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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 […]

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 […]

Zhongman starts Drilling in Diyala Province

By John Lee. China’s Zhongman Petroleum and Natural Gas Group Corp., Ltd. (ZPEC) has reportedly started drilling its first oil well in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala on Tuesday. The mayor of Qazaniya told Xinhua that it is more than fifty years since an oil well was drilled in Diyala province. Mazin al-Khuzaie added that […]

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 […]

Lucky Cement to Invest $109m in Samawah

By John Lee. Pakistan’s Lucky Cement has announced a plan to build a greenfield clinker production facility in Samawah. The plant will have a capacity of 1.2 million tons per annum, and will be set up as a joint venture project with the company’s existing local partner. The company already has a cement grinding unit […]

PIA commences Flights to Najaf

By John Lee. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has reportedly commenced direct flights between Karachi and Najaf. Flights are scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, using a single-class Airbus A320. (Sources: Pakistan Aviation, Dawn)

Lucky Cement Expansion to be completed by November

By John Lee. Pakistan’s Lucky Cement has reported that the first phase of the brown-field expansion of its cement grinding unit in Iraq is expected to come online by October 2017. It will hava a capacity of 0.4355 million tons per annum, representing half of the planned 0.871-million-ton expansion. The second half the expansion is […]

Iraq Third from Bottom in “Passport Power”

By John Lee. Iraq has been rated third-last in a ranking of the ‘passport power’ of 199 countries around the world. The list, compiled by passportindex.org, ranked passports by their ability to allow persons to travel visa-free to other destinations. Top of the list was Germany, followed by Sweden and Singapore, while Iraq comes in […]

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 […]