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Russia: time for change

15 April 2019, Published under Cement News

While Russia’s economy has stabilised following several years of recession, domestic cement demand is expected to only return to growth in 2020. Meanwhile, trading volumes have also softened as cement imports and exports continue to decline on the back of lower demand from domestic and key export markets. By Aleksei Semenov, GS-Expert LLC, Russia. The construction of office and administrative buildings rose by 25 per cent YoY in 2018 although the major office market of Moscow exper...

Zimbabwe's construction contracts in 4Q18

12 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Zimbabwe's construction industry contracted by 6.3 percentage points last year. A Treasury report cited cement shortages and high prices of construction materials for the slowdown. The construction sector registered 7.7 per cent growth in 4Q18 having been revised down from a Treasury forecast of 14 per cent growth. "The construction industry boom that was being experienced in the economy during the1H18 suffered a huge setback following acute cement shortages and unsustainable prices of c...

6th LafargeHolcim Forum is held in Cairo

10 April 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and the American University of Cairo held the 6th LafargeHolcim Forum on 'Rematerializing Construction' in Cairo, Egypt, on 9 April. The forum drew more than 350 leading minds from architecture, engineering, planning and the construction industry and a total of 1200 attendees. Khaled Abbas, Deputy Minister of Housing (Egypt) and Roland Köhler, Chairman of the LafargeHolcim Foundation (Switzerland) welcomed the guests. The meeting included four concurrent workshops with co...

Simba Cement plans construction of new plant

04 April 2019, Published under Cement News

After receiving approval to acquire Cemtech Ltd , Tanzania’s Simba Cement has announced plans to construct the Ortum Cement project that Cemtech had struggled to get off the ground. The project in West Pokot County, Kenya, was due to start in 2010. However, due to the recent developments, work is now expected to begin within a year. Construction is scheduled to take 18 months to complete. Simba Cement is currently seeking an audience with the residents of Sebi, where the plant will be b...

PCA Spring Forecast 2019: US cement consumption growth of 2.3%

28 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has released its annual Spring Forecast, which envisions strong to moderate growth for cement consumption through 2019 and into 2020. PCA Market Intelligence expects cement consumption to grow by 2.3 per cent in 2019 compared to the forecast a year ago, this represents a marginal slowing in the pace of growth. "While there are several phenomenon that confront the economy in the next two years, PCA believes the economy is strong," said Ed Sullivan, PC...

Cemex Ventures teams up with TEFKEN Ventures in construction

27 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures Corporate Capital Unit has signed a collaboration agreement with T EFKEN Ventures, a Turkish industrial conglomerate working in the construction, agriculture, manufacturing and real estate sectors. The businesses will develop synergies between them to innovate the construction industry. The two investment funds will work to invest in new technologies and innovative solutions to drive the revolution of the construction industry on a global basis. Agendas and events will be co...

LafargeHolcim to help build Africa's highest tower

20 March 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will play a key role in building Egypt's new capital, currently under construction 45km outside of Cairo. The city will become the country’s new administrative and financial capital, with around five million inhabitants. Among the buildings using LafargeHolcim's innovative, high-performance materials is the so-called Iconic Tower, which is set to become the highest tower in Africa with a height of 385m when completed by the end of 2020. For the Iconic Tower, LafargeHolcim is ...

World's largest 3D printer to build two-storey concrete house

20 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The largest 3D printer in the world is being prepared to start printing a two-storey house on the site of Kamp C, the Provincial Centre for Sustainability and Innovation in Westerlo, Belgium. Kamp C is looking to persuade the Flemish construction industry of the merits of this innovative technique with practical examples. "This technique is gradually gaining momentum," says Kai van Bulck, who represents Kamp C in the C3PO-project. The printer that Kamp C purchased is mainly suited for pr...

Pakistan's cement and construction FDI falls

18 March 2019, Published under Cement News

According to State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), total foreign direct investment (FDI) into country during July 2018-February 2019 fell by 22.6 per cent compared to same period last year. The SBP data shows that the country received investments worth US$1.61bn during the first eight months of current fiscal year, down 23 per cent from US$2.09bn in the same period last year.   FDI in cement and construction sectors have also been impacted. Out of the country's total FDI, Pakistan's construction i...

Lafarge Malaysia to benefit if East Coast Rail Link is revived

08 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia Bhd is in a great position to benefit from a resumption of the East Coast Rail Link's (ECRL), because the cement manufacturer has won contracts under the project, says Affin Hwang Investment Bank Bhd. Lafarge Malaysia's shares rose 30 per cent yesterday on the news that the rail project might be revived, having been suspended in July 2018. "We understand that the government will likely decide after Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's visit to China in April. If the p...