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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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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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India debuts e-auctioning for coal blocks

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22/04/2015

After the scandal nicknamed the “coal scams” took over the Indian industrial sector, the auctions through which the government intends to allot coal blocks and mines have begun, being expected to become the norm in the industry.

   

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Management Risk in Contracts

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22/04/2015

One of the common contractual risks in contracts prepared by the lawyers of employers is to impose on the contractor a liability to pay penalties or liquidated damages without a ceiling or limit for delay in completing the works. Another contractual risk is to hold the contractor liable for damage or injury arising from the contractor’s default or negligence without any limitation.

   

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India infrastructure projects lag behind political promises

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22/04/2015

Economic confidence ushered in by last year’s election of a new government in India has yet to be backed by visible infrastructure developments, as spending fails to reach the promised levels.

   

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Worldwide white cement consumption expected to accelerate 2014 - 2020

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26/03/2015

Global white cement consumption growth is expected to accelerate in the next five years, according to the recently released CW Research 2015 Global White Cement Market and Trade Report. The global economy has yet to recover from the financial crisis, the prospects for white cement have improved due to the rise of emerging consuming countries like India, the resurgence of demand in the US and the consolidation of the Middle East as a major consumption hub.

   

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CRH acquires Lafarge-Holcim assets

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25/03/2015

With CRH winning the auction for the largest part of the Lafarge- Holcim assets, it seems that the French and Swiss companies are on the right track to creating a powerful company that will control 20 percent of the global market outside China.

   

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  • Indian Cement Industry to Benefit from Cheaper Petcoke
    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...
    18 June 2015
  • Ecoefficiency through technological innovation in the production of artificial pozzolan at Votorantim Cimentos’ Porto Velho plant
    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.
    14 May 2015
  • Slag - A material that endows cement and concrete
    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...
    14 May 2015
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