In 18th century, a big effort started in Europe. John Smeaton refers to the “father of civil engineering in England”.The French engineer Louis Vicat, inspired by the work of Parker and Smeaton, started a study of hydraulic limes in the year 1812.
In the year 1822 by James Frost, the production of “British Cement” had been started at Swanscombe based on a pattern for “an artificial stone or new cement”.
The invention of the Portland Cement is generally started by Joseph Aspedin. In the year 1838, a young chemical engineer, Isaac Johnson, burned raw material of the cement at high temperature until they mass was nearly vitrified, producing the modern Portland Cement.
- Portland Cement.
- Sulfate-Resistant Cement.
- White Portland Cement.
- Portland Limestone Cement.
- Portland Composite Cement.
- Composite Cement.
- Portland Pozzolanic Cement.
- Portland Silica Fume Cement.
- Portland Slugged Cement.
- Pozzolanic Cement.
- Fly Ash Cement.
- Additive Cement.
- High Early Strength Cement.
- Blast Furnace Slag Cement.
- Trass Cement.
- Plaster Cement.
Top Cement Companies in the UAE
|Sr. No.||Cement Companies Name|
|1||Teba Cement Factory LLC.|
|2||Arkan Building Materials Company PJSC.|
|3||Bin Harmal Nael Cement.|
|4||Hamriyah Cement (FZC).|
|7||Fujairah Cement Industries. (FCI)|
|8||Abu Dhabi National Cements. (ADNCF)|
|9||Gulf Cement Co.|
|10||JK Cement Works (Fujairah) FZC.|
|12||K Cement International.|
|13||Lafarge Emirates Cement.|
|15||Ras Al Khaimah Cement.|
|16||Pioneer Cement Industries LLC.|
|17||Jebel Ali Cement.|
|18||Sharjah Cement & Industrial Development Co.|
|20||Arabian Gulf Cement LLC.|
|24||Umm Al-Qaiwain Cement Industries Co. P.S.C. (UCIC)|
|25||RAK White Cement Co.|
List of Cement Plants in the UAE
|Sr. No.||Group Name||No. of Plants|
|1||UltraTech Cement Middle East Investments Limited||2|
|3||Star Cement Company LLC||1|
|4||Arkan Building Materials Company PJSC||1|
|5||UltraTech Nathdwara Cement Ltd||1|
|7||Fujairah Cement Industries Company (FCI)||1|
|10||JK Cement Ltd||1|
List of Cement Companies Plants in the UAE
|Sr. No.||Group Name||Company Name||Facility Name||City|
|1||Al Fahim Group||Teba Cement Factory LLC||Teba Cement Factory||Abu Dhabi|
|2||Arkan Building Materials Company PJSC||Arkan Building Materials Company PJSC||Al Ain Cement Factory||Al Ain|
|3||Bin Harmal Group||Bin Harmal Nael Cement Company||Nael Al Ain||Al Ain|
|4||Bin Kamil Investment Group LLC||Hamriyah Cement Company (FZC)||Sharjah – Hamriyah Cement Factory||Sharjah|
|5||Cemex||Cemex Falcon LLC (UAE)||Cemex Dubai||Dubai|
|6||Emirates International Investments (EIIC)||National Cement Factory||NCF Abu Dhabi||Abu Dhabi|
|7||Fujairah Cement Industries Company (FCI)||Fujairah Cement Industries Company (FCI)||Dibba||Fujairah|
|8||Ghantoot Group||Abu Dhabi National Cements Factory (ADNCF)||Abu Dhabi (ADNCF)||Abu Dhabi|
|9||Gulf Cement Co.||Gulf Cement Co.||Ras Al Khaimah (GCC)||Khor Khuir|
|10||JK Cement Ltd||JK Cement Works (Fujairah) FZC||JK Cement Works||–|
|11||JSW Group||JSW Cement||JSW Cement Works||Fujairah|
