Cement news highlights: 22 – 26 June
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.
- 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.
- Cind-R-Lite is now using recycled carbon dioxide as an ingredient to make greener concrete products.
- An electrostatic precipitator from ZVVZ Enven is being installed on kiln no. 4 at Eurocement’s Katavsky Cement.
- Tyre components can be reused in concrete to make buildings 'greener', tougher and more resistant to earthquakes.
- 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.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/africa-middle-east/10072015/weekly-cement-news-highlights-5-10-july-2015-144/