• The Concrete Initiative: Solutions for Europe’s Future – part two

    Environmental challenges With buildings accounting for 40% of the EU's total energy consumption, there is clearly much that can still be done in this arena. There are also other environmental impacts that need to be tackled, including resource efficiency and recycling. Efficiency

  • The Concrete Initiative: Solutions for Europe’s Future – part one

    Introduction Concrete. The second most widely used substance in the world after water, deeply rooted in our daily lives, providing the infinitely mouldable ‘liquid stone’ for long-lived, solid foundations and the backbone of mankind’s built environment. And yet, in spite of

  • CRC opens new production line

    On 18 December, China resources Cement (Fengkai) Limited, a subsidiary of China Resources Cement Holdings Ltd., announced that it had begun the operation of its fifth NSP clinker production line. The line has a production capacity of 1.55 million tpy. It is situated in Fengkai Co

  • President of Sinoma meets CRH CEO

    On 18 November, Mr. Peng Jianxin, the President of Sinoma-Ltd. met with Mr. Watkins John, the new Chief Executive Officer of the China Region of CRH. Both sides exchanged views on the current situation in China's regional cement industry, the prospects for the international marke

  • India: More cement firms use hazardous waste

    More cement manufacturers in the State are beginning to use hazardous and non-hazardous waste (sludge) generated by textile and automobile industries and plastic waste from local bodies. Sources in the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board said that trial was on at plants belonging

  • Ghana: CMAG calls for a halt in importation of bagged cement

    The Cement Manufacturers Association of Ghana (CMAG) have since April 2015 petitioned the Ministry of Trade, Tariff Advisory board, Commissioner of Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Parliamentary Select Committees of Finance and Trade/Industry on the alarming influ

  • Nepal to approve dangotes‘s $800m cement factory proposal

    The Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) is on the verge of approving the $800 million investment proposal from Dangote Group to establish a cement factory in Nepal. According to reports, the investment authority has concluded all preliminary work including a proper scrutiny of the pr

  • India: Anil Ambani Said to Seek $756 Million Value for Cement Plants

    Billionaire Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. is seeking to sell its cement assets for an enterprise value of about 50 billion rupees ($756 million) in a deal expected to be announced by year end, people familiar with the matter said. The company is in talks with cement