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Vietnamese exports rise 15% in February

12 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnamese exports have risen 15.2 per cent in volume and 36.3 per cent in value for February 2019, rising to around 2.5Mt and US$105m, respectively. The average export price has increased 18.3 per cent YoY to US$42/t, according to the country’s Foreign Trade Agency. The three main export markets for Vietnamese cement were the Philippines, China and Bangladesh at 2.1Mt in February, accounting for more than 75 per cent of total exports. In the first two months of the year, exports were up 7....

Construction to begin on Nepali-Chinese joint venture

01 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement Narayani, a Nepali-Chinese joint venture, is set to begin construction on its facility in Dhading district, Nepal, within the next few days. "The promoters of the company have informed us that they will lay the foundation stone on Friday and start the construction," said Uttam Bhakta Wagle, spokesperson at the Investment Board Nepal (IBN). The company has already acquired a limestone mine from the country's Department of Mines and Geology through a global tender for NPR60...

Anhui Conch

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has delivered two CK Mills to China’s Jiande Conch Cement via Anhui Conch Kawasaki Energy Conservation Equipment Manufacturing (CKM), a joint venture between Kawasaki and Anhui Conch Group. The mills are type CK490 and boast the highest production capacity available from Kawasaki at 220tph. They have a table track diameter of 4900mm, a 5100kW motor and four rollers. Kawasaki is handling the design and technical guidance on the project, while CKM is in charge of m...

Sinoma Energy to supply Athi River plant

22 January 2019, Published under Cement News

China’s Sinoma Energy Conservation has signed a KES25.5bn (US$251m) deal to power Devki Group’s Athi River cement plant and its Mombasa-based raw steel processor. Sinoma announced in regulatory filings last week that the kiln waste-heat project at the new Athi River plant and the other to power the steel plant in Kilifi will be built over a period of 20 months to produce a combined 53.5MW.

Chinese manufacturer to enter Sri Lankan market

22 January 2019, Published under Cement News

A Chinese cement manufacturer will set up a plant in the Hambantota Export Processing Zone, Sri Lanka, according to Nalin Bandara, deputy minister of Development Strategies and International Trade. Although the name of the manufacturer has not been released, it is the first time that a Chinese manufacturer has entered the country's market. "Since most of the regional markets have large cement manufacturers, this Chinese company would mainly concentrate on Sri Lankan markets," said Mr Banda...

BBMG to sell 7 cement companies to Jidong Cement

10 January 2019, Published under Cement News

BBMG Corp has announced that it will sell the entire equity interests in seven cement companies to China’s Jidong Cement for a total consideration of CNY1.54bn (US$227.06m). BBMG and Jidong have also agreed to contribute CNY1bn to the registered capital of their joint venture, BBMG Jidong Cement (Tangshan) Co Ltd. According to a statement, the agreements are to resolve issues of competition between the two companies.

China accounts for 15% of Central American cement imports

07 January 2019, Published under Cement News

In the first half of 2018, Central America’s largest importing country was Nicaragua, which purchased cement from overseas sources to the value of US$28m, followed by Guatemala at US$18m. Smaller volumes were imported by El Salvador (US$12m), Honduras (US$7m), Panama (US$6m) and Costa Rica (US$5m), according to CentralAmericaData. YoY the volume of cement imports in the region advanced by two per cent from US$75.6m to US$77.1m in the 6M18 when compared with the year-ago period. Around 15...

LafargeHolcim

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The 39.9 per cent-owned LafargeHolcim associate Huaxin Cement is investing US$245m in a contract to build a new production line for Holcim Philippines at the latter’s Davao works. The project includes a 6000tpd clinker production line, a waste heat recovery unit as well as upgrades to an existing 3000tpd production line. Meanwhile, the group's subsidiary Bamburi Cement, which operates in Kenya and Uganda, is expecting its net profit to fall by more than 25 per cent to its lowest level in ...

Anhui Conch orders four bulkers from Jiangdong Shipyard

31 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch Group has placed an order at Sinotrans & CSC affiliated Jiangdong Shipyard for the construction of four 12,500dwt bulk carriers. The vessels are scheduled for dleivery in 2020.

New plant commissioned in Uzbekistan

21 December 2018, Published under Cement News

A new facility in Korauzyak district, Karakalpakstan (Uzbekistan), has been commissioned, according to Trend News. The Uzbek-Chinese joint venture, Titan Cement, saw a total investment of UZS302.4bn (US$36.3m) in the 200,000tpa project. Furthermore, in the Andijan region of Uzbekistan, a new US$630m project has begun construction with the support of Chinese companies.