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Building Iraq’s road to prosperity

07 January 2020, Published under Cement News

With post-war reconstruction continuing in Iraq, the cement and concrete industries play a key role. ICR speaks with Khaled El Dokani, Lafarge Iraq’s country CEO, about solid indications of market growth, the company’s contribution to the development of the local cement industry and challenges faced in building Iraq’s road to prosperity. Khaled El Dokani, CEO of Lafarge Iraq ICR: Can you provide a brief overview of the cement sector in Iraq: what does the industry landscape loo...

Iran to invest US$35m in new Iraqi plant

26 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Khuzestan province is to invest US$35m in the construction of a cement plant in Al-Emareh, Iraq, announced the province’s Deputy Governor General for Coordinating Economic Affairs, Nourollah Hassandeh. The project was launched five years ago following talks between Khuzestani and Iraqi officials and is currently in its final stages, reports the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). "If Khuzestan to be able to provide Iraq with its required raw materials for construction of the cement plan...

Iran faces higher transportation costs for exports to Iraq

31 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Iran is facing difficulties in its cement exports to Iraq, including issues with costs, weight of exports and transportation, according to Ali Mohammad Bod of the Tehran Cement Co and cited by Trend News Agency. “The volume of cement exports has been reduced while the volume of clinker has increased," he said, because the price of clinker is based on the supply and demand. In addition transportation by land and sea have also increased and caused certain issues, Mr Bod told the news agency...

Lucky Cement updates progress on overseas and local projects

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement is currently implementing two cement projects:  the overseas cement plant in Samawah in Iraq and the 2.6Mta brownfield cement plant expansion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. According to Lucky Cement's annual report for 2019, the first shipment of plant and machinery from Sinoma to the Samawah site is expected to start of October 2019. Commissioning will take place in FY20-21.   Similarly, the letter of credit for the power plant in Iraq has been established and s...

ASEC wins KAR Group order to maintain Erbil plant

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Arab Swiss Engineering Company (ASEC) and the Iraqi conglomerate KAR Group have announced signing a three-year agreement for the operation and maintenance of Qarachough cement plant. The 1.9 Mta facility is situated near Erbil city, Iraq.   The cooperation between the two companies comprises human resources support in which ASEC has assisted KAR in the selection and recruitment of domestic calibres, in addition to the design and execution of tailored manpower development programmes.   The O&...

Attock Cement's grinding unit starts production in Iraq

02 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement Pakistan Limited (ACPL) has informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that commercial production from its newly constructed 0.9Mta cement grinding unit in Basra, Iraq, commenced on 1 September. ACPL has succeeded in exporting a huge quality of clinker and cement both in bags and bulk to UAE, South Africa, Iraq, Sri Lanka and many other countries. In addition, the company also produces low-alkali cement. It is a member company of Pharaon Commercial Investment Group, pre...

Iraq approves investment to reconstruct Kufa cement plant

22 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Iraq’s Finance Ministry has approved a US$60m investment to reconstruct a government-owned cement plant in the south-central Najaf governorate, according to Zawya. Work on the rehabilitation and rebuilding of the Kufa cement plant is expected to begin once the funds are released within the next few days. Fadhil Al-Fatlawi, a member of the Parliament's Labour and Social Affairs Committee, has noted that the plans are part of the government’s plan to restore all war-damaged factories. While ...

Iran’s cement exports to Iraq suspended

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Iranian cement exports to Iraq have been suspended, said Hamid Hosseini, secretary general of Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce, Trend reports. He said Iran’s exports to Iraq have been suspended for more than a year due to dumping claims. Iranian export companies were not in possession of facts to prove the opposite, he said. “Thus, Iraq has first increased its fees for imported cement from Iran,” he noted. “Then imports of cement from Iran were periodically banned.”

Wärtsillä to build 20MW engine to power Najmat Al-Samawa cement plant

25 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Wärtsilä will supply the equipment to enable an efficient, reliable and independent power source for the Najmat Al-Samawa cement factory in Iraq. The 20MW engine power plant is being built by Al Shumookh Lucky Investments Ltd, a joint venture company of Lucky Cement Ltd and a limited liability company registered in the United Arab Emirates. The power plant will operate on two Wärtsilä 32 engines running on locally-available heavy fuel oil (HFO) with diesel as a back-up fuel. The engine is ...

Attock Cement commences trial production at Iraqi grinding unit

17 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd (ACPL) has further updated Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) about its Iraq project. Trial production at the newly-constructed cement plant has now commenced, according to company. In the beginning of this year, the company also announced that the entire civil, mechanical and electrical work at its joint venture cement grinding unit in Basra, Iraq, was at the commissioning stage. A local research house also highlighted that ACPL's 0.9Mta Iraq project is currentl...