|12||K Cement International||K Cement International||K Cement||Hamriyah|
|13||LafargeHolcim Ltd||Lafarge Emirates Cement LLC||Lafarge Fujairah||Dibba|
|14||National Cement Co. P.S.C.||National Cement Co. P.S.C.||NCC Dubai||Dubai|
|15||Ras Al Khaimah Cement Company PLC (RAKCC)||Ras Al Khaimah Cement Company PLC (RAKCC)||Ras Al Khaimah (RAKCC)||Ras Al Khaimah|
|16||Ras Al Khaimah Co. For White Cement & Construction Materials (RAKWCCM)||Ras Al Khaimah Co. For White Cement & Construction Materials (RAKWCCM)||Ras Al Khaimah (RAKWCCM)||Ras Al Khaimah|
|17||Raysut Cement Company (RCC)||Pioneer Cement Industries LLC||Ras Al Khaimah (Pioneer)||Ras Al Khaimah|
|18||Sharaf Group||Jebel Ali Cement||Jebel Ali Cement Factory||Dubai|
|19||Sharjah Cement & Industrial Development Co.||Sharjah Cement & Industrial Development Co.||Sharjah Cement Factory||Sharjah|
|20||Shree Cement Ltd||Union Cement Company PSC (UCC)||Ras Al Khaimah (UCC)||Ras Al Khaimah|
|21||Star Cement Company LLC||Arabian Gulf Cement Company LLC||Ajman Cement Factory||Ajman|
|22||Super Cement Manufacturing Company L.L.C.||Super Cement Manufacturing Company L.L.C.||Super Cement||Abu Dhabi|
|23||UltraTech Cement Middle East Investments Limited||Star Cement Company LLC||Arabian Cement Industry LLC.||Abu Dhabi|
|24||UltraTech Cement Middle East Investments Limited||Star Cement Company LLC||Star Cement RAK||Ras al Khaimah|
|25||UltraTech Nathdwara Cement Ltd||The Binani Cement Factory LLC (UAE)||Binani Cement Factory||Dubai|
|26||Umm Al-Qaiwain Cement Industries Co. P.S.C. (UCIC)||Umm Al-Qaiwain Cement Industries Co. P.S.C. (UCIC)||Umm Al-Qaiwain||Umm Al-Qaiwain|
Cement Companies in the UAE with Revenue
|Sr.No||Cement Companies Name||Revenue|
|1||Union Cement Co.||$ 153.4 million|
|2||Binani Cement Co.||$ 260 million|
|3||Emirates Cement (Lafarge)||$ 28880 Million|
|4||Fujairah Cement Co.||$ 54.45 Million|
|5||Gulf cement Co.||$ 129 Million|
|6||Jebel Ali Cement Co.||$ 94.18 Miilion|
|7||National Cement Co.||$51.95 Million|
|8||RAK White Cement Co.||$ 64.39 Million|
|9||Sharjah Cement||$ 154.548 Million|
|10||Star Cement Co.||$ 237.21Million|
Best Cement Brands in the UAE As Per Revenue
Here, is a list of Best Cement Company in the UAE.
Best Brands of Cement Company
|Rating As Per Production|
|1||Emirates Cement (Lafarge)||1.00 ⭐|
|2||Binani Cement Co.||2.00 ⭐|
|3||Star Cement Co.||3.00 ⭐|
|4||Sharjah Cement||4.00 ⭐|
|5||Union Cement Co.||5.00 ⭐|
|6||Gulf cement Co.||6.00 ⭐|
|7||Jebel Ali Cement Co.||7.00 ⭐|
|8||RAK White Cement Co.||8.00 ⭐|
|9||Fujairah Cement Co.||9.00⭐|
|10||National Cement Co.||10.00 ⭐|
Top Cement Companies in UAE
- Union Cement Co.
- Binani Cement Co.
- Emirates Cement Company LLC (Lafarge)
- Fujairah Cement Co.
- Gulf cement Co.
- Jebel Ali Cement Co.
- National Cement Co.
- RAK White Cement Co.
- Sharjah Cement
- Star Cement Co.
1. Union Cement Co.
Union Cement (UC) was the first cement producer in the UAE. The company was set up in the year 1972, and production started in the year 1975 under Norcem AS management, part of HeidelbergCement.
