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Canada: a reversal of fortune

13 April 2015, Published under Cement News

After a prosperous era on the back of strong international commodity prices, Canada faces a more challenging time in terms of cement demand. The competitive landscape is also set to change with the arrival of a new player and the impact of the LafargeHolcim merger. Upside potential exists in terms of exports to Canada’s main trading partner, the US. Canada is the venue for this year’s IEEE-IAS/PCA Technical Cement Conference and Exhibition in Toronto, 26-30 April 2015, and ICR prev...

Votorantim announces 2015-18 investment plan

03 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos announces a new investment package which will see BRL5bn (US$1.6bn) invested in five new factories in Brazil, one in Turkey and one in Bolivia, as well as in the expansion and modernisation of existing units in the 2015-18 period. The announcement comes after the company's 2007-14 BRL10bn investment plan through which the company expanded its global production capacity by 51 per cent. In Brazil, the priority is to increase production in the central-north and northeast ...

Russia: preparing for the cold?

18 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Russia is seeing its economic growth cool amid considerable geopolitical instability and the oil price crisis, with cement demand following suit. Nevertheless, the modernisation and expansion of its cement production base continues as the country’s producers jostle for a better position to challenge both domestic and import competition. BaselCement’s Serebryansky works kick-started the conversion of Russia’s cement industry to more efficient dry-process technology Russia’s ec...

Cemex to invest US$7m in San Pedro de Macoris

09 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex is investing DOP315m (US$7m) in a new packing and palletising line at its San Pedro de Macoris plant, Dominican Republic, to increase capacity and cover market demand for the next five years. In addition, the company will also carry out an upgrade to one of the works’ mills. This will allow the company to increase output and ensure a greater continuity of operation. Cemex is also investing MXN256.5m in 50 concrete mixing trucks.

China succumbs to normality

04 March 2015, Published under Cement News

With the gradual drop in China’s GDP growth to lower-single figures it has been argued that normality has returned to the world’s second-biggest economy. The cement sector has certainly responded by reeling in excess capacity as well as prioritising operational efficiency and higher environmental standards as the government pushes forward industrial reform. ICR looks forward to meeting delegates attending CEMENTTECH 2015 in Beijing, China on 27-29 April 2015 While the Chin...

Bolivia increases cement supply

26 February 2015, Published under Cement News

As the Bolivian cement market surged 24 per cent YoY in 2H14, the domestic cement industry was able to increase output by 15 per cent. However, much has changed as the sector invested in new plants and pushed up production to improve the supply-demand balance. Corporación Boliviana del Cemento (Coboce) now produces around 70,000 bags per day to supply its markets of Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, La Paz and Beni. This follows an investment of US$100m in a new plant at Cochabamba. "The new fa...

UAE: changing fortunes

02 February 2015, Published under Cement News

The changing fortunes of the UAE, as it prepares to host Expo 2020 in Dubai, expands its infrastructure and addresses housing requirements, are envisaged to bump up domestic demand in the coming years. Meanwhile, exports have provided significant relief to local producers during recent years of scaled-back demand. The UAE’s construction sector is returning to form, with a number of major megaprojects in the pipeline and the ramping up of social infrastructure spend. Prestigious, la...

Indian interest in Congo plant investment

21 January 2015, Published under Cement News

The Republic of Congo is expected to add a further cement plant to its production base, according to local news service, Star du Congo. The president of India-based Seftech, Mahesh Chaturved, will be meeting the country’s Minister of Industrial Development and Private Sector Promotion, Isidore Mvouba, to discuss plans to build a 600tpd (0.198Mta) works in Louteté with the option for a further cement works in Hinda, Kouilou province. The project represents an investment of XAF27.5bn (US$4...

Algeria’s expansion drive

19 January 2015, Published under Cement News

As cement demand rapidly increases across north Africa, Algeria leads the region’s drive to increase its cement production capacity. Supported by an active housing and infrastructure construction sector, domestic cement demand is expected to remain high, offering plenty of opportunity for existing and new cement plants. Algeria’s housing shortage and a need for infrastructural development is expected to ensure a continued buoyant domestic cement market Algeria’s economy is on...

Anhui Conch Cement Co

23 December 2014, Published under Cement News

PT Conch, a subsidiary of Anhui Conch Cement, has opened its greenfield cement plant in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. With a production capacity of 1.5Mta, the project has cost US$202m and is strategically located 30km from Tanjung, capital of the Tabalong regency.The facility includes a 36MW steam-powered electric plant. According to the Head of Regional Development Planning Board of Tabalong, construction of the plant, which began in 2012, is part of the previous regime’s programme o...