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Ultratech to expand Chittorgarh limestone mine

29 December 2016, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement, India, has proposed an expansion of the Aditya limestone mining project at Tehsil Chittorgarh and Nimbahera, district Chittorgarh, Rajasthan from 10Mta to 13.17Mta. The company has proposed expansion of clinker production capacity from 8.4Mta to 8.9Mta at the facility near Sawa Shambupura, district Chittorgarh. The enhanced limestone supply will allow the clinker expansion to take place.

Pakistan: Lucky Cement considers buying Hattar plant and investing in Iraq

09 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement has announced that it has begun the due diligence process for the purchase of Dewan Cement’s 1.134Mta Hattar plant and that separately it would look to expand its grinding plant in Basra, Iraq, according to Pakistan’s The News. Lucky’s corporate strategy calls for an expansion of its business into northern Pakistan, for which the Hattar plant – located around 25km from Islamabad – is well suited. The Basra plant, which Lucky holds as a joint-venture with an Iraqi partner, ...

Cementos Moctezuma completes second line at Apazapan

01 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins and Buzzi Unicem's Mexican joint venture, Cementos Moctezuma, announced that construction of the second production line at its Apazapan plant in Veracruz state has now been completed. The new line will fully enter operation on 15 December, when the mill is commissioned. The project, financed by the company through its own resources, represents an investment of US$23m. It will enable output at the works to rise by 20 per cent and increases capacity from 1.3Mta to 1.4Mta.

Dangote Group to spend US$20bn on investments by 2020

09 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote Group is planning to invest over US$20bn (NGN630.5bn) and engage over 200,000 additional workers in various projects to impact the Nigerian and African economy by 2020. While most of its output comes from four plants in Nigeria, Dangote Group Executive Director, Mansur Ahmed, said there were several other cement works in various other African countries. "We have grown in terms of volume and geographical space. It is our intention to continue to grow. Our expectation is that by ...

Pakistan: start-up of second Cherat production line

01 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Cherat Cement Factory's Line 2 with a cement capacity of 4500tpd formally started production on 31 October 2016. The construction of the second line began in 2014 and has been completed within two years, said a senior manager at the factory. Cherat Cement is a a Ghulam Faruque Group (GFG) company and its existing 3200tpd line has been operational since 1985. The plant is located at Lakrai village, district Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Due to plant’s geographical position in t...

India: Emami Cement hopes to add 15-20Mta in 3-5 years

25 October 2016, Published under Cement News

India-based Emami Cement has plans to construct new plants that will add 15-20Mta of capacity to its portfolio over the next 3-5 years, as reported by The Times of India. Director of Emami Cement, Aditya Agarwal, said, “We aim to be among the top three players in the cement industry. We expect our cement division's turnover to touch [INR25bn] in 2018-19.” The company, which began operations at its 5.5Mta Chhattisgarh plant in July this year, expects to register revenues of around INR5bn (...

India: JSW Cement to go public by FY19

20 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Parth Jindal, managing director of JSW Cement, has told the Deccan Herald newspaper that his company will issue its first public shares when it reaches 20Mta capacity. “We will go for IPO once we reach a capacity of 20Mt. Right now, we have a production capacity of 7Mt, and plan to reach 30m by 2020.  “JSW Cement would like to achieve 17m capacity by opening up eight grinding units across the country. This will require an investment of INR27bn [US$405m]. “The company can achieve the...

United States: St Mary's Cement secures funding to expand North Michigan plant

29 September 2016, Published under Cement News

St Mary's Cement, a subsidiary of Brazil's Votorantim Cimentos, has had its application for funding to expand its Charlevoix plant in north Michigan approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), according to local news reports. The approval means that the company can access US$150m from the MSF to finance the project to increase capacity at the plant from 1.4Mta to 2Mta. In a statement, Stephen Gallagher, vice president of St Mary Cement Human Resources, said: “St Mary Cement is thril...

Mexico: Elementia considers price rise to help fund investment plan

29 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Elementia is considering a potential rise in its cement price following the depreciation of the Mexican peso against the US dollar, according to the El Financiero newspaper. The price rise will help to maintain the viability of its US$250m investment programme that includes a capacity expansion at the company’s Hidalgo works as well as contributing to debt payments, of which a significant part are denominated in dollars.

Anhui Conch

27 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch is reportedly interested in acquiring a stake in Pakistan’s Dewan Cement Ltd (DCL), according to local media reports. While DCL denies the reports, a Chinese company, believed to be Anhui Conch, has been exploring investment opportunities in the country.  DCL operates two plants – one in southern Pakistan near Karachi and another in northern Pakistan near Kamilpur Hattar Industrial Estate – with a cement and clinker capacity of 2.89Mta and 2.76Mta, respectively. The company cu...