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Premier Cement sets date for production at new units

14 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s Premier Cement is yet to begin production at two of its new manufacturing units despite being fully-prepared in March, as a few key foreign experts and employees could not return to Bangladesh due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We could not start production within the stipulated time due to the absence of some technical experts and workers from China and Denmark," said Mohammed Amirul Haque, managing director. After operating on a trial basis for a month, the units were schedu...

Egyptian Cement to inaugurate plant in 2021

23 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Egyptian Cement Group has announced plans to inaugurate a new plant in 2021, according to Ahmed Abou Hashima, CEO. The facility is located in Sohag and has a total investment cost of EGP4.5bn (US$285.79m). Egyptian Cement’s new factory will be the group’s "first investment seed" in the coming year, marking the first business expansion since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eswatini faces cement shortage

28 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Significant players in Eswatini’s construction industry have seen projects stall due to a cement shortage, according to The Swazi Observer. Nhlanhla Dlamini, CEO of the Construction Industry Council, has announced that a meeting was convened with the association of builders, manufacturers and suppliers to deliberate on the issue. "We are aware of the cement shortage which has been caused by shortage of supplies’ due to COVID-19 which led to the lockdown," said Mr Dlamini. In the short ...

Government plans new cement units near power stations

24 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Nitin Raut, a cabinet minister for the government of Maharashtra, India, has stated that the Maha-Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has plans to set up new cement units near power plants in the state. The pilot project would reportedly be at the Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station (KTPS). "We’ve completed formalities like studying feasibility of such units in our plants’ vicinity. It would be a joint venture between Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco) and cement companies, and ...

Mangalam Cement commissions 11MW WHR plant

07 August 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Mangalam Cement has fully commissioned its 11MW waste heat recovery unit at its plant in Morak, Rajasthan. It had initially put 5.15MW of capacity into operation on 15 January 2020 with the remainder set to be commissioned in the 4QFY19-20. However, this plan was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Turkmenistan ready to expand two cement plants

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has signed resolutions authorising the Ministry of Industry and Construction Production to finalise contracts for the second phase of construction on two cement plants. Both projects reportedly represent a brownfield expansion of 1Mta each. As such, the ministry has awarded Beýik-Bina Individual Enterprise the contract for the design and construction of the second stage of a cement plant in the Ahal region. A similar contract will ...

Namangan Cement launches construction of second line

29 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan's Namangan Cement LLC has launched the construction of a second line at its facility in Namangan, Chust district. The company was founded in 2019 and produces 200,000tpa of cement from the first stage of production. After the second stage is commissioned, the facility’s capacity will rise to 1.1Mta. The new line is expected to be launched at the end of 2021, according to Uzbekistan’s National News Agency. The project will be implemented with US$14m of the company's own funds...

Colacem proposed plant hearing date set

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) case involving the proposed Colacem cement plant in Champlain Township, in eastern Ontario, Canada, will be heard beginning on 2 November 2020 for four weeks, local media have reported. The case involves two appeals connected to the proposed plant, according to an article published in The Review (Canada). Champlain Township council rejected the zoning changes needed to construct the facility and Colacem appealed the decision to the Ontario Municipal...

Hima Cement introduces RapidSet cement

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Uganda’s Hima Cement has introduced a new type of cement, RapidSet, to leverage its position in a competitive market, according to The Observer. The product has been designed exclusively for the precast concrete market due to its rapid hardening attributes. The new cement (42.5R strength) is already available on the domestic market in 30kg bags. “The construction and real estate market continue to grow tremendously, and this drives our commitment to innovate and provide solutions that enha...

JSW Cement revises IPO and capacity expansion plans

28 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s JSW Cement has deferred its plan for an initial public offering (IPO) by a year as the slowdown in construction activity continues, according to the Financial Express. It had planned to go public by 2020 once it hit 20Mta of capacity, however, the company has revised this target to December 2021.  The company expects to go public with a valuation of around INR250bn (US$3.49bn). "We want to first get to 20Mta before we do an IPO, because that is the critical level at which we will ...