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New research into sustainable materials for infrastructure development

New research into sustainable materials for infrastructure development

Six new research projects, being conducted in partnership between the UK and China, are to receive £3 million in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

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The latest cement news

Siwertell road-mobile unloader enters operation in Gambia

Siwertell road-mobile unloader enters operation in Gambia

Siwertell supplied a 300 tph trailer-based, diesel-powered Siwertell 10 000 S road-mobile unloader for cement to Jah Multi Industrial Ltd.

World Cement Front Cover Competition

World Cement Front Cover Competition

World Cement wants to know what your favourite cover is from the past two years (January 2013 – December 2014)!

European slowdown continued in 3Q14

European slowdown continued in 3Q14

Cembureau’s economic report for 3Q14 shows limited growth in Europe and low construction activity.

One year on: South Ferriby plant resumes clinker production

One year on: South Ferriby plant resumes clinker production

Following the damage caused by flooding in December 2013, Cemex UK’s South Ferriby plant is back up and running.

 

Cement news from Cameroon and Angola

Cement news from Cameroon and Angola

New cement plant due to start-up in Cameroon and Angola takes a stand on imports.

Cement prices on the rise in Nigeria

Cement prices on the rise in Nigeria

The price cuts announced last month have failed to take hold, say local distributors.

Loesche Latinoamericana S.A.U appoints new Sales Director

Loesche Latinoamericana S.A.U appoints new Sales Director

Vicente Fernández will take up the position of Sales Director at Loesche Latinoamericana (Spain), with effect from 1 December 2014.

Cement industry newsbytes: Egypt

Cement industry newsbytes: Egypt

Suez Cement plans to convert two of its plants to run on coal, while new government studies will look into the economic feasibility of expanding cement production in the country.

 

Registration opens for 57th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference

Registration opens for 57th IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference

Interested parties can now visit the conference website to sign up for the event, which is taking place in Toronto, Canada from 26 – 30 April.

UK Competition and Markets Authority comments on Lafarge Holcim merger decision

UK Competition and Markets Authority comments on Lafarge Holcim merger decision

The CMA has issued a statement regarding the EC decision to approve the merger between cement giants Lafarge and Holcim, subject to divestments.

Nyumba Cement secures US$135 million loan

Nyumba Cement secures US$135 million loan

The new cement project in the Democratic Republic of Congo has gained financial support from the African Development Bank and IFC, among others.

ONS releases construction data for October 2014

ONS releases construction data for October 2014

In October 2014, output in the construction industry decreased by 2.2% compared with September 2014, with declines in new work and repair and maintenance.

 

Ambuja Cement offers customer support in West Bengal

Ambuja Cement offers customer support in West Bengal

Ambuja Cement plans to train 18 000 masons and 15 000 contractors across India by 2020.

Carbolite and Gero Hochtemperaturöfen to merge

Carbolite and Gero Hochtemperaturöfen to merge

Carbolite GmbH has announced it is set to merge with Gero Hochtemperaturöfen GmbH on 1 January 2015.

Caricom Cement commissions new plant in Guyana

Caricom Cement commissions new plant in Guyana

On 13 December, Caricom Cement Company Incorporated commissioned its newly constructed cement manufacturing plant at Everton, Berbice.

Hope Construction to utilise TomTom telematics technology

Hope Construction to utilise TomTom telematics technology

Hope Construction Materials is introducing TomTom Telematics technology to over 400 vehicles to improve sustainability and customer service.

 

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