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ELEX complete cold start-up of Ragland ESP unit

12 April 2022, Published under Cement News

The cold start-up of an ELEX's new electrostatic precipitator (ESP) at National Cement's ( Vicat group ) Ragland cement plant in the USA has been successfully completed. The ELEX ESP, which is responsible for primary dedusting, has a separation area of approximately 7000m 2 , which is roughly the size of a football field. Depending on the application and requirements, ELEX claims it can also build ESPs with a separation area seven times larger.  

New cement project set to begin in Ethiopia

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Lemi National Cement Industrial Complex, a new private industrial park, is set to be built in the Amhara region of Ethiopia by private investors, according to The Swazi Observer. The US$2.2bn complex is expected to feature many different factories, including a 10,000tpd cement plant. Other factories to be built at the park include gypsum, board and glass manufacturing. The new park is owned by East Africa Holdings, the group which also runs National Cement. China’s West International Hold...

National Cement to boost production and build new plant

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Ethiopia’s National Cement (East African Holdings) is currently conducting a study at its plant in Dire Dawa to boost its 3000tpd capacity by 30 per cent. "We are planning to start implementing this plan and start producing 4000t of cement per day within the coming six months," said Buzuayehu Tadele Bizenu, board chairman of East African Holdings. Last year, the company produced over 1.2Mt of cement with most of the cement products sold in the domestic market. East Africa Holdings i...

National Cement to invest US$250m in Ragland

23 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Vicat-owned National Cement will be installing a new state-of-the-art kiln at its Ragland plant in Alabama, USA. The project represents an investment of US$250m and the project is expected to start the construction in the first quarter of 2020. "We are excited about our kiln project in Ragland. It will ensure that our employees and our Ragland facility can continue to be competitive for years to come by upgrading our plant with the latest technology and equipment," said Spencer Weitman, p...

National Cement continues to plot a successful course in east Africa

28 January 2019, Published under Cement News

This week, China's Sinoma Energy Conservation announced that it has a contract with National Cement Co Ltd (Devki Group) to build a new waste-heat power project at its Athi River cement plant. The leading east African cement producer will provide a KES25.5bn (US$251m) investment for Sinoma to provide power for its Athi cement plant as well as a power unit for its raw steel processing factory in Mombasa. 

 "The total installed capacity of the two projects is 53.5MW… The project (over a pe...

Kenyan President Kenyatta inaugurates US$280m clinker plant

09 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurated a new cement clinker plant on 7 February. National Cement Co invested US$280m in the 1.2Mta clinker plant as well as a 15MW power plant, located between Merrueshi and Mbirikani, Kajiado County, south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Mr Kenyatta said: “These jobs will teach our young people vital skills. These jobs will build the economy of this county. And these jobs that will have a multiplier effect right across the country.” He highligh...

National Cement posts net loss in 1HFY18

31 January 2018, Published under Cement News

National Cement has announced that its losses increased during the first half of FY18, ended December 2017. The loss increased by 136.7 per cent, to EGP496m (US$28m) from EGP209 of the year-ago period, according to Egypt Today. The unaudited results also showed a fall in revenue to EGP726m, compared to EGP940m recorded in the 1HFY17. The company also stated that it was expected to record profits of EGP17.7m for FY18. However, the present situation suggests that National Cement may post a ...

UAE: National Cement Co sees 46% fall in 3Q profits

15 November 2016, Published under Cement News

National Cement reported a 46.2 per cent drop in third-quarter net profits to AED9.85m (US$2.7m) from AED18.31m 3Q15. For the first nine months of 2016, the company posted net profits of AED73.48m, down from AED88.52m reported in the equivalent period of last year.

National Cement plans expansion into Uganda

14 April 2015, Published under Cement News

National Cement, which currently operates a grinding plant in Kenya, plans to invest KES18.5bn (US$199m) in a new factory in Uganda, according to local news reports. The new plant marks the company's first foray into Uganda, and its first venture outside Kenya. With a capacity of 1Mta, the new cement facility is expected to be completed by the end of next year, the report by Ventures Africa states. In its home market of Kenya, National Cement operates a 0.35Mta grinding works in Athi Rive...

Egypt: National Cement Company to invest in coal usage

21 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Egypt's National Cement Company will invest at least EGP150m (US$20.9m) to convert from the use of gas to coal, according to the company's CFO, Ahmad Saad. Speaking in an interview with Al-Mal newspaper, Mr Saad said National Cement will rerun a tender for the supply of a coal mill as the first effort ended with only one submitted offer. In addition, the company seeks to nearly double its capital to EGP412.8m from EGP206.4m. It plans to use the proceeds from the share issue to pay its...