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Pakistani cement demand set to rise 47% in next five years

05 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement consumption in Pakistan is predicted to rise at an average annual rate of eight per cent over the next five years, an increase of nearly 47 per cent in total. Analysts point to the development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), higher government spending in the pre-election period and an increase in private sector construction activity as the main drivers of this growth. In FY2016, overall cement dispatches rose 10 per cent YoY to 38.8Mt, with local sales r...

Kenya: cement consumption falls 5.3% in 3Q16

04 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The growth in cement consumption fell by 5.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 3Q15, according to a report from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). The KNBS data shows that the domestic market consumed 1.52Mt of cement in the three months to September 2016, compared to 1.45Mt in the same period in 3Q15 and 1.3Mt in 3Q14. The decline in cement demand was in line with a general slowdown in the construction sector. Lower demand from major infrastructure p...

United States: Drake Cement’s Paulden plant seeking to expand clinker production

03 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Drake Cement has submitted an application to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to increase clinker production at its Paulden plant from 660,000tpa to 726,000tpa. The plant’s current permit runs until September 2017. A public hearing will be held on the decision to grant Drake’s application on 19 January 2017. Local newspaper the Daily Courier reports that the Paulden plant has been running co-firing trials in a bid to reduce its dependence on coal. These trials are examin...

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...