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Al Jouf Cement to supply Palestinian market

18 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Al Jouf Cement of Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with Palestine-based Sanad Trading and Marketing to export 50,000t of cement and clinker annually. Al Jouf made the announcement in a bourse staement on Thursday and said the finanical deal will show in mid-4Q18. Sanad is the largest distributor of cement in Palestine and meets 65 per cent of cement demand.

Palestine: new plant to affect prices?

14 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Palestinian Investment Fund (PIF) subsidiary, Sanad Construction Resources Co, began work on Phase I of its Palestine Cement Factory (PCF) in October 2016. The first phase of construction at PCF includes the construction of a 1Mta cement mill, including raw material storage, grinding, and packing units at a estimated investment of US$60m, according to the PIF. The plant is being constructed in a remote area southeast of Bethlehem on an area of government-owned land purchased by PIF. San...

Gaza residents oppose new cement plant

22 November 2016, Published under Cement News

In October 2016 Sanad Construction Industries (SCI) announced the launch of the first phase of a project to build a cement plant in a vacant lot in the West Bank. This first phase would see the construction of the plant’s crusher following the company obtaining approval from the Ministry of Economy and Minister of Local Environment Quality Authority (EQA). However, when representatives from SCI visited the lot this month to conduct a land survey, residents of the Arab al-Rashaida area adjace...

Palestinian Investment Fund new plant project

03 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The Palestinian Investment Fund (PIF) launched the first phase of its cement plant project this weekend. The PIF's cement plant will be the first in the Palestinian areas. Ceremonies for the occasion were held in Bethlehem under the patronage of President Mahmoud Abbas and in the presence of PIF board chairman, Mohammed Mustafa. The ceremony was also attended by CEO of Sanad Construction Industries Co, Louai Kawas. Sanad Construction is the PIF-owned company in charge of the new cement pl...

Pressure put on HeidelbergCement to close West Bank quarry

06 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Germany's HeidelbergCement is looking for a new site in the Israeli-occupied West Bank following long-standing criticism from investors about its operations in parts of the territory that are fully under Israel's control. HeidelbergCement excavates sand and gravel in the West Bank's resource-rich Area C, which is administered by Israel and is home to the vast majority of Jewish settlements. The Palestinians want all of the West Bank, including Area C, which accounts for 60 per cent of the ...

Holtec wins Palestine plant feasibility tender

20 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Holtec Consulting has won a tender to prepare a feasibility study for the first cement plant to be established in Palestine, the Palestinian Commercial Services Company (PCSC) said. According to a report by Palestine News Agency PCSC has announced plans to build a cement plant in the West Bank which is to be completed within four years. The company currently imports more than 80 per cent of the local market supply of cement from Nesher company based in Israel, while the rest is imported f...

PSCS price rise puts ready-mix companies on strike in West Bank

03 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Scores of ready-mix companies in the West Bank have halted their operations in the Palestinian territories in an open protest against unjustified increases in the rates charged for imported Israeli cement by the Palestinian Commercial Services Company (PCSC). PSCS has increased the cement prices six times since the beginning of 2013. “A total of 67 ready-mix cement companies will not function in the West Bank unless the PSCS gives up its decision to increase the price of cement by ILS18 (US...