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Cimprogetti making progress on lime plant project for Algerian Qatari Steel
Algeria: Italy s Cimprogetti says it is making progress on a lime plant it is building with Bedeschi for Algerian Qatari Steel. The project is to build a lime plant supporting a steel plant at Bellara in Jijel. It includes the design and supply of the entire lime plant, from the limestone receiving area to quicklime storage, which is directly connected to the Danieli steel mill. The design of power and control systems has been developed by Cimprogetti, including the supply of all electrical panels, medium and low voltage transformers, the diesel generator set and all cables. Cimprogetti is also working with Idom, a Spanish company, on the design and erection phases of the project. The lime plant will use two Flex Reversy 9 kilns with a daily production of 420t/day each, and will be operated with natural gas. The mechanical erection is almost complete and the electrical installation has recently started. The erection works are being checked by Cimprogetti site engineers in collaboration with the end user.
UAECEMENT.COM - May ,19,2018

Senegalese cement production up 5% so far in 2018
Senegal: Cement production rose by 5.6% year-on-year to 1.8Mt in the first quarter of 2018 from 1.7Mt in the same period in 2017. The production rise has been driven by an increase in local sales, according to the African Press Agency. Local sales of cement grew by 50.6% to 1.28Mt from 0.85Mt. However, exports have fallen by 37% to 0.56Mt from 0.90Mt. /GlobalCement
UAECEMENT.COM - May ,19,2018

Portland Cement Association announces the winners of its 2018 Safety Innovation Awards
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) announced the winners of the Energy and Environment (E&E) Awards, recognising creative safety-enhancing projects in the cement industry. Presented at the 2018 Cement and Concrete Fly-In event, the winners were determined by a panel of judges that evaluated innovative submissions from across the country in the following categories: milling/grinding, distribution, pyroprocessing, and general facility. “The American cement industry cares deeply about employee and workplace safety,” said PCA President and CEO Michael Ireland. “The winners demonstrate every day that safety is a primary concern. We are proud of their effort to pursue excellence in safety innovation for their company and their colleagues.” The following are the 2018 Safety Innovation Award winners: Milling/Grinding Category winner: CEMEX USA — Miami, Florida. Pyroprocessing Category winner: CEMEX USA — Houston, Texas Distribution Category winner: LafargeHolcim US, Corporate Program — Chicago General Facility Category winners: Ash Grove Cement Company — Louisville, Nebraska, and CEMEX USA — Brooksville, Florida.
UAECEMENT.COM - May ,14,2018

Court blocks construction of Fecto Cement’s plant at Palai
Pakistan: The Peshawar High Court has stopped construction of a cement plant by Fecto Cement at Palai in Malakand. Opponents of the project cited environmental and health concerns, according to the News International newspaper. Fecto Cement announced plans for its new 6000t/day plant in February 2018.
UAECEMENT.COM - May ,14,2018

Fake cement bagging operation raided in Odisha
India: Police have raided a factory near Cuttack, Odisha that has allegedly been selling repackaged cement. The unit purchased the franchise of a well-known cement brand and then used cement from damaged bags of the consignment to prepare unapproved mixtures, according to Odisha TV. The cement was then repackaged and supplied along with the original cement packets. Up to 7500 fake cement bags, 300 bags of different cement brands and machinery was seized during the raid. The owner of the factory, Lalit Kumar Jain, was also arrested. He has disputed the allegations.
UAECEMENT.COM - May ,09,2018

United Cement Company resumes importing Saudi cement to Bahrain
Bahrain: The United Cement Company (UCC) has resumed importing cement from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain. UCC chief executive Faisal Shehab said that since the Saudi government lifted cement tariffs in February 2018 it had imported up to 60,000t of cement, according to the Gulf Daily news newspaper. Shehab estimated that his company supplies 70% of the construction market in Bahrain. Imports from Saudi Arabia were disrupted when the Saudi government allowed cement to be exported to other countries in March 2017. However, new tariffs were introduced at the same time. Following the opening of exports the price rose and Bahrain was forced to source cement from other countries including the UAE. Previously, Bahrain had exclusive access to imports of cement from Saudi Arabia.
UAECEMENT.COM - May ,09,2018

Turkish cement production jumps in January 2018
The Turkish Cement Manufacturers Association (TCMA) reported cement production of 4.9 million t in January 2018, a 44.9% rise on the same month last year. Growth was strongest in Central Anatolia, which saw production jump 177.7%. Marmara was the largest regional producer of cement with production up 76.4% year-on-year at 1.56 million t. Domestic sales were up 56.81% at 4.4 million t, offsetting a 26.43% decline in exports. Total sales were 4.8 million t, an increase of 43.2%. Stocks stood at 0.9 million t, a slight rise from December 2017 but down 6.27% year on year. /WorldCement
UAECEMENT.COM - May ,03,2018

