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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...

Captive power plant commissioned for Samawa Cement

22 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Six MAN Energy Solutions 18V32/40 engines have been commissioned at Samawa Cement, Iraq. The power engines will produce 54MW of electrical energy to power the cement plant owned by Kairat Al Abar Iraqi Co (KAAI). MAN Energy Solutions supplied the engines to CGGC-UN Power Co Ltd ( China Gezhouba Group Cooperation) which will operate teh captive power plant. The engines will run on heavy fuel oil (HFO). The overall EPC contract for the cement plant is being carried out by Sinoma (Suzhou)...

Profit of Attock Cement falls in 6MFY19

22 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd (ACPL) has announced earnings of PKR816.79m (US$5.8m) for the half year ended December 2018, a fall of 29 per cent YoY, as compared to PKR1.152bn earned in the same period last year. Company net sales increased by to PKR10.63bn from PKR7.36bn during this period. Distribution cost of PKR749.39m were incurred against PKR279.18m in the same period last year. The administrative expenses stood at PKR252.11m compared to PKR241.74m incurred in the same period last y...

Iraqi Cement signs contract for new 6000tpd line

07 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Chengdu Design & Research Institute of Building Materials Industry, wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinoma International Engineering, has signed an EPC contract to deliver a clinker production line for Iraqi Cement. The new line will be constructed in Samawah in Iraq's southern Al Muthanna province at an estimated cost of US$246m. The agreement will see the company take charge of mine design, supply of mining equipment and build the complete 6000tpd production line, from crushing raw materials...