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Côte d'Ivoire: LafargeHolcim plans to double output potential from May

20 April 2017, Published under Cement News

As of May, LafargeHolcim intends to double its production capacity in Côte d’Ivoire to 2Mta. The expansion will primarily be the result of a new crusher with a capacity of 1Mta, which is currently being installed. "Lafarge Holcim CI is now, more than ever, organised to meet the increasing demand of the market. The construction of our new crusher will be completed within a month. It's a big investment that will allow us to produce an additional million tonnes of cement incrementally, st...

CIMAF Cameroon to triple production capacity

20 April 2017, Published under Cement News

CIMAF Cameroon has announced that it will triple its current 0.5Mta production capacity to 1.5Mta by 2018 on the back of domestic market growth. "At the end of this extension, CIMAF Cameroon intends to consolidate its position as a major player in the local and sub-regional market," according to the company’s statement. The project will put the Moroccan-owned cement producer on a par with Dangote, which currently owns a 1.5Mta grinding unit at Douala.

Iran: a change in direction?

20 March 2017, Published under Cement News

With a manufacturing capacity of approximately 93Mta, Iran is one of the world’s top cement producers and is the largest cement exporter. However, the prosperity of the sector has been undermined by falling domestic demand and export markets seeing protective measures put in place, all of which is forcing Iran’s cement leaders to adjust to a more challenging environment. The long-term potential of the Iranian cement industry is sound as a young and growing population ensures...

Pakistan: Flying Cement to double capacity

14 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Flying Cement Company Ltd (FCCL) has informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that it has signed an agreement with a Chinese company for the procurement of plant and machinery to be installed at the cement producer's existing plant site in Mangowal, Khushab district, Punjab province. The new equipment will upgrade the works' current cement capacity of 2000tpd to 4000tpd. The financial results of the FCCL for the half year ended 31 December 2016 shows that the sales fell from PKR1223m (...

Pakistan: capacity expansion projects reach 27.3Mta

09 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistani cement producers have been announcing capacity expansions at a breakneck pace of late, reports the Business Recorder, which calculates that if all of these are completed the country’s nominal cement production capability will rise by 62 per cent to 72Mta. The Business Recorder also notes that the rise in capacity is broad-based, with all but the smallest of firms increasing their production potential. While the three largest producers – Bestway, Lucky and DG Khan – will remai...

Pakistan: capacity utilisation tops 90% in December 2016

02 February 2017, Published under Cement News

According to figures released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), cement sales in December 2016 reached 3.56Mt, with capacity utilisation running at 90.9 per cent, the Nation newspaper reports. The first six months of Pakistan’s 2017 fiscal year, which began in June 2016, has seen local cement consumption rise by 11.1 per cent on the same period in 2015. Declining export sales have been more than matched by rising local demand, with the result that total shipm...

Bangladesh: Loesche to supply VRM for Haria 2 upgrade

01 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Loesche has announced that it has been chosen to supply a vertical roller mill and other equipment for the Aman Group’s Haria 2 grinding mill in Narayangonj, Bangladesh. The equipment will be supplied as part of upgrade works being undertaken by China National Heavy Machinery Corporation which will raise the capacity of the plant from its current level of 10,000tpd. Bangladesh has seen its level of cement consumption rise strongly in recent years and the government has been keen on enc...

India: JSW Bellary expansion to 3.4Mta

16 January 2017, Published under Cement News

JSW Cement Ltd is set to raise its installed capacity from 1Mta to 3.4Mta at its Bellary Plant in Karnataka. "We are increasing the cement manufacturing capacity from current 1Mta to 3.4Mta. The additional capacity will help JSW Cement to strengthen its distribution network in high-demand potential areas throughout South India," a company statement said. The company is also increasing capacity with its Vijay Nagar grinding facility in a move to strengthen its position in Karnataka and ...

Cement mill delivered to Angolan plant

09 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Last week, project cargo handler Yuexin Logistics completed delivery of major cement plant components from Shanghai to Luanda in Angola. The delivery is believed to relate to the Nova Cimangola 2 project, which is being carried out by A Tec Production and Services GmbH of Austria. The consignment included parts for the new clinker line and the transport of a cement grinding mill shell steel material and equipment, the heaviest item being the cement grinding shell which weighed 152t and m...

Semen Indonesia IDR6trn expansion

06 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia has designated IDR6trn (US$449.1m) for capital expenditure in 2017 to finance its expansion programme. The programme includes the development of four plants set to add 10.5Mta to the company’s current installed capacity of 32.3Mta. Two plants are already under construction. Approximately IDR1trn of the year’s spending will be channelled into the construction of the Rembang plant in Central Java and the Indarung VI plant in Padang, West Sumatra, which have both entered into...