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Cambodia plant set to begin operations at year-end

28 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Battambang Conch Cement, a joint venture between Cambodia’s Battambang KT Cement and Conch International Holdings, is set to begin operations of its 1.8Mta cement plant in Battambang province at the end of the year. “The official commission of the plant will be in December,”  the Khmer Times (Cambodia) quoted Sie Mengnang, an administrative officer in Battambang Conch Cement, as saying. “Currently about 70 per cent of construction has been completed,” he added.

UltraTech to build Madhya Pradesh plant

20 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Indian cement major UltraTech plans to establish an integrated cement plant in Madhya Pradesh with a capacity of 3.5Mta. "The board has approved a greenfield integrated cement plant at Dhar in Madhya Pradesh with a capacity of 3.5Mta. The plant will involve an investment of INR2600 crore [US$403m] and is likely to being commercial production by the fourth quarter of FY19," UltraTech chairman, Kumar Mangalam Birla, said during the company's 17th annual general meeting. The new plant will...

RINL and CCI to set up cement plant

17 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Steel producer Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) and the Cement Corporation of India (CCI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to establish a 2Mta fly ash and blastfurnace slag-based cement plant in a joint venture in two phases of 1Mta capacity each. RINL is offering around 35 acres of land for the proposed plant on its premises. The project is proposed to be completed in 15 months from the date of placement of order.

Bamburi gears up for grinding expansion

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement is set to start expansion of its Athi River grinding plant in Kenya next month, wth a senior executive saying that it has completed pre-construction preparation for the project. “In January we embarked on this 18-month project to construct a new cement grinding line at Athi River, and with civil works currently underway, structural work is set to commence next month,” Managing Director, Bruno Pescheux, said in a statement yesterday. The expansion of the plant is aimed at ...

Loesche to supply Bim Son Cement

11 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Bim Son Cement JSC has awarded Loesche the contract to supply a vertical roller mill for the grinding of clinker and granulated blast furnace slag at the Bim Son cement plant in Thanh Hóa province, Vietnam. The scope of the order includes a VRM with a throughput of 250tph, plus a silo, blower, filter and packing plant. The new mill is expected to be commissioned in August 2017. Bim Son Cement, a subsidiary of the Vietnam National Cement Corporation (VICEM), has recently increased capacit...

FLSmidth to deliver Bangladesh grinding line

11 July 2017, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has signed an engineering, procurement and supply of equipment contract with Meghna Cement Mills for a cement grinding unit at the producer’s existing cement line in Mongla, Bangladesh. The grinding unit will produce 415tph Portland composite cement at 3800 Blaine. The contract includes a range of equipment, including FLSmidth OK TM   54-6 mill, planetary gear unit from FLSmidth MAAG Gear, fabric filters from FLSmidth Airtech, weigh feeders from FLSmidth Pfister and a plant control...

Tula project major milestones

28 June 2017, Published under Cement News

In May 2015 Cementos Fortaleza SA de CV awarded Fives with an EPC contract for the design, supply, erection and commissioning of a new complete 3300tpd production line to be installed in its existing Tula cement plant, in Mexico. The project features Fives’ latest technologies in terms of energy savings and environmental footprint: -    FCB kiln, FCB Zero-NOx precalciner, FCB preheater and Pillard NovaFlam® burner for the burning line -    FCB Horomill® and associated FCB TSV™ classifiers f...

Republic Cement outlines capacity development plans

23 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Philippine-based Republic Cement group, a joint venture between CRH and local conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures, has announced plans to invest an initial US$300m for its capacity development activities, the Manila Bulletin reports. The first phase of these activities, targeted for completion by 2019, focuses on increasing the capacity of all its integrated plants in Luzon and Mindanao, both in terms of milling and clinker production, to increase cement capacity by 3Mta.  Moreover, iimpro...

Semen Baturaja expecting higher sales

19 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Indonesia state-owned cement producer Semen Baturaja is anticipating higher sales this year following the start-up of operations at its new line together with  government infrastructure projects. “Additional production will occur in July with the operation of our new factory,” Semen Baturaja president director Rahmad Pribadi told local press on Thursday. “Our existing [production] capacity has been fully absorbed by the market and we will have additional capacity in the second half to boost...

Gebr Pfeiffer wins new order in Algeria

09 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Société Saoura Ciment has contracted Gebr Pfeiffer to supply a vertical roller mill for its new greenfield plant in Bechar, Algeria. The cement producers has ordered n MVR 5000 R-4 for cement raw material grinding. With a total drive power of 3800kW the mill has the capacity to grind 50tph to a fineness of a maximum 12 per cent R0.090mm. Delivery of the equipment is planned for the first half of 2018. The contract comes after Société Saoura Ciment had switched to Gebr Pfeiffer technolo...