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Qizildas Cement launches production, Azerbaijan

21 October 2013, Published under Cement News

NORM LLC has launched production at its 2Mta Qizildas Cement plant, marking the entry of a new player on the Azerbaijan market. “At present, construction work is completed at the plant and production of the first cement started. Full commissioning of the plant is planned by the end of 2013,” the company said. The new plant is located on a 160ha plot about 2.6km north of the Sangachal Oil Terminal in Baku’s Garadagh district and will reduce the country’s dependence on imports for oilwell c...

Holcim Indonesia commissions new packing plant

11 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim Indonesia has commissioned its new packaging plant and silo in Pontianak, West Kalimantan. President Director of Holcim Indonesia, Eaman Ginley, said the packing plant and silo would better serve the customers in the region. "With the facility we hope to reach our operational target . Our customers would easily find our product in the market in West Kalimantan," he told local media. The silo, which is located at Jalan Raya Wajok Hilir, 25km from Pontianak, will improve the cement lo...

Cemex to open 0.45Mta mill in Clemencia, Colombia

09 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex has scheduled the inauguration of its new 0.45Mta cement grinding unit in Clemencia, Colombia. The mill will produce two types of cement – for general use and structural applications – to distribute in bags and bulk. It is expected that the output will be supplied to large projects under development along the Caribbean coast. Construction of the COP120bn (US$64m) works started last November and the plant’s first output is expected on 30 November. 

Carthage Cement officially inaugurated

09 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Carthage Cement officially inaugurated its new cement plant in Tunisia on 5 October. The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Ridha Saidi, Minister in charge of Economic Affairs, Mr. Mehdi Jomaa, Minister of Industry and Mr. Elyes Fakhfakh, Minister of Finance. Carthage Cement lit up its precalciner for the first time on 4 September 2013, in the presence of international experts. The new line is expected to produce 2.2Mta of cement and will enable the company to supply the greater Tuni...

Reliance prepares to commission Madhya Pradesh plant, India

08 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Reliance Infrastructure is to commission its 5Mta cement plant in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh by the end of this month which will expand the company’s domestic reach. Reliance Infrastructure, whose main interests are the power distribution and infrastructure development businesses, set up its Reliance Cement subsidiary which would use the fly ash generated from its power unit to manufacture cement. "We are delighted to add the cement business to our portfolio of high growt...

Cimentos de Mocambique begins trial tests on new mill

25 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Mocambique has started trial tests of a new mill at its Dondo works, local press have reported. With this investment, the company will increase capacity by around 0.5Mta of cement from the present 0.4Mta. The Dondo works currently serves the Sofala, Tete, Manica and southern Zambézia provinces. In July of this year Cimentos de Moçambique signed a rental contract on a mill located near the Matola plant, thus increasing its production capacity by 220,000tpa.

Najran Cement's Line 3 begins production

25 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Najran Cement has said that commercial production of its third production line has started. The Saudi-based cement producer said output was launched on 21 September 2013. The new production line has a clinker capacity of 6500tpd. Najran Cement floated on the Saudi stock exchange in April 2012, raising US$226.5m to fund construction of the third line. However, earlier this month the company said that it had been refused permission from Saudi’s Ministry of Petroleum and Resources to supply t...

New Angola plant to begin commercial production by year-end

16 September 2013, Published under Cement News

The Cuanza Sul cement plant will begin commercial production under the brand name Yeto, the company president, Manuela Vieira Lopes, has said. Final equipment assemply is now underway and the trial phase should begin in October, and production in December, Mr Vieira Lopes told Angop news agency. Earlier, plant manager Tembua Mucazo Roberto had said the plant would begin by producing 4200tpd of clinker which would later be increased to 4500tpd.

New factory begin production in Mozambique

02 August 2012, Published under Cement News

A new 240,000tpa cement factory has started operations at the Belulane Industrial Park in the Boane district of Maputo, local newspaper Noticias, reported. The factory is reportedly an investment between Turkish and Egyptian companies and imports raw materials from Dubai to ensure monthly production of 20,000tpa. Beluluane is an industrial and duty free area covering a total of around 700 hectares and is about 16 kilometres from the city of Maputo. The Mozambique government reportedly offer...

Sagar-Vicat venture to begin operations in October, India

02 August 2012, Published under Cement News

The joint-venture cement plant between Sagar Cements of India and Vicat Group of France will begin operations in October. “The clinkerisation is expected to be completed by September end,’’ Mr Srikanth Reddy, Executive Director, Sagar Cements, told Business Line. The plant is being constructed in Gulbarga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Phase 1 of the project has a production capacity of 2.5Mta and total capacity, including Phase 2, would be 5.5Mta by 2014, Mr Reddy added.