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Uzbek cement output surges in January 2023

28 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s cement plants produced 627,000t of cement in January 2024, a 2.3-fold increase YoY, according to the country’s statistics agency. In 2023 output from Uzbek cement plants was 11.93Mt. In September 2023 a UZS3.8trn (US$312.6m) project was launched in Samarkand with assistance from CHINA Energy International Group. The new plant will produce M-400 and M-500 Portland cement at a rate of 7500tpd or 3Mta. The factory reportedly created 500 new jobs.

Uzbek cement output up 3% in 11M23

25 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Uzbekistan produced 11.1Mt of cement in the January-November 2023 period, according to the Statistics Agency of Uzbekistan. When compared with the previous year, this represents an increase of 2.5 per cent. Large companies produced 857,500t of cement in November alone. In September 2023 a new 3Mta factory came online in Samarkand. The UZS3.8trn (US$312.6m) project was launched with assistance of CHINA Energy International Group. The plant, which uses coal as fuel, wil...

Uzbek cement output up 6% in 9M23

31 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan’s cement producers have manufactured 9.2Mt of cement in the first nine months of 2023. This represents a YoY increase of 5.9 per cent when compared with the 9M22, when output reached 8.6Mt. In September alone, Uzbek cement companies produced 1.2Mt. The country’s cement capacity is expected to increase as a UZS3.8trn (US$313m) project has started in Samarkand. The new plant, with input from China Energy International Group, will produce M-400 and M-500 Portland cement. It has a ce...

Bekabadcement carries out plant modernisation

08 June 2023, Published under Cement News

United Cement Group (UCG) is undergoing a large-scale modernisation of its JSC Bekabadcement  plant to transform it into a modern high-tech plant.  Since the start of the modernisation, the plant has installed modern Unitherm burners, equipped all heat exchangers with new components from CNBM Beijing Triumph, connected a new fourth-generation cooler KC 4.1-0955 from BTIEC and re-launched a rotary kiln with a new lining. One of the stages of the modernisation is an overhaul of the we...

Jizzak cement orders Bedeschi reclaimer

06 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Bedeschi SpA of Italy has been awarded an order to supply one circular storage unit to handle coal inside the  Huaxin Cement 's Jizzak plant in Uzbekistan. The capacity of the plant is 5000tpd and the storage has a diameter of 80m. Bedeschi will supply one STK RC with the capacity of 300tph and one PAL FR lateral scraper reclaimer with a capacity of 150tph. The new supply will be similar to the circular storage of the image below.   Bedeschi circular storage stacker/reclaimer

Fitch B+ rating for United Cement Group

01 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Fitch Ratings has awarded a B+ rating to United Cement Group (UCG) . The positive outlook by the rating agency is due UCG’s large-scale modernisation as well as with an increase in profitability. The recent acquisition of construction glass producer Kvarts by UCG is also expected to lead to ongoing improvements in product diversifiaction and strengthening of financial stability. Moreover, the integration of Kyzylkumcement is anticipated to increase operating profitability.  According to F...

Qatar National Cement signs digital and Uzbekistan MoUs

30 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Qatar National Cement Co (QNCC) has made a strategic decision to partner SAP and Google Cloud to fuel its digital transformation and ensure future-proof operations.   Eng Essa Mohammed Ali A M Kaldari, QNCC CEO, emphasised the significance of this transformation: "Our aim is to modernise and streamline our systems, increase efficiencies, and enhance the services we deliver to our customers and employees. After implementation, our operations will be more agile and scalable, ena...

Kyzylkum Cement participates in project 'Green land'

25 May 2023, Published under Cement News

This Spring, Kyzylkum Cement JSC (United Cement Group) has been planting 3000 saplings of elm and other ornamental trees and 200 saxaul saplings in Navoi region, Uzbekistan. This is the next stage of UCG holding's active participation in the ‘Greenland’ project aimed at greening areas of Uzbekistan, where historically industrial enterprises are placed. Previously, UCG supported the planting of 3200 seedlings of trees and planted 500kg of seeds of shrubs in the sanitary protection zone of ...

Kyzylkumcement announces large-scale modernisation plans

05 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Kyzylkumcement, the leading cement producing plant of Uzbekistan and the flagship of UCG Holding , has presented detailed plans on its large-scale modernisation project and discussed the results of its zero test with KHD Humboldt Wedag, during the 2023 PetroCem International Conference.   Kyzylkumcement JSC's General Director, Sergey Melnikov, reported that a meeting with the management of the engineering company KHD led to a technical audit at the plant, which made it possible to fo...

Update on Uzbekistan

21 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Uzbekistan have been benefitting from government measures to provide a conducive development environment for the building materials sector. Cement demand has grown rapidly, leading to new plant start-ups, but new capacity and gas shortages are putting pressure on utilisation rates. By Avesta Investment Group, Uzbekistan. The rising importance of Uzbekistan's construction industry has meant that local cement producers are benefitting from government measures to s...