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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 ...

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...