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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. Pakista-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 […]

Iraq considers building Oil Refinery in Pakistan

By John Lee. According to a report from Radio Pakistan, Iraq wants to build an oil refinery at Pakistan’s Gwadar Port. Iraqi Ambassador Dr. Ali Yassin Mohammad Karim is said to have discussed the issue with Pakistan’s Minister for Ports and Shipping, Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, at a meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday. The development […]

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)