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Boosting Bolivian output

02 September 2014, Published under Cement News

With Bolivia’s cement market growing by double digits in recent years, cement producers have invested in extending their production capacities. One such company is Coboce which has added a second production line to its Irpa Irpa cement works in Cochabamba, Bolivia, reflecting the cement maker’s continued drive for growth. By Javier Ramallo Rocha, Coboce, Bolivia. Coboce increases output at its Irpa Irpa cement plant in Bolivia with the installation of a 1.6Mta line and increased mi...

Semen Indonesia to expand to 72.9Mta by 2030

11 August 2014, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia said that it intends to expand its production capacity to 72.9Mta by 2030. As a result, output potential would more than double its present capacity of 31.8Mta, according to Dwi Soetjipto, Semen Indonesia's president director. The higher capacity would be achieved through building more plants or acquire the works of other cement producers, he added. "In 2014, the company has carried out strategic preparations for further expansion. The process of groundbreaking has bee...

Semen Gresik orders new silos for Rembang

11 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Indonesia's Semen Gresik has ordered three new cement storage silos from Claudius Peters for its new integrated works at Rembang, Central Java. Claudius Peters will be supplying three expansion chamber storage silos with a diameter of 24m and a volume of 20,000t each. Cement will be discharged into two mobile VME-type bulk loading stations underneath each silo. Separate aeroslide transport to the packing plant is also included in the contract. The new cement storage silos will be inte...

Paraguay: INC to increase output by 25% by March 2015

25 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Following the upgrade of its cement mill at Villeta, Paraguay's Industria national de Cemento (INC) expects to increase its production by 25 per cent from March 2015, according to the company's president, Jorge Mendez. INC also envisages a 19 per cent fall in production costs with the new dryer for pozzolana, which represents an investment of US$2.5m. In addition, the company's US$25m fuel conversion project at the Vallemi works will allow for a greater flexibility in fuel use, permit...

Nigeria: Lafarge to invest US$307m into Ashaka Cement expansion

08 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Ashaka Cement (Lafarge Group) has secured a NGN50bn (US$307m) credit facility, in addition to internally-generated cash flows to expand its cement production base. Umaru Kwairanga, chairman of the Board of AshakaCem plc, disclosed that Lafarge Group was committed to the capacity expansion project in Ashaka and would deploy its global expertise in procurement and erection of new cement plant. “Given the extent of preparatory work that has been done, the project is a reality and will s...

Dangote’s South African entry

07 April 2014, Published under Cement News

South Africa’s cement producers are looking forward to continued growth as the government develops the country’s infrastructure and expands its residential sector. Against this background, Dangote’s Cement expects a positive start-up for two new cement facilities under its Sephaku Cement venture, one of which was has recently entered official production and the other is due for commissioning in mid-2014. By DVG Edwin & Peter Fourie, Dangote Cement, South Africa. Dangote’s entry into S...

Optimising Tororo's output

18 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Significant infrastructure investment in Uganda has been fuelling cement demand which is expected to exceed 2Mta in the near term. Located in eastern Uganda, Tororo Cement approached FLSmidth to help bring its plant to its rated capacity and achieve uninterrupted operation. FLSmidth responded by upgrading the raw mill and replacing all the major process fans, resulting in stable production of more than 1000tpd and reduced energy consumption, better positioning Tororo to meet the domestic dem...

GCC: long-term focus

03 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Global Investment House (GIH) anticipates that cement demand growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region will advance from 4-5 per cent growth in 2013 to 6-7 per cent this year. Investment in new capacity is strong and confidence is returning to markets. So who will be the winners among the cement producers? By Hettish Karmani, Global Investment House,  Kuwait. Cemtech Conferences & Exhibitions looks forward to returning to Dubai for its ninth Middle East & Africa event in ...

Tunisia: Bizerte to raise output 50% in early 2014

27 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Bizerte Cement management expects to increase its production in early 2014 by 50 per cent to reach 1.5Mta. It attributes the rise to its new production unit, which will enter service.  The TUD141m new line, of which construction started in September 2011, will extend the life of the company by 35 years, according to Bizerte’s technical management. 

Bangladesh awaits more funds

23 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s has a fragmented cement sector with a multitude of independent grinding units, making it one of the most competitive markets in the world. It has no abundant, natural-lying domestic limestone reserves, but there is a wealth of opportunity for cement and clinker importers to establish grinding plants near the main population areas. Bangladesh’s low-lying coastal regions and settlements on river banks are prone to severe flooding as occured in June 2012 Bangladesh ...