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Cement news highlights: 4 – 8 August

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Environmental partnerships

  • Cemex UK has received £4.5 million in funding to deliver CO2 emissions savings of 7500 tpa across 10 sites in the UK.
  • The Kamloops cement plant in British Columbia, Canada, is taking in 70 000 lb pa of K-Cup® packs to use as an alternative to fossil fuels.

Project and contract news highlights

Africa and Middle East

  • Turkey’s Limak Cement is venturing abroad to establish Limak Afrika SA, which will partner with Afrikbat to build a cement plant in Côte d’Ivoire.
  • On 30 March 2014, the 3300 tpd Iraq Al-Douh clinker production line, which was constructed by CNBM International Engineering Co. Ltd, successfully came onstream.
  • As part of a US$2 billion investment in Africa between now and 2018, GE is partnering with Dangote Industries and the Dangote Foundation to develop infrastructure and training initiatives.


  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has provided Mongolia’s Senj Sant with further funding for its new 3000 tpd cement plant.
  • Claudius Peters wins silo order from Semen Gresik: the order includes three cement storage silos for the new integrated plant in Rembang, Central Java.


  • Siemens enters strategic partnership with Aggregate Industries: The new partnership will see over £2 million invested in cutting edge technologies to serve the UK construction sector.

This week’s not to be missed articles…

  • The Dominican Cement Producers Association looks at cement demand, construction activity and trade in the region, in the second part of this article from the August 2014 issue of World Cement.
  • An infographic about Latin America, part of the regional report in World Cement’s August 2014 issue.

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