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Inka's investment drive

09 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Privately-owned Cementos Inka is the most recent entry into the Peruvian cement market having started production of a cement plant in the capital Lima just over five years ago. Today it places a keen focus on the production of blended cements to meet market requirements. With one expansion project already under its wing since its launch in 2007, the company is now setting its sights on further projects to meet the country’s dynamic demand prospects. By Carlos Alberto Choy Mack, Cementos Inka...

Rajashree's Line IV goes live

20 November 2013, Published under Cement News

To meet the growing demand for cement in India and the Pacific Rim, UltraTech Cement decided to almost double capacity at its Rajashree cement plant in Karnataka. The new 10,000tpd Line IV helps Rajashree move into new territory in terms of pyroprocessing and is built with the environment and sustainability in mind. By UltraTech Cement, India. The new 10,000tpd kiln line includes a four-string, six-stage preheater with low-NOx calciner and multiple-location fuel injection – a fi...

Waiting for the light

19 November 2013, Published under Cement News

With cement demand growth slipping below six per cent in 2012, India appears to have fallen short of expectations, in spite of remaining a high-growth market by global standards. As the NCB prepares for its 13th International Seminar on Cement and Building Materials on 19-22 November in New Delhi, ICR looks at the prospects of India’s cement sector. The beginning of 2013 proved a challenging time for the Indian cement sector. As production capacity continues to rise, the industry i...

What price for a kingdom?

11 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Fuelled by strong demographic growth and high oil prices, the Saudi Arabian government is currently on a US$219bn infrastructure spending spree. With cement demand expected to hit 64Mt by 2014, capacity is now being ramped up with expansion plans by existing producers and the arrival of new players. But with a question mark hanging over the country’s fuel supply, the ability to meet this demand long-term remains uncertain. Modern architectural buildings are already beginning to mix wi...

Cementum Veritas to invest EUR10.4m in new grinding unit

07 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Spain’s Cementum Veritas plans to invest EUR10.4m in a new clinker grinding unit in Albanilla, Murcia. The 95,760t works is expected include three silos of 1500t, which represent an investment of EUR5.74m and a further EUR1.5m is earmarked for the construction of a 400tpd ball mill.


03 October 2013, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement aims to increase its cement capacity in India to around 15Mta within the next few years. This is likely to involve one or more acquisitions.


03 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Cimpor is expanding in South America in all three countries that it serves. The new works in Paraguay, in which Cimpor has a 35 per cent interest share with Votorantim holding a similar stake, will come on-stream during October, possibly replacing imports from Cimpor's Argentine subsidiary. Cimpor is planning a new cement works in Argentina's western province San Juan, to strengthen its position as market leader in Argentina. Cimpor is also planning to enter the northern parts of Br...

Helping the UAE to thrive

19 March 2013, Published under Cement News

With a raft of new development projects recently announced in the United Arab Emirates on the back of renewed investor confidence, the future for the local construction industry looks promising over the next few years. With a new 4.5Mta works at Al Ain, the UAE’s Arkan Building Material Company is poised to play a significant role. Arkan Building Material Co explains. Arkan Building Materials Co's new Al Ain cement works is part of an integrated building materials portfolio that wi...

African transformations

28 January 2013, Published under Cement News

South Africa-based cement producer PPC embarked on an extensive modernisation and expansion programme to meet future demand with competitive and energy-efficient plants which comply with future changes to the country’s environmental legislation. However, the company’s drive for transformation touches beyond the purely technological. By Pretoria Portland Cement, South Africa. The upgraded kiln line 6 at PPC’s De Hoek plant boasts a new grate cooler and indirect firing system with mu...

China: ready for a new era?

23 March 2012, Published under Cement News

The 13th China International Cement Industry Exhibition and Cement Conference 2012, which takes place between 28-30 March, is an opportunity for a full gathering of Chinese government officials and industry experts to discuss the state of the country’s cement sector. ICR will be in attendance and is keen to hear what might be expected in the next phase of China’s development. Although construction continues to grow, cement producers are expected to see competition for markets intensif...