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Dangote revives plans to open Kenyan factories

26 September 2022, Published under Cement News

While attending the inauguration of Kenya’s fifth President Dr William Ruto, Aliko Dangote revealed that he wants to revive plans for two new cement plants for Dangote Group in Kenya. The two cement plants would have a combined capacity of 1.5Mta. Earlier in 2017, Aliko Dangote registered two companies, Dangote Cement and Dangote Quarries Kenya Ltd, in Kenya with operations in Nairobi and Mombasa. Dangote has 90 per cent share owership in these companies with 10 per cent held by local s...

Ambuja Cements targets rapid expansion

25 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Having recently released its 2021 financial results this week, Ambuja Cements has announced expansion plans as it looks towards reaching 50Mta of cement capacity. ICR Research investigates the market strategy and growth potential for one of Holcim's leading Indian subsidiaries. Ambuja Cements is one of the largest cement producers in India with a current cement capacity of 31.45Mta. The current Managing Director and CEO, Neeraj Akhoury, announced that the company's Managing Board is int...

Pakistan plans new cement capacities for its northern zone

06 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's five big cement manufacturers are in the process of raising total production capacity in the northern zone, targeting 73.6Mta by 2024 from 54.1Mta of 2021, expanding at an average annual growth of 12 per cent to meet the expected robust demands in Punjab and NPK provinces. In addition, the extra capacity will benefit land export opportunities to Afghanistan and India. The north zones expansion plan includes Lucky Cement raising capacity at its Pezu facility to 9.8Mta from 6.64M...

Signing ceremony held for five cement factory projects in Libya

02 December 2021, Published under Cement News

A new strategic cement and building materials factory complex agreement has been signed by Ahmed Abuhisa, Minister of Industry and Minerals, in Tripoli. The ceremony was attended by FLSmidth, Grenzebach Co and Austroplan.   The agreement signed was between the National Mining Corp and the local company, Abraj Al-Ghad Co for the Cement and Building Materials Industry, under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals. The celebration included a visual presentation of the p...

Shree Cement announces INR47.5bn investment plan

15 September 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Shree Cement has announced an INR47.5bn (US$645m) investment plan, which includes solar power projects, an integrated cement plant and a grinding works. Around INR5bn will be used to set up solar power plants at its cement works across the country by September 2022, while INR7.5bn has been allocated to a clinker grinding project in Purulia, West Bengal, through its Shree Cement East subsidiary. "The cement demand-supply situation in West Bengal appears quite favourable and thus, ...

JK Cement launches new brand identity

06 July 2021, Published under Cement News

JK Cement has launched a contemporary and forward-looking corporate brand identity. The new avatar of JK Cement was officially unveiled at a virtual event by Dr Raghavpat Singhania, managing director, JK Cement, Madhavrishna Singhania, deputy managing director and chief executive officer, JK Cement, and  AK Saraogi, deputy managing director and chief finance officer, JK Cement. "Our new corporate identity is inspired by Shri Yadupati Singhaniaji’s vision, values and legacy. It is his v...

CIMAF intent on west African expansion

11 June 2021, Published under Cement News

West Africa has been enjoying a period of high demand growth over the last decade, and this has been accompanied by the largely unrestrained construction of grinding plants along the coastal markets between Senegal to Nigeria. The region's cement industry has been transformed and is evolving to be highly competitive. With limited limestone, clinker imports have served the flourishing sector, but establishing clinker capacity offers a crucial competitive advantage. One company and a major f...

Maple Leaf selects Descon for new clinker line

31 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd (MLCFL) has awarded the contract for the construction of its upcoming Line 4 to Descon Engineering Limited. The scope of work includes the civil works for the 7000tpd clinker production line at the existing Maple Leaf Cement Factory in Iskanderabad, Mianwali district, Pakistan. Chengdu Design & Research Institute of Building Materials Industry Co Ltd, China, was awarded the contract for the supply of equipment in March. Descon has a long-standing relati...

Wonder Cement appoints new MD

26 March 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Wonder Cement has appointed Kiran Patil as its new managing director, with effect from 15 March. Mr Patil has previously worked as the chief manufacturing officer of ACC. "Having worked with some of the top cement manufacturers in the country and having handled multi-dimensional portfolios across segments, Kiranji’s appointment will surely be a significant contribution to Wonder Cement’s success story," said Vivek Patni, director. The company is currently commissioning grinding un...

Ethiopia's cement sector is on the brink of transition

12 March 2021, Published under Cement News

This week the construction of the Lemi National Cement industrial Complex by East Africa Holdings (National Cement) and West China Cement Ltd in the Amhara region of Ethiopia was announced. This privately-owned industrial park will invest US$2.2bn into the production of building materials, including a 10,000tpd cement plant, adding 3.3Mta to domestic cement capacity and is scheduled to take 18 months to complete. It will take 5-7 years to before the complex is fully complete. Cement ...