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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...

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Turkey's GIMAS shows desire to construct Gacko cement plant

12 February 2013, Published under Cement News

Representatives of 'GIMAS' and the mayor of municipality Gacko recently held a meeting with representatives of Enel, Alfa Motor and Dr Boško Vukovic regarding the possibility of building a cement factory in the region. In addition to large reserves of coal and energy production, the Gacko municipality also has significant reserves of limestone, clay and marl, which could serve as the basic raw material for cement production. Taking in account that the area does not currently produce cem...

Welcome to the new builds (1)

02 January 2013, Published under Cement News

The global economic crisis has not only seen a considerable drop in new kiln capacity projects in 2011, but has also caused significant shifts in the world of turnkey services. However, new kiln capacity figures for 2012 indicate signs of a recovery as around 50-60Mta of new capacity are estimated to have been added over the past year. In the first of a three-part feature, CemNet takes stock of new cement capacity projects around the world, focussing on the Americas and Europe. FLSmid...

Egyptian Steel ventures into cement

19 November 2012, Published under Cement News

The Qatari-Egyptian steel producer Egyptian Steel will be investing around US$250m in a new cement works. The venture will seek to acquire a cement licence out of the seven the Egyptian government is planning to offer. If successful, it is expected that the works will have an annual capacity of 1.5-1.8Mta, said Abu Hashima, Egyptian Steel chairman. 

HeidelbergCement

08 October 2012, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is investing US$250m in a 1.5Mta clinker plant at Tabligbo, some 80km to the north of the capital Lomé, for completion in 2015. The clinker will be ground into cement at HeidelbergCement mills elsewhere in the country and at group mills in Benin, Ghana and Burkina Faso. The group is also building a grinding centre with a capacity of 0.2Mta at Dapaong in the far north of Togo, close to the borders with Burkina Faso and Ghana. Like the Tabligbo investment, completion is s...