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Holcim Philippines breaks ground on Kalayaan project

30 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim officials broke ground at its Davao plant, where two major projects are being undertaken to raise the works’ production capacity from 1.4Mta to 2.2Mta. The PHP1.5bn (US$29m) Kalayaan project will see the automation of loading of its products from ship-to-dock and an increase in grinding project. The Davao expansion is part of Holcim Philippines’ PHP2.7bn investment to raise its domestic cement capacity to 12Mta from the current 10Mta. The increased capacity will allow the compan...

Semen Indonesia

30 August 2017, Published under Cement News

With three factories in Indonesia, located in North Sulawesi, Java and Sumatra, and one overseas plant in Vietnam, Semen Indonesia is now looking to expand into the Philippines. According to local press reports, the company is seeking a partner to help establish a cement plant in Davao City. The news comes on the back of Semen Indonesia attending the first Manufacturing Product Exhibition to be held in the Philippines. The event, which took place last month, was designed to ignite new tradin...

Anhui Conch

24 July 2017, Published under Cement News

China’s Anhui Conch is to build a new cement plant in the Terengulsky district of the Ulyanovsk region, Russia. The plant is believed to have a cement production capacity of 5000tpd. Work on the new facility is expected to begin in the 1Q18 with the plant becoming operational in late 2020-early 2021. Over the years, the company has constructed or invested in 14 companies in five different countries. In September 2016 it was reported that Anhui was interested in acquiring a stake in Pakist...

UltraTech Cement

24 July 2017, Published under Cement News

As part of its ongoing expansion plans, and hot on the heels of its acquisition last month of Jaiprakash Associates Ltd and Jaypee Cement Corporation Ltd, UltraTech cement has announced it is to build a new integrated cement plant in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, India. The greenfield plant will have a cement production capacity of 3.5Mta and is expected to begin production in the 4QFY19.  Costing INR26bn (US$403m), the new facility will enhance UltraTech’s presence in central India and increase ...

Nova Cimangola’s new clinker line enters service

17 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Nova Cimangola has inaugurated its new 2Mta clinker line in Cacuaco, enabling the country to become self-sufficient in clinker production. The expansion raises the capacity of the plant, which sits on an 687ha site, to 3.8Mta. The project represents an investment of US$300m. Around 220 new jobs were created for the operation of the works with 85 per cent filled by local people.

Algeria’s GICA to produce 20Mta of cement by 2019-20

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) will increase its production to 20Mta by 2019-20, said company spokesperson Azzeddine Asfirane. The increase in output will be possible due to the expansion of the company’s cement works at Chlef, Ain El Kebira and Zahana and the commissioning of two new cement works at Sigus (Oum El Bouaghi) and Béchar. Ain El Kebira, which entered service last February, is expected to ramp up to its full 3Mta capacity by February 2018 while Ch...

Cal & Cemento Sur doubles capacity

09 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Grupo Gloria has announced that the expansion of the Cal & Cemento Sur plant in Caracoto-Juliaca, Puno in southern Peru is in full swing. The project will double the current 1000tpd capacity following a US$80m investment. The upgraded plant is expected to come online at the end of this year. Cal & Cemento Sur will dispatch its product, Cal Viva, to the mining sector.

Ada plant completes modernisation programme

02 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim Ada plant (LafargeHolcim group) unveiled its upgraded plant at its Ada, Oklahoma, USA, after a three-year modernisation project. The investment focussed on construction of a new kiln line designed to meet and exceed emission limits, improve operational performance and increase capacity to meet market growth. As a result, cement capacity at the the plant is anticipated to increase by 20 per cent to 682,000tpa. Throughout the three-year project, the modernisation of the Ada faci...

Assisting Maryneal’s expansion

10 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The modernisation and expansion of Buzzi Unicem’s Maryneal cement plant has enabled it to more than double capacity to 1.2Mst as well as reduce its environmental footprint. PCI Process Consultants was tasked with providing site assistance for this recently-completed, major North American plant project. By PCI Process Consultants Inc, Canada. The new Maryneal plant began operations in June 2016 – just 24 months after mobilisation of construction contractors on site Headquarte...

Cementos Molins to raise capacity by 4.4Mta

09 May 2017, Published under Cement News

In the next three years Cementos Molins plans to invest EUR350m to increase its capacity by 4.4Mta. The company currently has projects in Argentina, Colombia and Bangladesh. In Argentina the company will invest EUR100m in its joint venture with Votorantim, Cementos Avellaneda. The sum represents about half the investment required to add 0.2Mta at the Olavarría unit this year and expand capacity at the San Luis works to 0.9Mta by 2019.  Meanwhile, in Colombia Cementos Molins and its pa...