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Venezuelan-Iranian delegation visits the Cerro Azul cement plant

Venezuelan-Iranian delegation visits the Cerro Azul cement plant

As part of the VIII Comisión Mixta Venezuela-Irán, a delegation of Iranian and Venezuelan officials toured the 1 million tpa Cerro Azul plant, which is due to come onstream later this year.

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Lafarge Zimbabwe reports drop in revenue in 1H14

Lafarge Zimbabwe reports drop in revenue in 1H14

The cement company has reported its financial results for the first half of this year, which reflect the challenging economic conditions presently being felt in Zimbabwe.

IFC and FICEM will work together to promote sustainable practices

IFC and FICEM will work together to promote sustainable practices

The IFC has signed an agreement with FICEM to encourage the adoption of clean technologies in Latin America’s cement industry and support the development of sustainable cities.

IFC, Lafarge and Wärtsilä sign agreement for new power plant in Nigeria

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 

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