Cement News: International

29 December 2016

Shree Cement Ltd to construct 5Mta plant in Bengal

Shree Cement is planning a 5Mta cement plant and a 20MW captive power plant at the villages of Parbatpur and Digha, Tehsil Raghunathpur, dist. Purulia, West Bengal. A railway siding, loading unloading system and residential colony will also be constructed. The total estimated cost of t...

11 January 2017

Ultratech to expand Chittorgarh limestone mine

UltraTech Cement, India, has proposed an expansion of the Aditya limestone mining project at Tehsil Chittorgarh and Nimbahera, district Chittorgarh, Rajasthan from 10Mta to 13.17Mta. The company has proposed expan...

29 December 2016

Nigeria: BUA Group to use local coal deposits at Sokoto

Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN), owned by the BUA Group, will use coal from local mines in Sokoto to generate power for its new 1.5Mta cement plant located in the north west of the country. A 40MW power ...

29 December 2016

Shri Ram Industries commissions kiln in Jammu and Kashimir

Shri Ram Industries has commissioned an integrated plant at Battal Ballian, district Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir. The factory consists of 150tpd clinker and 220tpd cement capacity. The unit was commissioned in Octobe...

Algeria: Prime Minister urges greater exports to Africa 23 December 2016

Algeria: Prime Minister urges greater exports to Africa

Algeria's Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, inaugurated the 25th Algerian Production Fair (FPA) and visited a number of its pavilions stressed the need to diversify the national production and increase exports, nota...

22 December 2016

Pakistan: industry demands anti-dumping duty in Iranian cement

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers’ Association (APCMA) Chairman, Sayeed Tariq Saigol, has urged the government to support the cement industry by placing an anti-dumping duty on Iranian cement and decreasing taxes to ...

Nigeria: BUA set to complete 1.5Mta Sokoto expansion by 3Q17 22 December 2016

Nigeria: BUA set to complete 1.5Mta Sokoto expansion by 3Q17

BUA Group subsidiary, CCNN, expects the construction of its new 1.5Mta line at the Sokoto plant to be complete before the 3Q17. Founder and Executive Chairman of BUA Group and Chairman of CCNN, Abdulsamad Rabiu, s...

22 December 2016

India: new MHI plant operational by January

My Home Industries Ltd (MHI) has announced the launch of its new cement plant in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. The plant is expected to start functioning from January 2017. Executive Director of MHI, Samba Siva Rao, said...

21 December 2016

India: fuel cost rise puts squeeze on margins

The rising cost of coal and petcoke have put pressure on cement producers even as the impact of demonetisation is depressing demand and bringing down prices, the Business Standard reports. Cement prices in souther...

22 December 2016

Saudi cement and clinker inventories rise in 2016

The inventories of cement and clinker in Saudi Arabia increased since the start of 2016. Clinker stocks were up 2.4 per cent from 27Mt from 27Mt in October to 27.66Mt in November. Cement inventories slipped one per c...

21 December 2016

USA: ASTM honours Bruce Blair

The Bryant Mather Award from ASTM International Committee on Cement has been awarded to Bruce Blair, president and CEO of Consumers Concrete Corporation, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.   A member of ASTM since 1996, Br...

23 December 2016

Oficemen: full-year cement demand in Spain expected 3% down

Cement demand in Spain edged up 0.6 per cent YoY in November to 1,008,191t, according to the country's cement association, Oficemen. In the January-November period, consumption fell three per cent YoY to 10.336Mt. Th...

22 December 2016

Sri Lanka: Tokyo Cement expansion project

Tokyo Cement Co (Lanka) Plc has commenced initial testing at its cement plant in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. The fully-automated plant is expected to nearly double the company’s production capacity when it begins commerc...

20 December 2016

Nepal: clinker imports in high demand

Nepal's import of clinker rocketed by 674 per cent in the first four months of this fiscal as domestic grinding and cement plants tried to meet demand, reports the Himalayan Times. The country imported clinker wort...

19 December 2016

Nigeria: BUA cement 8Mta planned expansion

The BUA Cement 8Mta expansion project initiated last year is expected to be completed by 2018, according to BUA Group CEO, Abdulsamad Rabiu. Mr Rabiu said the expansion will see the firm double its production capacit...

22 December 2016

USA: MSHA points to management failings in Midlothian fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) report on the fatal accident in May at Ash Grove Midlothian plant in Texas cites a failure in management policies, procedures, and controls to adequately ensure that ...