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Semen Indonesia closing in on Bangladesh acquisition

02 September 2014, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia is trying to complete the acquisition of a Bangladesh cement company in the near future, said PT Semen Indonesia's Director of Business Development and Strategy, Johan Samudra. “As a business, the acquisition of the Bangladesh cement company is the best opportunity to be closing soon, and we have to be the majority shareholder,” he told the President Post on the sidelines of the State Owned Enterprises Forum in Jakarta last week. Samudra added that there is the possibilit...

Semen Indonesia to expand to 72.9Mta by 2030

11 August 2014, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia said that it intends to expand its production capacity to 72.9Mta by 2030. As a result, output potential would more than double its present capacity of 31.8Mta, according to Dwi Soetjipto, Semen Indonesia's president director. The higher capacity would be achieved through building more plants or acquire the works of other cement producers, he added. "In 2014, the company has carried out strategic preparations for further expansion. The process of groundbreaking has bee...

Holiday slowdown affects Pakistan & Bangladesh

31 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Imports and exports of cement and raw materials through some of Pakistan and Bangladesh’s key ports have been disrupted since 25 July 2014 due to the Eid ul-Fitr festival and seasonal holidays. Both governments have officially declared 4-5 days holiday for the Eid festivities but offline periods have been stretched due to weekly holidays as well. Pakistan The partial suspension of loading operations at Karachi Port and Port Qasim have affected the export of about 55,000t of cement fr...

Lafarge Surma signs grinding supply agreement with Metrocem, Bangladesh

23 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Surma Cement has signed a contract to supply Metrocem Cement Ltd with clinker from its integrated cement plant in Bangladesh. Under the agreement, Lafarge Surma Cement will provide high-quality clinker to Metrocem Cement, which will then produce a Portland Composite Cement brand for Lafarge Surma Cement. Tarek Elba, CEO of Lafarge Surma Cement, and Md Shahidullah, Managing Director of Metrocem Cement signed the agreement on behalf of their respective companies.

Bangladesh: supply glut or next Asian cement hub?

08 July 2014, Published under Cement News

The high demand for quality cement in Asian markets has lured Bangladesh companies into expanding production capacity at their local factories or installing new plants. As a result the installed capacity of the local manufacturers far outstrips domestic demand, making the country self reliant in cement supply.  "Bangladesh could be Asian hub of cement thanks to better quality and diversification of products as well as competitive price range," Mohammad Amirul Haque, managing director of Pr...

Holcim expansion project complete, Bangladesh

30 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim Bangladesh has completed expansion of its Meghnaghat grinding plant, achieving an additional capacity of 0.7Mta. The investment included installation of a 110tph closed circuit ball mill, a 0.7Mta electronic packer, a bulk loading system, 30,000t clinker storage unit and pneumatic fly ash unloader Aidan Lynam, corporate Functional Manager in charge of the technical support for South Asia,  who also oversees Holcim’s activities in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, travelled to Dhaka City...

Vessel with clinker imports sinks in Bangladesh

13 June 2014, Published under Cement News

A light local vessel, MV Brishti, laden with 9500t of clinker imports capsized in the Bay of Bengal near Patenga beach in Chittagong, Bangladesh following a collision with the sunken ship MV Rita on 12 June. The clinker was imported by local cement company Diamond Cement for use in its production plant and was heading to Diamond's private jetty on the Karnaphuli river after unloading from the bulk carrier, Xing Peng Da at outer anchorage. Due to the port congestion at Chittagong or in cas...

Semen Indonesia targets Bangladesh acquisition

03 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia is looking to acquire a cement plant in Bangladesh to strengthen its position in the Asian market. President director, Dwi Soetjipto, told local press that it hopes to complete the purchase later this year or early in 2015. The factory in question is reported to have a capacity of 06.-1Mta. It is also planning to strengthen its regional grip by acquiring a cement company in Myanmar, the process of which is expected to be completed in July. In 2012, Semen Indoensia make it...

Probe against Lafarge Surma land acquisition and quarrying operations

23 April 2014, Published under Cement News

The Indian Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) is assessing a complaint filed against Lafarge Surma Cement's land acquisition and limestone quarrying operations in Meghalaya, India. Lafarge Surma Cement, a joint venture between Lafarge and Cementos Molins of Spain, operates a 1.6Mta plant at Chhatak, Bangladesh. Due to the country’s lack of limestone deposits, the Chaatak plant is a cross-border facility with a captive limestone mined located at Meghalaya, India, from where limestone is tra...

Scheuer elected chairman of HeidelbergCement Bangladesh

13 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Albert Scheuer has been elected chairman of HeidelbergCement Bangladesh at the company's board meeting, it said in a statement yesterday. Scheuer is currently member of the Managing Board of HeidelbergCement and in charge of the Asia-Pacific Group area and worldwide coordination of Heidelberg Technology Center. After joining HeidelbergCement in 1992, Dr Scheuer took on various positions at the Leimen cement plant and Heidelberg Technology Center. From 1998- 2005, he was in charge o...