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Pakistan receives a mixed outlook for 2018

03 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement industry is expected to face a series of challenges in 2018 such as decreasing profitability, high interest rates and an increase in coal prices. These factors make a high profit margin for the sector unlikely in the coming years. Reports show that cement bag prices have been placed under pressure by the opening of Cherat Cement’s second production line in the northern region. Alongside this, international coal prices rose by 23 per cent in the first quarter of FY2018 to...


03 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The now-quoted Cimpor subsidiary Loma Negra is to invest some US$350m in the construction of an additional production line at its L’Amali works in Olavarría, Buenos Aires province, Argentina. The construction of the new kiln and two vertical roller mills as well as a complete system for bagging and palletising should be completed during 2020. This investment should increase the capacity by around 40 per cent to 2.7Mta.

Milling from the ground up

20 December 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire has successfully installed ball mill No 6 at its Abidjan plant, adding 1Mta grinding capacity. This was a complex project to recycle a pre-used mill from a Spanish plant and reinstall it on a smaller footprint in west Africa. By Celine Mansuy, LafargeHolcim, Côte d’Ivoire. LafargeHolcim's ball mill No 6 is the largest horizontal ball mill operating in French-speaking Africa With 8.5 per cent GDP growth in 2016, Côte d’Ivoire is a driving force in west...

Penna Cement Industries Ltd orders Loesche VRM

20 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Penna Cement Industries Ltd has ordered a Loesche VRM for its plant in Boyareddypalli, Andhra Pradesh.The four-roller mill will grind petcoke with a throughput capacity of 52tph. The order will be fulfilled by Loesche at the beginning of next year. Penna Cement Industries has a total production capacity of 7Mta and is primarily active in the southern and western regions of India. The company wants to expand the capacity at its operations in Boyareddypalli from 2Mta to 4.6Mta.

Lucky completes 1.3Mta expansion line in Karachi

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement has informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 18 December that construction and installation work for its 1.3Mta brownfield kiln line at its Karachi plant in Sindh province, Pakistan, has been successfully completed on time. A bourse filing of company says: "The new line was made operational with commencement of clinker production on 12 December 2017. With the addition of this new line in Karachi for 1.3Mt and certain efficiency improvements brought about recently in the...

Holcim Argentina to invest US$120m in Malagueño

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina has announced a US$120m investment to raise cement capacity at its Malagueño plant by 45 per cent. The expansion project includes the reconstruction of a complete clinker line and a new cement mill as well as the refurbishment of the dispatch lines. The implementation of the expansion is expected to start in early 2018. Some 0.73Mta of capacity will be operational by 2020. "It is a significant increase and will help alleviate some of the problems of backwardness ...

West African grinding goals

11 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The construction of three Cim Metal cement grinding plants in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire is expected to significantly improve cement supply to this area of west Africa. A key part in the building and commissioning of these game-changing facilities was played by German-Swiss grinding specialist Intercem. By Intercem Engineering, Germany. Cimfaso's Ouagadougo plant in Burkino Faso was Cim Metal's first step in improving cement supply in the west African country Wit...

Penna Cement plans expansion Gudipadu limestone mining to raise cement output

11 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Indian cement producer Penna Cement is planning an expansion of the Gudipadu limestone mining project at the Gudipadu and Kundanakota, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. The project will see mining operations increase from 2.3Mta to 5.3Mta and is currently awaiting environmental clearance.The estimated cost of the project is INR50m (US$ 777,276) and the mining lease area is 392.63ha. Estimated mineable reserves are 88.403Mt, which will be mined in fully mechanised opencast operations ...

Than Taw Myat Cement adds second kiln line

17 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Than Taw Myat Company has doubled its production capacity to at its cement plant in Kyaukse township, Mandalay, Myanmar, to 10,000tpd with a second 5000tpd kiln line. The factory, which produces Double Rhinos cement, is now the largest cement production factory in Myanmar. The new production line, which was constructed by China's Sinoma International Engineering, was completed across 15,000 acres of land next to the existing factory. It is equipped with European machinery and technolog...

Holcim Philippines breaks ground on Kalayaan project

30 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim officials broke ground at its Davao plant, where two major projects are being undertaken to raise the works’ production capacity from 1.4Mta to 2.2Mta. The PHP1.5bn (US$29m) Kalayaan project will see the automation of loading of its products from ship-to-dock and an increase in grinding project. The Davao expansion is part of Holcim Philippines’ PHP2.7bn investment to raise its domestic cement capacity to 12Mta from the current 10Mta. The increased capacity will allow the compan...