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Cemex to increase capacity in Dominican Republic

27 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex is modernising its second line at the San Pedro Macorís plant in the Dominican Republic. The project will enable the company to increase its production by 0.5Mta. The equipment used in the project will use advanced technology to improve efficiency and maintain the highest international environmental standards, according to the company. It will allow the plant to increase its thermal substitution rate. The modernisation is part of a broader investment, which will also see the inst...

Shiva Cement received environmental clearance for Orissa plant expansion

28 March 2022, Published under Cement News

India-based Shiva Cement , owned by JSW Cement , has received environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to expand its cement plant in Kutra, Orissa, to 3Mta clinker capacity and 2Mta cement capacity. The project includes the installation of a 12MW waste heat recovery power generation system. The company will mine limestone from the Khathurbahal North block with a production capacity of 1.6Mta limestone and 0.035Mta mineral reject, 0.033Mta of top...

Ambuja Cements plans INR35bn capacity upgrade

22 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements , owned by Switzerland-based Holcim , has announced a INR35bn (US$467m) investment plan for the 7Mta expansion in its existing capacities at Sankrail and Farakka in West Bengal and a greenfield expansion at Bahr in Bihar. The company is also considering its 3.2Mta clinker unit at Bhatapara, Chhattisgarh. “The board has approved in principle an investment of INR3500 crore for a cement grinding expansion plan of potential 7.0Mta across our existing grinding units at Sankrail...

Tokyo Cement (Lanka) reports 20% increase in revenues

10 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Tokyo Cement Group reported a 20 per cent advance in its turnover to LKR13.771bn (US$68.1m) for the third quarter ended 31 December 2021 when compared with LKR11.456bn in the 3QFY21-22. Profit for tax during the 3QFY21 grew by 38 per cent YoY to LKR1.986bn in the 3QFY21-22. Profit after tax reached LKR1.649bn, up from LKR1.303bn in the 3QFY20-21. However, sales volumes fell by three per cent as the company saw shortfalls in the supply chain, including the breakdown of a cement mill for m...

Arabian Cement expects start Rabigh mills for 4Q22

30 December 2021, Published under Cement News

While completion of the new cement mills at Arabian Cement Co’s Rabigh plant in Saudi Arabia has reached 99.5 per cent, the project’s contractor, CNBM, has not been able to enter the country to resume work on the project, said Arabian Cement Co in a statement to the Saudi stock exchange. Resumption of work will be possible following the approval of relevant government agencies in China for the project team’s travel requirements. As a result, the expected date of commercial operations will ...

Argos announces US$23m investment in Honduran strategic projects

21 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Argos will invest US$23m in several projects to improve operations at its Honduran plants. The investment is also expected to support the country’s growth and development. The company will expand its installed capacity at Piedras Azules, Comayagua, to increase its annual cement production by 35 per cent as it forecasts accelerated market demand. Furthermore, Argos will invest in renewable energy by expanding its solar farm in Comayagua, which was opened in 2020, and currently consists of...

CIMAF to expand capacity with IFC, Proparco and EAIF financing

11 November 2021, Published under Cement News

CIMAF will receive financial support from IFC, Proparco and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) to help its drive for capacity expansion to meet the growing demand for housing and infrastructure in west Africa. IFC is providing a EUR161.25m financial package for CIMAF, which includes a EUR92.5m loan on its own account as well as a parallel loan of EUR33.75m from Proparco and a EUR35m B loan from the EAIF. The finance package will enable CIMAF to expand its existing cement grind...

JK Cement commissions capacity upgrade at Nimbahera works

30 September 2021, Published under Cement News

India's JK Cement has completed a capacity upgrade project at its Nimbahera works in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. The clinker capacity of Line 3 has been increased to 6500tpd from 5000tpd, with the works completed and commissioned yesterday.

Odisha approves Jajpur cement projects

06 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The state government of Odisha, India, has approved the proposal of My Home Industries Pvt Ltd to set up a 3Mta cement grinding unit at Badchana, Jajpur district. The project represents an investment of INR6.5bn (US$88.9m). Ramco Cements Ltd’s INR1.9bn project to expand its existing facility at Haridaspur, Jajpur district, with a 0.9Mta grinding plant was also cleared by the State Level Single Window Clearance Authority meeting.

Holcim to upgrade Obourg

27 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has applied for the renewal of its operating licence at the Obourg cement plant in Belgium. The company also plants to carry out a modernisation programme and build a new kiln that ultimately enables carbon capture. “This project was called GO4ZERO because it supports the ambition of carbon neutrality that the Holcim group has set itself by implementing, as a world first, a design of a dry-process kiln to concentrate CO2 and allow its capture and subsequent recovery,” said Holcim. ...