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Siam Cement steps up ASEAN investments

12 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate by revenue, is stepping up its plans to build on its cement and building materials activities in Southeast Asia as it eyes new regional investments and acquisitions in the markets of Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Earlier this week, the company announced plans to construct a 5000tpd cement plant in Indonesia as the manufacturer looks to penetrate the market further. With an investment of US$300m, the cement works will be ...

Cimpor considers expanding Dondo plant, Mozambique

09 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Cimpor is studying the option of expanding its Dondo grinding facility in Mozambique with a new clinker plant. “We are carrying out feasibility studies to set up a clinker production plant next to our unit in Dondo,”  chief executive Joao Nunes Pereira told Bloomberg. He adding that the aim of the project was to respond to increased demand from Mozambique’s construction sector.The Dondo grinding unit is located some 30km from Beira. In a market that continues to post notable growth, la...

Holcim Indonesia net profit advances

07 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Indonesia reported a rise of over 20 per cent in revenue and net profit last year, as the company progresses with plans to raise capacity in this thriving market. The company reported a net profit of IDR1.06trn in 2011, up 28.33 per cent from IDR828.42bn the year before. Revenue reached IDR7.52trn, representing an increase of 20 per cent from IDR5.96trn YoY. However, the cost of sales increased 25 per cent last year to IDR4.67trn last year but the company reported gains from ...

Conch sees China demand rising, Indonesian plans proceeding ‘smoothly’

07 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Chairman of Anhui Conch, Guo Wensan, has said that Chinese cement demand growing despite curbs on the housing market. Speaking to Dow Jones Chinese Financial Wire on the sidelines of the National People’s Congress, Mr Wensan said the government's drive to push the construction of subsidised affordable housing is successfully offsetting declining cement demand from the private housing market. Cement demand from the 10 million affordable housing units started last year will peak from the s...

China Resources 2011 sales rise, expansion plans

06 March 2012, Published under Cement News

China Resources Cement Holdings, reported a rise in revenues for 2011 and outlined plans for further capacity expansion.  The company, which is the largest cement producer in South China, earned HK$4.18bn in net profit attributable to shareholders last year, reflecting YoY increase of 105 per cent. Last year the company’s cement, clinker and concrete sales surged 49.4 per cent, 104.3 per cent and 28.4 per cent, respectively. Average cement sales prices increased 10 per cent to CNY369.5...

Iran cement exports rise 17 per cent

06 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Iran exported over 9.3Mt of cement in the first 11 months of the year (ends 19 March 2012), representing a 17 per cent YoY rise, IRNA news agency reported. Clinker exports during the period were 1.5Mt. Iran’s cement production capacity currently stands at 74Mt, Iranian Minster of Industry, Mine and Trade, Mehdi Ghazanfari, recently said. Mr Ghazanfari said that with the implementation on new projects, capacity will reach 110Mt by the end of the Fifth Five-Year Economic Development Plan...

Mangalam Cement grinding plant project order, India

05 March 2012, Published under Cement News

For its new cement grinding plant, Mangalam Cement Ltd. selected a grinding system from ThyssenKrupp Polysius.   The new grinding plant is to be installed in Aligarh near New Delhi in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is to be a combi-grinding system consisting of POLYCOM high-pressure grinding roll with two 1060kW drive units, a SEPOL-PC high-efficiency separator and a 3.6m x 8m ball mill with a drive power of 1300kW. The grinding plant will have a rated cement output of 150tph.

Cochin port invites tenders for new bagging plant, India

05 March 2012, Published under Cement News

The Cochin Port Trust (CPT), India, has invited tenders for the establishment of a cement bagging plant, the Times of India reports. The port will lease six acres of land for a period of 30 years near the Q5 berth at Ernkaulam Wharf for the new plant.  The berth has a draft of 10 meters and rail tracks pass very close to it. The new plant is set to become operational in two years, a port spokesman told the newspaper. Ambuja Cement already operates a bagging plant in the port area while...

ABB improves production process for Podilsky Cement, Ukraine

02 March 2012, Published under Cement News

ABB has successfully commissioned integrated electrical, control and automation systems at one of the biggest cement plants in Ukraine. JSC Podilsky Cement, part of the Irish building material group CRH, is located in Kamyanets-Podilsky, approximately 420km southwest of Kiev and operates the biggest line in Ukraine. ABB supplied electrical and automation systems including medium-voltage switchgears, intelligent low-voltage (LV) motor control centres (MNSiS MCC), LV variable-speed drive...

Bosowa Group outlines cement expansion plans, Indonesia

02 March 2012, Published under Cement News

The Bosowa Group of Indonesia has outlined plans to increase its footprint on the Indonesian cement market as it prepares to compete with some of the major players on the Java market. The group has said it will spend US$1bn on expansion for strategic sectors such as cement, infrastructure, mining finance and automative within the next five years. Bosowa, which currently operates a cement plant in South Sulawesi and a grinding plant in Batam, planst to build new factories in Rembang (Ce...