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Fitch B+ rating for United Cement Group

01 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Fitch Ratings has awarded a B+ rating to United Cement Group (UCG) . The positive outlook by the rating agency is due UCG’s large-scale modernisation as well as with an increase in profitability. The recent acquisition of construction glass producer Kvarts by UCG is also expected to lead to ongoing improvements in product diversifiaction and strengthening of financial stability. Moreover, the integration of Kyzylkumcement is anticipated to increase operating profitability.  According to F...

Qatar National Cement signs digital and Uzbekistan MoUs

30 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Qatar National Cement Co (QNCC) has made a strategic decision to partner SAP and Google Cloud to fuel its digital transformation and ensure future-proof operations.   Eng Essa Mohammed Ali A M Kaldari, QNCC CEO, emphasised the significance of this transformation: "Our aim is to modernise and streamline our systems, increase efficiencies, and enhance the services we deliver to our customers and employees. After implementation, our operations will be more agile and scalable, ena...

Kyzylkum Cement participates in project 'Green land'

25 May 2023, Published under Cement News

This Spring, Kyzylkum Cement JSC (United Cement Group) has been planting 3000 saplings of elm and other ornamental trees and 200 saxaul saplings in Navoi region, Uzbekistan. This is the next stage of UCG holding's active participation in the ‘Greenland’ project aimed at greening areas of Uzbekistan, where historically industrial enterprises are placed. Previously, UCG supported the planting of 3200 seedlings of trees and planted 500kg of seeds of shrubs in the sanitary protection zone of ...

Kyzylkumcement announces large-scale modernisation plans

05 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Kyzylkumcement, the leading cement producing plant of Uzbekistan and the flagship of UCG Holding , has presented detailed plans on its large-scale modernisation project and discussed the results of its zero test with KHD Humboldt Wedag, during the 2023 PetroCem International Conference.   Kyzylkumcement JSC's General Director, Sergey Melnikov, reported that a meeting with the management of the engineering company KHD led to a technical audit at the plant, which made it possible to fo...

Update on Uzbekistan

21 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Uzbekistan have been benefitting from government measures to provide a conducive development environment for the building materials sector. Cement demand has grown rapidly, leading to new plant start-ups, but new capacity and gas shortages are putting pressure on utilisation rates. By Avesta Investment Group, Uzbekistan. The rising importance of Uzbekistan's construction industry has meant that local cement producers are benefitting from government measures to s...

Uzbekistan produced 15Mt of cement in 2022

07 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan produced 14.6Mt of cement in 2022, reports UzDaily, giving a per capita production figure for the year of 415kg. This compares to 1770kg in Turkey, 519kg in China and 280kg in the USA. According to the Institute for Forecasting and Macroeconomic Research (IPMI), the volume of construction work in Uzbekistan between 2017-22 advanced by 71.5 per cent. Cement production over the same timeframe improved by 69.3 per cent with the country’s total cement production capacity comi...

Tajikistan leading cement importer in Uzbekistan

29 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The State Committee of Uzbekistan on Statistics said the country receives the largest part of its cement imports from Tajikistan, which exported in the 8M22 approximately 625,000t of cement into Uzbekistan. Tajikistan produced 2.9Mt of cement in the January-August 2022 period. Other key importers include Kyrgyzstan and Kazakstan, which exported 458,000t and 409,000t, respectively to Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan reduces imports by 25% in 7M22

24 August 2022, Published under Cement News

In the January-July 2022 period Uzbekistan has imported 1.3Mt of cement, with a value of US$52.2m. In terms of volume, this represents a 24.5 per cent YoY drop from 1.721Mt in the 7M21, reports Asia-Plus. Of this total, 533,000t was exported by Tajikistan, which is the largest importer into Uzbekistan. Other sizeable volumes originated in Kyrgyzstan (385,000t) and Kazakhstan (353,000t). Turkmenistan imported 11,500t, while Iran supplied 6700t and China 1400t. Russia delivered 782t. Tajik...

QuvasayCement cuts costs with Denair compressors

23 June 2022, Published under Cement News

QuvasayCement JSC ( United Cement Group ) has replaced compressors at its production facility, saving up to US$25,109 annually on electricity costs. The facility in Uzbekistan installed new Denair DV 315 compressors manufactured by Denair, a Chinese-German company. The new compressors feature low vibration and noise levels, as well as lower oil content in the output airflow for better environmental compliance. The new compressors have already shown their effectiveness by cutting elec...

Bekabadcement to work on International Transport Corridor

22 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Bekabadcement , part of the United Cement Group Holding , has become a partner of the key project to build the International Transport Corridor connecting Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Central Asia is one of the most booming markets and an area for the implementation of large international projects. United Cement Group (UCG) contributes significantly to the economic development of Central Asia countries and takes an active part in projects of regional development. The UCG plant products ar...