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Canada: competitors annoyed at government funding of cement project

03 February 2014, Published under Cement News

The Quebec government has drawn criticism regarding its CAD250m (US$225m) guaranteed loan for the new McInnis Cement plant at Port-Daniel-Gascons. The McInnis project is scheduled to produce 2Mta of cement and will employ about 2,400 workers during the construction phase — and about 400 people directly and indirectly by 2016, when the plant should be fully operational. However, rivals in the cement industry say government funding will threaten other jobs in the province. A top La...

Myanmar: government names successful joint venture cement plant bids

08 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Myanmar's cement sector is set to expand with the prospect of several new state-led joint ventures coming into existence after the government gave the go-ahead to 13 companies to establish projects to boost the country's cement production. The Ministry had offered tender to both local and foreign firms to operate the plants, which fall under the jurisdiction of the No. 3 Heavy Industries Department of the Ministry of Industry. The winning firms are: Shwe Taung Cement Co Ltd, Original Gr...

Thailand: slower consumption for Siam Cement

23 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement consumption for Thailand's Siam Cement (SCC) is expected to be weaker over the next year, according to local paper The Nation. An SCC group meeting of local investors with Siam Cement's CEO, Kan Trakulhoon, and CFO Chaovalit Ekabut shed light on the company's current prospects and the cement market going forward. Trakulhoon explained that a softening of the property market and the slow movement of state infrastructure projects will see a slowdown in domestic cement consumpt...

Cementos Molins cuts back in Spain while expanding in foreign markets

13 February 2013, Published under Cement News

As the Spanish construction crisis shows no sign of abatement, Cementos Molins expects to continue the adjustment in its Spanish workforce. The company’s vice-president and CEO Joan Molins said the company would be restructuring its operations, cutting back in Spain and increasingly shifting its focus to foreign markets.  He announced new projects in Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico and Tunisia. Over the past five years, the firm increased its number of employees abroad from 2500 to 3200.  In a...

Welcome to the new builds (1)

02 January 2013, Published under Cement News

The global economic crisis has not only seen a considerable drop in new kiln capacity projects in 2011, but has also caused significant shifts in the world of turnkey services. However, new kiln capacity figures for 2012 indicate signs of a recovery as around 50-60Mta of new capacity are estimated to have been added over the past year. In the first of a three-part feature, CemNet takes stock of new cement capacity projects around the world, focussing on the Americas and Europe. FLSmid...

Fulfilling Libya's potential

19 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Libya has witnessed considerable upheaval in the past few years but now, at the end of 2012, the country is emerging from the debris and is preparing for extensive reconstruction activity. However, the local cement industry will need to carry out massive expansion to its production base or face being flooded by imports. By Mohamed Douas, El-Kafaa Co, Libya. As peace returns to Libya, the country resumes its position, along with Algeria, as one of the Mediterranean's most important ...

Indian cement sector to add 21.2Mta by the end of 2013

14 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Project completions in India are expected to proceed at a brisk pace in the 2H12-13. In the cement sector, 21.2Mt of additional production capacity has been lined up for completion in 2012-13, of which 5.7Mt was established in the first half. The major projects targeted for completion belong to ABG Cement (3.3Mt), Vicat Sagar Cement (2.8Mt), HeidelbergCement India (1.9Mt), Cement Manufacturing Company (1.6Mt) and Century Textiles and Industry (1.5Mt).


08 October 2012, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is investing US$250m in a 1.5Mta clinker plant at Tabligbo, some 80km to the north of the capital Lomé, for completion in 2015. The clinker will be ground into cement at HeidelbergCement mills elsewhere in the country and at group mills in Benin, Ghana and Burkina Faso. The group is also building a grinding centre with a capacity of 0.2Mta at Dapaong in the far north of Togo, close to the borders with Burkina Faso and Ghana. Like the Tabligbo investment, completion is s...

Bartin's milestone

01 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Earlier this year an installation of a new pyro line including a state-of-the-art six-stage preheater with calciner was completed at Bartin Çimento, Turkey. Shortly after commissioning, Bartin Çimento and EPC contractor Bilim Makina confirmed that the measured parameters met all guarantees. This installation marked another milestone in Turkey, which is one of the few countries in Europe where new cement plants are presently being built. Frank Lichomski of IKN GmbH, Germany, takes us through ...

HeidelbergCement invests US$250m in Togo

24 September 2012, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement will invest US$250m in the building of a new clinker plant and a cement grinding unit in Togo. The new cement works, which will be located in Tabligbo, around 80km northeast of the Togo capital of Lome will have a capacity of 1.5Mta, while the new 0.2Mta grinding facilities will be constructed in Dapaong, 600km to the north.  “The construction of the new clinker plant and the cement grinding facility is part of our strategy of focussing on expanding our clinker and cement...