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Northern Cement Jordan to install new line

02 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia's Northern Cement Co said Thursday that Jordan-based Northern Cement-Jordan, in which it holds 99.35 per cent, has decided to install an additional clinker production line. In preparation for the expansion project, the company will carry out feasibility and environmental studies, the Saudi firm said, without disclosing any financial details. Northern Cement Co booked a net profit of SAR234.3m (USD$62.5m) in 2014, almost unchanged from SAR234.6m a year ago.

Modern Cement and Mining Company selects API PRO software

13 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Jordan's Modern Cement and Mining Company has selected API Maintenance Systems' API PRO software to manage assets and to deliver business intelligence analysis. Modern Cement and Mining Company was established in 2006 by Manaseer Group, which is comprised of 13 subsidiaries that cover a vast range of industries in Jordan. PM Maintenance Chief at Modern Cement and Mining Company, Sufian Qtaish, said: "We concluded that only API PRO could meet our need for a user-friendly interface, flexib...

AUCBM meeting opens in Jordan

11 November 2013, Published under Cement News

The 18th Arab International Cement Conference and Exhibition opened its doors today to delegates from across the Middle East & Africa cement industry at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre on the Dead Sea in the Kingdom of Jordan. Ahmad Al-Rousan, Secretary General of the AUCBM welcomes delegates to this year's meeting in Jordan During his inaugurating speech, Dr Hatem Al-Halawani, Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply in Jordan, highlighted the enormous strides mad...

Jordanian producers strive to increase competitiveness

22 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Overcapacity in the Jordanian cement market is forcing local firms to increase competitiveness amid a challenging operating environment, according to the general manager of Jordan's most recent market entrant. Speaking to the Jordan Times, Basem Zabian of Northern Cement Co, said that cement capacity currently stands at about 10.5Mta while cement consumption is 3.7Mt. and is expected to rise to 4Mta this year. This 6-7Mta of demand-supply imbalance is leading to cost cutting measures a...

Qatrana Cement workers strike on pay dispute

25 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Qatrana Cement Company, a subsidiary of Arabian Cement Co (ARRCO) was forced to halt cement production as employees at the factory held a strike over a pay dispute and closed an access road leading to the works. According to reports in Construction Week, industrial action lasted for eight day after the ministry of labour interceded to negotiate between workers and factory management. Workers had erected a Bedouin tent across the main gates of the cement plant and demanded an end to ‘lo...


03 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Jordan saw turnover decline by 12% lost year to JOD134m (€144m), producing a loss of JOD20m (€21.5m) as production at the two works fell to its lowest lever for eleven years. High fuel and electricity costs led to ceasing exports to Syria, Iraq and the Sudan last year. The company is seeking government permission to burn coal, like its competitor is doing. Lafarge Zimbabwe is to invest US$4.5m in 2012 to improve operating efficiencies. First quarter volumes increased by 31% and t...

Lafarge Jordan Cement 2011 losses

10 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Jordan Cement reported JOD20m worth of losses in 2011 and revenues dropped 21 per cent YoY to JOD134m, according to reports in The National. The company, which once had a monopoly in the country, has been struggling from increased competition ever since a fourth cement factory opened in March last year, while rising costs have impacted revenues. Lafarge Jordan Cement has two plants, in Al Fuheis and Al Rashadiyah, with a combined production capacity of 4.8Mta. Production i...

Lafarge Jordan appoints New CEO

16 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Group announced the appointment of Toufic Ahmed Tabbara as CEO for Lafarge Jordan, both Cement and Concrete. Tabbara will take on his new position in February 2012, after having assumed a number of positions across Lafarge Group in several countries. “I am very pleased with my new responsibilities as CEO and I hope to carry forward Lafarge Jordan’s longstanding history in contributing to the economy, community and society at large. I am very eager to support the Company in leverag...