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Nepal sees an increase in capacity utilisation

11 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Nepal's manufacturing industries utilised 57.3 per cent of their capacity on average in FY16-17 that concluded in mid-July, acording to an "Economic Activities Study Report 2016-17" released by the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB). There has been strong rebound in capacity utilisation of industries producing construction materials such as iron steel and cement. "Improved electricity supply and hardly any labour related obstructions contributed to better capacity utilisation of industries last fi...

Nepal's clinker import cost rises 33%

11 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The cost of importing clinker to Nepal rose by 33 per cent in the first four months of the current financial year due to increased demand, reports The Kathmandu Post. The demand surge has been attributed to reconstruction work following earthquakes in 2015 and upcoming hydropower projects. In the July-November 2017 period NPR3.2bn (US$30.9m) was spent on importing 0.34Mt of clinker through Birgunj customs, compared to the NPR2.4bn cost of importing 0.31Mt in the same period of the previous...

Huaxin Cement plans US$140m works in Nepal

08 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Chinese cement producer Huaxin Cement is planning a new US$140m cement facility in Nepal having started talks with authorities and setting out a project investment agreement (PIA) for the factory. "We have already started informal talks with the Chinese company on signing of the PIA," said a highly-placed source at the Investment Board Nepal (IBN). "The formal negotiations on PIA will begin after the Chinese investor pays a pre-negotiation and agreement execution fee of 0.2 per cent of the...

CG Cement place order for vertical roll mill

29 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Chaudhary Group Cement (CGC) has placed an order with Germany-based Loesche for a vertical roller mill at its cement plant in the Palpa region of central Nepal. The order, which was placed through KHD, will see the installation of a 50tph Loesche LM 26.3 D coal mill, scheduled to enter operation by 2018. The new CGC plant has a clinker capacity of 3900tpd. It will extract limestone from a nearby mine.

New NBSM standards for imported cement lead to Nepal shortage

25 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Construction of hydropower projects has stalled due to the cement shortage in Nepal. Imports have been halted as the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has set new standards for imported cement. The NBSM made Nepal Standard certification mandatory for imported cement from mid-July. Foreign manufacturers supplying cement to Nepal have to follow quality, packaging and labelling criteria fixed by NBSM. Producers from India, which are the main source of cement imports into Nepal...

Gebr Pfeiffer now supplying to Nepal

19 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Nepalese cement producer Kapilvastu Cement Udhyog Pvt Ltd, part of the Ghorahi Cement Group,  has awarded the order for a vertical roller mill to Germany's Gebr Pfeiffer SE. The new MVR 3070 C-4 mill will be installed at its new grinding plant in Sonparwa, Barkalpure in the Kapilvastu District of Nepal, and will ground OPC at a rate of 70tph. The scope of supply includes an SLS 2650 BC high-efficiency classifier as well as an innovative system of hot gas generation to provide heat to evap...

Hetauda cement completes kiln and cooler maintenance work

18 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The state-owned Hetauda Cement Factory in Nepal resumed operations from Friday after being closed for 36 days for maintenance. A team of 35 technicians from India disassembled the cement plant and repaired the grate cooler and kiln. "We have already given continuity to cement production after completing repair and maintenance works," said Prem Shankar Singh, general manager of Hetauda Cement. "This maintenance will increase the production capacity of the factory. "These components wer...

Udayapur Cement Industry dismisses 82 staff

21 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Udayapur Cement Industry of Nepal has fired 82 members of staff who had been repeatedly warned for their below par performance. The staff included drivers, officers and engineers. Administration Department head of UCI Ram Bahadur GC said the staffers were fired as they failed to discharge their duties. He claimed that the staffers were relieved of their duties also after consulting with trade unions and employees’ welfare associations. "Those staffers who never marked their attendance, ...

Nepal-China JV due to start operations in 2018

02 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Hongshi-Shivam Cement Private Ltd, a Nepal-China joint venture company, is aiming to start cement production in March 2018, according to a senior company official. Shiva Ratna Sharada, director of the joint venture company, told Xinhua News that construction work on the 6000tpd plant is in full swing. The factory is being constructed at Nepal's southwestern district of Nawalparasi and its mine site is located in neighbouring Palpa district. The new volumes will primarily serve the domes...

New grinding line for Nepal

25 July 2017, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has signed a contract with Nepal Shalimar Pvt Ltd for engineering, procurement and supply of equipment for a new cement grinding unit for its existing cement production line. The plant is located in Simara in the Bara district, Nepal. Nepal Shalimar Cement Pvt Ltd is a part of the Shalimar Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Nepal. The contract comprises a range of equipment, including FLSmidth OK™ 19-3 mill, bag filters, weigh feeders, truck loading machine, OK™ mill gear ...