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Decarb in Dubai

10 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Cemtech’s annual meeting for the Middle East & Africa saw the regional industry gather once again in Dubai at the stunning Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk on 18-21 February 2024. The event offered delegates from over 40 countries two days of insightful presentations and discussions, networking and broad exploration of decarbonisation technologies.  Cemtech MEA examined different aspects of decarbonisation technologies through lively but skillfully-moderated panel (© Cemtech) C e...

CEMEX launches first fully electric, zero-emissions RMC truck

06 December 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has unveiled the first fully electric, zero-emissions ready-mix truck in the Middle East. According to the company, the truck is fully operational and has the capacity to transport a full load of concrete. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art 350kWh battery which allows it to complete an average full workday with a single recharge.  CEMEX is collaborating with partners and manufactures to discover, pilot, learn, and scale the long-term solutions needed for hybrid and zero-emiss...

Betolar to speak on sustainable alternatives to cement at COP28

01 December 2023, Published under Cement News

At  COP28 UAE, Finnish sustainable materials technology company Betolar is tackling one of the largest sustainability issues of our time: how to reduce climate impacts of the construction industry and decarbonise the sector by replacing concrete with sustainable alternatives to one of the world's largest sources of carbon emissions, cement. Betolar is disrupting the concrete sector with scalable, circular alternatives to cement, used in applications such as the world’s lowest-emission hollo...

CEMEX supplies Vertua to Dubai tower

09 November 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX is supplying its Vertua lower-carbon concrete for the Cavalli Tower, a 70-storey luxury residential building set to become a landmark in Dubai Marina. The tower will feature interior design by the Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli and architectural design by the award-winning architect Shaun Khila. CEMEX provided Vertua lower-carbon concrete with a carbon footprint approximately 35 per cent lower than traditional concretes for this building.  “Thanks to our experience in p...

WCA director calls for industry to decarbonise now

27 October 2023, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association’s (WCA) Director, Ali Emir Adiguzel, addressed a gathering of distinguished industry leaders on Tuesday at the WCA's 6 th Annual Conference, taking place in Dubai on 24-25 October. During his speech, he highlighted the current state of the global cement industry, emphasising the challenges it faces. Mr Adiguzel underlined that the industry is grappling with a significant surplus, saying: "We have enough cement for the next 25 years." While it was anticipated ...

Dubai laboratory uses AI robots to speed up cement testing

17 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Dubai Central Laboratory is deploying artificial intelligence (AI) robots to speed up the testing of building materials. The robots use x-rays to carry out chemical analysis of construction materials and cement products, reports Trade Arabia. The cement testing services are linked to a smart platform, enabling customers to receive analysis reports quickly via smartphone, tablet or mobile device. According to the Dubai Central Laboratory, the introduction of the robots has shortened testing...

Cemtech MEA 2019

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Over 200 delegates from the global cement industry came together for Cemtech Middle East & Africa 2019, held at the Grand Hyatt Dubai between 17-20 February. The event featured an extensive technical programme alongside an international exhibition of service and product suppliers. The first session speakers – from left to right: Thomas Armstrong, ICR; Ahmad Al-Rousan, AUCBM; Paul Roger, Exane BNP Paribas; Tony Hadley, Tony Hadley African Advisory; Keith Hall, chairman and Hettish K...

NCC announces 39% drop in profit for 2017

16 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Dubai-based National Cement Company (NCC) has announced a 38.7 per cent YoY decrease in profit during the full-year 2017 period, to AED53.58m (US$14.59m) from AED89.02m.  According to a company statement, the board has recommended the distribution of AED53.8m in cash dividends for 2017, with a per-share dividend of AED0.15, as a result. The projected dividends account for 15 per cent of its capital.   

CEM Asia Trading, Dubai ships Oman gypsum to Bahrain

24 August 2015, Published under Cement News

CEM Asia Trading, Dubai has undertaken the first shipment of natural gypsum from Oman to Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain, for Falcon Cement. Gypsum being discharged at the Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Bahrain Shipments had previously been carried out from Iran to Bahrain in small barges. However, a source told CemNet News that given the high purity of gypsum originating from Oman (above 91 per cent), the company has now chosen to source gypsum from the sultanate. Indeed, this...

Destination Dubai

07 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemtech Middle East & Africa 2015 was held in the Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE, on 8-11 February, with more than 270 delegates participating in this three-day conference and exhibition. Covering worldwide cement industry trends and manufacturing technology with a well-researched speaker programme and senior participants from over 50 cement companies, Cemtech remains the most relevant cement conference series in the industry calendar. Cemtech Middle East and Africa gets underway at the Grand...