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Odisha state clears three grinding projects, India

06 November 2014, Published under Cement News

The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) today approved three new cement grinding units in the eastern state of Odisha. Emami Cement has been given approval for a 1.5Mta grinding unit at Begunia in Khurda. Similarly, Shree Cement has proposed to establish a 3Mta cement grinding mill at Odapada in Dhenkanal district. The Rajasthan-based company has opted for this site so that it can use fly ash generated at power plants concentrated in the Dhenkanal district. Meanwhile, M...

Arabian Cement to set up Brazilian joint-venture

05 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Egypt-based Arabian Cement Company, announced it will establish a grinding plant in northwest Brazil as part of a joint-venture agreement with local cement manufacturer Cementos Relampago, part of Cementos La Union. The 2.3Mta facility is expected to involve an investment of €23m ($28.7m), of which Arabian Cement will contribute €7m. Arabian Cement added that its contribution represents 60 per cent of the total paid in capital, noting that 50 per cent of the project’s cost will be financed...

Cimerwa expansion on-track for 1Q15 completion

31 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Rwanda’s sole cement producer, Cimerwa, is nearing completion of its expansion project and is on track to be ready in the first quarter of next year. Busi Legodi, chief executive officer of the cement producer, told AllAfrica News that 94 per cent of works have already been completed, with electrical installations and minimal mechanical works remaining. Legodi added that the plant should be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2015, lifting capacity from the current 100,000tpa to ...

NCCD plans new Egyptian plant

17 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Egypt's National Company for Construction and Development (NCCD) is to build a cement plant due to the high price of locally-produced cement. The new facility will be aimed at covering cement requirements for the company's subsidiaries, Al Mal News reported, citing NCCD's chairman. The state-run firm is currently evaluating the best timing for the project. NCCD has 20 subsidiaries including nine general contractors.

Holcim breaks ground on Timaru terminal

16 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim has hosted the official groundbreaking ceremony for its new cement import terminal at the Port of Timaru. Member of Parliament for Rangitata, Hon Jo Goodhew planted a tree to celebrate the groundbreaking. The old silos have already been demolished by PrimePort and the site is clear for construction to begin on the new import terminal. The company has all the approvals required and continues to work closely with PrimePort and the Timaru District Council Holcim’s managing director, ...

Savannah lines up new capacity investments

14 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Savannah Cement, one of Kenya's newest market entrants, is set to build two new plants as it nears exhaustion of its current capacity, managing director, Ronald Ndegwa, said. The company has previously said it is to invest around US$250m for a clinker plant  at its Athi River factory to reduce reliance on imported clinker. The 1.5Mta clinker facility will complement the existing 1.5Mta grinding unit. Mr Ndegwa said the company will also invest in a second mill to support existing operations...

Mitsubishi plans CA terminal expansion, USA

09 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Mitsubishi Cement is seeking to expand the footprint of its import terminal at the Port of Long Beach, California, for the more efficient handling of operations. Port officials this week released a draft report reviewing the potential environmental impacts of a project being proposed by Mitsubishi Cement. A hearing for the draft EIR is set to place take on 22 October 2014. Mitsubishi Cement wants to reconfigure a cement import facility, adding storage for 40,000t of products, new ship unlo...

Cementos Argos to boost Colombian capacity with new 2.3Mta line

16 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos is to expand its Sogamoso cement plant, located in the Boyacá department of Colombia, with a new 2.3Mta line, involving an investment of US$450m. The strategic location of the Sogamoso plant will enable the Colombian cement market leader to serve the Bogota market as well as growing demand in the centre of Colombia where around 70 per cent of cement consumption for the country’s infrastructure plant will be concentrated. As well as Bogota, the location of the plant allows fo...

Raysut signs Somaliland jv terminal project

15 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Omani producer Raysut Cement has announced that it has agreed a deal with Barwaaquo Cement of Somaliland to operate a joint venture terminal for the packaging and distribution of cement. The two companies will build a US$7.5mn terminal in the port city of Berbera which will have the ability to store and distribute both bagged and bulk cement set to be delivered from Oman by sea. It will have a capacity to store up to 12,000t of cement and completion is scheduled for the end of 2015. R...

State Window authority clears Bhavya Cements grinding plant proposal

11 September 2014, Published under Cement News

The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) has approved the proposal by Hyderabad-based Bhavya Cements Ltd to set up a 3Mta cement grinding unit in in Dhenkanal district, Odisha state. "Of the 5-6 proposals that came up for the consideration of SLSWCA, we have approved the project of Bhavya Cements Ltd. The land requirement for the project will be assessed," the SLSWCA said.