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Sri Lanka starts to close production gap to cement demand

22 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Onyx Group in Sri Lanka has announced that it expects to start operations of its new grinding plant in Mirijjawaila, Hambantota. The commissioning of the plant, which is an affiliate of Ceylon Steel Ltd, is an indication that Sri Lanka is looking to close the gap between its cement demand and domestic cement production. In recent years domestic demand has been met partly by high levels of cement and clinker imports in recent years. The new Onyx facility will operate as Lanwa Santha Cement...

Onyx Group to begin operations at 3.6Mta plant this year

19 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka’s Onyx Group is expecting to commence operations at its new grinding plant this year, according to Nandana Lokuwithana, chairman of the group. The US$100m project is expected to have a 3.6Mta capacity and be based in Mirijjawila, Hambantota.

Sri Lanka sees production up 9% in 9M20

14 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka has seen domestic cement production rise 28.7 per cent YoY to 375,000t in September. In August production was up by 17.4 per cent YoY to 392,000t. Overall, cement production increased 8.5 per cent to 2.82Mt in the first nine months of 2020, compared to 2.6Mt in the same period of last year. Meanwhile, cement imports declined 19.7 per cent in September to 300,000t from 374,000t in the year-ago period. Cumulative imports for the 9M20 fell 33.1 per cent YoY to 2.54Mt from 3.8Mt....

Lanwa Sanstha Cement plant to open in June 2021

10 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Lanwa Sanstha Cement Corp (Pvt) Ltd, a sister company of Ceylon Steel Co Ltd, is scheduled to be commissioned in June 2021. The plant will be situated in Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone, Hambantota, Sri Lanka.   Phase one of the project will see US$70 spent on a cement capacity of 2.4Mta. A further US$10m will be invested in a second phase to add 1.2Mta of capacity. The plant will be equipped with grinding technology from Gebr Pfeiffer, process control equipment from Siemens and pac...

Tokyo Cement (Lanka) announces expansion plans

26 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka’s Tokyo Cement Co (Lanka) has recently entered into an investment agreement with the country’s Board of Investment for a plant expansion project. The company is expected to expand its plant in Trincomalee by 1Mta with an investment of US$12m. The company has an 18-month plan to increase production, which is expected to reinforce the company's readiness to cater to the future demand growth from the local construction industry.

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka signs environmental MoUs

06 November 2020, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement Sri Lanka, has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the Ministry of Environment and the Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka to support the government’s sustainability agenda. INSEE Cement, under the patronage of Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Environment, has formalised two private-public partnership (PPP) projects supporting the government’s sustainability agenda under the theme 'Vistas of Prosperity and Splendor' specially targeting circular ec...

Tokyo Cement (Lanka) Plc increases profits by 163% in FY2Q21

04 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Tokyo Cement (Lanka) Plc reported earnings of LKR2.12bn (US$11.49m) for the FY2Q21 on revenues of LKR11.4bn. Profits and revenues were up 163 per cent and 13 per cent, respectively, compared to the July-September period in 2019. Domestic cement production in August 2020 rose by 17.4 per cent to 392,000t compared to 334,000t in August 2019, reports the Daily Mirror. The cumulative cement production from January to August 2020 rose by six per cent to 2.448Mt, up from 2.31Mt in 1H19.

New US$435m project set for Oman

26 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Oman’s Duqm International Cement Projects Co is preparing to launch the country’s biggest integrated cement plant project with an investment of US$435m, according to the Oman News Agency. The new factory, to be located in the Special Economic Zone in Duqm (SEZAD), is expected to have a capacity of 3.5Mta (10,000tpd). It is due to start operations in 2023. The spokesman for the project stated that the new project will meet local market demand and also export to external markets such as ...

PT Semen Padang exports 25,000t to Australia

08 October 2020, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Padang exported 25,000t of cement to Australia. The cargo of OPC Type I Grade 52.5N cement was shipped in MV Luga from Teluk Bayur Padang Port on West Sumatra, according to Fifit Abriyanto, senior export sales manager for Semen Indonesia Group. In addition, the company also exported around 35,000t of clinker to Bangladesh in September, reported Bisnis. To support the optimisation of its plant operations, PT Semen Padang is targeting cement and clinker export sales of 1.58Mt in 2...

INSEE Sri Lanka appoints new CEO

08 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Gustavo Navarro has been appointed as the new CEO of INSEE Cement Sri Lanka. Mr Navarro took up the position on 1 September after Nanndana Ekanayake relinquished the CEO duties after three-and-a-half years in the position. Mr Navarro was previously CEO for Holcim in Serbia and Russia as well as CEO for CRH's Romanian subsidiary.