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PPC Ltd and AfriSam will not proceed with merger plans

PPC Ltd and AfriSam will not proceed with merger plans

South Africa’s PPC Ltd has announced that it will not be moving ahead with the AfriSam merger proposal after the two parties were unable to agree on terms.

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Eurocement engages in education

Eurocement engages in education

Eurocement has been involved in two educational events inside and outside the company.

Dangote Cement releases 2014 results

Dangote Cement releases 2014 results

Dangote Cement reports a 1.4% increase in revenue for the year ended 31 December 2014.

British Safety Council running ‘good practice’ seminar

British Safety Council running ‘good practice’ seminar

On 20 May, the British Safety Council will hold a morning seminar that will focus on sharing good practice in health and safety.

Hope supplies concrete to wind farm project

Hope supplies concrete to wind farm project

The UK’s Hope Construction Materials is providing concrete for the bases of 11 wind turbines in a remote location in Lancashire.

 

Cement news highlights: 23 – 27 March

Cement news highlights: 23 – 27 March

A round-up of this week’s international cement news, from new contracts to corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Sika’s expansion strategy continues with new facilities and an acquisition

Sika’s expansion strategy continues with new facilities and an acquisition

Sika has further expanded its international presence with a new mortar manufacturing facility in Dubai, UAE, and a new concrete admixture plant in Réunion. It has also agreed to acquire Construction Technologies Australia.

L&T Construction wins orders worth Rs.1711 crores in March 2015

L&T Construction wins orders worth Rs.1711 crores in March 2015

The construction division of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) won orders worth Rs.1711 crores in March, including an EPC contract for a greenfield cement grinding plant.

Cement sack study finds advantages for both paper and plastic

Cement sack study finds advantages for both paper and plastic

A study commissioned by the European Paper Sack Research Group finds that paper sacks offer lower cost and higher filling speed, while polyethylene sacks are ahead on cleanliness.

 

Suez Cement donates to Long Live Egypt Fund

Suez Cement donates to Long Live Egypt Fund

Egypt’s Suez Cement, part of the Italcementi Group, will donate LE30 million to the Long Live Egypt Fund over a period of three years as part of its CSR programme.

Strong residential construction performance in the UK in February

Strong residential construction performance in the UK in February

According to Barbour ABI’s latest construction sector report, residential construction activity in the UK grew by 20% y/y in February 2015.

Lafarge Brazil partners with Sebrae/RJ for construction skills project

Lafarge Brazil partners with Sebrae/RJ for construction skills project

Lafarge Brazil has partnered with Sebrae/RJ to help those working in the building sector in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, to improve their professional skills.

MP visits Lafarge Tarmac quarry to discuss rehabilitation plans

MP visits Lafarge Tarmac quarry to discuss rehabilitation plans

Local MP Sammy Wilson visited Lafarge Tarmac’s old cement plant and quarry site in Magheramorne, Northern Ireland, to discuss plans to build a cycling centre.

 

Dome designs for challenging environments

Dome designs for challenging environments

Geometrica describes some of its Freedome® projects in the UAE and Turkey.

Expiry date approaches for US Highway Trust Fund

Expiry date approaches for US Highway Trust Fund

States are delaying spending on transportation projects due to uncertainty over the future of the Highway Trust Fund.

MPA responds to UK government’s 2050 carbon reduction roadmap for the cement industry

MPA responds to UK government’s 2050 carbon reduction roadmap for the cement industry

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has responded to the publication of the government’s 2050 carbon reduction roadmap for the UK cement sector.

Green building expert joins NRMCA to promote concrete solutions

Green building expert joins NRMCA to promote concrete solutions

Award-winning architect Gregg Lewis has been appointed as Senior Director – Building Innovations at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.

 

 
 

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