Union protests over Turkish imports to Trinidad
Trinidad & Tobago: Union members from the Trinidad Cement branch of the Oilfields Workers Trade Union have protested at the Port of Chaguaramas over cement imports from Turkey. A union member claimed that a batch of imported cement had no import duties paid, according to the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. Trinidad Cement has taken legal action in the Caribbean Court of Justice against Turkey’s Sonmez Cimento for breaking local tariff rules. In 2016 Trinidad Cement made an official complaint to Caricom, the Caribbean Community organisation, about tax concerns for a cement import from Turkey. /GlobalCement
UAECEMENT.COM - May ,03,2018

Dangote Cement exported 0.21Mt of cement in first quarter 2018
Nigeria: Joe Makoju, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Cement, has revealed that the cement producer exports 0.21Mt of cement to Ghana, Togo and Niger in the first quarter of 2018. The company s revenue grew by 16% year-on-year to US$668m from US$575m, according to the Vanguard newspaper. Its profit increased by 29% to US$199m from US$154m. Cement sales rose by 2.8% to 6.2Mt from 6.03Mt.
UAECEMENT.COM - Apr ,28,2017

China National Building Material’s sales rise by 40% to US$394m
China: China National Building Material s operating revenue rose by 40% year-on-year to US$394m in the first quarter of 2018 from US$281m in the same period of 2017. Its net profit more than doubled to US$77.4m from US$23.6m. /Global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Apr ,28,2017

Phinma Group to import cement from Vietnam
Philippines: Phinma Group plans to buy a cement plant in Mariveles in Bataan and use it as a terminal to discharges exports from Vietnam. President and chief executive officer Ramon del Rosario, Jr added that the site will be operational by May 2019, according to GMA News. The site will be used to import and process 2mt/yr of cement. A deep water port at Mariveles is anticipated to allow Panamax size ships to discharge cement. /Global Cement
UAECEMENT.COM - Apr ,22,2017

LafargeHolcim Algeria completes fourth export operation to West Africa
Algeria: LafargeHolcim Algeria has conducted its fourth cement export operation to West Africa. Nearly 8500t of Ordinary Portland Cement were despatched from the port of Arzew in Oran, according to the Algeria Press Service. It follows previous batches in December 2017, March 2018 and the start of April 2018. The subsidiary of LafargeHolcim aims to increase its cement and clinker exports to West Africa to 5Mt by 2020. In Algeria the company runs two cement plants at M Sila and Oggaz in Mascara. It also operates a plant at Biskra as a joint-venture with Souakri Group and it manages SCMI s Meftah s plant in a partnership. /globalcement
UAECEMENT.COM - Apr ,22,2017

Oman s largest cement maker plots Central Asia expansion
Acquisition of Ras al Khaimah-based Pioneer Cement Industries gives Raysut Cement access to a mine in Georgia that it wants to extract from Oman s largest cement maker, Raysut Cement, is looking to grow its share of the global market by building a facility in the Central Asian state of Georgia. The company has approved an initial study to consider building a 1 million tonne per annum cement plant near the country s capital, Tiblisi. Through its subsidiary, Pioneer Cement Industries Georgia Limited, Raysut Cement owns a mine with over 30 million tons of Limestone reserves 60 kilometers away from Tiblisi. The company expanded its production to Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE in 2011 by acquiring 100 percent of Pioneer Cement Industries in 2011. Raysut Cement s plans on becoming a 20 million ton cement company by 2022, and expects a final decision on the plant in Georgia to be taken by June this year “at the latest”, it said in a statement. “Discussions have commenced with possible partners for both equity participation and engineering, procurement and construction contracting,” it added.
UAECEMENT.COM - Apr ,16,2017

Indian cement production continues positive start to the year
India s Cement Manufacturer s Association (CMA) reported cement production of 26.37 million tpy in February – an increase of around 23% on the same month in 2017. The higher production trend in February follows a similarly positive month in January, when production rose around 19.6% on January 2017, when the impact of the government s sudden demonetisation in November 2016 was still hitting the industry. The figures also put 2018 s cement production ahead of 2016, which registered cement production of 25.93 million t in January and 25.49 million t in February. The industry is well on track to beat the 2016/17 Financial Year s total production of 279.98 million t. As it stands, FY2017/18 production totalled 269.32 million t with just the March production to be reported. /worldcement
UAECEMENT.COM - Apr ,16,2017

Eagle Cement reports profit increase in 2017
Filipino cement company, Eagle Cement Corp., posted a 4% increase in net profit in 2017 on the back of a 12% jump in sales. Excluding expenses related to the company s IPO, net profit rose by 5% in 2017 compared to the yea before. “We have continued to beat our operational targets in terms of volume growth and cost efficiencies,” said the company s President and CEO Paul Ang. “Our efforts in upgrading and debottlenecking of our existing production lines allowed us to keep healthy margins, despite the challenging market environment.” The company is currently in the midst of expanding its production capacity with a third production at its Bulacan plant expected to begin operations this year. Ground has also been broken on a fourth production in Malabuyoc with completion expected in 2020. Combined, these two projects are expected to raise Eagle Cement s production capacity to around 9.1 million tpy.
UAECEMENT.COM - Apr ,9,2017


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