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HeidelbergCement builds grinding facility in Burkina Faso

06 March 2013, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is constructing a new US$50m grinding plant in the west African country of Burkina Faso with local partners, the cement major said in a statement today. The new facility, which will have a capacity of 650,000tpa, is to be built near the capital city of Ouagadougou. “The construction of the new cement grinding plant is part of our strategy of expanding our clinker and cement capacities in growth markets. These include, in particular, the countries of sub-Saharan Africa”, s...

HeidelbergCement expands cement capacity in Tanzania

27 February 2013, Published under Cement News

In Tanzania, HeidelbergCement is constructing a new mill with a cement capacity of 0.7Mta at its Wazo Hill plant, some 2km northwest of the capital Dar es Salaam. The investment of US$40m also includes the construction of a new clinker and a cement silo as well as the installation of new cement bag packing and dispatch facilities. “The construction of the new cement mill is part of our strategy of expanding our clinker and cement capacities in growth markets. In particular, the countries...

HeidelbergCement India increases cement capacity to 6Mta

19 February 2013, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement confirmed yesterday that it has successfully completed the expansion of its clinker and cement grinding capacity in Central India. The plants are located in Damoh district (Narsingarh and Imlai facilities) in Madhya Pradesh and in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. Trial runs of the expanded plants were successfully conducted between November 2012 and January 2013 and the production capacities were now officially commissioned. Capital expenditure for the project amounted to €216m. W...

HeidelbergCement to set up waste heat recovery power generation plant

12 February 2013, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement India has received an approval for setting up waste heat recovery power plant at its cement plant in Narsingarh, Damoh district, Madhya Pradesh. The proposed plant will produce approximately 12.15MW of power from available waste heat of pyroprocessing system of all three clinker lines at Narsingarh. The project costs an estimated INR1450m -INR1500m (US$26.8m-US$27.8m) and it is likely to be operational in January 2015. It will substitute equivalent grid power and thus...

HeidelbergCement Ukraine names Von Lingen Deputy General Manager

12 February 2013, Published under Cement News

The supervisory board of HeidelbergCement Ukraine, based in Dnipropetrovsk region, appointed David von Lingen Deputy General Manager on 8 February 2013. Von Lingen is appointed Deputy General Manager until 8 July 2014. The company supervisory board also decided to dismiss management board members Roman Osada and Pyotr Grigorchuk, and to appoint Marina Muhodinova a board member. Osada and Grigorchuk were on the board for two and four years, respectively; the statement did not mention reason...

Georgia: HeidelbergCement starts Kaspi plant construction

11 February 2013, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has launched construction of a new cement plant in Kaspi, Shida Kartli region of Georgia. The output of the new factory will be 1Mta and in the future production capacity will be raised to 2.8Mta, the management says. The investment is to expand the exports volume to Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia, the company says. HeidelbergCement launched operation in Georgia in 2006. The company has bought a 73 per cent stake in Georgian Cement and a 75 per cent stake in Saqcem...

HeidelbergCement advances in Asia and Africa, but does less well in Europe

07 February 2013, Published under Cement News

The preliminary figures from HeidelbergCement show an 8.7 per cent advance in turnover last year to €14,020m, or by 4.2 per cent on a comparative basis. EBITDA improved by a more modest 6.7 per cent to €2477m and the trading profit advanced by 9.5 per cent to €1613m, or by 5.6 per cent adjusting for currency movements and changes in the scope of consolidation. The number of employees declined by 1.1 per cent to 51,966, as a reduction of around people 1200 in North America and Europe was par...

HeidelbergCement completes first move in central Indian expansion project

17 January 2013, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement India Ltd (HCL) has completed the first step towards raising its capacity in central India by increasing grinding capacity at its Jhansi grinding works in Uttar Pradesh. The plant's capacity has been expanded from 0.8Mta to 2.7Mta, raising HCL’s total cement volumes in the country to 5Mta. “This is the first move towards our expansion plans in central India. We expect cement consumption to grow at a relatively higher rate in this region and we stand committed towards bett...

Bangladesh: clinker shipment held at port

03 January 2013, Published under Cement News

A clinker shipment from Singapore for Bangladesh's second largest cement producer HeidelbergCement Bangladesh (HCB) has been hindered by litigation for the past month.  According to sources from the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), as well as Bangladesh shipping Industry sources, a foreign flag bulk carrier DD Fidelity has been detained since 6 December 2012 on the order of the High Court of Bangladesh due to a dispute regarding the original bill of landing. The vessel shipped 22,810t o...

Ghana: Ghacem makes cement donation

31 December 2012, Published under Cement News

The Ghacem Cement Foundation (GCF) has given 17,500 bags cement to communities in the Northern Sector of Ghana to help boost infrastructural development. The donation, which took place last Friday in Tamale, formed part of the last two distributions by the foundation, this year. The Southern Sector, which comprises the Western, Central, Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta regions, was the first to receive the cement at a ceremony held in July, this year at Cape Coast. Delivering the keynote a...