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Lafarge Poland's Malogoszcz plant modernisation set to begin

23 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The foundation stone for Lafarge Poland's Małogoszcz plant modernisation has been ceremonially laid, which signals the beginning of construction of a new rotary kiln. Małogoszcz is expected to produce one of the most environmentally friendly cements on the Polish and European markets, according to a press release.  The investment in the project, supported by Krakow Technology Park, is worth over EUR100m. It is expected to result in approximately 20 per cent less CO 2 emissions as the ...

Oman Cement plans brownfield project

14 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement is reportedly planning to proceed with a brownfield expansion of its cement works, which would see it increase clinker capacity to 15,000tpd from 8700tpd. The company is expected to construct a new 10,000tpd line and upgrade its Line 3 from 4000tpd to 5000tpd, while decommissioning its two older lines. It has contracted PEG Resources (Switzerland) to carry out the technical study, alongside the tendering and contracting process.

DMC prepares power supply for new project

02 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Ethiopia-based Derba Midroc Cement (DMC) and Sinohydro Construction Ltd have signed an ETB330m (US$7.24m) contract for a power expansion project that will allow the factory to double production and receive sustainable energy. The project to install the 132kV unit is expected to be completed within 14 months and will be supervised by Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP). DMC plans to begin production on its second production line within the next six months. It will have the same capacity as its f...

Huaxin Cement Narayani prepares to begin production

31 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement Narayani is expected to start cement production within two months following the completion of the cement works in the central Dhading district of Nepal, according to Xinhua. The China-Nepal joint venture has a cement capacity of 3000tpd. Construction began in 2019, but the completion of the project was delayed by floods, disputes over land acquisition and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ghacem plans construction of new 1.5Mta plant

09 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Ghacem is preparing to begin construction for a new 1.5Mta plant in Kumasi, Ashanti region, which will serve the region and its surrounding areas. The MD of the Ghana-based company, Stefano Gallini, noted that the project is related to surging demand in that part of the country. Its Tema and Takoradi plants will also be expanded to improve efficiency, according to reports. The new project represents an investment of around US$100m and is expected to export products to Burkina Faso and ot...

Ambuja Cements plans 1.5Mta Ropar expansion

02 August 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cements has announced plans to expand capacity at its Ropar plant in Punjab over the next two years, representing an investment of INR3.1bn (US$41.68m). The 1.5Mta project is expected to be completed by June 2023 with the grinding unit reaching a total capacity of 4.5Mta. "We are optimistic about the growth in demand for cement in India. The expansion of our Ropar unit along with more investment in the coming years will help us unlock fresh opportunities by debottlenecking e...

Cemex achieves investment-grade capital structure

28 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it is executing its strategic objectives under its Operation Resilience programme faster than previously anticipated, as a result of decisive management decisions combined with solid market performance. The company is confident that it will achieve an investment-grade capital structure of 3x leverage by the end of this month. As a result, it has established a new leverage target within its Operation Resilience goals that consists of regaining an investment-grade cre...

NCL Industries announces expansion plans

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s NCL Industries has announced an INR3bn (US$40.4m) expansion and modernisation plan to boost its total cement capacity to 3.6Mta by 2022. The project includes setting up a 0.66Mta grinding unit near Anakapalle, Andhra Pradesh, at an investment of INR2bn and modernising its plant in Mattapalli, Telangana, at a cost of INR1bn. "We will be replacing the old ball mills with vertical roller mills for grinding that will enhance capacity by 2000tpd and help boost overall capacities from t...

Sarche plant to reactivate kiln line

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Italy’s Italcementi (HeidelbergCement) has announced an investment of almost EUR5m (US$6.07m) at its Sarche plant in Madruzzo, Italy. The works will see the factory, which has been operating as a grinding unit since 2015, reactivate its pyroprocessing line. As a result, production capacity is expected to reach 250,000tpa by January 2022. The expansion is being made to meet the rising demand of northeast Italy, with the project also set to employ 30 people.

Southern Province Cement announces new 10,000tpd line

03 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Southern Province Cement has announced a new 10,000tpd production line at its Jizan cement plant in the south of the country. The project will replace the plant’s current production lines, with construction expected to begin in the second half of 2021.