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What will prompt faster decarbonisation?

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

This week the Alliance for Low-Carbon Cement and Concrete (ALCCC) published its latest report on 'fast-tracking cement decarbonisation'. The document looks at underperforming and reaching performance-based standards for decarbonisation. The issue with today's cement industry standards is that they are not designed for a quick entry of low-carbon cement. "Safe and low-carbon solutions already exist but need market access through environmentally ambitious standards and policies," says ALCCC...

WHR project begins at Fujairah plant

26 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Sustainable energy solutions provider Engie Solutions has announced that work has begun on its 10MW waste heat recovery (WHR) project at Lafarge Emirate Cement 's (LEC) plant in Fujairah , UAE. The WHR plant is expected to be commissioned by year-end 2023.    Last year, LEC, part of Holcim UAE, had signed a 10-year build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) contract with Engie Solutions, under which Engie will design, finance, construct and manage operations of a 10MW WHR system on LEC’s F...

GCC cement: set for a revival?

13 February 2023, Published under Cement News

With oil prices expected to remain elevated, GCC governments are easing their budgets and restarting construction projects. For cement producers this is good news and the sector prepares for its revival as demand for its products is forecast to show significant growth in the short- to medium term. By U Capital Research, Oman. After challenging times due to economic restrictions, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and low oil prices, the GCC cement sector can now look forward to better...

Going Green in Dubai

06 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Green Cement Factory LLC (GCF), a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Shun Shing Group, commenced commercial operations of its greenfield slag grinding plant in March 2021. The new 1Mta state-of-the-art facility is based in the Dubai Industrial City, UAE, and supplies the domestic construction sector with premium sustainable products.  Green Cement Factory, Dubai Industrial City, UAE, is equipped with four 4000t drive-through silos to store and prepare the company’s product range for dis...

RAK White Cement reports drop in profit

06 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Ras Al Khaimah Co for White Cement and Construction Materials (RAK White Cement) posted net profits of AED21.08m (US$5.74m) in 2022, a 35.9 per cent decline from AED32.87m in 2021. Revenues of the UAE-based company increased by 3.3 per cent to AED247.66m in 2022 when compared with AED239.8m in the previous year. Earnings per share (EPS) fell from AED0.07 in 2021 to AED0.04 in 2022.      

National Cement Factory to import clinker 

31 October 2022, Published under Cement News

National Cement Factory LLC (NCF), UAE, will import 600,000t of OPC clinker divided into equal monthly quantities of 50,000t (with ±10 per cent margin), starting from 1 December 2022, until the end of November 2023.  To meet this requirement, NCF issued an official international tender with a due date of 8 November from vendors. NCF is a subsidiary of Ittihad International Investment LLC, which operates out of the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi. NCF runs a state-of-the-art two-mill gri...

GCC market to expand at a CAGR of 6% in 2022-32

25 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) cement market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of six per cent between 2022 and 2032, according to a report by Future Market Insights. Demand for cement by the end of the period is expected to reach a value of US$12,651m. Much of this growth is forecast to come from the residential sector on the back of population growth, along with public infrastructure and non-residential buildings, such as hospitals. According to the report, over the forecast period, Sa...

Asian Paints enters JV for new white cement plant

25 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Asian Paints is joining forces with Riddhi Siddhi Crusher & Land Transport, based in Fujairah, and Associated Soap Stone Distributing Co Pvt Ltd (ASSD) to set up a white cement and clinker plant in Fujairah, UAE. The joint venture will be a 60:40 partnership between Asian Paints and Riddhi Siddhi & ASSD, according to Coatings World. The initial capacity of the new facility will be 265,000tpa with additional grinding units to be set up in India as well. The JV involves an overall investment o...

UAE climate change ministry signs AF deal with cement companies

14 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Emirates RDF have signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with four cement companies – Fujairah Cement Industries , JSW Cement , Lafarge Emirates Cement and Star Cement – that will enable the cement producers to use alternative fuel (AF)  generated from municipal solid waste (MSW) treated by Emirates RDF. A joint venture between Besix, Griffin Refineries and Tech Group Eco, Emirates RDF operates a plant in Umm Al Qaiwain, the fi...

RAK White Cement board approves delisting from Boursa Kuwait

07 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The board of Ras Al Khaimah Co for White Cement and Construction Materials has approved the delisting of the UAE company’s shares from Boursa Kuwait. The company retains its listing on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. In the 1H22 the company reported net profits attributable to the owners of KWD1.41m (US$4.57m), up 22 per cent from KWD1.16m in the 1H21. Total operating revenues expanded by five per cent YoY to KWD10.71m from KWD10.16m in the year-ago period.