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Cement news highlights: 23 – 27 March

World Cement,

New contracts

  • Loesche has begun installing an LM 45.4 mill at the Bastas Baskent Cimento plant in Elmadag, Turkey. The mill was ordered by Vicat Service Technique Ciment in May 2014.
  • 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.
  • Qatar Primary Materials Company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Rent-A-Port for the development of a jetty and limestone and gabbro quarries in Oman.

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • 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.
  • 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.

Concrete and end use

This week’s not to be missed articles…

  • The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has responded to the publication of the government’s 2050 carbon reduction roadmap for the UK cement sector.
  • Highlights from Cembureau’s 4Q14 economic report.

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