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UAE’s cement sector is integral in building circular economies

01 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The second UAE Circular Economy Council meeting reviewed progress in implementing the country’s 2021-31 Circular Economy Policy and underlined the growing role of the cement sector in achieving its goals.  Mohammed Al Jawi, senior manager of environmental and waste management at Emirates Global Aluminium, stressed that the company’s policy of zero processed waste being sent to landfill had been made possible by the cement sector. He outlined that the approach to reducing generated spent p...

RAK White Cement sees revenue down 7%

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

UAE-based RAK White Cement has seen a 34.6 per cent YoY decline in attributable net profit to AED12.69m (US$3.46m) in 2020, compared to AED19.41m in the previous year. Revenues declined 6.5 per cent YoY to AED221.19m from AED236.48m in 2019.

Sharjah Cement sees 26% revenue decline in 2020

15 March 2021, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Sharjah Cement has reported a 25.6 per cent decline in revenue to AED431.63m (US$117.53m) for 2020, compared to AED580.1m in the previous year. The cost of sales declined to AED436.99m from AED543.8m. The company also posted an AED70.64m loss for the year, compared to an AED12.07m profit in 2019.

Wärtsilä wins O&M agreement with Umm Al Qura Cement

19 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement with the Saudi Arabian cement producer Umm Al Qura Cement Co. It is the third agreement term for the customer’s captive power plant installation. Following the continued efficient and reliable performance of the power plant, this latest contract was renewed for five years in November 2020. The 47MW plant is located in Taif City in western Saudi Arabia. It operates with five Wärtsilä 32TS engines, a two-stage turb...

Sharjah Cement receives approval to delist

17 February 2021, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Sharjah Cement has received the approval of the Capital Market Authority (CMA) to voluntarily delist from Boursa Kuwait. On 30 April 2020, the ordinary general meeting (OGM) of Sharjah Cement had agreed on a voluntary withdrawal from the stock exchange through the required measures.

Ras Al Khaimah Cement reports 9% decline in profit

12 February 2021, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Ras Al Khaimah Cement Co has reported a nine per cent decline in net profit to AED50.71m (US$13.8m) last year, compared to AED55.71m in 2019. The company's revenue also fell 15 per cent YoY to AED153.08m from AED181.66m. During the first nine months of 2020, the company's net losses had surged to AED23.7m from AED6.4m in the year-ago period.

Gulf Cement Co sees net loss widen in 2020

11 February 2021, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Gulf Cement Co has posted a net loss of AED273.5m (US$74.47m) in 2020, compared to a net loss of AED26.8m in the previous year. The company’s revenue also declined 22 per cent YoY to AED345.9m from AED443.6m in 2019.

Sharjah Cement signs SRF supply contract

27 November 2020, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Sharjah Cement Factory has signed a contract with Bee'ah, a leading environmental management company, for the supply of alternative fuel from Bee’ah’s SRF plant. A minimum of 73,000t will be provided each year. This translates to 73,000t of waste being diverted from Sharjah landfills and reused by the UAE’s industries. "Companies and industries in the UAE must work together to realise new efficiencies and achieve the country’s sustainability objectives. We thank Bee’ah for it...

Sharjah Cement sees 25% decline in revenue

16 November 2020, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Sharjah Cement has posted a net loss of AED47.9m (US$12.9m) in the first nine months of 2020, compared to a profit of AED2.8m in the corresponding period of last year. Revenues declined 25.3 per cent YoY to AED325.22m from AED435.45m in the 9M19. In the third quarter of 2020 net losses reached AED22.7m from an AED240,000 profit in the year-ago period.

Arkan posts net loss in 9M20

13 November 2020, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Arkan Building Materials Co has recorded a net loss of AED3.71m (US$1.01m) in the first nine months of 2020, compared to an AED36.13m profit in the corresponding period of last year. The company’s revenues fell 14 per cent YoY to AED581.02m from AED675.5m in the 9M19. The lower revenues were attributed to a decrease in cement sales volumes and falling prices due to the impact of COVID-19. "Whilst this unprecedented time has tested the resilience of many organisations, I am proud...