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Lafarge WAPCO first-quarter rise, Nigeria

09 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge WAPCO posted a turnover of NGN22.6bn (US$143.7m) in the first quarter of 2012, up from NGN14.198bn YoY, representing growth of 59 per cent above the 2011 figures. Profit after tax soared by 151 per cent from NGN1.621bn to NGN4.071bn in 2012. According to analysts at FBN Capital Ltd, the strong sales reflect a higher volume contribution from Lafarge Cement’s new Lakatabu plant, which they said had ramped up production after preliminary hitches in 4Q11. “Management had disclosed ...

Bokaro Jaypee Cement Plant inaugurated, India

30 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Chief Minster Arjun Munda on Friday inaugurated the Bokaro Jaypee Cement Plant (BOJCP) which has a capacity of 2.1Mta at Balidih Industrial Area of Bokaro Steel City. The project is a joint venture unit of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) and Jaypee Group. Deputy Chief Minister Sudesh Mahato and Hemant Soren along with SAIL Chairman CS Verma, SS Mohanti Director Technical SAIL, Sunny Gaur the vice-chairman of Jaypee Group including others were also in atte...

Italcementi opens i.lab Research Centre, Italy

17 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Italcementi’s new Research and Innovation Centre designed by the US Architect Richard Meier, was inaugurated today in the presence of the Italian Minister for the Environment Corrado Clini. Minister Corrado Clini cut the ribbon in front of a large audience including Giampiero Pesenti, Italcementi Chairman, Carlo Pesenti, CEO, and the Group's top management. Also in attendance were representatives and journalists from 18 countries in which the Italcementi Group operates. Located in the Ki...

SOTACIB’s new Kairouan cement plant begins production

16 April 2012, Published under Cement News

A new cement plant located in the Rouissat region, Kairouan governorate, by the Société Tuniso-Andalouse du Ciment Blanc (SOTACIB), has begun producing its first cement according to a statement from Tunisia’s Ministry of Industry. The new facility has a capacity of 1.2Mta of cement and will strengthen total domestic cement production of 7.2Mt to 8.4Mt in late 2012. Abstracted from Business News, Tunisia  

Iran output rises eight per cent

11 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Iran registered an eight per cent YoY rise in cement production last year, which ended on 19 March with volumes reaching 66.4Mt, IRNA news agency reported.  Some 67.6Mt of clinker was producer, up 12 per cent YoY. Meanwhile, exports of cement and clinker increased 17.44 per cent and reached 10.12Mt. Mehdi Ghazanfari, Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade, stated that domestic capacity currently stands at 74Mt, adding that this figure will reach 110Mt by 2015. One of its latest co...


05 April 2012, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement's turnover increased by 9.7% last year to €12,901.9m while the EBITDA improved by 3.6% to €2320.7m. At the trading level, the improvement was 3.2% to €1376.6m and the net interest charge was 6.8% lower at €545.8m and the total financial charge fell by 20.7% to €582.4m. This led to a 32.6% increase in the pre-tax profit by to €794.2m. After a virtual quadrupling of the tax charge and a 10.6% increase in minorities, the net attributable profit emerged just 1.6% higher at €348....

Taiwan Cement ‘cautiously optimistic’

03 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp (TCC), which is fast-expanding in the China cement market, expects demand to pick up gradually this year in its two main markets, after it reported a 20 per cent decline in 4Q12. Speaking to the Tapei Times, chairman Leslie Koo, said:  “We are cautiously optimistic about the business outlook [this year] after a below-trend fourth quarter when the unfavorable macroenvironment softened demand and pushed down selling prices.” Political uncertainty over the leadership re...

Ghorahi Cement to come on-stream in April, Nepal

03 April 2012, Published under Cement News

The latest addition to the Nepal cement production base, Ghorahi Cement Udhyog in the Dang district, is to start production on the 25 April 2012. According to plant officials, construction is at its final stages, the Katmandu Post reports. In terms of market, supply, K Aru Mugam, manager of the factory said: "Cement will be manufactured as per market demand…In the case of clinker, we have planned to manufacture 1200tpd initially and increase production to 2,000tpd," he said. He added the...

HeidelbergCement completes Górazdze modernisation, Poland

28 March 2012, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement completed the capacity expansion project at its cement plant in Górazdze, Poland, with the commissioning of a new cement mill. The new mill, – the largest ball mill in Europe – has a capacity of 1.4Mta and ideally complements last year’s increased kiln capacity. In 2012, total cement capacity in Poland rises to 5.6Mt. "With the new mill we successfully complete another important project of our investment programme in attractive growth markets," explains Dr. Bernd Scheifel...

Athi River pretax profit rises, Kenya

28 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based firm, Athi River Mining, posted a 23 per cent rise in 2011 pretax profit to KES1.36bn (US$16.4m), the company said while net profit came in at KES1150m. Turnover rose 37 per cent to KES8.2bn while cement sales increased 72 per cent helped by the commissioning of new capacities which came on-stream in late 2010. EBITDA rose 31 per cent from KES1.6bn in 2010 to KES2.2bn last year but operating margins were down two per cent in 2011 mainly due to the “rapid increases in cost of...