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Saudi Arabia: Tabuk Cement refused fuel for second line

13 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Tabuk Cement Co has announced that it has been refused the fuel needed to operate its planned second line. The company has been informed by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources that it will not receive the fuel needed to power the line, but added that it remains in negotiations with the ministry. Tabuk Cement confirmed plans to build a new second line last week, stating that it had signed deals worth US$192m for a new clinker production line, a power plant and a water...

Loesche mill order for Southern Province Cement project

11 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Sinoma International Engineering has ordered a Loesche  LM 56.4 for grinding cement raw material at the plant of Southern Province Cement Co in Tahamah, Saudi Arabia. The Loesche vertical roller mill will have a product rate of 400tph with a product fineness of RMl eigh per cent R 0.09 mm and one per cent residue on 212μm. The mill motor will have a capacity of 4000kW. In addition, Loesche will also deliver: metal detector, magnetic separator, slide gates and rotary valves to be fitted belo...

Adequate fuel supply needed to meet Saudi cement demand

10 June 2013, Published under Cement News

With massive investments being pumped into the infrastructure space, the outlook for the Saudi cement sector looks bright. Cement companies have benefitted largely from cheap raw materials and fuel availability, making them outstandingly profitable. However, there are some concerns on fuel supply, which could lead to cement shortages. Despite buoyant demand, the cement sector is facing difficulty in ensuring smooth supply of fuel from the government. At the same time, the ma...

Tabuk Cement Co signs contract for 5000tpd line, Saudi Arabia

05 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Tabuk Cement Company (TCC) has signed a SAR531.5m (US$141.7m) agreement with China's Chengdu Design and Research Institute of Building Materials Industry Co, or CDI, for the delivery and installation of a 5000tpd production line. The project also includes the construction of a 30MW power generation unit, for which TCC signed a separate agreement, worth SAR155.6m, with a German company. In addition, the cement firm awarded a SAR 35.5 million contract, to French environmental services co...

First UAE clinker shipment delivered to Saudi Arabia

04 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia is set to receive its first shipment of UAE clinker with 50,000t recently loaded at the Mina Saqr port by CEM Asia Trading. 50,000t of clinker is loaded at the port of Mina Saqr, UAE, bound for Saudi Arabia Clinker exports have traditionally been seen as too expensive and uneconomical, but cement producers in Saudi Arabia are having to import volumes to keep pace with demand as mega-projects in housing and infrastructure in cities fuel consumption . This is in sha...

Medina Cement begins trial production of new grinding plant

30 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Newly-listed Saudi Arabian cement manufacturer Medina Cement said it has started trial production at its new grinding plant. The new facility has a capacity of 130tph and the trial period will last 2-3 months. Medina Cement offered 94.6 million shares, or 50 per cent of its capital, in an IPO in September 2012.

Hail Cement increases quarterly net loss, Saudi Arabia

23 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Saudi cement producer Hail Cement Co has reported a net loss of SAR13.9m (US$3.7m) for the first quarter of 2013, double the loss recorded in the same period a year ago of SAR6.3m. The company attributed the loss to higher expenses related to launching production, coupled with higher salary costs due to the growing number of employees. Newcomer to the Saudi cement industry, Hail Cement’s 1.65Mta plant, located in the north of the kingdom, is scheduled to come on-stream in the third quarter...

Eastern Province net profit rises 4.8% YoY

20 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Eastern Province Cement Company (EPCC) posted a 4.8 per cent rise in net profit for the first quarter of 2013, which the company attributed the increase to a better performance at one of its affiliate companies. For the first three months to the end of March 2013, net profit rose to SAR109m (US$ 29.1m) compared to SAR104m in the same period a year earlier. Earnings per share (EPS) stood at SAR 1.27, compared with SAR 1.21. Operating profit, however, fell to  SAR104m for the first three ...

Saudi Arabian port authorities prepared for cement imports

20 May 2013, Published under Cement News

The Saudi Arabian Ports Authority (PA) has said the kingdom’s commercial ports are prepared to receive cement and clinker shipments following King Abdullah's directive to import 10Mt to end the current supply shortages. PA spokesperson Abdul Rahman Aldrais said the authority has allocated 17 docking stations, with four each in Jeddah, Dammam and Jubail and one in Yanbu, Dhuba and Jazan. He added that the authority has allocated sufficient storage space to temporarily store and handle cement...

Najran Cement awards new line to Chinese contractor, Saudi Arabia

15 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Saudi cement producer Najran Cement has awarded a contract for the installation and maintenance of a third production line to Chinese firm CEIC. The new production line will have a capacity of 7000tpd and is expected to begin trial operations in 3Q13, the company said in a bourse filing. Najran Cement operates a cement plant situated in Sultana which has two clinker lines of 6000tpd and 3000tpd each.