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Nuvoco Vistas to open 1.2Mt grinding plant

29 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd , India's fifth-largest cement group, is planning to set up a 1.2Mta grinding plant at its existing works in Bhiwani , Haryana, as part of its expansion in the North region of the country. According to the company, the new grinding facility will aid full utilisation of clinker production in the region. Its flagship brands - Concreto, Duraguard and Double Bull - offer a mix of products across all price points, with Double Bull the fastest growing cement brand in th...

Dai Duong Lines 3 and 4 under review

22 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction has proposed Thanh Hoa’s provincial authority to review the construction of Lines 3 and 4 of Dai Duong JSC to avoid a glut in supply, according to local media. The approval of the new lines will raise the country’s cement capacity to 150Mta by 2025, surpassing the government target. The provincial authority also has to seek consultation from the ministry for the project. In 2020-21 the cement company started construction on Lines 1 and 2 at Nghi Son eco...

Kesoram to boost cement capacity to 15Mta

22 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Kesoram Industries Ltd, part of the B K Birla Group, announced that its plans to increase its cement production capacity to 15Mta from 11Mta. The expansion plan will take 3-4 years to complete, according Mr P Radhakrishnan, whole-time director and CEO of Kesoram industries. The increase is cement capacity represents an investment of INR3.5bn-5bn (US$44.8m-64m). Kesoram Industries planned to increase capacity by 1Mta by debottlenecking and then add a kiln to the existing facility to decre...

Cementos Melon inaugurates new grinding unit

25 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Chile-based Cementos Melón has officially inaugurated its new grinding unit about 8.5km north of Punta Arenas in the country’s southern Magallanes region. The new 0.25Mta plant represents an investment of US$45m and is expected to produce 80,000t of cement in its first year as it ramps up capacity. At the inauguration, Cementos Melón General Manager, Jorge Eugenín, said: “For us Magallanes has always been an interesting market, its consumption is comparable to cities in developed count...

SOBOCE invests in the future

24 May 2022, Published under Cement News

As Bolivia’s economy slowly recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic cement producer Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento (SOBOCE) accelerates its digital transformation process to meet market demand more effectively. By Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento SA, Bolivia. Sunnier times for the Bolivian cement industry? (Pictured: SOBOCE’s El Puente plant) Bolivia’s economic recovery and particularly the construction sector’s revival is not yet at full speed with the restart ...

Sunshine for Argos Honduras

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Honduran cement industry will see a further round of upgrades and expansion as Argos invests US$23m in key projects at its Piedras Azules and Río Blanquito cement plants. In addition to the expansion of Piedras Azules’ cement capacity, the company will also be investing significantly in renewable energy, including solar power. By Argos, Honduras. The solar farm at Argos’ Piedras Azules plant, inaugurated in 2020 Argos has announced that it will invest US$23m in strategic pro...

Inside Lehigh Hanson’s Mitchell K4 project

09 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson’s Mitchell K4 project represents one of the largest and most significant investments in new capacity for parent company HeidelbergCement. As a leading North American cement producer, Lehigh Hanson’s investment represents long-term focus on the US-Midwest market through state-of-the art production technology that will increase efficiencies and lower the company’s carbon footprint along the way.  By Lehigh Cement, USA An overview of the Lehigh Hanson Mitchell K4 project...

Cemex to increase capacity in Dominican Republic

27 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex is modernising its second line at the San Pedro Macorís plant in the Dominican Republic. The project will enable the company to increase its production by 0.5Mta. The equipment used in the project will use advanced technology to improve efficiency and maintain the highest international environmental standards, according to the company. It will allow the plant to increase its thermal substitution rate. The modernisation is part of a broader investment, which will also see the inst...

Shiva Cement received environmental clearance for Orissa plant expansion

28 March 2022, Published under Cement News

India-based Shiva Cement , owned by JSW Cement , has received environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to expand its cement plant in Kutra, Orissa, to 3Mta clinker capacity and 2Mta cement capacity. The project includes the installation of a 12MW waste heat recovery power generation system. The company will mine limestone from the Khathurbahal North block with a production capacity of 1.6Mta limestone and 0.035Mta mineral reject, 0.033Mta of top...

Ambuja Cements plans INR35bn capacity upgrade

22 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements , owned by Switzerland-based Holcim , has announced a INR35bn (US$467m) investment plan for the 7Mta expansion in its existing capacities at Sankrail and Farakka in West Bengal and a greenfield expansion at Bahr in Bihar. The company is also considering its 3.2Mta clinker unit at Bhatapara, Chhattisgarh. “The board has approved in principle an investment of INR3500 crore for a cement grinding expansion plan of potential 7.0Mta across our existing grinding units at Sankrail...