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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 ...

CECE report states EU construction equipment industry is transforming

14 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The European construction equipment industry is confidently looking towards the future and ready to embrace the transition into the digital era, with a stronger-than-ever focus on technology leadership and customer needs, according to the latest construction report by McKinsey & Co and CECE. “We are determined to serve our customers well in the midst of multiple trends facing our industry. Being at the technical forefront is critical for us,” said Bernd Holz, CECE president and sales direct...

CEMBUREAU 4Q15 Economic Report: modest growth across EU, some clouds on horizon

10 March 2016, Published under Cement News

CEMBUREAU's Quarterly Economic Report for 4Q15, published yesterday, shows that no EU countries experienced recession in 2015. However, the latest quarterly data revealed that economic growth did not gain momentum in 4Q15 on a quarterly basis, with very modest growth rates recorded in all major EU economies, ie 0.3 per cent in the EU28 and Germany, 0.2 per cent in France and 0.1 per cent in Italy. The European cement association warns that there are growing fears of a deterioration in the...

CPA: construction fundamentals remain positive

01 February 2016, Published under Cement News

UK construction output was marginally weaker in the final three months of 2015, but the Construction Products Association (CPA) believes the key fundamentals remain positive. On 28 January the UK's Office of National Statistics reported that GDP rose by 0.5 per cent. Within this, construction output was down by 0.1 per cent, its second consecutive quarterly fall following the third quarter’s 1.9 per cent decline. GDP rose by 0.5 per cent. Within this, construction output was marginally...

US recovery to hold firm?

22 January 2016, Published under Cement News

With this week seeing equity markets in turmoil and concerns over global economic growth conditions intensifying, question marks have been raised over whether US construction activity will be able to hold firm. Recent indicators are largely supporting expectations of continued growth in US construction activity. The latest housing data for December showed continued strong growth in both permits and starts, which were up by 15 and six per cent, respectively. Broader economic statistics als...

Construction output 0.8% in euro area

21 January 2016, Published under Cement News

In November 2015 compared with October 2015, seasonally-adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.8 per cent in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7 per cent in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In October 2015 production in construction grew by 0.6 per cent in the euro area and by 0.2 per cent in the EU28. In November 2015 compared with November 2014, production in construction expanded by 2.1 per cent in the ...

Production in construction up by 0.5 per cent in euro area

31 December 2015, Published under Cement News

In October 2015 compared with September 2015, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.5 per cent in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.1 per cent in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September 2015, production in construction fell by 0.7 per cent in the euro area and by 0.2 per cent in the EU28. In October 2015 compared with October 2014, production in construction grew by 1.1 per cent in the eu...

Dangote Cement

23 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Earlier this month, the Nigerian government announced its biggest budget ever with US$30.1bn (NGN6trn) earmarked for the 2016 fiscal year. Representing a 15 per cent rise on the 2015 budget, it will come as welcome news to the country’s cement producers, such as Dangote Cement, that a healthy slice of this is to be spent on infrastructure projects. Despite a slump in the price of oil, which accounts for 70 per cent of the Nigerian government revenue, the country’s National Bureau of Stati...