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CMS to invest in new grinding plant

20 January 2014, Published under Cement News

CMS Cement, part of the Cahya Mata Sarawak group, has announced plans to invest in a third grinding unit to meet Sarawak's further cement consumption requirements. The new grinding plant will boost capacity by 1Ma to 2.75Mta. It will be established adjacent to CMS Cement's existing clinker plant in Mambong, Jalan Penrissen, according to Richard Curtis, managing director of Cahya Mata.  CMS Cement is the only cement producer on Sarawak, one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borne...

A TEC awarded two contracts by Messebo, Ethiopia

06 November 2013, Published under Cement News

A TEC has been awarded two contracts by Messebo Building Materials of Ethiopia: one for an alternative fuels system and the other for a big-bag filling station. The alternative fuels system contract was awarded to A TEC in the first quarter of the year and includes engineering, supply of equipment, civil construction works and supervision. The alternative fuels are sesame straw/stalk. Manufacturing and erection will be carried out by Mesfin Industrial Engineering PLC, a high qualified sist...

Semen Padang plans new packing plant, Indonesia

28 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia group company Semen Padang plans to build a new packing plant at a site close to Pulau Baai port in Bengkulu at a cost of IDR100bn (US$920,000). "We have already earmarked IDR100bn to build a packing factory for Semen Padang near the Pualu Baai port in Bengkulu in 2014," the company's marketing director Benny Wendry told the Jakarta Post. The project is pending approval from the board of directors. Should the green light be given, the project should start early next year and...

Holcim Indonesia commissions new packing plant

11 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim Indonesia has commissioned its new packaging plant and silo in Pontianak, West Kalimantan. President Director of Holcim Indonesia, Eaman Ginley, said the packing plant and silo would better serve the customers in the region. "With the facility we hope to reach our operational target . Our customers would easily find our product in the market in West Kalimantan," he told local media. The silo, which is located at Jalan Raya Wajok Hilir, 25km from Pontianak, will improve the cement lo...

Sri Lankan government plans four port-based cement facilities

24 September 2013, Published under Cement News

The government of Sri Lanka plans to establish four cement facilities adjacent to the country’s main ports as part of its plan to establish new industrial estates within new and existing port structures. Approval has been granted to lease lands owned by the major ports of Colombo, Galle and Trincomalee to set up grinding and packing plants under the ‘One Cement Factory in One Harbour’ concept. The Sri Lanka Ports Authority highlight that establishing these facilities on port premises r...

Semen Indonesia to launch new packing plant

20 September 2013, Published under Cement News

A new packaging terminal being built by Semen Indonesia in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, will be ready in the next quarter and forms part of a strategy to position the company closer to end-markets and reduce logistical costs.  Around 80 per cent of the plant’s construction had been completed by August and the new plant is expected to be opened in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to company president director Dwi Soetjipto. The new US$10.4m facility will have a 600,00t silo and i...

Semen Tonasa begins construction of West Sulawesi packing plant

13 September 2013, Published under Cement News

State-owned Indonesian cement producer PT Semen Tonasa has begun construction of a new 300,000t capacity packing plant in the Belang Belang port area, Mamuju District, West Sulawesi. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony to launch construction of the IDR100bn project, Tonasa's president director, Unggul Attas, said the plant is being built in cooperation with PT Latanindo Graha Persana and is expected to be completed in a year. He said that demand for cement in West Sulawesi was high so that...

Lafarge Canada launches new safe and sustainable bagging solutions

12 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada Inc announced three new additions to its packaged cement offerings in eastern Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada. Effective this month, Lafarge Canada will be selling 20kg Contempra (GU-L), 20kg High Early Cement (HE), and 30kg Silica Fume Cement(GUb-SF) bags in these key market areas. "Lafarge  is committed to building better cities and communities, and we are proud to lead our industry in offering these bagged products for our customers, "said Gurinder Girn, Vice Presid...

USA: KapStone Paper to buy Longview Fibre for US$1.03bn

11 June 2013, Published under Cement News

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp said on Monday it struck a deal to buy Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging Inc for US$1.03bn in cash, in a move to bulk up its production of containerboard used in making cardboard boxes. KapStone Chairman and Chief Executive, Roger W Stone, said the acquisition will immediately increase the company’s earnings and generate strong cash flow. He added that the firm has high interest in expanding its Kraft paper line, including Longview Fibre’s FibreShield, a h...

Semen Indonesia targets 50% share of Papua market

29 May 2013, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia is targeting a 50 per cent share in the Papuan cement market following the company's decision to build a packing plant in the coastal city of Sorong, West Papua, last year. "We will maximise the utilisation of the packing plant," the company’s head of marketing development, Rudi Hartono, said the target is said after a company-held infrastructure seminar in Sorong yesterday. Rudi said that the packing plant with 300,000t capacity will push Semen Indonesia's demand in ...