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Sri Lanka starts to close production gap to cement demand

22 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Onyx Group in Sri Lanka has announced that it expects to start operations of its new grinding plant in Mirijjawaila, Hambantota. The commissioning of the plant, which is an affiliate of Ceylon Steel Ltd, is an indication that Sri Lanka is looking to close the gap between its cement demand and domestic cement production. In recent years domestic demand has been met partly by high levels of cement and clinker imports in recent years. The new Onyx facility will operate as Lanwa Santha Cement...

Onyx Group to begin operations at 3.6Mta plant this year

19 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka’s Onyx Group is expecting to commence operations at its new grinding plant this year, according to Nandana Lokuwithana, chairman of the group. The US$100m project is expected to have a 3.6Mta capacity and be based in Mirijjawila, Hambantota.

Star Cement ready to commission Bengal plant

12 January 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Star Cement is expected to begin commercial production soon at its 2Mta grinding unit in Jalpaiguri, north Bengal. "The project is undergoing trials and can begin production anytime soon. This is our first greenfield cement project in West Bengal though we have plyboard manufacturing through Century Plyboards," said Sanjay Agarwal, MD. The company will source clinker from its integrated plant in Meghalaya, while fly ash will be procured from West Bengal or Bihar. "We will invite ...

New 1Mta cement plant to enter Paraguay's market

30 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The cement plant Cementos Concepcion (Cecon) is currently under construction in Paraguay and is designed to produce over 1Mta from June 2022, when it is due to begin operations. Cecon recently launched an investment vehicle of over US$200m (EUR163.18m) to finance the project. Cecon already has two concrete factories in Limpio. The new cement unit is set to eliminate the country's cement deficit.

Karamoja cement plant proposed by Ugandan presidential candidate

17 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Forum for Democratic Change government, in Uganda, will construct a cement factory in Karamoja Sub-region if elected into power, Mr Patrick Amuriat Oboi, the party’s presidential candidate, has said.  Mr Amuriat, who is campaigning in the sub-region, said while Karamoja has a wealth of minerals, the current regime has deliberately refused to construct factories there and preferred to transport the raw minerals to other regions. "I will make sure my government constructs a lime...

Lanwa Sanstha Cement plant to open in June 2021

10 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Lanwa Sanstha Cement Corp (Pvt) Ltd, a sister company of Ceylon Steel Co Ltd, is scheduled to be commissioned in June 2021. The plant will be situated in Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone, Hambantota, Sri Lanka.   Phase one of the project will see US$70 spent on a cement capacity of 2.4Mta. A further US$10m will be invested in a second phase to add 1.2Mta of capacity. The plant will be equipped with grinding technology from Gebr Pfeiffer, process control equipment from Siemens and pac...

Star Cement to invest INR4.5bn in new plant

02 December 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Star Cement has announced an INR4.5bn (US$61m) investment in Bengal through the construction of its new 2Mta grinding unit. It will be the company’s first facility in the state and the government has already cleared land for the project in Jalpaiguri, according to the Times of India. Star Cement currently has a manufacturing capacity of 4Mta, which is expected to go up to 6Mta upon completion. The Bengal plant will be supplied with clinker from the company’s works in Meghalaya....

Tanga Cement continues plans for Arusha plant

12 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Tanga Cement has said talks with the government regarding its new cement grinding plant in Arusha, Tanzania, are still in progress. The factory will be able to produce between 500,000-750,000tpa, according to Tanga Cement's Country Executive, Ben Lema. The discussions with the government started in 2016. "We are still in talks with the government on a project to build a cement grinding plant in Arusha that will move services closer to the people of the Northern Region zone and other su...

Raysut holds ground breaking ceremony for 1Mta Duqm grinding plant

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement Co (RCC) has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the start of the construction of its new US$30m grinding unit in Duqm in Oman. The development of the 1Mta Duqm plant raises the group's cement capacity to 7.4Mta. "Today’s groundbreaking is a milestone for RCC on two counts. It will contribute significantly to our ambitious capacity expansion targets of 10Mt by 2022 which is expected to be further scaled up to 22Mt in the near future. Second, it will help us generate m...

Supplying Cimco’s new plant

26 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Earlier this year, Intercem and CimMetal Group signed an agreement for their fourth collaboration in west Africa, this time for a new 2.5Mta cement grinding plant in Togo. Under the name of Cimco SA, the new facility will be strategically situated at the port of Lomé and become the country’s largest grinding plant by capacity. By Intercem Group, Germany. General layout of Intercem’s 2.5Mta cement grinding plant for Cimco SA (CimMetal Group) in Lóme, Togo, with a VRM, raw material s...