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Cement imports - fortress Mexico breached

25 October 2013, Published under Cement News

The first industrial scale consignment of bagged cement in 25 years has successfully been imported to Mexico, marking a unique milestone in the recent history of the Mexican building materials sector. Shipunloading at Puerto Progreso, Mexico On 9 October, the vessel M/N Atenea docked at Puerto Progreso on the Yucatan Peninsula with a cargo of 2850t of bagged cement, according to a spokeperson for Comercio para el Desarrollo Mexicano del Sureste SA de CV (CDMS), the import compan...

Russia: the rise of imported cement

11 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has launched a case against stevedoring companies and ports in the Rostov region for refusing the transfer of shipments from Turkey over the past few months, against a backdrop of increasing imports into parts of the country. The Russian competition watchdog initiated the case following a series of complaints against SK "Blue Wave", LLC " Don port", OAO " Rostov port ", OAO "Sailor" for refusing to handle Turkish deliveries since July o...

Ulyanovskcement reports steady gains

10 October 2013, Published under Cement News

JSC Ulyanovskcement, part of Russia’s Eurocement group, has shown a steady increase in all of its performance indicators during the first eight months of this year. In January-August 2013 the plant produced 1.243Mt of cement and 1.046Mt of clinker, a YoY rise of one and five per cent, respectively. Shipments reached 1.26Mt during the period, surpassing last year’s amount over the first eight months of 2012 by 23,000t (two per cent). The company also saw a 13 per cent increase in road deliv...

Lafarge appoints new Russia CEO

25 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has appointed Andre Martin as its new chief executive of its Russian division, replacing Alex de Valukhoff. Mr Martin had previously had previously served as senior vice president for the group’s industrial segment in Paris since last year. "To come to Russia and serve as the CEO of Lafarge Russia, is an honoir I find humbling and motivating," Martin said in an emailed statement. "Together with the team of professionals we are committed to contributing to the building of better ...

SibCement minority shareholders call for BoD election recount

10 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Minority shareholders of Russian producer OSJC Holding Company Sibcem have called for the board and relevant authorities to review the results of the Summer 2013 Board of Directors election results, according to a report by Moscow’s Globe Newswire. A statement by the Siberian Cement Minority Shareholders’ Association (SCMSA) said that they believe that the votes were possibly miscounted and therefore rendered the outcome of the count inaccurate. "Minority shareholders did not get a single s...

Russian cement production in June reaches 7.1Mt

22 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Substantial rises in Russian cement production and consumption have been achieved in 1H13. SMPro analysts state that Russian cement producers achieved an output of 7.1Mt of cement in June, the highest monthly production in 2013. Meanwhile, cement consumption rose by 4.8 per cent compared to June 2012 and by 14.6 per cent with May to 7.5Mt. Russia's overall 1H13 production total was 29.9Mt, a 7.7 per cent YoY increase, while cement consumption is estimated at 31.5Mt for the same period, up ...

Russia and USA prove Dyckerhoff's only first-half bright spot

01 August 2013, Published under Cement News

German cement major and Buzzi Unicem subsidiary Dyckerhoff AG reported a decline in first-half sales volumes across all its market except Russia and the USA. Consolidated sales fell by six per cent. Group EBITDA was down by EUR3m which includes a one-time effect of EUR4m. In the previous year, one-time effects amounted to EUR5m. Pretax results were EUR10m, some EUR12m lower than the same period of last year. Net income after tax was EUR7m. For fiscal year 2013, Dyckerhoff expects group...

Eurocement plans full ownership of Ahangaran Cement, Uzbekistan

01 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Russia-based Eurocement Holding AG is planning to increase its stake in Uzbekistan's second largest cement producer Ahangaran Cement up to 100 per cent. Currently, Eurocement Holding AG owns 83.9186 per cent or 4,136,269 shares in the company.???According to reports by Uzbekistan Daily, it now plans to acquire an additional 792,637 shares, or 16.0814 per cent stake in the company, Uzbekistan Daily reported. Should the deal proceed, Eurocement Holding AG will own 4,928,906 shares in Aha...

Eurocement 1H output rises 5%

31 July 2013, Published under Cement News

The cement output of Russia’s Eurocement Group increased by five per cent to 11.5Mt during January to June 2013, the company said in a statement. Cement shipments, meanwhile, rose by seven per cent during the six month period. The group plans to upgrade its production facilities to raise the share of dry-process production to 100 per cent by 2018 from the current 25 per cent. The Russian market leader plans to boost capacity by 4Mta. Last year Eurocement opened its 2Mta Podgorensky Ce...

Gebr Pfeiffer grinding mill for Lafarge cement works in Russia

11 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement has opted for a Gebr Pfeiffer vertical roller grinding mill to be installed at its Ferzikovo works in Russia. The MPS 5300 BC with a drive power of 5500kW will produce 190tph of CEM I 42.5 R with a specific surface of 3600cm²/g and various blended cements. In addition to the vertical roller mill the scope of supply will cover the plant filter, the fan, the handling equipment of the external material circulation as well as its dust collection equipment. Gebr Pfeiffer SE will ...