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Pakistan: Lucky Cement considers buying Hattar plant and investing in Iraq

09 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement has announced that it has begun the due diligence process for the purchase of Dewan Cement’s 1.134Mta Hattar plant and that separately it would look to expand its grinding plant in Basra, Iraq, according to Pakistan’s The News. Lucky’s corporate strategy calls for an expansion of its business into northern Pakistan, for which the Hattar plant – located around 25km from Islamabad – is well suited. The Basra plant, which Lucky holds as a joint-venture with an Iraqi partner, ...

Pakistan: gas price reduction to benefit cement manufacturers

28 November 2016, Published under Cement News

The Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammed Ishaq Dar, approved a gas price reduction at a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC). The decision will see prices fall from PKR600 to PKR400/mBTU. Lucky Cement, DG Khan Cement and Maple Leaf Cement, each of which operate captive gas-fired power facilities, are set to benefit from the decision with the impact on profitability estimated at 4.1 per cent, 1.6 per cent and 1.2 per cent, respectively.

Pakistan: Lucky Cement 1QFY2017 profits up 16%

28 October 2016, Published under Cement News

In its financial statement for the first quarter of the financial year starting in July, Lucky Cement has declared profits of PKR4.04bn (US$38.6m), the Express Tribune reports. This represents an increase of 16 per cent compared to the same period last year. Revenues were five per cent higher at PKR19.8bn, but much of the gain was driven by non-cement subsidiaries. Considering the cement business in isolation, Lucky’s revenues were PKR10.6bn, up two per cent, on sales of 1.7Mt. Domesti...

Pakistan: Maple Leaf and Lucky Cement plan power plants

24 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's two leading cement manufacturers, Maple Leaf Cement Factory (MLCF) and Lucky Cement, have approached the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to obtain a formal generation licence for setting up power plants in the country. Maple Leaf Cement has earlier announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary company, Maple Leaf Power Ltd, had signed an agreement with plant supplier Sinoma Energy Conservation Ltd, China, to build a 40MW imported coal-fired power plant at Isk...

DR Congo: new plants to fight imports

07 October 2016, Published under Cement News

This week it was announced that the Cementerie Kongo (CIMKO) greenfield cement plant project, a joint venture between Lucky Cement Ltd and the local Groupe Rawji, would be completed this October. While it will take a short while for the plant to be optimised, its targeted cement capacity of 1.2Mta is expected to be pressed into action as soon as possible to serve the country's 3Mta cement demand. While GDP in the Democratic Republic of Congo has slipped, with the government forecasting 4...

Environmental award for Lucky Cement

07 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's Lucky Cement Ltd has been awarded the 13th Annual Environmental Excellence Award 2016, presented at the ‘Making Our Cities Sustainable’ conference organised by the National Forum for Environment and Health. The award recognised Lucky Cement’s contribution to sustainable development and economic growth of the country. CEO of Lucky Cement, Amin Ganny, said, "Conserving the environment is Lucky Cement's utmost priority. And, it is because of our commitment to the environment that ...

Lucky Cement's profits up 9.3%

02 September 2016, Published under Cement News

As a result of an increase in turnover, Lucky Cement's full  year profits increased by 9.3 per cent. The company reported earnings of PKR16.15bn (US$154.67m) compared to PKR14.78bn for the same period last year. These results are in line with the market expectations. Net sales were recorded at PKR98.65bn, compared to PKR96.47bn last year, and cost of production fell from PKR56.43bn to PKR54.24bn. A gross profit of PKR27.9bn was recorded, an 8.6 per cent increase from PKR25.68bn in the pre...

Lucky Cement announces Karachi plant expansion

29 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Pakistani cement producer Lucky Cement Ltd informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that it will be expanding the capacity of its Karachi cement works by 1.25Mta in a US$30m project.  This is in addition to the proposed plant expansion of 2.3Mta at its works in Punjab province. This latest project, when completed, will bring the company's total capacitdy from 7.75Mta to 11.3Mta and help Lucky Cement to meet the growing cement demand in the country. Cement consumption is forecast to rise on ...

Pakistan: Lucky Cement highlights its social impact

18 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The largest Pakistani cement manufacturer, Lucky Cement, has highlighted the contribution its operations have made to their locality and the country’s economy reports the Daily Times. Lucky Cement has pointed out that in 2014-15 it paid the government more than PKR7bn (US$67m) in sales and income taxes and generated PKR14bn (US$134m) in foreign exchange. In addition, the company has undertaken a programme to provide clean water supplies to residents of Pezu, its base of operations, whi...

Pakistan cement industry's US$1bn expansion

03 June 2016, Published under Cement News

The steady growth of Pakistan’s cement industry saw the sector attract investment of US$1bn in the current financial year, an economic survey has revealed. Economic Survey 2015-16, released today by Pakistan’s Ministry of Finance, finds that the cement industry is focussing on capacity expansion in view of ever-growing domestic demand and a focus on exports to African markets. Four companies have already announced further investment plans: Cherat Cement, Attock Cement, DG Khan Cement and ...