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AfriSam's Centre for Product Excellence reduces carbon footprint

21 September 2021, Published under Cement News

AfriSam’s Centre for Product Excellence (CPE) is crucial to supporting customers in their quest for a low carbon future, according to the South Africa-based cement producer. The CPE is instrumental in pursuing environmental issues related to cement and concrete use, particularly for large projects where stakeholders prioritise the carbon footprint of the materials used.   According to CPE Manager, Mike McDonald, AfriSam’s CPE, based in Roodepoort, Gauteng, is aiding AfriSam’s progress in...

Coal handling capacity to increase at Port Qasim

13 September 2021, Published under Cement News

To coincide with the pace of growth in the cement industry, Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT) has announced it plans to increase its coal-handling capacity at Port Qasim in Pakistan at a ‘marginal cost’ of up to US$70m over 2-3 years. The increase in demand for imported coal is primarily attributed to economic recovery driven by the relief measures taken by the Government of Pakistan (GOP) to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, which include a favourable package for construction, low...

CBMI progresses Solid K4 project despite pandemic

07 September 2021, Published under Cement News

CBMI Construction Co Ltd (Sinoma) are pressing ahead with the Cemex Solid K4 New Line Project in the Philippines, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Manila has received regular lockdowns for more than six months. Subcontractors have retreated from the site due the pandemic, material costs are increasing, labour costs have risen as have shipping costs and additional cost from COVID-19 precautions and measurement, but as the project's EPC contractor, CBMI has continued to work. CBMI als...

Arabian Cement records 2Q21 revenue of SAR233m

30 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Arabian Cement Co (ACC) registered a revenue for the 2Q21 of SAR233m (US$62m), a YoY increase of 66.9 per cent. The company achieved an 82.9 per cent YoY improvement in cement volume from   its Saudi Arabian operations and a 51.5 per cent YoY growth in revenue from outside the kingdom, according to Al Rajhi Capital. Cement sales volume for the 2Q21 reached 0.7Mt, 7.9 per cent higher than the research house's estimate. Gross profit and operating profit increased by 2.0x YoY and ...

Industry majors see success in the 1H21

06 August 2021, Published under Cement News

This week we are taking a look at the first-half results of the cement industry majors, which have all seen a strong overall performance during the course of the year to date. Overall results Record results were posted by several major cement companies during the 1H21. Holcim saw net sales climb 16.6 per cent like-for-like (LfL) to CHF12.556bn (US$13.82bn), while HeidelbergCement posted a 11 per cent advance in group revenue to EUR8.938bn (US$10.55bn). Elsewhere, Cemex recorded a 22 per c...

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe sees 24% rise in cement volumes

06 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe registered a 23.7 per cent increase in cement volumes spurred by growing demand in the period ended May 2021, compared to the prior year. Company secretary, Faithful Sithole, said there was a surge in demand for cement for home building in spite of the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. "In line with the 2021 strategic agenda, the business achieved volume growth leveraging on the growing market demand in the individual home builder segment as well as the o...

Vortex Asia-Pacific reopens Shanghai office

03 August 2021, Published under Cement News

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, solids and bulk handling components company Vortex Asia-Pacific is pleased to announce it has reopened a physical office in Shanghai, China. The new location is in the heart of downtown Shanghai and will serve Vortex’s customers in China and a variety of countries on the Asian continent. "We are extremely pleased that we can start to move on from the past 18 months and that our Asia-Pacific customers are getting all the support they need from our n...

Premium Mills' manager is imprisoned for keeping factory open

26 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Premium Cement Mills' plant manager in Charmukterpur, Munshiganj, Bangladesh, has been jailed for six months after violating COVID-19 restrictions by keeping the factory operating despite ongoing restrictions. The cement factory has been fined BDT1m (US$11,788) and has been closed for 13 days. A mobile court visited the plant on 23 July after on factory worker had died. The factory authorities in a notice had ordered the workers to join work on July 23 after Eid-ul-Azha holidays and thre...

Shree Cement to open 3Mta Pune grinding plant in September

19 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement's 3Mta clinker grinding unit at Patas, Pune district in Maharashstra, India, is now expected to be completed soon with commercial production to commence in September, according to company official. The western Indian expansion, which sits on a 26.6ha plot, had been delayed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and right-of-way issues. The project, which represents an investment of over INR6bn (US$80.39m), will receive clinker from its group plant in Karnataka. In 2020...

Bangladesh cement export revenue fall

19 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has earned export revenue of US$7.26m in the last fiscal year (July 2020-June 2021), compared to US$9.14m in the year-ago period, a fall of 20.6 per cent YoY. The figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data.   Bangladesh exports 90 per cent of its cement to India. An increase in local consumption and high cost of exports attributed to lesser export, a research house...