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Holcim Philippines to raise capacity to 13Mta by 2020

03 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines (LafargeHolcim group) is investing US$300m to raise its cement capacity in the country by 30 per cent to 13Mta by 2020. Holcim Philippines informed the Philippine stock exchange that will upgrade its facilities in Bulacan and Misamis Oriental with the installation of new and efficient kilns and mills and waste heat recovery systems as part of its cost focus. "Our company believes in the sustained development of the Philippines. This investment is proof of our confidence...

Cementos Melon completes plant expansion

19 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Chile-based Cementos Melon has completed the expansion of its Puerto Montt cement plant following an investment of US$25m. The project doubles the facility’s cement capacity to 0.6Mta and will enable the company to better serve the local markets. The Puerto Montt facility supplies the markets between Araucania and Magallanes, south of Santiago and will support infrastructure development in southern Chile. "After 10 years, the market in the area forced us to expand the production of our p...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

30 October 2018, Published under Cement News

China National Building Materials (CNBM) is the main contractor on the upgrade project that recently got underway at Eurocement’s Akhangarancement plant at Akhangaransky in Uzbekistan. The project, which is estimated to cost over US$160m, will increase production capacity at the works to 3Mta. The new production line is due to be operational in mid-2020. 

Expansion project of Maple Leaf Cement on the track

15 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd has updated the Pakistan Stock Exchange about progress on it expansion project. According to Company Secretary, Muhammad Ashraf, the company is undertaking an additional dry-process clinker line of 7300tpd. The brownfield expansion at the existing Iskandarbad plant raises grey cement capacity at the plant to 18,000tpd. Total project cost is estimated at PKR26bn (US$197m), including the impact of the recent devaluation of the local currency. Project cost is be...

Turkey turns the tables

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Despite weathering a series of fluctuations in its economic, political and social structure within the last year, Turkey is once again witnessing a boost in its construction market as a result of urban transformation projects. As a result, the country’s cement industry is expected to expand further in the coming years. By Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB), Turkey. Exports will play an important role in the future of the country’s cement industry In 2017 Turkey exp...

LafargeHolcim

02 October 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolci­m’s Kenyan subsidiary Bamburi Cement has announced a first-half turnover of KES18,556m (EUR151.08m), an easing of 0.2 per cent, while the trading profit fell by 56.2 per cent to KES1200m (EUR10.21m) and the pretax profit dropped by 72.2 per cent to KES700m (EUR1.16m). Capital expenditure in the period amounted to KES1800m (EUR15.2m), the majority of which was spent on capacity expansion. In Kenya the market was some eight per cent lower than a year earlier, while in Uganda the r...

Guinée Industries Cement starts expanded works

02 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Guinée Industries Cement announced the official start of its upgraded cement production facility on 29 September 2018. The modernised works has increased its capacity from 0.7Mta to 1.4Mta. "I think today is a big sigh of relief and great comfort for our group. Because our vision is to facilitate the supply of major infrastructure projects in the country in quality product. Today, with this doubling of our production capacity from 700,000t to 1,400,000t, I think this goal we have set ourse...

Anhui Conch

26 September 2018, Published under Cement News

In the opening six months of 2018, Anhui Conch reported a 43.36 per cent increase YoY in revenue to CNY45,742m (US$6655m), in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. Profit attributable to equity shareholders over the same period came in at CNY12,964m, up 92.38 per cent YoY, while basic earnings per share advanced by 92.68 per cent from CNY1.27 in 1H17 to CNY2.44.  All regions saw an increase in revenue with the East China sales region advancing by 53.37 per cent YoY ...

Holcim Philippines to raise capacity of La Union plant

26 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has announced that it intends to raise the capacity of its facility in La Union, Luzon, from 1Mta to 1.8Mta by the first half of 2019, to further support the construction activity on the island. The company is currently installing new equipment and storage facilities at the plant, while implementing efficiency initiatives in its Bulacan, Manila and Batangas facilities. "Holcim Philippines remains committed to the development of Luzon and the entire country and we intend...

Trading up prospects

30 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The South American region (excluding Brazil) has many cement producers not only investing in new production lines in their domestic markets but also looking to build capacity to advance exports. ICR provides a round-up of recent activity in the region and looks at the reasons for increases in cement demand and production capacity. In Argentina cement producers such as Cementos Avellaneda (pictured) continue to expand their capacity South America is one of the smaller cement-prod...