Nowadays, Union Cement operates the UAE’s second-largest cement plant, which has 4.8 million tonnes /year of cement production capacity, in Ras al-Khaimah.
The plant or factory has 4 clinker kilns and 6 cement grinding mills:
- Kilns 1&2: 750 tonnes /day each;
- Kiln 3: 2000 tonnes /day;
- Kiln 4: 10,000 tonnes /day;
- 2x cement ball mills: 2×40 tonnes /hour;
- 2x cement ball mills: 2×45 tonnes /hour;
- 2x cement vertical roller mills: 2×210 tonnes /hour.
UC is the UAE’s only oil well cement producer. It produces the Norwell brand API 10 A Class G (HSR) oil well cement.
As for many producers, UCC has reported strong financial results off the back of the UAE’s recovering construction market.
In the first half of the year 2014, UCC achieved a net profit of US$ 16.2m, up by 181% year-on-year from US$ 5.76m during the same period of the year 2013.
Its second quarter of the year 2014 results, which ended on 30 June 2014, showed a net profit of US$11.2m compared to US$4.22m in 2013.
|Company Name||Union Cement Co.|
|Address||Ras AI Khaimah|
2. Binani Cement Co.
Binani Cement is operates the UAE’s largest standalone clinker grinding plant in Jebel Ali, Dubai.
Binani Cement has 2 Million tonnes /year of production capacity.
The grinding plant or factory is one of the Indian producer’s recent international ventures, alongside its investment in China.
|Company Name||Binani Cement Co.|
3. Emirates Cement Company LLC (Lafarge)
Lafarge Emirates Cement is a joint venture project that was established in the year 2005 between Lafarge group and Dubai Group.
Dubai Group, a holding company of Dubai Holding LLC and the Government of Fujairah.
Lafarge Cement operates the country’s third-largest integrated cement plant, which has 3.2 million tonnes /year of cement production capacity, in Fujairah.
|Company Name||Emirates Cement Company LLC (Lafarge)|
|Address||Emirates Cement Company LLC PO. Box. 1141 (Fuj) Hab Hab, Fujairah, UAE|
4. Fujairah Cement Co.
Fujairah Cement Industries was established in the year 1979 with the construction of a 520,000 tonnes /year capacity cement plant in Dibba, Fujairah.
It is a totally-owned subsidiary of India’s JK Cement. In the year 1995, the plant underwent its first expansion, during which the kiln capacity was increased from 500,000 tonnes /year to 825,000 tonnes /year.
Further expansions in the year 1998 – 2004 increased the plant’s production capacity to 1.5 million tonnes /year. The construction boom in the year 2007 prompted Fujairah Cement to set up a Polysius 7500 tonnes /day kiln on a site adjacent to the existing plant. It began production in the year 2010.
Today, the Fujairah cement plant or factories has 2 kilns (both Polysius) and 3 cement grinding mills:
- Kiln 1: 4600 tonnes /day;
- Kiln 2: 7500 tonnes /day;
- 3x cement ball mills: 3×100 tonnes /hour.
Fujairah Cement’s clinker production capacity is currently estimated at 4.0 million tonnes /year, while its cement grinding capacity is around 2.3 million tonnes /year.
The factory also has its own captive thermal power plant that generates 2 x 20MW of electricity.
In March 2014, Fujairah Cement shipped its first batch of white cement after works to convert the plant to a dual-stream white cement and grey cement plant was completed.
Fujairah Cement Industries
- Ordinary Portland Cement, conforming to BS EN 197- 1 :2000 CEM-1 Class 42.5N and 52.5N, and ASTM C-150 Type-I.
- Sulphate Resisting Portland Cement, conforming to BS.4027: Class 42.5N and 52.5N, and ASTM C-150 Type-V.
- Moderate Sulphate Resisting Portland Cement, conforming to ASTM C-150 Type-II.
