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Togo's new 2.5Mta plant to open next September

12 March 2021, Published under Cement News

CimMetal has provided an update for its 2.5Mta new plant project in Togo. Preliminary works related to construction are now 65 per cent complete and the plant is expected to open in September 2022. The company is set to invest XOF65bn (US$118.26m) in the project, while CimCo also received XOF25bn of funding from the West African Development Bank. 

Lucky Cement starts commercial operations at Samawah plant

12 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd has announced the commencement of commercial operations of its Samawah plant in Iraq. The company in a notification to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Thursday informed, "We are pleased to announce that the greenfield cement production facility in Samawah, Iraq with a capacity of 1.2Mta has successfully commenced its commercial operations with effect from 10 March 2021." The production facility is a joint venture with the Al-Shamookh group of Iraq. With the l...

New cement project set to begin in Ethiopia

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Lemi National Cement Industrial Complex, a new private industrial park, is set to be built in the Amhara region of Ethiopia by private investors, according to The Swazi Observer. The US$2.2bn complex is expected to feature many different factories, including a 10,000tpd cement plant. Other factories to be built at the park include gypsum, board and glass manufacturing. The new park is owned by East Africa Holdings, the group which also runs National Cement. China’s West International Hold...

Cemex Philippines resets opening date for Antipolo plant

24 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex Philippines is postponing the opening of its new integrated cement plant in Antipolo City to January 2022. The original target date for completion of the project was   December 2020. The US$265m kiln line will have a cement capacity of 1.5Mta. "Accordingly, the four-year income tax holiday period applicable to this project shall be reckoned from January 2022 or the actual start of commercial operations, whichever is earlier," the company said.

New cement capacity in Punjab planned

22 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement and DG Khan Cement plan new capacity in Punjab, Pakistan. Top industry officials believed that construction activity is picking up, and that there will be a significant spend on infrastructure. Thus, both cement companies' Board of Directors have decided to invest in additional cement capacity. Fauji Cement has approved the setting up of a 2.05MMa greenfield cement plant in Dera Ghazi Khan. The project's construction work is expected to commence within the current financial y...

Atlantic Cement soon to start construction on 1Mta plant

17 February 2021, Published under Cement News

The Autonomous Port of Kribi (PAK) in southern Cameroon has made a 10ha plot available in its industrial zone to Atlantic Group, owned by Ivorian billionaire Kone Dossongui. In the next few months, Atlantic Group will build a 1Mta cement plant that will trade under the name of Atlantic Cement. The company has obtained all required approvals for the project, according to Agence Ecofin. The new cement plant is expected to be identical to the factory of the Société de Ciment de Cöte d’Ivoire...

Kohat Cement to set up Punjab cement plant

17 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Kohat Cement Co Ltd has announced that its Board of Directors have approved, subject to all regulatory approvals, setting up a 7800-10,000tpd cement manufacturing plant (along with 8-10MW waste heat recovery and 25MW coal-fired power plants), in Khushab, Punjab, Pakistan.   According to a company notification to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the management has estimated cost of the project at PKR30bn (US$187.4m), which will be financed through a mix of debt and equity. It is expec...

Cem'In'Eu's Rhône Cements plant sees first clinker train arrive

05 February 2021, Published under Cement News

With the arrival of the first clinker train from the port of Sète on 21 January   2021 to Rhône Ciments in France, Cem'In'Eu marked a decisive step in the plant's industrial development. The start-up of this branch terminal facility, for which the company built 400m of track and custom containers were designed to optimise each journey, illustrate the virtue of perseverance that today leads to the start of a second industrial site for Cem'In'Eu. The start-up of Rhône Ciments marks the a...

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.