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JK Cement starts commercial production from Jharli grinding unit, India

01 July 2014, Published under Cement News

JK Cement has started commercial production from its split-grinding unit at Jharli in the northern Indian state of Haryana. The 1.5Mta plant will source its raw material from both internal and external sources such as fly ash from NTPC power plant and clinker from JK Cement’s Nimbahera and Mangrol units. The new facility will help the company serve major markets like Delhi, Haryana and Punjab “more effectively and logistically,” according to a statement posted on the company’s website.

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...

Tunisia: Ciments de Bizerte inaugurates plant upgrade

26 June 2014, Published under Cement News

With the inauguration of its upgraded production unit on 17 June 2014 in the presence of the country’s industry, energy and mines, Kamel Bennaceur, Tunisia’s Ciments de Bizerte has increased its capacity by 50 per cent to more than 1.5Mta. The upgrade is the result of a TND250m (US$149m) investment programme which was initiated three years ago. It includes a modernisation of the plant’s dust control systems which will lower emissions to 20mg/Nm3.

Carthage Cement issues Provisional Performance Acceptance certificate, Tunisia

06 June 2014, Published under Cement News

The Provisional Acceptance certificate has been issued by Carthage Cement for the 5800tpd Djebel Ressas cement plant in Tunisia, constructed by an FLSmdith-Ekon-Prokon consortium on an EPC turkney basis. The greenfield Djebel Ressas plant is the first project to be completed after the Arab Spring. According to a statement by Ekon, the plant has exceeded design figures in terms of production capacity and product quality while achieving less emissions.

Mangalam starts production at Rajasthan unit, India

29 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Mangalam Cement, part of the BK Birla Group, has started commercial production at its new cement mill in Adityanagar Morak, District Kota, Rajasthan. The 1.25Mta mill has completed trial runs and started production on 28 May 2014, the company said in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange. Completion of the new facility has now enhances overall cement capacity from 2Mta to 3.25Mta. The company has also been investing in increasing clinker production capabilities by 0.5Mta to take its cl...

Rustavi modernisation project complete, Georgia

29 May 2014, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has completed the modernisation of its plant in Rustavi, Georgia, according to local press reports.  “Separator of latest generation was put into operation at the plant, which will contribute to further improvement of cement quality and growth of product range,” a spokesperson for the Economy and Sustainable Development Ministry of Georgia said during the inauguration ceremony. Irakli Makharoblidze,  sales and marketing director of HeidelbergCement Georgia, added that the...

Lafarge inaugurates 2Mta Russian plant

20 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has officially opened its 2Mta Kaluga cement plant in Russia with a ceremony attended by First Deputy Prime Minister, Igor Shuvalov. Located in Ferzikovo village, it is the first cement production facility in this region and is strategically located thanks to its proximity to Moscow. This plant will complement Lafarge’s presence in Russia where the group has been present for nearly 20 years. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was also attended, among other distinguished guests, by the K...

Khutul expansion project inaugurated, Mongolia

19 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Khutul Cement and Lime's newly-expanded cement plant has been officially inaugurated in the presence of Norovyn Altankhuyag, Prime Minister of Mongolia. Capacity of the cement works, situated in Khutul soum of Selenge Province, has been expanded four-fold. Following recent modernisation work, the plant now has the capacity to produce 3000tpd of cement, or 1Mta. Basement LLC won the tender bid for the plant and launched its construction in January 2011. The project was completed in October ...

Steppe Cement profit rises as Kazakh market grows 13%

02 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan-based Steppe Cement Friday reported an increase in profit and revenue in the full year 2013, as domestic demand grew by double-digit figures. Steppe posted pretax profit of US$13m for 2013, up from US$12m a year earlier, as revenue rose to US$123m from US$120.2m in 2012. EBITDA for 2013 rose to US$28.7m compared with US$24.9m in 2012. Steppe said it sold 1.4Mt of cement during the period, up from 1.3Mt a year earlier, while selling prices increased five per cent in US dollar...

OCL commissions grinding unit, India

23 April 2014, Published under Cement News

OCL India Ltd has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it has commissioned its cement grinding unit at Salboni, Medinipur, in the state of West Bengal. The new facility started commercial operations with effect from 20 April 2014.