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Mali: new integrated Astro Cement plant to produce first cement

06 December 2012, Published under Cement News

The latest addition to the cement industry of Mali, the Astro cement works located at Gangoterie is expected to be fully up-and-running on 21 December. The project, owned by Diamond Cement Mali (DCM), has a 1Mta cement capacity with a 0.5Mta clinkerisation unit installed at the village of Gangoterie, Bafoulabé, while grinding will take place at Ko-Gare in Kati, Koulikoro. The grinding facility has been operational since 8 June, when the first bag of cement with delivered clinker was produ...

Secil plans to build second cement plant in Angola

06 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Portuguese group Secil plans to build a second cement plant in Angola in order to increase production from 280,000tpa to 1.8 Mta, the managing director of Secil Lobito, Augusto Miragaia, said in Lobito. The managing director said that the current needs of the Angolan market, which stand at between 4Mta and 5Mta of cement, justify construction of another plant, which is a project that the company has had in mind for a few years. Augusto Miragaia also told Portuguese news agency Lusa that...

Uganda: new plant to lower cement prices

06 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Kuwaiti-based, Dao Group plans to put up a third cement factory in Uganda to compete with Hima Cement in Kasese district and Tororo Cement in Tororo district. The company has branches in Iraq, Pakistan and the Middle East, mainly dealing in oil and gas, power generation and transmission as well as construction. The entry of a third player will come at a time when a 50kg bag of cement costs UGX32,000 (US$11.87), up from UGX27,000 (US$10) two years ago. Mohammad Aoun, the CEO of Dao Africa ...

Gebr Pfeiffer to supply VRM to Scantogo

26 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Sinoma-owned Chengdu Design & Research Institute of Building Materials Industry Co Ltd, the general contractor for Scantogo's new 5000tpd cement production line in Togo, has awarded Gebr Pfeiffer SE the contract for an MPS 5000 B vertical roller mill for raw material grinding. The new MPS raw mill for the HeidelbergCement-owned subsidiary will have a rated capacity of 410tph and has been designed to process raw material with a particularly-high moisture content of 15%. Apart from the s...

Holcim continues Colombian feasibility study

26 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim approved the continuation of the feasibility study to build a new cement plant in Colombia. According to Miguel Angel Rubalcava, Holcim’s president in Colombia, the investment is around US$600m. "We are evaluating the departments of Bolivar and Antioquia, as possible locations for its site but we have not decided," he said. The new 2Mta works would generate about 1000 direct and indirect jobs and would benefit from the latest technology, minimal environmental impact and maximum ...

Lucky’s US$160m Vietnam investment short on raw materials

26 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Chen Liang-chuan, the founder of the Taiwan-based Lucky Cement Corp, may see his US$160m into He Duong Cement Co, Nin Binh, Vietnam in 2008 evaporate as the project has found itself suddenly without adequate raw material sources, according to Venews. Chen Liang-chuan was awarded by the local government the right to mine a 72ha limestone field for 49 years. The project was approved by Nguyen and related ministries. However, just as the plant’s two new 4Mta production lines were about to st...

Lucky Cement plans Indian plant

23 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistani cement producer Lucky Cement has expressed interest in establishing a manufacturing plant in India.  “Currently, Lucky Cement is contemplating having a direct presence in India once it has achieved key understanding of the Indian market and the opportunities it may offer,” said a spokesperson. “At present, Lucky Cement is seeking guidance both from the Pakistan and Indian government authorities on the existing FDI policy.” If it is realised the investment would be a modest bu...

Vanda Prima to build IDR1.4tn cement works

23 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Indonesian private cement producer Vanda Prima Listri announced plans to build a IDR1.4tn (US$145m) cement works in the Grobogan district of Central Jakarta. “If realised, the cement production per year is expected to reach one million tons,” said Bambang Darusalam, a commissioner at the company. Output is earmarked to meet demand in the nearby cities in Central java. The plan has been in the making since 1995, said the commissioner, but the global economic crisis forced it to the back...

Schwenk invests EUR20m in grinding unit

23 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Germany’s Schwenk Zement will invest EUR20m in a new grinding plant, which is slated to work more efficiently, with lower energy requirement and reduced noise levels. Part of the equipment at the Allmending works is 30-40 years old, said works manager Jürgen Thormann, including a tube ball mill. As a result, the company will invest in a new unit – a roller mill. It is expected that work on the foundations will start this year, with the new mill entering operation in 2014.

Qatar awards Line No. 5 consultancy contract

23 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Qatar National Cement Co (QNCC) has signed a consultancy services’ contract with Belgium’s Basse Sambre for the construction of its fifth cement line. Under the terms of the contract, Basse Sambre will prepare the global tender ­documents for a turnkey plant of 5000tpd or 7500tpd, parallel to the current lines no. 2-4 at Umm-Bab. At present, QNCC produces 14,000tpd, sufficient to meet today’s market requirement. However, a fifth line is needed if it is to successfully capture the expec...