Catch up with the latest industry news via World Cement’s weekly round-up, from new equipment contracts to initiatives addressing the skills gap.
With construction output up 6%, sales volumes for aggregates, asphalt and ready-mixed concrete grew.
SCCS has published a report entitled 'A CCS Future for Europe: Catalysing North Sea Action', which has found that North Sea nations have the skills and storage capacity to deliver a carbon capture and storage industry.
The new government has declared a price cut on state-owned cement producers, causing other manufacturers to follow suit.
UK ministers have launched the #NotJustForBoys initiative in an effort to encourage young women to enter sectors such as construction and manufacturing.
Lafarge Tarmac welcomed Roger Williams CBE to Dolyhir and Gore Quarries to discuss the economic and community benefits.
Paul Maxwell-Cook presents another review of the major countries that are making the headlines in the Far East, in this abridged article from World Cement's February 2015 issue.
David Ball, past President of the Concrete Society, Founder and Chairman of David Ball Group PLC, UK, announces the launch of a new zero cement structural concrete that could reduce the global CO2 legacy of concrete by up to 25% and has the potential to mark the start of the green construction revolution.
Kading Companies, has signed an agreement to acquire 70% of System Cement Group, which owns 100% of SCG – Ukraine, LLC.
The regional report in World Cement’s February 2015 issue includes an infographic on China and the Far East.
The ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp have reported 1% and 4.3% y/y growth in throughput for 2014, while provisional figures suggest a 1.4% y/y rise in transhipment for the Port of Amsterdam.
St Marys Cement has received county approval for a proposal to upgrade the Charlevoix plant in northern Michigan; Dixon waits for news.
The Aumund Group has expanded the reach of its after-sales service network with the establishment of a new service centre in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
A number of cement producers are supporting the Concrete Industry Management programme’s 10th annual auction at World of Concrete.
Bedeschi will supply a storage system and a crushing group for the Primavera project at Votorantim’s plant in Curimba, Brazil.
Dalmia Cement’s Ariyalur plant in Tamil Nadu, India, has been awarded the FICCI 'Safety Systems Excellence Awards 2014 for the Manufacturing Sector'.