Cement News tagged: Corporate

Ambuja Cement announces greenfield investment and CEO resignation

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Board of Directors of Ambuja Cements Ltd (LafargeHolcim group) has approved an initial investment of INR3,900m (US$54.1m) for the first phase of the 1.7Mta greenfield clinker line project at Marwar Mundwa in the State of Rajasthan, India.

 The Board of Directors of the company has also approved an additional clinker capacity of 1.4Mta (taking the total clinker capacity to 3.1Mta), additi...

APO Cement resumes operation of kiln lines

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

APO Cement (Cemex) has resumed operation of its two kilns at its cement plant in the Philippines, two weeks after they were closed due to the unavailability of raw materials. The manufacturer will therefore reinstate the employees who were temporarily suspended, according to BusinessWorld. In addition, the company will no longer close its terminal in Davao City.

Holcim Philippines contracts Huaxin for US$245m project

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

China’s Huaxin Cement has announced that it has been contracted to build and renovate cement production lines and supporting facilities for Holcim Philippines. The US$245m engineering, procurement and construction contract is expected to be fulfilled over a two-year period. It will see Huaxin build a 6000tpd production line, renovate an existing 3000tpd line and erect a 7MW waste heat power g...

Fauji Cement Company appoints directors

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Company Ltd (FCCL) has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that it has appointed a new Chairman, Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director and Directors during 10th Extra Ordinary General Meeting on 29th November 2018. The new board now consists of the following directors with effect from 13 December 2018. Lt Gen Syed Tariq Nadeem Gilani, HI(M), (Retd) Chairman Lt Gen Muh...

ACC announces INR30bn expansion plans

ACC announces INR30bn expansion plans

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The board of India's ACC has approved a proposal for setting up an integrated greenfield project at Ametha, Madhya Pradesh, with a clinker capacity of 3Mta and cement of 1Mta. The plans also include the "expansion of the existing grinding unit in Tikaria, Uttar Pradesh and a third grinding unit also in Uttar Pradesh," said the company in a press release. The board has also approved a further...

Caribbean Cement secures loan to pay US$ debt

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Jamaica's Caribbean Cement Co Ltd and its mining subsidiary have secured a five-year JMD3bn (US$23.53m) loan from National Commercial Bank Jamaica to pay back a US dollar debt. The amount will be repaid in Jamaican dollars at a rate of 7.45 per cent per annum. The company also has stated that some of the funds will be used for general corporate purposes, according to The Gleaner. Its mining ...

Fives FCB opens sales office in USA

Fives FCB opens sales office in USA

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Fives strengthens its global presence as it opens a new Cement and Minerals sales office in the USA. Through this new office, the company will improve the ways in which it addresses the requirements of the US market, and promote FCB technologies and services for the cement and minerals industries in terms of equipment, systems, revamping and complete line projects.


Graeme Bride appointed as plant manager of Tarmac's Aberthaw facility

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

UK-based Tarmac has appointed a new plant manager, Graeme Bride, at its facility in Aberthaw, south Wales. Mr Bride has 19 years of cement plant management experience from time spent in Nigeria and the Philippines. In his most recent role he was health and safety director at Lafarge Africa. "I am looking forward to working across departments to ensure we continue to drive performance to me...

Bamburi Cement forecasts profit drop of 25% in 2018

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement (LafargeHolcim group) has given a profit warning of earnings likely to drop by 25 per cent in 2018 following difficult market conditions and escalating international energy prices in Kenya and Uganda. "The company wishes to inform the shareholders and potential investors that, based on the preliminary assessment of the unaudited consolidated management accounts, the 2018 full-y...

JSW Cement to look at inorganic growth

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

India's JSW Cement has announced that it will be looking at inorganic expansion to reach its target of increasing capacity to 20Mta by 2020. The ongoing bad-loan resolution process has opened up opportunities to acquire cement assets in India. The company views the assets of debt-laden companies to have a strong potential to grow, while enabling swift scaling and optimisation of these capaci...

Oman Cement's Board gives go ahead for Duqum plant

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement company has informed Muscat Securities Market on 6 December that its Board of Directors has agreed to go ahead with setting up of a new integrated cement plant in Duqum area,  in central-eastern Oman. According to company notification, the plant will have a clinker capacity of 5000tpd and envisages an investment of about US$212m. The project implementation process is being final...

Mahendra Singhi appointed as president of CMA

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat), Mahendra Singhi, has been appointed as the new president of India’s Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA). Mr Singhi will take over the position from the outgoing Shailendra Chouksey. "India is on the cusp of great growth and infrastructure development. The Indian cement industry is at a significant moment of its history and I look forward to leading the associ...

Bamburi Cement issues profit warning for 2018

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s Bamburi Cement has issued a profit warning for the financial year ended December 2018, with investors expecting the company's lowest earnings in 10 years, according to Business Daily. "The Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Company wishes to inform the shareholders of the Company and potential investors that, based on the preliminary assessment on the unaudited consolidated man...

Sagar Cements announces new investments in plant projects

06 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Sagar Cements has approved significant investment in both Satguru Cements and Jajpur Cements, which will enable the company to expand its presence in central and eastern India. "The board has approved a proposal to invest a sum of INR1.5bn (US$21.1m) in Satguru Cement Pvt Ltd (SCPL), Indore, to set-up a greenfield cement manufacturing plant of 1Mta capacity along with a waste heat recovery ...

Mbeya Cement opens Building Materials Academy

06 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Mbeya Cement (LafargeHolcim group) has opened its Building Materials Academy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to improve the client understanding of the use of the company's products in the construction sector. Isle Boshof, Mbeya Cement's Chief Executive said: "The state-of-ther-art centre is a good avenue for stakeholders to learn about their wide-range of products." The centre will bring toget...

Long Son plant to enter second phase of expansion

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Vietnamese Prime Minister has issued guidelines on investment for the expansion of Long Son cement plant, Thanh Hoa, and has agreed to action the second phase with two additional production lines. Each line will add 2.3Mta of cement capacity and is expected to supply the construction of coastal and inland projects, in accordance with the country’s cement development plan for 2011-20. Lin...