- Oil Well Cement ( API Spec. ) of various Classes and Types.
|Company Name||Fujairah Cement Co.|
|Telephone||+971 9 2444016, 2444061|
5. Gulf cement Co.
Gulf Cement operates a 2.7 million tonnes /year capacity cement plant in Ras al-Khaimah, was established in the year 1977 and commenced cement production in the year 1981.
A second kiln, which has 2.8 million tonnes /year of clinker capacity, was installed in the year 2005-2006 by Polysius AG and ThyssenKrupp.
The plant’s total 3.8 million tonnes /year of clinker production capacity makes Gulf Cement the UAE’s largest producer of clinker.
Today the plant or factories has two kilns and two cement grinding mills:
- Kiln 1: 4100 tonnes /day;
- Kiln 2: 7100 tonnes /day;
- 2x cement mills (CEMAG and CEMTEC): 2.7 million tonnes /year.
The plant uses a variety of coal, oil, and natural gas as fuels. There is an on-site 27.25 MW industrial gas turbine power plant for electricity production that is fuel by natural gas.
The plant also has a 33 MW waste heat recovery (WHR) system, which was installed at line 1 in the year 2012 – 2013.
According to the Global Cement Directory of the year 2015, Gulf Cement plans to increase its cement production capacity to 3.8 million tonnes /year, although no completion date has been announced.
In the year 2013, Gulf Cement reported sales of US$ 170m, up from US$ 165m in 2012.
Net profit was US$ 18.7m in the year 2013 compared to a net loss of US$ 1.83m in the year 2012.
US$ 47.6m of sales were local, down from US$ 67.9m in the year 2012, while US$ 122m of sales were due to exports, up from US$ 97.4m in the year 2012.
In the first three quarters of the year 2014, Gulf Cement’s revenues were US$ 125m, up by 17% year-on-year from US$ 147m in the year 2013.
Net profit was US$ 12.4m, down by 62% compared to the US$ 20.1m profit reported in the same period of the year 2013.
Gulf Cement Company
- Ordinary Portland Cement conforming to ASTM C-150 Type I and BS EN 197-1-CEM I
- Sulphate Resisting Portland Cement conforming to ASTM C-150 type V and BS 4027
- Moderate Sulphate Resisting Portland Cement conforming to ASTM C-150 Type II
- GCC is equipped to grind and sell pulverized slag as Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS), conforming to BS 6699
- GCC has a facility to produce Portland Blast Furnace Cement (PBFC) conforming to BS 146.
|Company Name||Gulf cement Co.|
|Address||Ras Al Khaimah|
|Telephone||+971 7 2668288,2668038|
6. Jebel Ali Cement Co.
Jebel Ali Cement operates an 840,000 tonnes /year clinker grinding plant in Jebel Ali, Dubai.
The plant was originally established in the year 1978 to produce oil well cement.
In the year 1999, a new ball mill was made by the Jebel Ali Cement plant. That is the UAE’s first slag cement production plant, producing ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS).
Jebel Ali Cement Co.
- Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC)
- Sulphate Resisting Portland Cement (SRC)
- Moderate Sulphate Resisting Cement (MSRC)
- Ground Granulated Blast Slag (GGBS)
|Company Name||Jebel Ali Cement Co.|
|Telephone||+971 4 8802696|
7. National Cement Co.
National Cement is a 2 million tonnes /year capacity clinker grinding plant in Abu Dhabi that is 44 percent owned by the Holcim group, which has fully management responsibilities.
The plant is a joint venture project with EIIC (Emirates International Investment Co). The plant or factory has two clinker grinding mills.
National Cement Co operates a 1.5 million tonnes /year capacity cement plant in Dubai, one of the UAE’s smallest integrated cement plants.
The company was established in the year 1968 in anticipation of the construction boom in the UAE and has served the market ever since.
