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Cementa wants climate-positive cement for National Transport Plan

15 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementa has responded to the National Transport Plan of Sweden until 2033, recently announced by  Tomas Eneroth, Minister of Infrastructure, arguing that new infrastructure should be built with climate-positive cement. Karin ComStedt Webb, VP of HeidelbergCement Sweden, said, “Until now, I believe that we in Sweden have often taken cement and concrete for granted and that it should always be available. But for Sweden to continue to be self-sufficient in our most important building mater...

Crown Cement signs Elevated Expressway supply contract

10 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Crown Cement has signed an agreement with The Fifth Major Bridge Engineering Co Ltd of China, the contractor of Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway Project in Bangladesh. Under the deal, Crown Cement will supply 'Crown' brand cement to the Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway Project. Md Mukter Hossain Talukder, FCA, chief executive officer of Crown Cement, and Mr Wei Haijiang, project chief engineer of The Fifth Major Bridge Engineering Co Ltd, signed the agreement on behalf of their...

UK: Build, Build, Build

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Backed by extensive infrastructure investment, the UK construction industry has made an impressive recovery from the pandemic. But all is not plain sailing as labour and material shortages continue to delay projects and raise costs. Moreover, while UK cement producers are enjoying this renewed demand, the pressure is on to meet and even exceed the industry’s net zero carbon targets. A new chloride bypass and preprocessing plant is due for completion at Aggregate Industries’ Cauldon...

Holcim announces its 2030 people strategy

26 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has announced its 2030 people strategy, which focusses on bridging the world’s housing and infrastructure gap, improving livelihoods and upholding the highest standards of human rights.   On its journey to build progress for people and the planet, Holcim states it will: “Accelerate access to adequate housing and infrastructure to improve living standards for all, continue to support communities, from health and education to skill building and respect human rights and implem...

Nuvoco Vistas MD supports Gati Shakti National Master plan

15 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd's Managing Director, Jayakumar Krishnaswamy, supports the Indian government’s announcement for a national infrastructure masterplan. Indian Prime Minister, Narenda Modi, has launched an INR100trn (US$1.33trn) national master plan for multi-modal connectivity that aims to develop infrastructure to reduce logistic costs and boost the economy. PM Gati Shakti, as the infrastructure programme is called, will target logistic costs, increase cargo handling capacity and reduc...

Bamburi Cement lands government infrastructure deals

06 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement has secured lucrative government contracts for the supply of cement for key infrastructure projects in the region as part of efforts to staying afloat in a competitive cement market that has seen its net profit drop by 80 per cent in five years. The East African reports that Bamburi (Holcim group) has won tenders to supply cement key government infrastructure projects in Kenya, including Thwake dam, Nairobi Expressway, Dongu Kundu bypass, Lamu port, Lamu Port-South Sudan...

PCA welcomes bipartisan infrastructure deal

28 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The Portland Cement Association's (PCA) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Sean O’Neill, has released the following statement regarding the USA's bipartisan infrastructure package. "PCA, representing America’s cement manufacturers, applauds the White House and the bipartisan group of 21 senators for reaching a deal on a US$953bn infrastructure package. America's economic vitality depends on an integrated, national transportation network that moves goods and people safely and effic...

MPA's collaboration plea to UK government

24 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The UK government's aspirations for improved infrastructure, affordable housing and a green industrial revolution rely on policies that create the right conditions for a strong and sustainable UK mineral products industry, according to the Mineral Products Association (MPA).   In its new 'Priorities for Government' statement the MPA sets out the government’s 'to do' list for the sector. In return, the industry has outlined its world-leading commitments in areas such as decarbonisation, bi...

Cemex supplies largest maintenance airport in Europe

27 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex is supplying cement and concrete for the Teruel Airport Platform, the largest maintenance, repair and operations airport in Europe. Cemex has supplied 30,000t of cement required to produce 100,000Mm 3 of concrete to build two new hangars, the expansion of the parking arae, a runway of around 3km and industrial zone, terminals, amongst other facilities for the Spanish airport.

Tanga Cement's Board Chairman forecasts strong infrastructure demand in 2021

01 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Tanga Cement PLC's Board Chairman, Lawrence Masha, gave an upbeat outlook on the company's prospects because of the government’s heavy infrastructure projects and investments. At the shareholders' annual general meeting Mr Masha said: "The group remains optimistic of the positive impact of infrastructure development plans under the government’s development version 2025 programme and expect the projects to continue gaining momentum in 2020." Despite the company’s net loss of TZS1...