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Iraq ban challenges Iran cement industry

19 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Iraqi government has passed a bill banning the imports of Iranian cement to protect its domestic cement industry. Mohammad-Reza Lotfi, the deputy head of the Association of Cement Industry Entrepreneurs, said that Iran's cement exports to Iraq amounted to some 7Mt or around 60 per cent of Iranian exports last year. Mr Lotfi said that the only solution is to look for new markets, such as Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Gebr Pfeiffer wins another VRM order for Iraqi market

28 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Sinoma (Suzhou) Construction Co has placed an order with Gebr Pfeiffer SE for the supply of an MPS 5000 B to be installed at the Saman cement works in Iraq. The mill featuring an installed drive power of 4000kW will grind ≥500tph of raw materials to a product fineness of ≤10 per cent residue on 80µm. The mill is slated for delivery in 2016. It will be the sixth mill of this type that Gebr Pfeiffer will supply to Iraq via the Chinese general gontractor.

Attock Cement to remit US$24m Iraqi project

16 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement Pakistan Limited (ACPL), Pakistan, one of Pakistan’s largest cement manufacturers and exporters, has received government approval to remit US$24m as an equity investment for the establishment of a cement grinding unit in Basra, Iraq. The permission was given by the the country's finance minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, who chaired the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat on 15 March.   An official governme...

Lafarge's final full year turnover and EBITDA in decline

18 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge's turnover eased by 1.9 per cent to EUR12,843m in 2014 and the EBITDA came off 2.6 per cent to EUR2721m, having fallen by 9.4 per cent in 2013. Including share of associates, turnover eased by 0.2 per cent to EUR15,167m and the EBITDA by 0.4 per cent to EUR3091m. The trading profit was off by 2.9 per cent to EUR1,881m, but was 0.4 per cent ahead at EUR2084m including associates and carbon credits received recovered from EUR14m to EUR37m.  Net financial charges declined by a furthe...

Lafarge’s nine-month attributable profit falls 25.8 per cent

05 November 2014, Published under Cement News

In the first nine months of the year, Lafarge's turnover, including its share of joint ventures, declined by 1.3 per cent to €11,332m while the EBITDA edged ahead by 0.5 per cent to €2320m. The trading profit improved by 2.8 per cent to €1589m, while excluding associates there was a 1.2 per cent reduction to €1431m.  Net financial charges declined by 6.7 per cent to €701m and the pre-tax profit was three per cent lower at €636m. Following a 33.3 per cent higher tax charge, the net attribu...

Iran to increase cement exports to Iraq

15 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Iraq has agreed to increase the volume of cement exports from Iran, a senior trade official has said. "As of September 1, each (Iranian) company can export 15,000t of cement into the neighbouring country from Shalamcheh, Chazzabeh and Mehran border terminals," Jahanbakhsh Sanjabi Shirazi, the head of Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce, told Fars News Agency, as quoted by Zawya news. He noted that the new regulations have been adopted by Iraq's Trade Ministry. Last week it was reported tha...

Lafarge Iraq launches an improved version of Karasta multipurpose cement

26 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Iraq has launched a new version of Karasta, its multipurpose cement which is tailor-made for the Iraqi climate and market needs. To meet customer expectations and requirements the formula of Karasta was revised to improve its workability, decrease cracking and improved setting time as well as better adhesion. Karasta's new formula meets the Iraq specification 3868 and the international standards EN 197-1:2011 CEM II/A-L 42.5 R, which is similar to Lafarge products in other countrie...

Gebr Pfeiffer awarded contracts in Turkey, Iraq and Malaysia

12 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Gebr Pfeiffer has been awarded new contracts for its grinding technology in Turkey, Iraq and Malaysia. Four mills for Elazig cement works in Turkey In Turkey, Bilim Makina Insaat Sanayi ve Tic A/S has placed another order for four mills for its cement works in Elazig, situated to the east of Ankara. The order covers an MPS 250 BK roller mill with a drive power of 500kW for coal grinding and two safety shut-off dampers. The mill is designed to yield 35tph of petcoke, with the material bei...

Attock signs Iraq joint venture grinding agreement

14 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan producer Attock Cement on Friday signed an agreement with Al-Keetan Trading and Commercial Agencies Ltd for a new 3000tpd grinding plant in Basra, Iraq. Babar Bashir Nawaz, chief executive of Attock Cement, said the projected cost is estimated at US$35m. Attock will hold a 60 per cent interest and Al-Keetan Trading, the remainder. The plant could become operational in a year’s time, Mr Nawaz added.

Lucky Cement begins production at Iraq works

04 April 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan producer Lucky Cement has started production at its 0.87Mta joint venture grinding plant in Basra, Iraq. Lucky Cement CEO, Muhammad Ali Tabba, told local press that production started in February. Mr Ali Tabba explained to Dawn News that the grinding plant is the first phase of development and "if we succeed in our projections, we may go for a full cement production line of 1.25Mt, which may cost around US$125m.” The US$40m project is a 50:50 investment with the Al-Shawy family of ...