Following a slow start in the first quarter of 2011, the CW Group Cement Equipment Order Intake (CEOI) index plummeted to 68.0 for that quarter, its lowest value since the inception in Q4 2009. The second quarter of 2011 saw orders grow and the CEOI index rose to 91.6. On the other end, the CW Group Cement Equipment Order Backlog (CEOB) index remained virtually unchanged through the first half of 2011.Read the full update in the August / September issue of the CemWeek Magazine on page 2.
CW Research: India December month-on-month green petcoke imports continue to fallAccording to CW Research, India’s imports of uncalcined petcoke slightly exceeded 0.5 million tons in December 2015 with cement companies representing 80+ percent of purchases.22 January 2016
The important procurement strategy is sourcing all raw materials locallyTo construct a greenfield cement plant in a water scarce area is a tough task, to begin with. However, an effective and well-planned procurement strategy will not only arrest the time consuming process, but is likely to deliver the best possible measure in terms of bringing down the production cost.02 February 2016
The Resource OptimizationScarcity of raw materials is one of the challenges that the cement industry is facing, along with depleting fossil fuel reserves, perpetually increasing demand for cements and concretes, growing environmental concerns and an ailing world economy.25 January 2016