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Ghana expects job boost from new factory

16 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Ghana is expecting a jobs boost from the construction of the Tanoso clinker plant later this year. Approximately1800 direct jobs will be created when the factory is completed. President Akufo-Addoo visited the project site on 15 April 2019 in a tour of the region. The Tanoso unit expects to save the country US$700m by significantly reducing the need for clinker imports.

Cimencam inaugurates 0.5Mta grinding plant

05 April 2019, Published under Cement News

President Paul Biya of Cameroon inaugurates the Nomayos grinding plant On Tuesday this week, Cimencam (LafargeHolcim group) officially inaugurated the new Nomayos cement plant. The ceremony was carried out under the patronage of his Excellency Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon. The grinding plant has a capacity of 0.5Mta and was constructed by CBMI of China. According to Benoît Galichet, CEO of Cimencam, this new production unit is the first step in the transf...

Simba Cement plans construction of new plant

04 April 2019, Published under Cement News

After receiving approval to acquire Cemtech Ltd , Tanzania’s Simba Cement has announced plans to construct the Ortum Cement project that Cemtech had struggled to get off the ground. The project in West Pokot County, Kenya, was due to start in 2010. However, due to the recent developments, work is now expected to begin within a year. Construction is scheduled to take 18 months to complete. Simba Cement is currently seeking an audience with the residents of Sebi, where the plant will be b...

IME Group plans new NPR10bn plant in Nepal

29 March 2019, Published under Cement News

IME Group, a Nepal-based business conglomerate, has announced plans to invest NPR10bn (US$89.89m) for a cement plant in Chormara, Nawalparasi. "We decided to venture into the cement industry after forecasting the increasing demand for cement in the future," said Chandra Dhakal, chairman. "The demand for cement will exponentially rise in the coming years as the local governments will be focusing on infrastructure development." As such, the company has already acquired around 10.5ha of l...

Bulacan plant wins tax incentives for new kiln line

29 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has secured tax incentives for its new kiln line in Bulacan province. The Board of Investments approved the company's application to register as a new cement producer for its Bulacan Line 3 project which will raise the cement capacity of the company to 2.478Mta. The tax incentives include income tax holidays of up to six years from commercial operations for pioneer companies and four years for non-pioneer firms. The Bulacan Line 3 project is part of a US$300m investment ...

Pengfei Group completes order for Alasim Cement

29 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Pengfei Group's first batch of cement equipment has arrived at the Khorgos Customs in Xinjing province and leaving for the Alasim Cement plant project site in Kazakhstan. Pengfei Group of China and Alasim Cement Co Ltd. signed an EPC turnkey project for a 1.2Mta kiln line. The project covers all supporting contents such as engineering design, construction engineering, mechanical and electrical equipment, installation materials, and compliance commissioning. The project forms part of the 'O...

New limestone discovery in Zambia attracts cement plant interest

29 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The recent discovery of limestone in Nyimba district, Zambia, is anticipated to attract cement plant investors to the mineral resource-rich district, Eastern Province regional mining survey officer Brian Nyambe has said. An investor has since expressed interest to set up a cement plant in the district. Zambia currently has four integrated and one grinding plant, with a total cement capacity of approximately 3.6Mta.

Ethiopia launches new 2.25Mta cement plant

28 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Abay Cement has officially launched the construction of its plant in Dejen district of the Amhara region. The construction of the plant will cost ETB8.8bn (US$306m). Dr Ambachew Mekonnen, president of the Amhara regional state, as well as other government officials were present during the launching ceremony. The construction of the plant, which is estimated to take two years to complete and four more months to complete, will have a production capacity of 2.25Mta of cement. Abay Cement is e...

Livetouch Investments plans new US$30m plant in Zimbabwe

27 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Livetouch Investments has announced plans to invest US$30m for a new plant in Hwange, Zimbabwe. The facility is expected to be set up by the end of the year and would run alongside the company’s other plant in the area, which was inaugurated in 2017 . "Our medium-term plan is to put another plant in the Hwange area, which will produce 100,000t of cement per year. We are expecting to commit US$30m into this project," said Dongning Wang, CEO, in an interview with NewsDay. The Chinese compa...

New cement facility inaugurated in Iran

20 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Monde Dashti Cement’s new 1.2Mta cement production unit has been inaugurated by Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, through a video conference, according to the Tehran Times.  The plant based in Bushehr province represents an investment of around IRR3.8trn (US$90.48m) and has created over 170 job opportunities.