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Medcem to invest in 3Mta works in north Colombia

25 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Turkish cement producer Medcem plans to built a 3Mta works in the north of Colombia, according to local press reports. The US$50m plant will be constructed in the Free Economic Zone of Puerto Brisa, near Dibulla in Guajira department. “The project represents an investment of US$50m over six years to supply the local industry in a part of Colombia where no cement factories exist,” El Economista quoted Víctor Covo, the project’s general manager as saying. The company is interested in produci...

Loesche LM 56.3+3 vertical roller mill for new Turkish cement plant

25 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Biberci Insaat has ordered a Loesche LM 56.3+3 clinker grinding VRM for a new cement plant in Konya, in the central Anatolia region of Turkey. The  company, which specialises in infrastructure works including road construction, water conduction lines, sewerage, natural gas, etc, is now venturing into the cement industry with this greenfield project.    The Loesche 56 3+3 mill will have a capacity to produce 200tph or OPC at 3800Blaine, with a gearbox capacity of 5400kW.  Delivery is ...

Limak Holdings eyes Mozambique entry

25 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Turkish conglomerate Limak Holding says it will invest US$150m in a 2Mta cement factory in Mozambique. Limak chairperson, Nihat Ozdemir, said his firm would create least 500 jobs during the first phase of the factory to be built in the Maputo port area. Limak has major interests in construction, cement, electricity and tourism in Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Albania and Macedonia.

Cameroon: Medcem plant to enter service in June

02 June 2015, Published under Cement News

The Medcem cement works, owned by Turkey-based Eren Holdings, is scheduled to come online in June, entering a market already supplied by Lafarge, Ciments d’Afrique and Dangote. The project was carried out in just under a year following the signing of an investment agreement between the country’s government and Abut Azsezikli, Medcem Global’s general manager, on 9 September 2014. Eren Holdings has invested around EUR24.4m in the new plant, which is located in the Douala port area of Cam...

EPC contract signed for new Limak cement works, Turkey

02 June 2015, Published under Cement News

China's Sinoma International Engineering Co signed a contract on Friday with Turkey's Limak Holding to build a US$155m cement factory in the capital Ankara. The factory will have a capacity to produce 5000ptd of cement, Limak officials said during a signing ceremony for the equipment, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. Construction is expected to take 20 months and Sinoma expects to complete it in the first quarter of 2017.


01 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Votorantim aims to treble the capacity of its Sivas cement works in Turkey to 1.8Mta at a cost of around EUR140. Work is about to start, with completion scheduled for 2017 and when completed will raise Sivas’ share of Votorantim’s Turkish capacity from 19 to 42 per cent.

Sabanci Holding posts 54% rise in first-quarter profit, Turkey

14 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Sabanci Holding, whose business units include Turkish cement producers Akcansa and Cimsa, on Monday posted a 54 per cent rise in its first-quarter profit to TRL648.5m (US$241m). Revenue amounted to TRL2.48bn in the period, less than the TRL2.54bn in the same period last year, according to a filing with the stock exchange.


07 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cementos has announced a US$1600m investment programme that involves five new cement plants in Brazil, two in Turkey and one in Bolivia as well a the expansion and modernisation of a number of existing facilities. These investments cover the 2015 to 2018 period. These projects will add 6Mta of  capacity in Brazil and 2.5Mt elsewhere. Longer-term, additional capacities are also being considered for the USA and  Morocco.

Domes of the Middle East

26 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Geometrica designs some of the world’s largest free-span domes, trademarked as Freedomes®, as a solution for challenging architectural and logistical feats across the Middle East. Freedome technology "has revolutionised the installation process on any terrain," according to the company, and below are case studies of cement plant projects undertaken for key producers across the Middle East. Star Cement, UAE The United Arab Emirates is well known for its cement production, refineries and ...

Loesche installation at Elmadag works, Turkey

25 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Loesche is now starting to install a 260tph raw meal mill at Bastas Baskent Cimento’s Elmadag cement works in Turkey, after a delivery time of just 10 months. Bastas Baskent Cimento is part of the Vicat group of France. The Loesche LM 45.4 raw meal mill, ordered by Vicat Service Technique Ciment in May 2014 for raw meal cement grinding, has already been delivered by Loesche. The German equipment supplier has previously equipped vertical roller grinding mills for the Elmadag factory as wel...