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BOI seeks further industry investments

21 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) is seeking investment in the cement sector as it expects demand to hit 40Mta by 2020 due to a peak in government infrastructure spending. To prevent a supply shortfall, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)  is starting preparation to ensure that construction materials are sufficient to support the government’s massive “Build, Build, Build” programme and the PHP10bn reconstruction budget for Marawi City. Last year, domestic cement consump...

Wonder Cement looks to lift capacity to 11Mta

18 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Wonder Cement plans to set up three units in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana to increase its total cement capacity to 11Mta over the next three years. "We have 5.2Mta of installed capacity and hope to increase to 11Mta by 2020," JC Toshniwal, managing director of Wonder Cement, said. He further added that the company is expected to receive environmental clearance for a 2Mta grinding unit in Dhule, Maharashtra, next month and production is expected to commence b...

Côte d'Ivoire: Anyama grinding unit nears completion

06 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Oumar Tembely, the director and resident head of mission of the West African Development Bank (BOAD) in Côte d'Ivoire, led a delegation on Saturday to see the progress being made in its investment of Diamond Cement's new grinding station, located 40km from Abidjan, on the road leading to Adzopé. The construction of the Anyama plant started in January 2015. Currently, the rate of completion of work is estimated at 85 per cent. The end of the construction, which currently employs around 2...

At the edge of the desert

15 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Exposed to the Sahara desert climate, a new cement plant has been taking shape some 40km north of Biskra, Algeria. In the hot arid summer with temperatures reaching 49.4˚C and an annual rainfall of less than 100mm, the construction of the Algeria Spa CILAS cement works presented its own challenges, but a flexible approach by main contractor CBMI contributed to the successful completion of the project. By Jinjun Gu and Yingying Zhang, CBMI Construction Co Ltd, China. The new cement wor...

India: Shree Cement set for more expansion

28 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement, the fourth largest domestic cement company, is looking to ramp up capacity by another 10Mta in the coming three years. The cement producer  has lined up a capital expenditure of INR60000m (US$900m) to construct three new clinker plants.  The first plant will be a 3Mta the line at Bazar-Bhatapara district, in Chhattisgarh. The company has recently won a bid for limestone reserves at the Karhi-Chandi area in the state to supply the plant with raw materials. This area has an...

Dangote Cement full-year boosted by new African plants

02 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement posted a 25.6 per cent rise in 2015 revenues to NGN491.7bn (US$2.47bn) as new plants performed strongly across Africa, the company reported yesterday. New production facilities opened by the group in Senegal, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Zambia made their first contributions to the business in 2015 and as a result, volumes rose by 35 per cent to 18.9Mt. “New factories performed very successfully across Africa, gaining significant market share against long-established incumbents,” ...

Indonesia: a return to higher ground?

16 January 2015, Published under Cement News

As Indonesia’s cement sales growth disappointed last year, the industry is hoping a revival of government infrastructure spending will help overcome recent challenges and return demand levels to higher ground. From strong double-digit growth rates experienced in the 2011-12 period, Indonesian cement volume expansion has been slowing over the past two years. Latest industry figures show that Indonesian cement sales increased by just 3.6 per cent in 2014, dragged down by higher interest rat...

Eurocement and Sinoma sign modernisation contracts

13 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Eurocement Group and Sinoma International Engineering Co  have signed an agreement for the modernisation of three plants at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing. The contracts cover the construction of dry-process cement lines at the Kavkazcement, Belgorodsky Cement and Oskolcement plants in Russia. All the lines will have a clinker capacity of 6200tpa (3Mta) and each contract is worth US$$93.3m. Earlier in May, Eurocement signed six contracts to build new facto...

PCA: new capacity projections unchanged

23 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Previously announced plans of more than 6Mta of new capacity during 2016-18 remain unchanged, according to the Portland Cement Association’s (PCA’s) latest capacity report. There have been no plant shutdowns since April 2012. However, the re-opening of plants closed during the economic downturn has yet to materialise, the association has said. PCA’s latest projections for cement consumption suggest sustained growth though the forecast horizon. "Given a domestic capacity scenario still char...

Cemex invests in Dominican Republic operations

19 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex is carrying out investments DOP989m (US$22.75m) worth of investments in the Dominican Republic to improve energy efficiency as well as enhance bagging and distribution capabilities. Some DOP800m will be invested in the company’s San Pedro de Macoris cement plant, while DOP DOP189m will be spent on various activities to strengthen its business.  Among the planned projects will be a waste heat generate system with a capacity of 7MW of electricity and improvements in the calcination sys...