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DG Khan Cement maintains its progress

08 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Nishat Group -owned DG Khan Cement ( DGKC) is progressing well due to the back-up of dividends from group companies. According to Spectrum Securities Ltd, the portfolio/revenue of DG Khan is promising, given its holding company portfolio with major holdings in banks, textiles, power generation, agriculture, hotels and dairy. However, the company borrowed a massive loan to finance capacity expansion. Working capital requirements at the end of March 2023 stood at PKR42bn (US$146.6m). The ...

National Cement Co Ltd to open 2.5Mta clinker plant in Kenya

01 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based National Cement Co Ltd (NCC) has announced it will open a new clinker plant in September 2023. Located in West Pokot, the new plant is expected to have a clinker capacity of 2.5Mta. NCC owner, Narendra Raval, has said following commissioning of the plant, the company will be one of the largest producers of clinker in Africa and plans to export clinker to countries in the region that have a deficit. The feasibility study for the project, commissioned in 2010 by the Kerio Vall...

Sinoma’s Latin American debut

09 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Loma Negra’s L’Amali Line II project in Argentina is the first EPC project contracted by Sinoma Overseas Development Co Ltd (a subsidiary of CNBM) in South America. Involving the successful integration of international and local expertise, performance results after the first year of operation have exceeded guarantee values. By Sinoma Overseas Development Co Ltd, China. Sinoma Overseas Development Co’s scope for the 5800tpd L’Amali Line II project spanned the complete cement product...

Cementis expansion to lead to lower cement price and self-sufficiency

19 December 2022, Published under Cement News

The expansion of the Cementis cement plant in Ibity, near Antsirabe in Madagascar, is expected to lead to a significant drop in cement prices. Within three years, the price of a 50kg bag is forecast to fall to MGA14,000 (US$3.17), according to the country’s President, Andry Rajoelina. The project will increase the production at the cement plant to 1Mt from its current 180,000tpa, enabling the country to achieve cement self-sufficiency.

Fauji Cement commissions Nizampur Line 3

28 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Co Ltd (FCCL) informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange that on 27 October it successfully commissioned the third production line at its existing plant in Kahi Village, Nizampur, Khyber Pakthunkhwa. The new line has a clinker production capacity of 6500tpd. The project will bring the total cement production capacity of FCCL to more than 8.4Mta, according to Company Secretary, Brig Abid Hussain Bhatti. The project was completed within planned time and budget.

Lucky Cement reports Pezu expansion on track

28 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd announced that the company’s 3.15Mt brownfield cement expansion at Pezu remains on track to be commissioning by December 2022. A 34MW solar power project is set to be commissioned at the site in the 2Q22-23. The company has also planned a 25.3MW solar power project it its Karachi plant, where it awaits permission from the State Bank of Pakistan to establish a letter of credit. Lucky Cement’s subsidiary in Najmat-Al-Samawah, Iraq, has switched to natural gas from furnace...

Pakistani producers to expand cement capacities

26 October 2022, Published under Cement News

In a cement sector update, MS Research has stated that four companies in Pakistan are expected to add extra capacity in FY22-23, lifting the current 70Mta of capacity by 11.7Mta by end March 2023. According to market sources and company announcements, Bestway Cement’ s (BWCL) greenfield expansion of 2.2Mta in Mianwali, Punjab, and Fauji Cement’ s (FCCL) 2Mta brownfield expansion in Nizampur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, have recently commenced trial operations. As both plants are located in the ...

JSW Cement announces 5Mta of new capacity

12 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Just hours after acquiring a 100 per cent stake in Springway Mining from India Cements , JSW Cement has announced plans to invest over INR32,000m (US$388.8m) in an integrated greenfield plant in Madhya Pradesh and a split grinding unit in Uttar Pradesh. According to The Hindu Business Line, the combined cement production capacity of the two units will be 5Mta. The plant in Madhya Pradesh will have a 2.5Mta clinker capacity, 2.5Mta grinding capacity, and a 15MW waste heat recovery syste...

UltraTech commissions 1.3Mta Dalla expansion

31 August 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd announced the commissioning of the 1.3Mta expansion to its Dalla Cement Works in Uttar Pradesh, India. As a result, the plant’s cement capacity is now 1.8Mta and the company’s total capacity in India is 115.85Mta.

Adbri provides Kwinana update

23 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Adbri Ltd reported that the upgrade of its Kwinana cement plant in Western Australia, originally budgeted at AUD199m (US$137.3m), is likely to see a 15 per cent hike in costs, taking into account inflationary and supply chain pressures. The upgrade is expected to consolidate most of the cement producer’s Western Australia’s operations at the plant and increase annual production capacity by 36 per cent to 1.5Mta. The company said the upgrade was ~25 per cent complete on 30 June 2022 wh...