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Siam City Cement posts 1Q23 revenue of THB1188m in Vietnam

26 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Thailand-based Siam City Cement Co (SCCC) has posted a revenue of THB1188m (US$34.5m) from its Siam City Cement Vietnam business in Vietnam in the first quarter of 2023. This represents a 33.6 per cent YoY drop. EBITDA of the Vietnamese operations was -THB52m in the 1Q23, compared with THB371m in the 1Q22. As a result, the EBITDA margin declined from 20.7 per cent in the 1Q22 to -4.4 in the 1Q23. However, signs of recovery have been seen, according to the company, with moderate growt...

Shree Cement commissions Purulia plant

03 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement announced the completion of its INR5.5bn greenfield cement plant in Purulia, Bengal, India. The 3Mta cement plant is its first production facility in Bengal and has started trial production on 30 June 2023. Entirely financed by internal acrruals, the Purulia works will serve the growing cement demand in Bengal and Jharkand markets, according to Neeraj Akhouri, Shree Cement’s MD. The project has increased the company’s cement capacity to approximately 50Mta across 15 plants...

Derba Cement to expand capacity to 15,000tpd

26 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Ethiopia-based Derba Midroc Cement , part of the Midroc Ethiopia plc ,  plans to expand its cement capacity to double its daily production to 15,000tpd with a new plant in Mughar Valley, Oromia – not far from its existing plant. When completed, the producer will be the largest cement producer in Ethiopia. To implement the project, Derba looks to sign an agreement with China National Building Materials (CNBM) this week. Prior attempts to expand the production capacity in 2017 were const...

Bamburi Cement to consider expansion despite macroeconomy

19 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Bamburi Cement PLC  ( Holcim group ) held its 72nd Annual General Meeting in Nairobi on 15 June, chaired by the Board and Management, which included Chairman Dr John Simba, Group Managing Director Mohit Kapoor, and Group Chief Financial Officer Eugene Antera.   According to Mr Kapoor, "Kenya's macroeconomic situation is challenging due to inflation, currency devaluation, an uncertain tax environment, and restricted liquidity.     “High power costs continue to be an issue and as a ...

Shiva Cement inaugurates Sundergarh mill

19 June 2023, Published under Cement News

India-based Shiva Cement , part of JSW Cement , has inaugurated its new cement plant in Sundergarh, Odisha. The new plant has an overall capacity of 1.05Mta as well as an additional 0.27Mta of cement capacity. Parent company, JSW Cement, announced plans to increase its installed capacity to 25Mta, up 47 per cent, in October 2022.

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...

DG Khan Cement maintains its progress

08 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Nishat Group -owned DG Khan Cement ( DGKC) is progressing well due to the back-up of dividends from group companies. According to Spectrum Securities Ltd, the portfolio/revenue of DG Khan is promising, given its holding company portfolio with major holdings in banks, textiles, power generation, agriculture, hotels and dairy. However, the company borrowed a massive loan to finance capacity expansion. Working capital requirements at the end of March 2023 stood at PKR42bn (US$146.6m). The ...

National Cement Co Ltd to open 2.5Mta clinker plant in Kenya

01 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based National Cement Co Ltd (NCC) has announced it will open a new clinker plant in September 2023. Located in West Pokot, the new plant is expected to have a clinker capacity of 2.5Mta. NCC owner, Narendra Raval, has said following commissioning of the plant, the company will be one of the largest producers of clinker in Africa and plans to export clinker to countries in the region that have a deficit. The feasibility study for the project, commissioned in 2010 by the Kerio Vall...

Sinoma’s Latin American debut

09 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Loma Negra’s L’Amali Line II project in Argentina is the first EPC project contracted by Sinoma Overseas Development Co Ltd (a subsidiary of CNBM) in South America. Involving the successful integration of international and local expertise, performance results after the first year of operation have exceeded guarantee values. By Sinoma Overseas Development Co Ltd, China. Sinoma Overseas Development Co’s scope for the 5800tpd L’Amali Line II project spanned the complete cement product...

Cementis expansion to lead to lower cement price and self-sufficiency

19 December 2022, Published under Cement News

The expansion of the Cementis cement plant in Ibity, near Antsirabe in Madagascar, is expected to lead to a significant drop in cement prices. Within three years, the price of a 50kg bag is forecast to fall to MGA14,000 (US$3.17), according to the country’s President, Andry Rajoelina. The project will increase the production at the cement plant to 1Mt from its current 180,000tpa, enabling the country to achieve cement self-sufficiency.