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ASEC to run Qarachog Cement Plant

By John Lee. The Arab Swiss Engineering Company (ASEC) has reportedly signed a three-year agreement with Iraq’s KAR Group for the operation and maintenance of the Qarachough [Qarachog] Cement Plant near Erbil. According to World Cement, the plant has a capacity of 1.9 million tonnes per year. (Source: World Cement)

Two More New Investment Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced the following investment opportunities: Babel Cement Plant – Iraqi Cement State Company Sulfuric Acid plant – Al-Furat State Company for Chemical Industries and Pesticides (Source: National Investment Commission) (Picture: Business opportunity word cloud, from ibreakstock/Shutterstock)

Attock Cement Grinding Unit Starts Production

By John Lee. Attock Cement Pakistan Limited (ACPL) has said that commercial production at its new 0.9 Mta cement grinding unit in Basra started on Sunday. The company, which makes the Falcon brand of cements, is a member company of Pharaon Commercial Investment Group. (Sources: Pakistan Stock Exchange, Cemnet)

Attock Invests in Cement Grinding Unit

By John Lee. Pakistan-based Attock Cement (PSX: ACPL) has reportedly made investments in a cement grinding unit in Iraq. According to Business Recorder, the investment was made via a joint venture with the Iraq-based Al Geetan Commercial Agencies to form a subsidiary, a limited liability company. Attock’s holds 60 percent of the company. The mill […]

Samawah Clinker Plant to Start Production Next Year

By John Lee. Pakistan-based Lucky Cement has said that it plans to achieve commercial production at its greenfield clinker production facility in Samawah by the end of first quarter of financial year 2020-21. In its Annual Financial Report, the company said that the first shipment of plant and machinery to the 1.2-million-tons-per-annum project is expected […]

Govt to support Iraq’s Cement Industry

By John Lee. The Cabinet held its regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister, Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. The Cabinet approved a series of recommendations from the Ministerial Economic Council to support the growth of Iraq’s cement industry and to ensure that production capacity continues to meet domestic demand. No details […]

Finnish Firm wins Repeat Order in Iraq

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has said it will supply the equipment to enable an efficient, reliable, and independent power source for an Iraqi cement producing plant. The 20 MW engine power plant is being built by Al Shumookh Lucky Investments Ltd, a JV company of Lucky Cement Limited and a limited liability company registered in […]

Trial Production starts at Attock Cement

By John Lee. Attock Cement Pakistan Limited (ACPL), which makes the Falcon brand of cements, has announced that trial production has started at its newly-built plant in Iraq. The Express Tribune quotes analyst Syeda Humaira Akhtar as saying: “The demand scenario in Iraq is very strong and it is going to be stronger with expected […]

MAN Energy Solutions Cements Iraqi Deals

MAN Energy Solutions has successfully commissioned six MAN 18V32/40 engines in a cement factory in Samawa, Iraq, and delivered five more engines of the same type to a freshwater-treatment plant in Basra. “The country’s infrastructure has suffered greatly from armed conflict in the past and the re-electrification of Iraq is pivotal for further growth and […]

China Wins Contract for $246m Cement Plant

By John Lee. China’s Sinoma International Engineering has signed a $246-million contract to build a 6000-tonne/day clinker production line in Iraq. The plant will be built for Iraqi Cement in the Samawah of Muthanna. It will handle the entire production process, from raw material crushing to finished cement packaging. Once the contract is finalised, the […]

Negotiations Ongoing for Samawah Clinker Plant

By John Lee. Pakistan-based Lucky Cement has said it is currently in negotiation with its suppliers to finalize plant and machinery at its greenfield clinker production facility in Samawah. In its Annual Financial Report, the company said it plans to achieve financial close and commercial production is third quarter of calendar year 2018 and last […]