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Indonesia’s October cement sales up 10.7%

20 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Indonesia rose 10.7% YoY in October with the highest growth in the Moluccas and on Papua. October sales in the areas stood at 87,316t, representing a 68.5% hike on the previous year, according to data from PT Semen Gresik Tbk. Consumption increased 0.1% to 5.17Mt in October MoM with the highest demand on Java. Growth was supported by buoyant domestic demand and increasing investment. Thailand’s top industrial group, Siam Cement plc, announced plans to spend THB11bn (US$358...

NCP opposes new Samba cement plant

19 November 2012, Published under Cement News

The Indian Nacionalist Congress Party (NCP) has strongly criticised the decision of the Jammu and Kashmir government for a new cement plant in Samba district, saying that the project acquired agricultural land. "We oppose the decision of state government to acquire agricultural land to set up a cement plant in Samba," NCP state chief Randhir Singh told reporters. "This will play havoc with the health of people and have an adverse impact on the environment. …The water bodies, soil, crops, ...

Egyptian Steel ventures into cement

19 November 2012, Published under Cement News

The Qatari-Egyptian steel producer Egyptian Steel will be investing around US$250m in a new cement works. The venture will seek to acquire a cement licence out of the seven the Egyptian government is planning to offer. If successful, it is expected that the works will have an annual capacity of 1.5-1.8Mta, said Abu Hashima, Egyptian Steel chairman. 

Holcim: October ‘12

09 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim is planning a considerable investment in modernising its Volsk works in Russia, which is currently using a wet process production system. Work is expected to start during the second quarter of 2013 and completion is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016. An official announcement about the exact plans is expected fairly shortly. Holcim Hungary is to close its Labatlan works next year. Closure had previously been deferred until 2016, with a new works to be commissioned by then. The...


08 October 2012, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is investing US$250m in a 1.5Mta clinker plant at Tabligbo, some 80km to the north of the capital Lomé, for completion in 2015. The clinker will be ground into cement at HeidelbergCement mills elsewhere in the country and at group mills in Benin, Ghana and Burkina Faso. The group is also building a grinding centre with a capacity of 0.2Mta at Dapaong in the far north of Togo, close to the borders with Burkina Faso and Ghana. Like the Tabligbo investment, completion is s...

HeidelbergCement: July '12

03 August 2012, Published under Cement News

The Bosnian HeidelbergCement subsidiary Tvornica Cementa Kakanj is expecting a volume reduction of between 10-14 per cent this year. This would take consumption down to 40 per cent below the level seen in 2008. Domestic deliveries are expected to be some 15 per cent down on last year. Around 12 per cent of production is now exported, mainly to Croatia. HeidelbergCement's 1H turnover rose by 9.8 per cent to €6580.4m, while the EBITDA only advanced by 0.8 per cent to €911.6m as energy cos...

Belarus Krichev cement plant operational by November 2012

05 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Krichev, Belarus, will get a new dry-process cement plant in November 2012. Construction on the 1.8Mta works is currently underway, said Leonid Skotsky, director of Krichevtsementnoshifer. The project is being implemented jointly with CITIC Construction and is funded by the China EXIM Bank.  The new plant will be part of an ongoing drive to upgrade the Belarus cement industry.  At the end of April, Krasnoselsktroymaterialy commissioned a  new 1.8Mta production line and Belarusian Cemen...

Angola’s Cimentfort enters service in May

23 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Angola will see a new cement plant enter service in May. The Cimentfort works in Catumbela is expected to produce around 0.7Mt by year-end, according to a report by press agency Angop. Located near a railway line, the production facility is also ideally placed to supply cement to the southern provinces via the Benguela Railway. The provinces of Huambo, Bie and Kuando Kubango will be among the first to benefit from the new plant’s output.

Tula: the new arrival

11 April 2012, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has recently started a new plant, TulaCement, situated 150km south of Moscow. With a cement capacity of 2Mta, the works is among the largest cement manufacturing facilities in Russia, and is also one of the most friendly and safest in terms of the environment. Anna Borisova, HeidelbergCement Rus LLC, Russia, takes us on a tour. HeidelbergCement took the decision to build a new greenfield plant in Tula Oblast as it prepared for a promising market expansion in the Mo...

New plant announced by SC Uzstroymateriali, Uzbekistan

06 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Plant and SC Uzstroymateriali have announced plans to build a new 600,000tpa cement plant in Uzbekistan. The new plant, which will also produce 100,000tpa of white cement, follows the two-fold expansion of domestic cement capacity – from 3.2Mta to 6.8Mta – over the past decade. Other projects underway include the construction of a new dry process line at Bekabadcement, due for completion in the second half of 2012, with a clinker capacity of 0.85Mta and ce...