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Pakistan: CPEC to generate 3Mta demand

09 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement industry will experience growth thanks to the commencement of construction projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).  Experts have suggested that the projects will generate an additional cement demand of between 1.5-3Mta for Pakistan. In the first half of this financial year, local dispatches showed a growth of 16 per cent YoY to 15.2Mt. Local dispatches are expected to grow a further 15 per cent YoY in the second half of the financial year, reaching...

LafargeHolcim announce further Chinese sales

04 August 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has, for the second time in a week, announced that it is to sell some of its Chinese assets. Reuters reports that the company is to sell 13 integrated plants and four grinding stations for CHF208m (US$215m). The assets – currently operated by Lafarge China Cement – are to be purchased by Huaxin Cement, in which LafargeHolcim itself has a 41.8 per cent shareholding. Commenting on the sale, LafargeHolcim CEO Eric Olsen said: "Following our announcement earlier this week to ...

Pakistan: Gharibwal Cement industrial park

04 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Gharibwal Cement Group and China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITC) have signed a deal to set up an industrial park in Chunian Industrial Estate, Punjab. Chinese investors will establish factories in the 2000 acre industrial park. The project is expected to cost PKR20bn (US$191m). An official of Gharibwal Cement told CemNet that it is a partner in the project and will supply the cement.

Nigeria: Ashaka Cement signs NGN11bn coal power agreement

26 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Ashaka Cement plc has signed a NGN11bn (US$35m) contract with China-based RUNH Power Corp Ltd for the construction of a 16MW lignite-fired coal power plant at its cement plant in Gombe State, Nigeria.  The power plant will be operated by firing coal from Ashaka Cement-owned local coal mine reserves located in Maigana, 140km distance from the cement works. Scheduled for completion in 2018, the facility would enable the cement plant to reduce its reliance on the national grid and diesel-...

China: Jinyuan Cement to raise CNY1.36bn in private share placement

12 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Jinyuan Cement plans to raise up to CNY1.36bn (US$204m) in private placement of shares to fund a company acquisition, projects and repay bank loans. In June Jinyuan Cement bought a 51 per cent stake in a Jiangsu-based new materials technology firm from the Jinyuan Holding Group for CNY2.55m. Earlier this year Reuters said the company had scrapped a major asset restructuring plan. Jinyuan Cement reported revenues of CNY95.42m in 1Q16, up from CNY92.36m in 1Q15. The company’s net lo...

Sri Lanka: Holcim exit causes tension with China and India

08 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The possible takeover of Holcim Lanka Ltd by China Resources Cement Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of the state-owned China Resources Group, is expected to cause tension with India as the world's largest cement-producing country extends its influence on the island. With strong current positions in the Colombo and Hambantota harbours, this deal would also give China a presence in Galle and Trincomalee in addition to consolidating its presence in Colombo. Holcim presently owns the Ceylon Ambuja...

China: BBMG sells stakes to Jidong Cement

30 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Chinese building materials supplier, BBMG Corp has plans to sell its stakes in 31 cement-related companies to Jidong Cement. The stakes on offer are valued at CNY15.5bn (US$2.3bn). Tangshan Jidong Cement Co Ltd will eventually become a part of BBMG as part of an overall company restructuring. This move comes as the Chinese government tries to get rid of smaller or inefficient players in sectors such as glass, steel and cement. In May 2016 the government stated that it intends would give c...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

29 June 2016, Published under Cement News

China National Building Materials (CNBM) plans to become a shareholder in Eurocement Group, Russia’s leading producer of construction materials. The deal, which was signed in China on 25 June, is believed to be worth US$5bn. According to local press reports, the input of funds is destined for modernising Eurocement’s existing plants along with the construction of new dry-process production lines. Eurocement currently operates 19 cement plants across Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan with a c...

China Shanshui’s Liaocheng unit ‘illegally occupied’

16 June 2016, Published under Cement News

In a fresh twist in the ongoing troubles of China Shanshui Cement Group, the company has announced that a unit of its subsidiary, Liaocheng Shanshui Cement, has been ‘illegally occupied’ by 200 unidentified people, Bloomberg reports. According to a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange, the firm claims that the occupation was carried out on the orders of former chairman Zhang Bin and founder Zhang Caikui. China Shanshui has been struggling to assert its control over Shandong Shansh...

Ghana: Dangote appeals for ban on Chinese imports

25 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote has called on the government of Ghana to ban imports of Chinese cement, warning that the measure is necessary to save local producers from collapse, Ghanaweb reports. In addition to the economic impact of such imports, Dangote also claimed that Chinese cement was not subject to proper quality checks and as such could put consumers at risk. Joseph Abo, sales and marketing manager of Dangote Cement, said the use of this cement meant Ghana was “building our death traps”. Tor Nygar...