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Holcim US to increase capacity at Ada works, USA

09 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim US Inc is planning to invest US$100m to modernise its Ada cement works which will see an increase in capacity at the Oklahoma-based plant. Robin DeCarlo, vice president of Holcim corporate communications, told local newspaper Ada News that is has submitted an application for a permit to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality earlier this week and expects to begin upgrading its facilities in Ada between October and December 2014. DeCarlo said the company will release more...

Nova Cimangola receives funds to boost capacity, Angola

09 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Nova Cimangola is set to receive AOA11.3bn (US$116m) from the Angolan government to increase the cement plant’s production capacity. According to a decree dated on 28 April 2014 and published on 5 May 2014, the funds will be transferred by the Finance Ministry and will give Nova Cimangola greater financial capacity thus ensuring a greater supply to the Angolan market, and thus reduce prices. Ciminvest holds a 49 per cent stake in Nova Cimangola, the Angolan state 40 per cent and state b...

KHD modernisation projects underway for Heidelberg

04 June 2014, Published under Cement News

KHD’s two modernsation projects for HeidelbergCement’s plant in Lengfurt, Germany, are currently underway. These projects include the modernisation of raw meal grinding unit with KHD SKS VC 3000 dynamic separator, and the modernisation of an existing preheater with KHD’s new PH5835 cyclones. KHD’s responsibility includes manufacturing, erection and commissioning for both projects. The raw meal grinding unit has been in operation since its successful installation in April 2014, and the ins...

Cemex to open export terminal in Italy to boost Spanish operations

03 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex intends to give its Spanish operations a boost through the construction of a cement export terminal in Italy. The facility will also serve as an export base from other European plants, particularly to north Africa. Cemex plans to raise its share of exports from Spain from 35 to 60 per cent to counteract the slowdown in the domestic market. The ongoing downturn in the Spanish market, where demand is around 11Mt, has caused a considerable overcapacity as cement producers currently...

India: Himachal Pradesh cabinet withdraws Jaiprakash MoU

30 May 2014, Published under Cement News

The state cabinet of Himachal Pradesh (HP) has cancelled the Memorandum of Understanding for a 2Mta cement plant planned by Jaiprakash Associate Ltd's (JAL) for failure to launch construction. The Times of India reported that the decision to withdraw the MoU, originally signed on 1 February 2007, was taken a few days ago by the Industries department.  With many cement companies failing to set up their projects, the state cabinet in May last year decided to issue notices to Harish Cements, ...

Lehigh proposes new fly ash terminal, Canada

29 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Inland Cement Company is proposing to construct and operate a fly ash terminal in Saskatchewan on land owned by Canadian National Railway Company (CN). The project involves the construction of a truck unloading facility, fly ash storage facility, and a railcar load out facility. The project is designed to accommodate a storage capacity of 20,000t of fly ash and would be in operation for a minimum of 20 years. Fly ash will be transported from the SaskPower Boundary Dam fly a...

Padang begins construction of Indarung VI

28 May 2014, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Padang, part of the Semen Indonesia group of companies, has launched construction of Line No 6 at its plant in Indarung, just outside the city of Padang in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The new 8000tpd line, the main contract for which was awarded to FLSmdith in December last year, is expected to commence operations in the second half of 2016. State-Owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan, West Sumatra Governor Irwan Prayitno, PT Semen Indonesia CEO Dwi Soetjipto and PT Semen Padang C...

Lafarge Republic expansion on track for 1H15 completion

28 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Republic is on track to launch new mills at its Teresa and Norzagaray cement plants in the first half of next year, its president has said. "For 2015, Lafarge Republic, Inc. is putting up new cement grinding mills in Teresa plant and Norzagaray plant and targeting to start operating them by January 2015 and second quarter of 2015, respectively," said Renato C. Sunico, president of Lafarge Republic, Inc. Both new grinding mills are designed with capacity of 850,000tpa, These will...

Argentina: Cementos Avellaneda to double capacity

27 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Cementos Avellaneda plans to invest US$100m at its La Calera works in San Luis to double its production, according to CEO Miguel De Anquin. The expansion is expected to supply the local market in San Luis, which due to public works and private projects has seen its cement consumption rise to nearly 400kg per capita, significantly above the national average of 260kg.

Moctezuma to double Apazapan capacity

20 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Cementos Moctezuma announced investments of US$200m to double capacity of its Apazapan works in Veracruz, Mexico. The Apazapan plant came on-stream at the end of 2010 with a capacity of 1.3Mta. The expansion programme will see Mexico’s fourth-largest producer increase capacity at the plant by the same amount. Moctezuma, owned by Buzzi Unicem and Cementos Molins, operates three plants in total with combined capacity of 6.3Mta capacity.