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Akkord to expand capacity of Gazakh plant, Azerbaijan

22 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Akkord Cement is preparing to more than double capacity at its recently-launched Gazakh Cement plant in Azerbaijan over the next three years. Line No 1 of the Gazakh plant, which was commissioned on 5 July 2013 in the presence of Azerbaijan president Illham Aliyev, has a cement capacity of 1-1.2Mta. SC Endüstri of Turkey was the project’s main contractor. In a second phase of construction involving a 2Mta kiln line, Akkord Cement plans to hike capacity to keep apace with rising domestic r...

Qizildas Cement launches production, Azerbaijan

21 October 2013, Published under Cement News

NORM LLC has launched production at its 2Mta Qizildas Cement plant, marking the entry of a new player on the Azerbaijan market. “At present, construction work is completed at the plant and production of the first cement started. Full commissioning of the plant is planned by the end of 2013,” the company said. The new plant is located on a 160ha plot about 2.6km north of the Sangachal Oil Terminal in Baku’s Garadagh district and will reduce the country’s dependence on imports for oilwell c...

Azerbaijan increases imports from Georgia

23 August 2013, Published under Cement News

In the 1H13 249,770t of cement valued at US$18.45m was exported from Georgia to Azerbaijan, according to Georgia's national statistics service, GruzStat. The share of this category in the total volume of Georgian exports to Azerbaijan in the 1H13 constituted 5.54 per cent. In comparison with the same period, the export of cement from Georgia increased by 28.48 per cent or by 53,700t.

New Gazakh cement line officially opened, Azerbaijan

08 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Gazakh Cement has officially opened its new production line in the presence of Ilham Aliyev, president of Azerbaijan. The greenfield plant in Dash-Salahui village near Agstafa in the Gazakh region of northwest Azebaijan, involved the construction of a 2500tpd a clinker production line and will be able to produce 1Mta of cement. The cement producing facilities were completed in March this year enabling the start of trial tests which have proved successful. CBMI (Sinoma) and Turkish SC Endu...

Financing concluded for Norm’s Azerbaijan plant

24 December 2012, Published under Cement News

A financing agreement was signed in Baku on 21 December by the General Director of Norm LLC, Hassan Yalchinkaya, and the Chairman of Pasha Bank, Farid Akhundov, paving the way for the supply of equipment from Germany for the new 5000tpd clinker plant. Under the agreement, the construction of Gyzyldash Cement by Norm LLC is guaranteed by Pasha Bank, while a USD22.3m long-term loan with a 7-year term has been arranged through German bank Commerzbank and export insurance agency Euler Hermes, ...

Holcim: July '12

03 August 2012, Published under Cement News

The Holcim associate Huaxin Cement has announced that it expects profits to fall by at least 50 per cent in the year 2012, largely because of the reduction seen in cement prices. The Holcim associate Siam City Cement has increased its estimate for growth in its cement consumption this year to six per cent as a result of the new government flood protection measures on top of the already good economic growth. The company's 1H growth should be between 6-8 per cent. Holcim (Azerbaycan), t...

Holcim inaugurates new Garadagh line, Azerbaijan

10 July 2012, Published under Cement News

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan has attended the official inauguration of Holcim’s new dry-process line at its Garadagh cement plant in Baku. The new 1.7Mta kiln replaces the existing wet-process production and involved an investment of EUR300m. The modernisation project will enable higher production volumes, lower fuel and energy consumption and reduce emissions from the cement manufacturing process. The first clinker was produced by this new line at the end of last year. ...

New cement plant opened in Azerbaijan

01 June 2012, Published under Cement News

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan has opened a new cement plant in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. The 800tpd cement plant by LLC Nakhchivan Cement will serve domestic requirements and some volumes could be sent to exports, local press reports.

Azerbaijan readies itself to export cement by 2014

29 February 2012, Published under Cement News

The government of Azerbaijan has said that by 2014 the country will be exporting 25 per cent of the cement it produces as new capacity comes on-stream in the coming years. President Ilham Aliyev said that domestic production covers 44 per cent of domestic demand, by 2013 this figure will reach 75 per cent, and by 2014 production will supass demand to 125 per cent. "As a result, in two years due to construction of new cement plants, Azerbaijan will be able to export 25 per cent of cemen...

Gyzyldash cement plant scheduled to begin in 2013

10 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Within the next month Gyzyldash Cement will begin construction of a 5000tpd clinker plan (2Mta cement plant) in Azerbaijan. The contract was signed by Azerbaijan with Norm LLC and a consortium consisting of China Triumph International Engineering Co (CTIEC) and Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation for the turnkey construction of the plant. CEO of Norm LLC Hasan Yalchinkaya said in an interview with Turan Information Agency, the project works are on schedule and in May 2013 the test production ...