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IFC, Lafarge and Wärtsilä sign agreement for new power plant in Nigeria
A new power plant is to be integrated with Lafarge’s existing 90 MW dual-fuel power plant in Ogun State, adding 220 MW capacity.
UK construction news from Barbour ABI
Barbour ABI’s latest Economic & Construction Market Review revealed that commercial construction soared by 95.8% y/y in August 2014.
Cement news highlights: 15 – 19 September
Round-up of some of this week’s key news stories from the global cement industry, from cement consumption statistics to road safety and plant investments.
Global leaders release ‘Better Growth, Better Climate’ report
A new report released by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate found that governments and businesses could improve economic growth while reducing carbon emissions.
Sinoma signs EP contract with Votorantim subsidiary in Bolivia
Sinoma Int. (Tianjin) was awarded the EP contract for a new 2000 tpd cement plant project in Bolivia.
Lafarge Malaysia signs MoU with the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research
Lafarge Malaysia Berhad will share data from the GPS utilisation in its trucks with MIROS in order to improve road transport safety in the country.
New guide for lime industry
Lucideon has published a new guide on ‘Lime in Mortars: Hydrated Lime – Benefits of the Use in Mortars’.
Financial news update from Mexican cement producer, Cemex
Cemex announces early tender results for certain senior secured notes and early settlement of tender offer.
Limestone shipments increased on the Great Lakes in August 2014
According to the Lake Carriers’ Association, shipments of limestone on North America’s Great Lakes reached 3.7 million t in August, up 2.8% y/y.
Cataluña: cement consumption 84% lower than pre-crisis high
In August 2014, cement consumption in Cataluña, Spain, dropped by 17% y/y and was 84% lower than in August 2007.
Semen Indonesia plans to construct a new cement plant in Papua
According to reports, PT Semen Indonesia is investigating the possibility of constructing a new cement plant in the province of Papua.
Lafarge holds Global Suppliers Awards
The international cement giant has announced the winners of its 2014 Global Suppliers Awards, recognising suppliers in seven categories.
EU production in construction remained stable in July 2014
In July 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector remained stable in both the euro area (EA18) and the EU28, compared with June 2014.
Bloomberg reports Lafarge, Holcim in talks with EU
Lafarge and Holcim are said to be talking to the EU to iron out any concerns over the merger ahead of giving an official notification of the deal.
FLSmidth inaugurates new service centre in Mexico
FLSmidth has enhanced its ability to serve the Mexican cement and mining industries through the establishment of a new service centre in Zacatecas.
New cement carrier to feature Wärtsilä dual-fuel technology
Wärtsilä is supplying a 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF main engine for a new cement carrier being built at the Scheepswerf Ferus Smit yard in the Netherlands.
Timetric forecasts continued growth for the infrastructure construction market in Russia
Preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup are expected to help increase the value of Russia’s infrastructure construction market, although the current political situation could dampen growth estimates.
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The European Concrete Paving Association EUPAVE and the Czech Research Institute of Binding Materials Prague, in collaboration with the World Road Association PIARC, are to hold the 12th Int
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The Cement Industry Suppliers’ Forum, which aims to develop contact and communication between the cement industry and its suppliers, is holding its 2014 conference in September.
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The seminar will cover topics such as condition analysis, material choice, wear phenomena and the installation technique of anchors and refractory materials in cement kilns and the preheater
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