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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. 


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...

Cemex: September '12

08 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex is planning to increase the capacity of its APO works in the Philippines by 1.5Mt at a cost of US$65m, as the present plant at that location is setting close to capacity. The Philippine cement market increased by 6.1 per cent during the first half of 2012. Cemex Latvia has signed a three-year contract with SITA UK for it to supply it with 180,000t of solid recovered fuel. Earlier this year Cemex made an agreement with SITA for supplies to its Rugby works in Great Britain.

Fourth terminal for Cochin Port, India

25 September 2012, Published under Cement News

India’s Cochin Port Trust (CPT) plans to set up a fourth cement terminal in Willingdon Island. The new terminal, with a capacity of 100,000t, will be built in response to demand from major cement companies and will be located on 3.19ha of leased land at the north side of Mattanchery wharf. “The interest shown by companies to set up and operate terminals indicates a positive change in attitude towards investment in the port sector, especially in Kochi. It may be noted that there has not...

Brazilian investors eye Mozambican limestone

25 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Brazilian investors have expressed and interesting exploring large limestone deposits in at least four districts of Mozambique’s Nampula province, said the provincial inspector and spokesman for the Mining Resources and energy Directorate, Fila Lazaro. He added that they planned to use limestone to produce clinker and to correct acid soil. Teams of mining consultants hired by the Brazilian investors, recently visited the coastal districts of Nampula, Memba, Mossuril, and Nacala, and the i...