- Ordinary Portland cement conforming to BS 12/1996 and ASTM C-150, Type-I
- High Sulphate Resisting Portland Cement conforming to BS 4027/1996 and ASTM C-150, Type-V
- Moderate Sulphate Resisting Portland Cement according to ASTM C-150, Type-II
- Portland Blast Furnace Cement conforming to BS 146/1996
- High Slag Portland Blast Cement conforming to BS 4246/1996 byproduct
- White Aggregates in size 0 – 20 mm
|Company Name||National Cement Co.|
|Telephone||+971 4 3388885|
8. RAK White Cement Co.
Ras Al Khaimah Cement Co, for White Cement & Construction Materials (RAK White Cement), was founded in the year 1980, and it has produced white cement since the year 1984.
The group also produces concrete blocks and lime. The RAK White Cement plant has 610,000 tonnes /year of white cement production capacity. Originally the plant had 3 Taiheiyo 460 tonnes /day capacity dry-process kilns, but since in the year, 2006 major improvements have increased the kiln capacities to 520 tonnes /day.
Kiln 2 was further upgraded to 900 tonnes /day capacity in March 2013, while the same upgrade was due to be completed to Kiln 1 in July 2014.
RAK Cement, project completion has not yet been announced. By Global Cement’s estimations, once the Kiln 1 upgrade is complete, the RAK White Cement plant will have 750,000 tonnes /year white clinker and 786,000 tonnes /year white cement production capacity.
Ras al-Khaimah Cement operates a 1 million tonnes /year capacity cement plant in Khor Khwair, Ras al-Khaimah.
It has one 960,000 tonnes /year clinker capacity kiln and one 135 tonnes /hour capacity cement ball mill.
The plant benefits from an on-site gas turbine power plant that is fuel by natural gas. As for Pioneer Cement Industries, Ras al-Khaimah Cement’s dust emissions levels are reported by 20mg/m3.
RAK White Cement Co.
- White cement is a specialized product requiring a high degree of quality control at all stages of production.
- Its use is found in the manufacture of terrazzo tiles, precast facade finishes, and other decorative purposes.
- White cement is not a conventional cement and is normally used for its appearance and low maintenance requirement.
- It has, however, all the strength and properties of ordinary Portland cement and is frequently used for construction purposes.
|Company Name||RAK White Cement Co.|
|Address||Ras Al Khaimah|
|Telephone||+971 7 2668888|
9. Sharjah Cement
Sharjah Cement operates a 2 million tonnes /year capacity cement plant in Sharjah. The plant was commissioned in the year 1977 under the supervision of APCEM Engineering Co Ltd, a subsidiary by Blue Circle Industries.
Sharjah Cement reported, in the first half of the year 2014, its sales grew to US$ 104m, up by 18.7% from US$ 88m in the same period of the year 2013.
Sharjah Cement net profits rose by 135% year-on-year to US$ 8.5m in the year 2014. Sharjah Cement attributed the sales growth to an increase from exports and the larger net profit mainly to growing income by its investments.
Sharjah Cement Factory
- Portland Cement
- Moderate Sulfate-resisting Portland Cement
- Sulfate resisting Portland Cement
- Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag
|Company Name||SHARJAH CEMENT FACTORY|
|Address||P.O. BOX 5419, SHARJAH, U.A.E.|
|Fax Number||06-5311509, 5311181|
|Telephone||06-5311583 / 584/ 783|
10. Star Cement Co.
Star Cement is a totally-owned subsidiary by UltraTech Cement, is a part of India’s Aditya Birla Group.
Star Cement operates one 2.4 million tonnes /year integrated cement plant in Ras al-Khaimah, one 1.2 million tonnes /year cement grinding plant in Abu Dhabi and one 900,000 tonnes /year cement grinding plant in Ajman.
Star Cement owns the largest number of cement plants or factories in the UAE.
Star Cement Co.
- OPC TYPE I Bulk and Bag / 50kg
- SRC TYPE V Bulk and Bag / 50kg
- MSRC TYPE II Bulk
- Blended Cements Bulk
|Company Name||STAR CEMENT Co, L.L.C|
|Address||ETA Star House, 7th Floor, P.O. Box # 81521, Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Fax Number||+971 4 2359555|
|Telephone||+971 4 7061777|
|Description||Manufacturer of Ordinary Portland Cement, Sulphate Resisting Cement & Portland Limestone Cement|