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Cement Producers Association of Iraq Joins WCA

The World Cement Association has announced today that it is welcoming the Cement Producers Association of Iraq (CPAI) as an Affiliate Member of its international network. Ian Riley, CEO at WCA, said: "In these challenging and uncertain times, it's more important than ever that organisations and individuals from across the global cement community can come […]

Iraq Considers Reopening Cement Plants

The Higher Committee for Health and National Safety held a meeting in Baghdad on Monday via video conferencing under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. The Committee reviewed and evaluated current measures to combat Covid-19 and received briefings from the Ministry of Health, specialists and officials from relevant ministries. The Prime Minister commended the […]

Samawah Cement Plant: Production Expected FY2020-21

By John Lee. Pakistan's Lucky Cement has reported that the greenfield expansion to its cement plant in Samawah is expected to reach commercial production in the second quarter of financial year 2020-21. In a statement, the company said: "Fabrication and erection work is in full swing and Project timelines are being met. "Necessary manpower and […]

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 […]