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Lehigh Hanson proposes new grinding facility in Canada

26 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson has submitted a proposal for a new grinding facility with a marine terminal located next to its existing integrated plant on Tilbury Island, Canada. The 0.65Mta Delta grinding unit would have an operational life of at least 40 years, according to the company. Panamax or Handymax vessels would deliver raw materials to the facility, while the final product would be delivered to customers by truck or barge. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is currently determining w...

Fujairah Natural Resources Corp begins construction of new plant

22 February 2019, Published under Cement News

The UAE’s Fujairah Natural Resources Corp has launched an AED550m (US$149.74m) three-stage project in Habbab, Fujairah. The new facility will produce clinker, with production commencing following the completion of stage one in December 2019. Ali Qasim, company director, has stated that the project will boost the cement industry in Fujairah, adding value to the UAE’s national industry.

Holcim Philippines completes La Union expansion

22 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has reported the completion the expansion project at its plant in La Union, Luzon, increasing capacity to 1.8Mta from 1Mta previously. The company completed the installation of new grinding equipment and storage facilities two months ahead of schedule. "With our expansion and efficiency initiatives, we can better provide a reliable supply of high-quality cement to help our partners advance the region's development," said John Stull, Holcim Philippines president and CEO....

JK Cement announces two grinding projects

22 February 2019, Published under Cement News

India's JK Cement is expected to invest around INR4.5bn (US$63.24m) to set up two cement grinding units. Approximately INR2.5bn will be spent on a 0.7Mta unit in Balasinor, Gujarat, while the remaining amount will be invested in a facility in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

Dalmia Cement plans new 2.5Mta project

08 February 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Cement (Bharat) has announced plans to set up a new facility at Jamuna village in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. The project is worth an estimated INR18.75bn (US$263.16m), and is expected to produce 3Mta of clinker and 2.5Mta of cement. The plans also include the construction of a 15MW WHR plant alongside the main unit. While the company is waiting environmental clearance, work is expected to commence by September 2019.

Birla Corp announces results and starts constructing new facility

07 February 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla Corp Ltd reported a INR270m (US$3.76m) net profit for the third quarter ending 31 December 2018, up from a INR220m net loss of the previous year’s period. The growth was recorded despite an increase in the cost of petcoke and coal. Furthermore, the company’s net sales rose 12 per cent to INR15.57bn in the 3QFY8-19, compared to INR13.88bn of the year-ago period. The company also announced that its RCCPL subsidiary has begun construction of a 3.9Mta greenfield integrated ceme...

Cementos Bio Bio announces new plant in Peru

29 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Chile's Cementos Bio Bio has announced that it will invest approximately US$20m in the construction of a new grinding plant at the Port of Matarani in southern Peru. The plant's cement capacity is initially expected to reach 200,000tpa, however this could be doubled in a second stage of development. The project has already received the required permits and therefore, the company expects to begin construction work this year, with operations expected to begin in 2020. According to Cementos...

Tender process begins for new Papa New Guinea project

24 January 2019, Published under Cement News

A successful definitive feasibility study has been carried by Mayur Resources Ltd for a cement plant near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The project is expected to include the quarrying of extensive limestone deposits and the downstream production of clinker, cement and quicklime for both domestic and export markets. The estimated capital cost of the project is US$331m, with the initial capacity targets set at 1.65Mta of clinker and 907,500tpa of cement. The plans also include the construc...

Chinese manufacturer to enter Sri Lankan market

22 January 2019, Published under Cement News

A Chinese cement manufacturer will set up a plant in the Hambantota Export Processing Zone, Sri Lanka, according to Nalin Bandara, deputy minister of Development Strategies and International Trade. Although the name of the manufacturer has not been released, it is the first time that a Chinese manufacturer has entered the country's market. "Since most of the regional markets have large cement manufacturers, this Chinese company would mainly concentrate on Sri Lankan markets," said Mr Banda...

MI Cement to set up new 8400tpd line

21 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s MI Cement Factory Ltd has announced that it will set up its sixth cement unit in Muktagachha, Munshiganj, at a cost of BDT6bn (US$71.54m). The new line is expected to have a capacity of 8400tpd and enter commercial operation by 2021. Upon completion, the company’s total capacity will rise 76 per cent to 19,400tpd from 11,000tpd. The decision to expand was taken after the company’s board of directors was encouraged by a growing demand for its cement, according to a company offic...