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Peru: Pacasmayo 4Q15 boosted by public sector demand, new Piura facility

17 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Peru-based Cementos Pacasmayo saw a nine per cent in fourth-quarter volumes which benefitted from the anticipated increase in demand from the public sector, the company said in a statement yesterday. Crucially, supplies were supported by its new Piura facility which improved Pacasmayo's competitive position in the northern region of the country, it added. Fourth-quarter revenues rose by 8.7 per cent and EBITDA up more than 10 per cent, excluding the impact of extraordinary non-operating i...

Cemengal announces start up of Zambian grinding installation

02 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemengal has completed the installation of a Plug&Grind® unit in Zambia for LafargeHolcim. The inauguration ceremony was undertaken in the presence of Ministry of Labor, accompanied by the managers of LafargeHolcim Zambia and other managers from the group in surrounding countries. The plant will produce Supaset which will be exported to the DR of Congo and other neighbouring countries, Lafarge Zambia CEO, Emmanuel Rigaux, told the Lusaka Times. The grinding facility will produce 100,000tp...

First vessel arrives at Zuari terminal, India

15 January 2016, Published under Cement News

The first vessel carrying a consignment of 7,612t of cement arrived at Zuari Cement’s new bagging terminal at Cochin Port, Kerala, on Tuesday. Cochin Port Trust Chairman Paul Antony, Deputy Chairman G Senthivel and Secretary Gowri S Nair were among those present when the ship anchored at the port, according to an article by The Hindu (India). Two other Indian cement producers, Ambuja Cements and UltraTech Cement, already operate two fully-fledged terminals at the port, while Penna Cement...

Fitch Affirms Cementos Pacasmayo at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

12 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings of Peruvian producer Cementos Pacasmayo at 'BBB-'. The Rating Outlook remains Stable. The ratings reflect the company's solid business position as the only cement producer in Peru's northern region. This position has resulted in high margins, low leverage and solid liquidity. The small size of the cement market in the north, as well as the logistical challenges found in this region, has limited the impact of imports and the probability a global compa...

Estanda completes ball mill renovation in Saudi

07 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Estanda has successfully completed the commissioning of a two-compartment cement ball mill for a cement producer in Saudi Arabia. The project was carried out on Cement Mill 2  (with a diameter of 5m), operating in parallel with the Cement Mill 1 (CM1), which had previously been renovated and updated by Estanda in 2013. The renovation of CM2 affected all the interior steel components of the mill involved in the grinding process: inlet headwall liners, lifting liners of first ball mill chamb...

Supremo Cimento opens Adrianópolis plant, Brazil

23 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Supremo Cimento, part of the Secil group, on Thursday opened its 1.8Mta Adrianópolis plant in Paraná state, Brazil, local press have reported. Chief executive of Secil, Gonçalo Salazar Leite, said Brazil was expected to account for 20 per cent of the company’s turnover in the next five years. Secil plans to make Supremo cement a regional brand supplying southern Brazil and the state of São Paulo. The acquisition of the remaining stake 50 per cent stake of the Supremo group, in Jun...

Sika opens new mortar plant in Philadelphia, UK

16 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Sika has opened a state-of-the-art new mortar products plant in North America. The new facility is an extension of Sika's existing concrete admixture plant, the capacity of which has also been increased. Christoph Ganz, Regional Manager North America: "We are continuing the expansion that has taken place in the past two years by investing in Sika’s growth drivers such as mortars. This means that we are expanding our supply chain, and in parallel our sales force and marketing efforts. The st...

Qatar: Al Khalij Cement Co adds new line

03 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Qatar-based producer Al Khalij Cement Co has added another production line to take the total cement capacity to 15,500tpd. The second “identical” production line will double the clinker capacity to 12,000tpd and enhance the cement production by more than 50 per cent to 15,500tpd. The cement company, which is a part of Qatari Investors Group, has started initial production and will ramp up to full capacity within few weeks. Through the new production line, clinker production will increase b...

Saudi: Southern Province Cement commercial operations from new line

01 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Southern Province Cement launched on Monday the commercial operations at the third line of its Tihama plant, with a clinker production capacity of 5000tpd, the company said in a statement to Tadawul. The Saudi cement producer aims to increase the plant’s capacity to 15,000tpd. Accordingly, the total capacity of the company’s three plants reaches nearly 28,000tpd.

Votorantim Cimentos inaugurates Camaçari plant, Brazil

01 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos inaugurated on 5 November its new mortar plant in Camaçari, Bahia, in Brazil’s northeast region. The unit involved an investment of BRL25m (US$6.5m) and has a capacity of 206,000tpa. "The Camaçari plant is part of a major investment plan of Votorantim Cimentos. Even with the challenging environment, we move forward with the long-term view and confidence in the development of the country and especially in the Northeast ", explains shareholder and member of the Board of V...