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Cemex to invest MXN10bn in Tepeaca expansion

27 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex is investing MXN10bn (US$530m) in the expansion of its cement works in Tepeaca, Puebla, according to the group’s President, Grupo Cemex. The expansion of the plant aims to meet the demand of central and southern Mexico. Following the expansion, the cement works will have a capacity of 4.5Mta. According to the company the new project, along with 15 existing plants throughout Mexico, shows its commitment to the development of the country.

Cimtogo signs US$30m contract with Ayoki

09 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Togo-based cement producer Cimtogo has signed a US$30m contract with Ayoki to extend its cement capacity by 1Mta to 2Mta, reports ActuDaily. The project is expected to generate 200-300 jobs. "With this investment, the HeidelbergCement Group believes in the prospects of the Togolese economy and continues to contribute to its development with the transformation of national resources, as part of the NDP,” said Eric Goulignac, HeidelbergCement’s country manager. The capacity expansion project...

Gazakh Cement completes expansion

31 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Gazakh Cement, Azerbaijan, has increased cement capacity by 20 per cent, raising its capacity from 1Mta to 1.2Mta, according to a report by the Trend News Agency. Gazakh Cement is undertaking further upgrade work at its plant to increase the overall capacity to 1.5Mta in 2020. The company, which is one of the biggest manufacturers of building materials in Azerbaijan, is also seeking to explore export markets, with small volumes of clinker already being exported to neighbouring Georgia.

Lucky Cement successfully completes new line; receives PSX award

31 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Limited has informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) and local authorities that the brownfield expansion for the additional 2.8Mta line at its Khyber Pakhtunkhwa plant in the north of Pakistan has been successfully completed on schedule. In a bourse filing, Irfan Chawala, Finance Director, stated that the new line was made operational with the start of clinker production on December 30, 2019: "With the addition of this new 2.8Mta line, the total production capacity (includ...

JK Cement’s Satha line expected to be ready in December

07 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India-based JK Cement is setting up a clinker grinding unit in Satha village, Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh. The INR2.664bn (US$37.6m) project will have a capacity of 2Mta and will be built on a 6.83ha plot. Equipment will be supplied by FLSmidth. Following receipt of environmental clearance, civil work has been completed and equipment installation is currently in progress.. Completion is scheduled for December 2019. In addition, the company has commissioned its grey clinker productio...

Loma Negra to hire 120 workers for L'Amali II

17 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement producer Loma Negra announced it will hire 120 workers for the new line at its US$350m L'Amalí II plant in Bonaerense de Olavarría, Argentina. Of the 120 new positions, 80 will be operators and the rest managers and analysts, according to a company statement. The selection of staff will be carried out both internally and externally and the company will be in charge of carrying out the search. Loma Negra highlighted that the external search will focus on Olavarría and sur...

Vietnamese cement sector to reach 115Mta of capacity in 2020

23 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam is expected to have 89 cement production lines and a total capacity of 115Mta in 2020, according to the Vietnam National Union of Building Workers. In 2019 two additional lines are scheduled to begin operations. Nam Dong will commission a 1.8Mta unit in Thua Thien-Hue province and Thanh Thang Cement is expected to start up its 2.3Mta third line in northern Ha Nam province. A further five facilities are expected to open with a combined capacity of 12.7Mta in 2020. This includes Min...

Kenya's Savannah Cement plans KES5bn grinding plant in major expansion plan

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Savannah Cement is currently undertaken a KES5bn expansion of its grinding plant at Kitengela, Kenya, according to the company’s MD, Ronald Ndegwa. The project sees the construction of a 1.2Mta grinding unit, which will double the company’s current installed capacity. Central to the plant will be an energy-efficient vertical grinding mill, supplied by FLSmidth. The new facility is expected to be commissioned by the end of the year. “At Savannah Cement, we are banking on the regional ma...

Cimburkina inaugurates second mill at Kossodo

20 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cimburkina, part of HeidelbergCement, inaugurated its second grinding unit on 18 June at its Kossodo plant in Ouagadougou, under the patronage of Prime Minister Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré and Burkina Faso’s Head of State, Mogho Naba Baongo. The ceremony took place in the presence of the country’s Minister of Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts, harouna Kaboré. The project includes a 150tph mill, a new 2000t limestone silo and a new bagging unit with a capacity of 120tph. T he first ston...

Shree Cement sees 14% revenue increase and plans new capacity

20 May 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Shree Cement has announced a 19.6 per cent YoY fall in net profit to INR3.21bn (US$46.18m) for the 4QFY18-19. However, revenue increased 14.2 per cent to INR33.29bn from INR29.15bn. The company’s cement segment recorded a 16.9 per cent increase in revenue to INR32.84bn from INR28.11bn. Meanwhile, the company has also announced plans to add 3Mta of grinding capacity to its unit in Pune, Maharashtra. The project is expected to be completed by September 2020 and represents an invest...