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Cement news highlights: 8 – 12 June

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World Cement,


Ongoing and new developments

    AViTEQ Vibrationstechnik GmbH has celebrated the opening of a joint venture with Chinese company Shanghai Finde.
  • Flowrox’s new CEO’s primary objective is to transform a well-known project oriented house into a customer oriented product house.
  • The official inauguration of the newest and most modern cement and clinker producing facility in Bulgaria took place at Devnya Cement AD.
  • MPA’s sixth Members’ General Assembly saw the relaunch of the MPA Restoration Guarantee Fund.
  • East African Portland Cement Company is partnering with the Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations to launch a forum to help prevent shoddy construction.

Varying demand

  • Pikalero Cement shipped 23% more bagged cement in January – May 2015 compared to the same period of 2014.
  • Cheap cement imports are causing problems in South Africa, Ghana and even Pakistan.
  • reported manufacturing activity in the country has tightened for the eighth continuous month.
  • Mechel has announced that it has signed a memorandum with China's Jidong Cement.

Environment

  • New report calls for coordinated international effort to make renewables less costly than coal within 10 years.
  • New research suggests that China may reach peak greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 or even earlier.
  • 25 000 trees to date and held a tree planting activity at its Karachi plant to mark World Environment Day.
  • Cemex has placed itself as a leading user of alternative fuels in the cement industry.

This week’s not to be missed stories…

  • HeidelbergCement has announced that it would increase its dividend payout ratio and consider share buybacks.
  • MPA report highlights significance of minerals and mineral products to the UK economy.
  • CEMBUREAU discusses the European Commission’s indicative roadmap of its circular economy strateg.

Written by Harleigh Hobbs

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