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China: outward bound

23 March 2020, Published under Cement News

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is now an integral part of the country’s overseas expansion policy. Since its inception in 2013, the BRI has been one of the essential vehicles driving the global spread of Chinese technology and providing a platform for corporate cement and construction giants to enter new markets. ICR takes a look at the initiative’s progress to date and the impact on China’s cement industry, as its shifts from its purely domestic production base to establishing its p...

Shree Cement operates largest kiln in the world

03 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement has increased kiln capacity to 14,500tpd following improvements at its Ras Al Khaimah plant in the UAE, making it the world’s largest operational kiln. The kiln surpasses the previous record-holder, ACC’s Wadi II plant in Karnataka, India, by 2000tpd. Shree Cement’s current installed capacity is 41.9Mta. In 2018 the company acquired Union Cement with its Ras Al Khaimah plant. The production facility has four kiln lines, but only one is currently active.

Pioneer Cement signs limestone development agreement in Georgia

02 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement's UAE subsidiary, Pioneer Cement, has signed an agreement for the development of a limestone mine in Georgia. Under the 10-year deal SFL International will pay a royalty to Pioneer Cement for mining the limestone deposits. Pioneer Cement owns the concession to limestone mines in Georgia where it is currently set to construct a 1.2Mta cement plant. The plant will be located near Tbilisi, adjacent to the limestone mines. The value of the project is estimated at US$200m. Georgi...

The 15th Cemtech MEA opens in Dubai

18 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The 15th Cemtech MEA conference and exhibition has opened at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE. Thomas Armstrong, managing editor of ICR, started proceedings by welcoming delegates to Dubai and also provided an update on the cement markets of the GCC.   The GCC markets are currently facing the issue of large-scale oversupply, with the region hitting a peak demand level in 2015. Total capacity increased to 157Mta in 2018 from 110Mta in 2010, while consumption is currently at around 73Mta. However, ...

Gulf Cement narrows loss

13 February 2020, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Gulf Cement reported a fall in revenues to AED443.6m (US$120.8m) in 2019, down from AED475.7m in 2018. This represents a YoY drop of 6.7 per cent. The company’s loss narrowed from AED33m in 2018 to AED26.8m. Gulf Cement operates a 2.7Mta integrated cement plant in Khor Khuir, Ras Al Khaimah. It has a clinker capacity of 3.8Mta.

Shree Cement is closing in on 50Mta of cement production

07 February 2020, Published under Cement News

This week it was announced that Shree Cement would enter the market of western India within the next six months . The company is preparing to open a new 2.5Mta grinding plant in Pune, Maharashtra with an investment of US$87.8m. The new plant will receive clinker from its plant in Kodla, Karnataka. Shree Cement has been expected to go on a growth path. As recently as November 2019 it raised more than US$278.36m through a qualified institutional placement (QIP) offering, which was underst...

JSW Cement will use UAE plant to grow

06 December 2019, Published under Cement News

This week, JSW Cement announced that its new 1Mta clinker production unit in Fujairah, UAE, is expected to be on-stream in January 2020. The project will enable JSW Cement to transfer clinker from UAE to Mumbai, where it will complete the finish grinding for the Indian market. The Dolvi plant is the company's closest plant to Mumbai, being situated just to the south in Raigad district. However, originally it was only equipped with a single 72tph UBE VRM and had a grinding capacity of 1Mta....

JSW Cement expects UAE unit to be completed by January 2020

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

JSW Cement’s clinker production unit Fujairah, UAE, is expected to be completed by the end of January 2020, according to an interview with the Hindu Business Line. Parth Jindal, managing director of JSW Cement, noted that Ultratech and Ambuja send clinker from Gujarat to be ground near Mumbai. However, the freight from Gujarat and Fujairah to Mumbai is the same because they send it in small vessels and JSW plans to deliver it in big barges. The US$110m project will be the main source of...

Arkan sees increase in net profit for the 9M19

08 November 2019, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Arkan Building Materials Co has recorded a net profit of AED36.13m (US$9.8m) for the first nine months of 2019, compared to AED10.2m in the corresponding period last year. However, group revenue declined 6.1 per cent YoY to AED675.50m from AED719.71m, on the back of increased competition and pressure on prices. "Achieving optimum efficiency across our business remains our utmost priority as we continue to navigate through this challenging business cycle," said Jamal Salem Al Dhah...

RAK White Cement announces 29% net profit rise

05 November 2019, Published under Cement News

UAE-based RAK White Cement saw its net profit increase 28.6 per cent to AED17.89m (US$4.8m) during the 9M19, compared to AED13.91m in the year-ago period. Sales advanced 5.9 per cent to AED180.16m in the first nine months of 2019 against AED170.08m in the 9M18.