Rabiul Islam, master of the ship. Crew members have commented on the potential negligence of the appropriate authorities who noticed the fault but did not unload the...

BCIC plans dry-process conversion at Chhatak plant

07 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC), owned by the Bangladeshi Ministry of Industries,  is planning to convert a wet-process production line to dry-process at Chhatak Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) in northeast Bangladesh. The Chhatak factory was established in 1937 by Assam Bengal Cement Company at Chhatak Upazila in Sunamgonj district. According to BCIC’s announcement, the 1500tpd clinker and 500tpd cement project includes hiring of ECC contractor for design, engineering, proc...

Confidence Cement plans new Palash plant

01 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Confidence Cement Ltd (CCL) has informed Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on 31 Janusary that its Board of Directors has decided to invest a second cement plant with a capacity of 5000tpd to be named as Confidence Cement Dhaka Ltd and will be located at Palash, Narshingdi, Dhaka. Confidence Cement will have 50 per cent shareholding in Confidence Cement Dhaka Ltd and rest by other investors. The Company has also informed that the Board of Directors have agreed to invest in the new Power Plan...