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Weekly cement news highlights: 5 – 10 July 2015

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World Cement,

Cement news highlights: 22 – 26 June

Global Panorama

Paul Maxwell-Cook introduces this year’s World Review – featured in the July issue of World Cement – with an overview of the cement industry in all the global markets:

  • A look into the cement industry in Africa.
  • The effects of falling oil prices on the cement industry in Central Asia.
  • An insight into the cement industry in Asia.
  • The effects of oil price declines and civil unrest on the cement industry in the Middle East.

Corporate affairs

  • Andreas Leu and Bernard Terver will step down from the Holcim Executive Committee.
  • Eurocement’s Filaret Galchev meets Head of Republic of Mordovia and discussed key areas of cooperation and the further development of the cement plant, Mordovcement.
  • Under a new framework agreement, Qatar Primary Materials Company will provide raw materials to Ashgal.
  • FLSmidth has signed a contract with Pikalevo Soda for the supply of equipment for a dry sintering alumina line.
  • The Autorité des marchés financiers has published the interim results of the public exchange offer initiated by Holcim Ltd for the shares of Lafarge S.A.
  • Samson Materials Handling selects Malcom Youll as the new Managing Director and will be based at the Samson Office in Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK.
  • Lafarge has entered into a supply agreement with Avantha Group Company CG.

Environmental considerations


  • Reports indicate that Dangote Cement is planning to expand capacity at its Douala plant from 1.5 million to 3 million tpy.
  • Graymont has finalised the acquisition of two lime companies in New Zealand from Holcim.
  • San Miguel anticipates increased demand for cement and intends to meet this demand with 4 million t of additional production capacity.

Not to be missed …

  • Digital technologies and new business models are transforming traditional value chains in the construction equipment industry.
  • Japan’s construction industry is set to see an increase over 2015 – 2019. According to Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center, many factors will support this, including investment in public transport infrastructure.

Written by Harleigh Hobbs

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