CeraTech Expands into Middle East and Africa

CeraTech Inc. has entered into a license agreement with CeraTech ME&A, Ltd., a newly formed, separately owned and operated company, in which CeraTech Inc. grants ME&A the exclusive rights to manufacture, market and sell CeraTech’s highly durable and environmentally-friendly cements. As the licensor, CeraTech will provide technical support and ongoing product development and research to ME&A.

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Colombia Announces Investment in Infrastructure

Colombia’s Ministry of Transportation plans to invest $56 billion in transport infrastructure development until 2021 to improve the country’s infrastructure and enhance its regional competitiveness. Infrastructure construction is the largest market in the Colombian construction industry, with a value of $30.6 billion and a 52.8 percent share of the industry in 2012.

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Siemens Multi-Drive System Powers Holcim Mill

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has developed a new drive system for a cement mill as part of a joint project with Gebr. Pfeiffer SE. With an overall power rating of 11,500 kW and producing 450 metric tph of cement, the vertical mill is the most powerful of its kind in the world today. The mill will be operated by the Brazilian cement producer Holcim, which will commission the plant as part of a project to expand the capacity of its Barroso works in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

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