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Dangote inaugurates Ethiopian cement plant

05 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has inaugurated its US$480m integrated cement works in Ethiopia in the presence of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. The new facility has a capacity of 2.5Mta and is located in West Shewa Zone, near Muger town of Oromiya Regional State, about 85km from the capital Addis Ababa. During the inauguration ceremony yesterday, Aliko Dangote, owner of the Dangote Group, said: "The ease of investing in Ethiopia proves the enduring political stability in the country and a favourable...

Ramco boosted by cost control, stable pricing

04 June 2015, Published under Cement News

India-based Ramco Cements reported a 274 per cent rise in 4QFY14-15 net profit to INR934.2m (US$14.6m) on better cost management and stable cement prices. Revenues for the three months to the end of March 2015 edged ahead by 1.2 per cent to US$156m but sales volumes fell 16.4 per cent to 1.88Mt (2.25Mt a year earlier). For the fiscal year that ended on 31 March 2015, Ramco Cements achieved a profit of US$37.9m, a rise of 76 per cent and a revenue of US$584m. Cement sales totalled 7.67M...

Devnya Cement officially inaugurates new line, Bulgaria

03 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Devnya Cement, part of Italcementi Group, has officially launched the new line at its plant in Bulgaria in the presence of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. Also present at the ceremony was Italy’s Ambassador to Bulgaria, Marco Conticelli, who pointed out that Italian investments in Bulgaria were producing clear results, according to reports by the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency. He said that the cement plant in Devnya was already one of the largest in Europe and the technologies used there contrib...

Dangote begins trial operations at new Ethiopian plant

03 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Plc began trial production of cement last week at its 2.5Mta cement works in Ethiopia,  AllAfrica press reported. The milestone of kiln ignition was achieved in April 2015. The plant is connected to grid electricity and stockpiles of limestone have been built up from the quarry, 4km away. Dangote Cement has been building its logistical and marketing capabilities in advance of commercial sales. According to local news reports, the company has already imported 1.2m packaging...

Burnpur commences trial production of Jharkhand grinding unit

26 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Burnpur Cement has commenced the trial production from its new grinding unit at Patratu in state of Jharkhand, India, on 23 May 2015. Fully-fledged production will start next month. The company has clarified that only its grinding unit is ready to start the production. Trial production from its clinker unit will take some more time as it is still under construction.

Cemex completes Apo Cement expansion

05 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex Philippines has inaugurated a new PHP3bn (US$67.3m) cement mill at its Apo Cement plant in Naga City, Cebu, as part of its comprehensive expansion plan in the country. President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III was guest of honour at the 1May 2015 ceremony which coincided with Philippine Labor Day celebration. The mill increases the capacity of Cemex's Apo Plant by 1.5Mta, resulting in an additional 40 per cent of the company's capacity in the Philippines. "We are convinced that cement m...

UltraTech full-year net profit down 6% YoY

27 April 2015, Published under Cement News

India’s largest cement manufacturer UltraTech Cement reported a six per cent drop in its net profit for the year ended 31 March 2015 to INR20.15bn versus INR21.44bn in the previous year. Net sales were 13 per cent at INR22,656 crore against INR20,078 crore in the previous year. The Aditya Birla group firm noted that although there was some relief from softening coal prices, the cost of limestone and other input materials continued to remain high, putting pressure on margins. “The company...

Shree Cement enhances capacity by 2Mta, India

17 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement Ltd has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that the company has completed the phase 2 of its new Ras new unit at Bangur city Ras, Pali district, Rajasthan. The project has enhanced Shree Cement’s capacity by 2Mta.

Lafarge Republic inaugurates new mill at Teresa works, Philippines

16 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Republic Incorporated (LRI) inaugurated a new cement mill in its Teresa plant, Rizal, the Philippines, on Wednesday. The new Fives FCB Horomill has a cement capacity of 0.85Mta and raises output at the Teresa plant to 2Mta. “We aim to keep the country abreast with the latest technology and support the country’s growth,” Renato Sunico, president of LRI told local press. Cement capacity is also being increased at the cement producer's Norzagaray plant in Bulacan, the contract for ...

Savanna Diamond Cement launches new Ghana plant

14 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Savanna Diamond Cement Co Ltd (SDCL) launched operations of its 0.44Mta cement factory in Buipe, in the northern region of Ghana. The new US$90m project was officially inaugurated by President John Mahama of Ghana. SDCL's new 0.44Mta integrated factory is officially launched in the presence of President John Mahama of Ghana. (Picture source: Flickr) The SDCL plant is a fully integrated process, using limestone mined in Buipe. It is served through a partnership with GRIDCo b...