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Iraq's cement association calls for reversal of fuel subsidy decision

22 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Iraq's association of cement manufacturers has called on authorities to reverse a decision which has seen a reduction in fuel subsidies for the sector, according to Agence France-Presse. Earlier this month, the oil ministry raised the price of fuel sold to cement manufacturers from IQD150/l (US$0.10) to IQD250, in addition to a previous increase this year. The association has warned that the move risks factory closures or a hike in cement prices by at least US$10/t. "The decision will ...

Iraq to see new US$250m cement project

23 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Iraq has reportedly awarded a project to a Spanish company to construct a cement plant at a cost of around US$250m.   Iraqi Industry Minister, Manhal Al-Khabbaz, said the plant in the Nineveh Governorate, northern Iraq, would have an initial capacity of 4000-4500tpd, but could be expanded further at a later date, according to Zawya.   The project is expected to complete with the next 2.5 years and produce new types of cement that are not currently available in the country.   "This is a sign...

Eggersmann Group commissions new RDF/MSW plant

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Eggersmann Group has completed the commissioning of the Middle East's first RDF bio-drying project. The 300tpd RDF plant is situated in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. The facility is also capable of processing 1040tpd (380,000tpa) of municipal solid waste, reaching an overall landfill diversion up more than 80 per cent through the inclusion of biological drying. The client, a local cement producer, negotiated a 20-year agreement for receiving waste from the municipality at the agreed tipping fee ...

Lucky Cement starts commercial operations at Samawah plant

12 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd has announced the commencement of commercial operations of its Samawah plant in Iraq. The company in a notification to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Thursday informed, "We are pleased to announce that the greenfield cement production facility in Samawah, Iraq with a capacity of 1.2Mta has successfully commenced its commercial operations with effect from 10 March 2021." The production facility is a joint venture with the Al-Shamookh group of Iraq. With the l...

Lucky Cement announces 3.15Mta Pezu expansion

02 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Lucky Cement Ltd has announced a further expansion to its Pezu plant on the back of positive results from the domestic cement sector. "Keeping pace with the increasing demand in the domestic cement industry, on the back of revival of economic activity and uptick in construction projects including both retail level projects as well as mega infrastructure development projects the company has decided to enhance its cement production capacity at its Pezu Plant by 3.15Mta," said the ...

Lucky Cement's Iraqi clinker plant set for December start-up

26 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd of Pakistan has set a target date of 20 December 2020 for the start-up of its 1.2Mta greenfield clinker unit, in Samawah, Iraq. Lucky Cement 's Chairman, Muhammad Yunus Tabba, and CEO, Mohammad Ali Tabba, informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in a notification of the preferred date for the start-up. This was possible due to an opening of Pakistan's airspace, which enabled additional workforce for the construction of the preheater/kiln, refractory and electrical ...

Iran exports 5.84Mt of cement in five months

22 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Iran has exported more than 5.84Mt of cement worth US$127.99m during the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (20 March-21 August 2020), according to data from the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA). Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan were the top importers of cement from Iran during the period. As recently announced, the production of major construction industry materials is more than double the country's demand. "In this area [the construction industr...

Lucky Cement profits fall to PKR3.34bn in FY20

26 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd has announced dismal financial results for FY19-20 (July 2019-June 2020). The company earned an after-tax profit of PKR3.34bn (US$19.8m) as compared to PKR10.49bn, reported during the same period in the previous financial year. The company attributed the drop in the profitability for the last three years mainly to increased capacities coming online locally, which has put downward pressure on margins, while input costs have continued to increase. However, as the local deman...

The Cement Producers Association of Iraq joins the WCA as affiliate member

13 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association announced today that it is welcoming the Cement Producers Association of Iraq (CPAI) as an affiliate member of its international network. Affiliate membership is designed for regional or national cement associations and other partner groups, which are not-for-profit organisations working in areas related to the objectives of the WCA. "In these challenging and uncertain times, it's more important than ever that organisations and individuals from across the glob...

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...