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Stock depletion temporarily stops Cimenterie Nationale deliveries

05 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Lebanon-based Cimenterie Nationale has announced it will stop deliveries temporarily on 6 March due to the depletion of its stock. According to L’Orient-Le Jour, the cement producer’s decision is the result of the sector’s chaotic management and a lack of a long-term plan. Since the end of October, and after two exceptional exemptions, cement companies no longer have access to their quarries and their activity is limited to grinding and converting previously-extracted rocks into cement. ...

Lebanon to allow cement imports by individuals

22 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Lebanon’s outgoing Minister of Industry, Imad Hoballah, indicated that the country would allow individuals to import cement to lower the price of cement. Cement prices have risen from LBP240,000/t (US$159.20/t) to LBP1.3m/t following the total closure of the country, including its cement plants, between 14 January-7 February. Imported cement must meet specific technical criteria and be cheaper than LBP240,000/t. However, no decisions have been made in terms of volumes as the ministry wants ...

Algeria exports 6000t of cement to Lebanon

02 September 2020, Published under Cement News

A vessel with 6000t of cement left the port of Djen Djen, Algeria, yesterday, heading for Beirut, Lebanon. Minister of Industry, Ferhat Aït Ali, and Minister of Solidarity, Kaoutar Krikou, were present during the departure. In a statement to the press, the two ministers focused on "the spirit of solidarity which animates the Algerian people towards the brotherly Lebanese people in this difficult circumstance that this country is going through". According to the same declaration, other acti...

Lebanese cement plants call for restart quarries

27 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement companies in Lebanon have called on the authorities to authorise the restart of their quarries, which they said activity had been for nearly seven month due to measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Cement prices had reached new heights on the informal market and cement production needed to be restarted, they said. Quarries in northern Lebanon have been particularly affected.

Lebanese market contracts 56% in 1H20

07 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Lebanon fell by 55.7 per cent in the first six months of 2020. Demand decreased to 300,334t in the 1H20 from 677,620t in the 1H19, according to Libnanews. Local cement plants have reportedly ceased their activities following delays in the renewal of quarry permits.

Tycoon's plans for Lebanese 3Mt cement plant back on

03 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Pierre Fattouche, a businessman with interestes in Armenia and South Sudan, wants to build a 3Mta cement plant in Lebanon to export cement to Syria. The proposed site is in Ain Dara where a group of activists have been trying to block plans for the plant over concerns of underground water reserves and air pollution. The permit for the cement plant was awarded in 2015, but political tensions over the plant have delayed any construction. Ain Dara is located in a Druze majority region and the ...

Bringing an old quarry to life

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Quarry rehabilitation comprises more than just the planting of different varieties of trees on land no longer used. Cimenterie Nationale’s rehabilitation project in Lebanon also includes the country’s first green belt buffer area, natural windbreakers, stormwater management, hydroseeding and beehives. By Ahmed Hoteit, Cimenterie Nationale, Lebanon. Cimenterie Nationale, Lebanon, has rehabilitated an area of 283,598m 2 of the quarry at its Chekka plant following its extraction phas...

Licence for cement plant project revoked in Lebanon

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Lebanon’s Industry Minister, Wael Abu Faour, has revoked the licence of a cement plant planned for Ain Dara, Aley district. The decision comes after a protest by local residents last month, who disputed the project for environmental reasons. In response to the protest, Pierre Fattoush, project owner, had said that Al Arz Cement Co had been issued the licence in compliance with the law and that the plant would be within the legal environmental provisions. Mr Abu Faour’s decision arrives a...

Lebanon: Chekka inaugurates new bag filter

26 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Cimenterie Nationale has inaugurated the new bag filter at its Chekka plant. The new filter will reduce SOx and NOx emissions to 15mg/m3, well below the international norm of 50mg/m3. At the ceremony, which was attended by more than 200 distinguished guests, Cimenterie Nationale’s CEO, Pierre Doumet, said the new filter was testimony to “a permanent modernisation” of the works, a plan started two-and-a-half years ago by the company. However, the US$200m project is still awaiting the r...

Lebanon: Ain Dara plant project attacked by gunmen

14 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Gunmen opened gunfire at a cement factory in the Mount Lebanon town of Ain Dara after the town's residents refused the establishment of factories in the area over health issues, the National News Agency reported on Monday. NNA said the assailants, who were not identified, opened gunfire at an under construction cement factory that belongs to the Fattouch family in Ain Dara in the outskirts of Dahr al-Baydar. Pierre Fattoush, a brother of MP Nicolas Fattoush, wants to establish a huge p...