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Pakistan’s Cherat Cement Co to raise production capacity

21 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Cherat Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) of Pakistan plans to increase production capacity at its 2500tpd cement plant, situated 52km from Peshawar near Nowshera in northern Pakistan. The company is expected to hold negotiations with various cement plant suppliers in due course. At present, the works is operating near full capacity and with the expected growth in the domestic cement market, the company’s Board has decided to raise capacity at the works. Furthermore, its strategic location close t...

China to cut cement overcapacity with new plan

20 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The Chinese government will soon release guidelines to further tackle industrial overcapacity, according to a report by the Xinhua Economic Information Daily.   Xin Renzhou, an official from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said his ministry and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has finalised details for a plan that will raise technology thresholds on environmental protection and energy saving to limit market access. Enterprises failing to comply with ...

North Asia: mixed fortunes

05 August 2013, Published under Cement News

A cooling-off in cement consumption growth is giving China, the largest cement producer in North Asia and the world, the chance to reassess its industry structure to ensure a sustainable future. For other markets in the region, a surge in construction investment means growing demand, and new entrants are queuing up for a piece of the action. Private sector development projects are boosting Tokyo’s cement demand North Asian international relations have endured some difficult time...

Indian capacity expansion rate to slow

05 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Faced with overcapacity, the Indian cement industry is likely to slow expansion with an extra 66Mt expected by 2015-16 amidst an expected surge in demand and price, Care Research said. "Over the past few years, cement industry has witnessed huge capacity addition. The capacity has increased from 219Mt in FY09 to 325Mt in FY13, registering a CAGR of 10.4 per cent," said Care Research, a unit of Care Rating. Given the huge surplus prevailing in the industry, the pace of capacity building w...

Searching for Mediterranean sun

03 July 2013, Published under Cement News

The Mediterranean delivered a mixed bag of results in 2012. While southern Europe (France, Greece, Italy and Spain) tightened their belts as the eurozone crisis hit home and recorded an average 21 per cent drop in cement consumption, the Egypt and Levant area fared better. The two heavyweights in the eastern Mediterranean, Egypt and Turkey, noted five and 3.8 per cent demand increases, respectively. The Maghreb countries of Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia recorded an overall 8.7 per cent...

Bío Bío and Votorantim to start work on Peruvian plant

25 June 2013, Published under Cement News

After two years, Chile’s Cementos Bío Bío and its Brazilian partner Votorantim have successfully obtained all permits to build their first plant in Peru, representing an investment of US$160m. In the past few weeks, the tender details for the equipment needed and the financing arrangement have been worked out. Hernán Briones, president of Bío Bío said funding would come from the cement company’s cash flow and rejected the possibility to emit shares or to realise a raise in capital. Wor...

Indonesia to spur Asian growth

24 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemtech Asia 2013 will welcome international cement delegates to its conference and exhibition this month in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ahead of this leading regional industry event, ICR highlights recent developments and assesses future prospects for this thriving market. PT Semen Indonesia’s Tuban IV plant is one of the first high-profile new kiln line projects in Indonesia to be completed The Republic of Indonesia consists of 17,508 islands (of which about 6000 are inhabited). The c...

Latin American moves

13 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Latin America is a region that is witnessing increasing cement demand and renewed investment in cement plant capacity. In the second part of a Latin American round-up, CemNet looks at the latest developments in the cement markets of Mercosur associates Colombia, Chile and Peru. Cementos Yura SA has once more decided to place an order with Loesche America for a clinker/additives grinding plant which will be installed in Arequipa, Peru, at 2600m above sea level Colombia Bri...

Latin American shake-up

05 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Latin America is providing cement manufacturers a reason to smile. Demand is increasing, gaps in supply are emerging and several new plants are being constructed across the region. Looking ahead, established players look set to expand capacity and engage in M&A deals as they seek to boost their market share and internationalise their operations. In the first of a two-part series CemNet looks at the latest developments in the cement market of the Mercosur member states – Argentina, Bolivia, B...

HeidelbergCement expands cement capacity in Tanzania

27 February 2013, Published under Cement News

In Tanzania, HeidelbergCement is constructing a new mill with a cement capacity of 0.7Mta at its Wazo Hill plant, some 2km northwest of the capital Dar es Salaam. The investment of US$40m also includes the construction of a new clinker and a cement silo as well as the installation of new cement bag packing and dispatch facilities. “The construction of the new cement mill is part of our strategy of expanding our clinker and cement capacities in growth markets. In particular, the countries...