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UK: construction activity falls in August

18 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The UK's Office of National Statistics has released its construction figures for August that saw a fall of 1.5 per cent in construction activity. Decreases were seen in all new work as well as the repair and maintenance segments of 1.4 and 1.5 per cent, respectively. Infrastructure suffered the biggest downturn of 5.1 per cent. In comparison, July saw a 6.1 per cent rise in infrastructure. Meanwhile, total new housing declined 1.3 per cent in comparison with the previous month, whi...

Kazakhstan: a nation’s vision

17 October 2016, Published under Cement News

While the need for infrastructure and housing is considerable in Kazakhstan, lower oil receipts, a depreciating tenge and sluggish global growth conspire against elevated levels of public spending. However, the government has pinned its hopes on foreign investment to meet construction demand as well as expand the cement production base, which in turn will reduce expensive imports. While cement demand growth rates of the past are not expected going forward, Kazakhstan still has a co...

Egypt sets out on a new course

05 September 2016, Published under Cement News

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has managed to return a certain degree of stability to Egypt, with the economy expected to show a gradual recovery. A broad infrastructure programme and robust housing demand is providing the foundation for a strong growth in construction, while the government is calling for the cement industry to increase its capacity. The urgent need to expand Egypt's inrastructure and deal with the considerable housing shortage are expected to drive cement demand f...

Ecuador: a challenging recovery

03 August 2016, Published under Cement News

With severe earthquakes, massive debts and low crude oil prices, Ecuador’s way ahead appears uncertain. The country’s future is dependent on the outcome of the 2017 elections and a recovery in oil prices to get the economy moving again in the right direction under positive leadership. By Rob Roy, ROI Consulting, USA. Ecuador faces an uncertain future, but next year's presidential elections may provide the potential for change Ecuadorian cement consumption is expected to decline ...

Germany: construction machinery manufacturers await upsurge

03 August 2016, Published under Cement News

German construction equipment manufacturers remain optimistic but cautious at the middle of the year, claims VDMA Construction Equipment and Building Material Machinery Industry Association (VDMA) “Apart from individual orders in April, the sector is still waiting for a demand push. We cannot talk of an upswing here,” Johann Sailer, chairman of the VDMA. “We are again in the midst of our daily business – which holds a number of challenges and uncertainties.” Last year’s overall secto...

Turkey eyes export markets

20 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The Turkish cement market appears to be on a course of recovery as the latest data indicates robust growth in the first quarter of 2016. However, to reach healthy capacity utilisation levels, particularly in view of any new capacity to come online, the country’s cement producers will continue to rely on solid export sales, which have seen a fall in recent times. By Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB), Turkey. To achieve robust capacity utilisation rates in times ahead, Tu...

PT Indocement

29 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Last month it was revealed that Indonesia needed US$450bn to finance its infrastructure development plans for 2015-19. As many as 30 projects in the road, rail, power, water and waste sectors had been identified as priority projects, fuelling hope among the country’s cement producers of an upturn in cement demand. This week, however, the ‘Indonesia 2016 Construction Outlook: infrastructure opportunities with relative risk and challenges’ report from Research and Markets says that despite the...

Cementos Argos

29 June 2016, Published under Cement News

A boom in infrastructure projects in Colombia is driving a flurry of activity among its cement producers to increase capacity and upgrade existing facilities. Among these is Cementos Argos, which is currently constructing a new 1.4Mta plant in Sogamoso, Boyaca. The company has also awarded a contract to KHD Humboldt Wedag for three Pyrojet burners for coal and gas firing at its Yumbo factory in Cali. The Pyrojet burner represents the latest in technology advances for KHD burners and will ...

Nepal: Arghakhanchi Cement organises construction training

01 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Arghakhanchi Cement has organised training seminars on building materials and earthquake-resilient construction for workers in Kathmandu, Republic reports. The company also provided free health services to participating construction workers.

Uganda: Karuma dam has to bring in Kenyan cement

21 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Contractors for the Karuma dam in Uganda have resorted to importing Kenyan cement to help keep work going at the site. In a media brief to journalists over the weekend at the construction site, the Karuma Hydro power plant project liaison officer, Qu Jinwei, said they were forced to source high grade 42.5 cement from Kenya since both Hima and Tororo cement factories could not deliver the qualities they need as they are used to producing OPC. “We inspected their factories before we started ...