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Investment Opportunity in Iraq’s Industrial Sector

The Iraqi Cement Company in coordination with the National Investment Commission (NIC) are pleased to announce the investment opportunities for : Fallujah White Cement Plant Babil Cement Plant The Lime Plant in the Holy City of Karbala We invite specialized Iraqi, Arab and International companies, investors and financers to participate in these investment opportunities to […]

Cement Firm Expands Iraq Operations

By John Lee. Pakistan’s Lucky Cement has announced plans to increase capacity at its grinding unit in Iraq. In a statement to the stock market, the company said that together with its Joint Venture partner, it will to increase its existing cement grinding capacity from 0.871 million tons to 1.742 million tons per annum. This expansion […]

FLSmidth $200m Contract with Iraq Cement Co

Danish-based FLSmidth has signed a contract worth more than $200 million with the Iraqi Cement Company, to supply a total of 6,000 tonnes of cement per day to the production line for the Al Muthana region. The contract is a full EPC order, comprising engineering, all FLSmidth equipment supplies, erection and construction, as well as […]

Iraq to Remove Ban on Iranian Cement

By John Lee. The secretary of Iran‘s Cement Industry Employers Association has said that Iraq has promised to remove its ban on the import of Iranian cement. Fars news agency quotes Abdolreza Sheikhan as saying that following several meetings between Iranian and Iraqi officials, Baghdad promised to give priority to Iranian exports, once general ban […]

URGENT: Min. of Industry Announces Investment Opportunities

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Industry has issued a list of thirty factories that are currently open for private investment. The factories cover such sectors as food processing, paper and cardboard, tires, fertilizers, aluminum, cement, natural gas, pharmaceuticals and textiles. The deadline for participating in the tenders is 15th November! Please click here […]

Lafarge in Negotiations on Karbala Cement Plant

By John Lee. A meeting of the Iraqi cabinet on Tuesday authorised the Minister of Industry and Minerals to negotiate with the French company Lafarge concerning investment in the Karbala cement plant (pictured). The Minister will put the results of the negotiation to the Prime Minister for approval. (Source: Office of the Prime Minister)

Iran Sets Up Trade Centre in Erbil

By John Lee. The head of the Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran, Valiollah Afkhami Rad (pictured), has signed a contract to set up a trade centre in Erbil. He said that a better understanding of the market in Erbil and throughout Iraq will result from the improved economic ties, and recommended that Iranian companies research […]

Attock Cement gets Green Light

By John Lee. Pakistan’s Econo­mic Coordination Commit­tee (ECC) has approved a proposal to allow Attock Cement Pakistan Limited (ACPL) to transfer $24 million (29 trillion Iraqi dinars) to Iraq for the construction of a cement grinding unit in Basra. The investment will starting this month, with the company intending to hire 50 percent of its labour […]

Iraq Boosts Lucky Cement Results

By John Lee. Pakistan’s Lucky Cement has reported progress at its grinding unit in Iraq. Analyst Nabeel Khursheed at Topline Securities commented that operations from Iraq contributed net earnings of Rs323m (eps Re1) to Lucky’s consolidated bottom-line. (Source: DAWN.COM) (Picture: Muhammad Ali Tabba, CEO of Lucky Cement)

Lafarge Iraq Cement Sales Rebound

By John Lee. French cement maker Lafarge has written down 385 million euros of assets, mostly in Syria and Iraq. Volume sales were hit by the limited ability to transport cement in Iraq in the second half of the year. Bloomberg, however, quotes Chief Executive Officer Bruno Lafont (pictured) as saying that cement sales in […]

Iran to Increase Cement Exports to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq has agreed to increase cement imports from Iran. Jahanbakhsh Sanjabi Shirazi, the head of Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce, told Fars News Agency: “As of September 1, each (Iranian) company can export 15,000t of cement into the neighbouring country from Shalamcheh, Chazzabeh and Mehran border terminals.” He noted that the new […]

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