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Ambuja Cements begins trial production at Marwar facility

23 August 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cements has begun trial production at its Marwar cement works in Nagaur district, which will increase the company’s clinker capacity by 3Mta. The plant was built with an investment of INR23.5bn (US$316.45m) and includes a waste heat recovery system alongside 1.8Mta of cement grinding capacity. "I am delighted to inaugurate the trial run at Marwar Cement plant of Ambuja as we dedicate it to meet the infrastructure requirements of the nation. Cement is one of the most impo...

Atom Cement launched in Russia

23 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Russia’s Atomstroykompleks has launched its Atom Cement plant in Sysert, Sverdlovsk region, which has been designed with 550,000tpa of white cement capacity. The project represents an investment of RUB4.5bn (US$61.46m) and is expected to reduce the price of white cement in the region by up to 30 per cent.

New 0.2Mta plant set to be built in Mozambique

20 August 2021, Published under Cement News

A new cement plant is expected to be constructed in the Namacurra district of Mozambique, with around US$15m of Chinese investment. The feasibility of the 200,000tpa unit depends on the environmental impact study. The public consultation of which begins this month, according to Fom Ma Jo Chon, representative of Africa Great Wall Manufacture. The company expects the process to be completed in six months and plant construction to begin shortly afterwards. The limestone used will be Mozambica...

Cemix plant holds opening ceremony with President Putin in attendance

18 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Lasselsberger Group recently held the opening ceremony for its Cemix greenfield   700tpd white cement production line in Russia. Sinoma-Tianjn Cement Industry Design & Research Institute (TCDRI) carried out the project on an EPC basis.   Russian President Putin attended the opening ceremony. The Austrian Prime Minister sent a congratulatory video message. President Putin gave a speech, fully affirming the technological advancement of the white cement production line based on the BIM pl...

Ghacem plans construction of new 1.5Mta plant

09 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Ghacem is preparing to begin construction for a new 1.5Mta plant in Kumasi, Ashanti region, which will serve the region and its surrounding areas. The MD of the Ghana-based company, Stefano Gallini, noted that the project is related to surging demand in that part of the country. Its Tema and Takoradi plants will also be expanded to improve efficiency, according to reports. The new project represents an investment of around US$100m and is expected to export products to Burkina Faso and ot...

New entrants to help meet Nigeria's increasing cement demand

30 July 2021, Published under Cement News

This week Nigeria has caught attention with announcements of new cement capacity. Not only has Dangote Cement cut the tape on its US$1bn cement plant near Okpella in Edo State, but there has also been an announcement that new entrant Madugu Cement will establish a 5Mta greenfield cement plant in Gombe State. While the country is building its cement capacity at an astonishing rate, cement demand is still outpacing output and the extra capacity is not yet being reflected in lower cement prices...

Shree Cement about to start building West Bengal grinding plant

29 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement is preparing to start work on its INR6bn (US$80.5m) grinding unit in Bengal within a month. The new plant will have a cement grinding capacity of 3Mta which will raise the group’s cement capacity to 47Mta when complete. "This will be our first plant in Bengal. In the east, we have plants in Odisha, Chattishgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand," said H M Bangur, Shree Cement’s MD. Mr Bagur added that business is reviving well in Bengal, "The growth in the state is higher than the nat...

Nigeria to build new 5Mta cement plant in Gombe State

27 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Madugu Cement is set to establish a 5Mta cement factory in Kembu and Kwali districts of Akko and Yalmatu Deba, Gombe State, Nigeria.  The plant will be built by Sinoma International Engineering Company Ltd in partnership. Gombe State Governor,  Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, said: "Your coming here is very apt and we welcome you most profoundly because we benefitted from the existence of the one and only cement company in the sub-region, in fact in the whole of the north we have only four cem...

Dangote's Edo plant is ready to start production

23 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement's US$1bn plant in Edo, Nigeria, is completed and set for commissioning. The plant has a cement production capacity of 6Mta and is built on a 100ha plot. The integrated cement plant, near Okpella, was built by Sinoma International Engineering Co and   1500 local workers collaborated with the Chinese engineers on the project. The factory would employ at least 6000 persons when it commenced operations. Mr Patrick Omokagbo, director of Stakeholder Management at Dangote ...

Votorantim Cimentos starts operating new Pecém line

21 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos has announced the start of operation of a new production line at its cement site in the Pecém Industrial and Port Complex, in the state of Ceará, Brazil. As a result of this expansion, the unit now has a production capacity of approximately 1Mta of cement. The volume produced in the new site will enhance the supply of the metropolitan area of Fortaleza. Votorantim Cimentos invested approximately BRL200m (US$38.26m) in the project. During construction and start of opera...