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Lanwa Sanstha Cement to begin operations in 2022

02 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka's Lanwa Sanstha Cement is now expected to commence operations in January 2022, when it opens a US$80m plant in the Mirijjawila Export Processing Zone, Hambantota. The production capacity of the plant is estimated to be 3Mta, according to Daily News (Sri Lanka). "One of the highlights of the first-of-its-kind facility in Sri Lanka would be the emphasis on the latest technology, where all mixing will be carried out with latest European technology while many of the other equipme...

Tokyo Cement Co (Lanka) outlines measures taken to address cement shortage

28 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka’s Tokyo Cement Co (Lanka) has taken several immediate measures to address a cement shortage in the market, according to Dr Harsha Cabral PC, company chairman. Tokyo Cement is operating its plant in Trincomalee at the maximum installed capacity of around 170,000tpm and will continue to supply cement island wide at its highest output levels. In addition, the company has been importing 30,000t of bulk cement per month through the Tokyo Cement Colombo terminal. On a request made by t...

Loesche completes INSEE Cement maintenance at Galle grinding plant

20 August 2021, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement has completed a week-long scheduled maintenance of its Galle grinding plant in Sri Lanka. The inspection was carried out by Loesche. "As Sri Lanka’s only fully integrated cement manufacturer, we are stepping up to meet the growing demand of the local market by increasing our reliability and improving operations by up-keeping our plants and machinery to globally benchmarked standards," said Gustavo Navarro, CEO at INSEE Cement. "By carrying out preventive maintenance we ensure...

Insee Cement steps up raw material unloading

27 July 2021, Published under Cement News

The Hambantota International Port (HIP) recorded its highest discharge levels of bulk cargo recently, when a shipment of gypsum consigned to Insee Cement was unloaded at a rate of 24,000tpd by port operations. Thusith Gunawarnasuriya, director procurement and logistics of Insee Cement, says this was an extraordinary achievement for a Sri Lankan port in terms of speed and efficiency. "As the No 1 cement manufacturing company in Sri Lanka, we import raw materials in large vessels. B...

Sri Lankan cement production advances 16% in January

15 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka’s cement output continues to grow following 15.9 per cent YoY growth to 3.93Mt in 2020. In January 2021, the island’s cement manufacturers produced 364,790t of cement, up 15.5 per cent when compared with January 2020. The rise in domestic production and import controls imposed after the first COVID-19 wave in the country have led to a reduction in imports, which fell by 31.2 per cent YoY to 3.25Mt in 2020.

INSEE Cement (Lanka) holds child career guidance programme

27 January 2021, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement (Lanka) Plc has held a ’Find Your Spark',  an  interactive virtual career guidance programme. The objective of the programme was to equip the children of employees with the right knowledge and skills to grow their talent, choose their future career wisely and achieve their best.  The programme included a series of workshops conducted by a panel of renowned professionals, whom the children could look up to as role models.  Gustavo Navarro, CEO of INSEE Cement (Lanka) s...

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...