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Shivam’s grinding goals

16 July 2019, Published under Cement News

To ensure the efficient production of cement to international standards and remain one of Nepal’s top cement companies, Shivam Cement decided to upgrade the grinding section of its cement plant in Hetauda. KHD Humboldt Wedag India improved the performance of the existing grinding circuit by adding a roller press as well as static and dynamic separators. By Nawal Kishore Chaudhary, Shivam Cement, Nepal, and Ashok Kumar Dembla, Deepti Varshney, Prakash Pratil, KHD Humboldt Wedag India Pvt Ltd,...

Floods sweep away Huaxin plant under construction

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Floods have swept away the Huaxin Cement Industry plant under construction in Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality-2, Talti, Nepal, on the night of Sunday, 14 July, according to Khabarhub. The cement factory was swept away after the level of water in the river in Talti surged due to incessant rains continuing for three days, said Tulasi Jung Thapa, a spokesperson. No human casualties have been reported so far, but five workers have been trapped due to the floods. The property damaged is ...

Nepal introduces higher cement standard certification

11 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal's government has extended domestic cement grades to three grades by the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM). Grades 43 and 53 have been added to the 33-grade cement, overturning the previous law that prohibited domestic manufacturers from labelling their cement products higher than grade 33. Nepal's domestic cement producers had been claiming that their cement met international quality standards for grades 43 and 53 and the change in regulations should lessen the dependence...

Hongshi-Shivam Cement tops strength tests in Nepal

04 July 2019, Published under Cement News

In just two years of operation Hongshi-Shivam Cement has claimed 60 per cent of the Nawalparasi district market in Nepal. The successful Chinese-owned plant had a total investment of US$350m and produces 6000tpd of cement and has quickly risen in popularity with consumers. The reason for the attractiveness of Hongshi Cement's product is in the brand's cement strength and quality. Tests from multiple Nepali institutes showed that Hongshi-Shivam Cement came out top among cement produced in Ne...

Arghakhanchi Cement launches new PPC line

11 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal's Arghakhanchi Cement Pvt Ltd has launched a new PPC cement product line for the domestic market. After meeting government criteria, the company received approval for the product from the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology on 7 June. "We have not made any compromises in the quality and weight of the cement. We have started production of the Arghakhanchi PPC cement due to the new technology and the increasing demand of the customers. We have successfully achieved a new milestone i...

Rhiddhisiddhi Cement Industry commences production

10 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production at the plant of Nepal-based Rhiddhisiddhi Cement Industry has started. During the start-up phase, the company willl produce 20,000 bags/day of cement, which will then be ramped up to 60,000t/day. The cement producer was established with NPR10.5bn (US$94m) of domestic capital and operates a cement works at Ratomate, Hetauda, Makwanpur. It employs around 300 people and uses European technology. It uses limestone from deposits in Rarksirang, Kaialsh in Makwanpur, as well as...

Nepali cement producers give mixed reactions to export plans

09 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Nepal have given mixed reactions to the government’s announcement to make cement on of the country’s main export products. While the cement manufacturers welcome the news, it remains to be seen whether exporting cement will be possible, depending on the implementation of the policy. The main challenge for the producers is the cost of production, according to New Business Age. Dhruva Thapa, president of the country’s cement producers’ association, says that exporting...

Cement producers assess damage after major storm hits Nepal

04 April 2019, Published under Cement News

A number of factories in the Birgunj industrial corridor have reported damages after a major storm hit the districts of Bara and Parsa, Nepal, on Sunday evening. Rungta Group, Kalash Cement and Chachan Group are the companies that faced the worst impact, according to Subodh Gupta, senior vice chair of the Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industries. Trishakti Cement, part of Chachan Group, has reported that around 16,000 bags of produced cement were destroyed at the plant. Meanwhile, Kalash...

Government promises not kept for Hongshi Shivam Cement

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal's Government has come up short in respect to keeping its word on infrastructure and energy promises to the Chinese Hongshi Shivam Cement Co, according to a report in the Nepali Times. The Nepalese government signed a foreign direct investment (FDI) deal with the cement producer in 2017 to help establish its cement plant with a local partner. However, the government failed to build the road to the plant and erect a transmission line. Hongshi Shivam Cement constructed its own dirt tra...

Nepal's operational capacity enough to meet demand for 10 years

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepalese cement manufacturers are reportedly discouraging fresh investment into new domestic production capacity, as supply is now more than adequate to meet demand. "Cement produced by the industries currently in operation is adequate to meet the demand for the next 10 years," said Dhruba Raj Thapa, president of the Cement Manufacturers' Association of Nepal (CMAN), in an interview with Nepal Republica. "If investment continues to pour in this sector, all industries have to lower their c...