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Lucky Cement orders dual-fuel engines from Wärtsilä

27 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Lucky Cement has signed a contract with Wärtsilä for the supply of a combined cycle power plant with additional engine generating sets for its plant in Pezu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The facility is already equipped with 10 dual-fuel engines, supplied by Wärtsilä. "With new cement lines installed, an additional three Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines, each with an output of 10MW, have been ordered to provide the additional power required for the power plant without grid connection," sa...

Pakistan's exports surge in October

24 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement industry earned a revenue of US$105.54m from exporting 3.23Mt of cement and clinker in the 4MFY20-21, compared with US$94.4m from 2.437Mt of exports in the year-ago period, according to the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). The dispatches represent an 11.8 per cent YoY increase in dollar value terms and a 32.5 per cent growth in quantity. In October 2020 exports were up 24.8 per cent MoM to 1.023Mt from 820,107t in September. Revenue from exports also increased 19.7 pe...

CCP investigates offices of APCMA

23 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), as part of an enquiry launched in May 2020 to investigate the possible anti-competitive activities of cement manufacturers, carried out a search and inspection of the offices of the chairman and vice chairman of the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) in Karachi last Thursday. Two different teams entered and searched the offices and impounded the relevant records. The enquiry into the cement sector was based on information ga...

PIBTL reports no congestion for coal imports

20 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Ltd (PIBTL) has informed the government that its terminal at Port Qasim in Karachi is working smoothly without any congestion and delay in the handling of imported coal for cement and other industries. The terminal operator has refuted the claims of terminal users that may point to the opposite. Therefore, PIBTL has sought to clarify several misrepresentations regarding its operation. As a result of the pollution caused by coal handling at Karachi Por...

APCMA appeals for expeditious handling of imported coal

17 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement manufacturers have appealed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, the Minister for Industries and Production, Hammad Azhar, and the Minister for Maritime Affairs, Ali Zaidi, to ensure the smooth expeditious handling of imported raw materials for cement and other industries at the country’s ports at competitive rates.   The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has appealed that coal imports at Port Qasim has become a costly and time-consuming a...

APCMA posts highest monthly dispatches in October 2020

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has released overseas and domestic dispatches data of 5.735Mt for October 2020, which is in line with the statement by Lucky Cement’s CEO, Mohammad Ali Tabba. Local shares increased by 15.8 per cent to 4.859Mt from 4.195Mt in October 2019 while exports registered an increase of 11.6 per cent, rising to 0.875Mt from 0.784Mt in the same month last year. Regional dispatches In the northern region, domestic cement dispatches increase...

Pakistan records 33% growth in October cement dispatches

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's domestic and overseas cement dispatches figures for October 2020 are officially yet to be released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturer Association (APCMA), but Lucky Cement Ltd's CEO, Mohammad Ali Tabba, has estimated a record growth to 5.7Mt, increasing from 4.4Mt in September 2020. The MoM rise of 29.5 per cent in dispatches in October was possible due to the increase in domestic and export demand as well as the speedy momentum in Pakistan's economy.   During an intervi...

Power Cement sees net sales surge 459%

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Power Cement saw its net sales surge 458.9 per cent YoY in the quarter ending 30 September 2020, rising to PKR3.26bn (US$20.36m) from PKR583m. However, the company has also reported a loss after tax of PKR170.78m against a PKR7.9m profit in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.

Fecto Cement records 21% rise in net sales

30 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Fecto Cement saw its net sales advance 20.5 per cent YoY to PKR1.08bn (US$6.76m) in the third quarter of 2020, against PKR897.7m in the year-ago period. The company also announced a contraction in its loss after tax to PKR39.35m from PKR52.9m in the 3Q19.

Kohat Cement Co announces US$21.67m expansion programme

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Kohat Cement Co Ltd (KOHC) in Pakistan announced a big expansion programme in the north of the country at an estimated cost of PKR3.5bn (US$21.67m). KOHC will implement three projects at the plant site in Kohat in  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The company is setting up a 16.2MW coal-fired boiler at an estimated cost of PKR1.04bn. This will result in energy cost savings and availability of other power sources, the company believes. KOHC is also to  undertake construction of a 6700tpd production l...