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UltraTech Cement FY17 sales edge ahead

25 April 2017, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement, an Aditya Birla group company, yesterday reported consolidated sales for FY17 of INR250.92bn (US$3.89bn) against INR248.8bn in the previous year. Profit before interest, depreciation and tax of INR58.61bn was nine per cent higher and profit after tax up 10 per cent YoY to INR27.15bn. Domestic grey cement sales was 47.62Mt, virtually flat on the 47.13Mt recorded a year earlier. For the final quarter of FY17, volumes reached 13.35Mt compared to 13.32Mt in the same quarter...

Lucky Cement 9MFY16-17 profit and volumes increase

25 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement achieved a profit before tax of PKR14.668bn (US$140.2m) during the first nine months of FY16-17 compared to the PKR13.395bn recorded in the same period a year earlier. Cement volumes increased by 8.3 per cent to 5.53Mt in the nine month period. Exports, however, were down by 23.09 per cent. The increase in revenue of 5.4 per cent was mainly attributed to the higher sales volumes. During the period, the company’s cost per tonne of sales was down by four per cent YoY, which...

Ecocem appeal likely to be heard next month

20 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Ecocem’s appeal agains a US authority’s decision to refuse it planning permission for a EUR45m mill could be heard next month, the Irish Times reports. The planning commission in Vallejo, California, recently refused Ecocem’s subsidiary, Orcem Americas, permission to build on the city’s waterfront based on environmental concerns. Orcem subsequently appealed the ruling with Vallejo city council. This is likely to be heard between 30 May and 1 June, according to the report in the daily. ...

Bangladesh: Meghna Cement Mills to raise capacity

12 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Meghna Cement Mills, part of the  Bashundhara Group, plans to increase grinding capacity at its Bangladesh-based plant with the installation of a vertical roller mill. The company, which sells its cement under the King brand, has reportedly signed a contract with FLSmidth for supply of the mill, according to a report by the Daily Star (Bangladesh). The cement producer expects that the investment will help boost its profitability by 70 per cent.

IFC considering equity injection in Myanmar cement plant expansion project

10 April 2017, Published under Cement News

The International Finance Corp (IFC) is considering an equity injection into the brownfield expansion of Shwe Taung Cement Co's cement plant at Pyi Nyaung village, Myanmar . Shwe Taung Cement is part of a local conglomerate, Shwe Taung Group (STG) The total project cost is estimated at US$110m. The proposed IFC investment in STC comprises an investment in common equity for up to US$15m and providing an A Loan of up to US$20m. The IFC is also looking to mobilise up to US$20m through the s...

USA: Ecocem's Vallejo mill project hits City Hall opposition

15 February 2017, Published under Cement News

A US local authority has formally opposed Ecocem’s plans for a EUR45m mill project in Vallejo. Orcem Americas, a subsidiary of Irish cement firm Ecocem, wants to construct a grinding mill close to San Francisco, on the site of an old flour mill on Vallejo’s waterfront, but residents fear its environmental impact. Vallejo City Hall has called on the local planning commission to deny permission for Orcem’s proposals for a grinding unit and a nearby deepwater terminal by releasing a 45-page r...

Shree Cement Ltd to construct 5Mta plant in Bengal

29 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement is planning a 5Mta cement plant and a 20MW captive power plant at the villages of Parbatpur and Digha, Tehsil Raghunathpur, dist. Purulia, West Bengal. A railway siding, loading unloading system and residential colony will also be constructed. The total estimated cost of the project is INR6000m. The total land area is 104 acres. The project is waiting for environmental clearance and Pollution Control Board approval. According to West Bengal Pollution Control Board sources, pe...

Building on success

21 November 2016, Published under Cement News

The recent groundbreaking of the Cimasso grinding plant in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, was the third project awarded to Intercem by Kanis International. The west African cement producer previously ordered grinding units for its operations in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Abidjan port, Côte d’Ivoire. By Intercem, Germany. Cimfaso's cement grinding unit in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso On 27 May 2016 the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Cimasso grinding plant in Bobo Dioula...

Kenya: Savannah Cement to raise capacity to 2.4Mta

18 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Savannah Cement has unveiled plans to increase its Athi River plant to 2.4Mta, almost doubling its current 1.5Mta capacity, Business Daily Africa reports. The firm says it expects the new capacity to come online by mid-2018, with the tendering process to begin in early 2017 as soon as regulatory clearance is received. The project will see the creation of a new grinding and packaging plant. Kenyan cement consumption has risen rapidly in recent years and the country’s producers have resp...

Palestinian Investment Fund new plant project

03 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The Palestinian Investment Fund (PIF) launched the first phase of its cement plant project this weekend. The PIF's cement plant will be the first in the Palestinian areas. Ceremonies for the occasion were held in Bethlehem under the patronage of President Mahmoud Abbas and in the presence of PIF board chairman, Mohammed Mustafa. The ceremony was also attended by CEO of Sanad Construction Industries Co, Louai Kawas. Sanad Construction is the PIF-owned company in charge of the new cement pl...