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CW Advisory focus: African cement markets

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18/08/2015

According to CW Advisory, the African cement business is facing a challenging medium-term outlook, as additional cement capacities are planned or already on the way. One of the most pressing questions for the industry is whether the market is really prepared to absorb the increased output. As prices will be subjected to even higher pressures, producers will have to squeeze efficiencies fast enough from their organizations, if they are to maintain the relatively high margins currently reported. And to further improve margins in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner, the industry will have to find ways to develop the alternative fuel ecosystem.

 

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Madagascar poised for recovery

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18/08/2015

The Madagascar cement industry is expecting to see a slight improvement in market conditions, based on a stabilization of the political outlook brought about by the presidential elections of late 2013 which put an end to a political crisis that has been clogging the economy for several years.

   

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CemWeek reports from CBI Africa cement conference

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18/08/2015

CemWeek had the opportunity to support and participate at the Cement Business & Industry (CBI) Africa conference and exhibition, organized in South Africa on June 25-26. The meeting attracted some of the most representative players in the cement industry, which have taken the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas,

   

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Risk Management in Construction Contracts Part III

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18/06/2015

Those contractor and subcontractor entities performing construction work on the project should be required to carry automobile liability, commercial general liability (CGL) and workers compensation/ employers liability policies, as well as an excess liability policy providing coverage over the automobile and CGL policies’ limits. For those contractors and subcontractors performing any design-build functions, professional liability coverage also should be required.

   

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Indian Cement Industry to Benefit from Cheaper Petcoke

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18/06/2015

Lower crude oil prices have exerted a positive impact on the Indian cement industry, which has reported increased savings led by lower costs for energy and packaging polymer in Q1 2015 vs. Q4 2014. After the initial decline in fuel-grade petcoke, April brought about a mild price increase of around 1 percent, as Indian interest in imported petcoke (fuel grade petroleum coke) held up.

   

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Wrapping, shrinking or stretching? A technical report by Beumer.

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18/06/2015

According to Beumer for many companies in the chemical, building material or food industries, the efficient packaging of their palletised goods is a deciding competitive factor. Some of the crucial factors are transport security, anti-theft protection, display characteristics of the packaged goods, as well as weatherproofing for outside storage.

   

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Slag - A material that endows cement and concrete

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14/05/2015

Slag has been employed in cement manufacturing since the 19th century, today being universally accepted as a material that endows cement and concrete with a noteworthy list of advantages. Given that this waste is highly dependent on steel and iron output, both of which are subject to the fluctuations of the macro-economic indicators, cement manufacturers are challenged in finding slag resources.

   

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Ecoefficiency through technological innovation in the production of artificial pozzolan at Votorantim Cimentos’ Porto Velho plant

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14/05/2015

The Porto Velho cement plant is located in Rondonia State, in the Northwest of Brazil. It was designed for supplying cement to the North region of Brazil and, particularly, Santo Antonio and Jirau hydroelectric power plants that are under construction in the middle of Amazon region.

   

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Highlights from Global Cement Trade Price Report

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28/04/2015

Decline in global gray cement prices sets trend for the next quarter. Global cement trade prices fell 1.9 percent year-on-year, according to preliminary figures presented in the 1Q2015 Global Cement Trade Price Report (GCTPR).

   

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Claudius Peters: a leader in innovation in clinker cooler manufacturing

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28/04/2015

Claudius Peters, worldwide leader manufacturer of equipment for the cement sector, is a brand name that has been synonymous of innovation and efficiency in the industry.

   

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Highlights from the Global Cement Volume Forecat Report

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22/04/2015

The Indian cement market is showing strong signs of sustained growth in the next five years, according to the new 1H2015 Quantitative Update to the Global Cement Volume Forecast Report. The document recently published by CW Research estimates a 6.7 compound annual growth in consumption for India between 2014 and 2019, a positive outlook shared by several Asian countries.

   

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  • CemWeek reports from CBI Africa cement conference
    CemWeek had the opportunity to support and participate at the Cement Business & Industry (CBI) Africa conference and exhibition, organized in South Africa on June 25-26. The meeting attracted some of the most representative players in the cement industry, which have taken the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas,
    18 August 2015
  • Madagascar poised for recovery
    The Madagascar cement industry is expecting to see a slight improvement in market conditions, based on a stabilization of the political outlook brought about by the presidential elections of late 2013 which put an end to a political crisis that has been clogging the economy for several years.
    18 August 2015
  • CW Advisory focus: African cement markets
    According to CW Advisory, the African cement business is facing a challenging medium-term outlook, as additional cement capacities are planned or already on the way. One of the most pressing questions for the industry is whether the market is really prepared to absorb the increased output. As prices will be subjected to even higher pressures, producers will have to squeeze efficiencies...
    18 August 2015
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