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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...

Elementia invests US$250m in Mexican cement plant

24 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Elementia anounced it will invest US$250m in the expansion of its Tula cement plant in Hidalgo, Mexico. The project will see capacity at the works rise to 1.5Mta. The contract for the design, equipment supply, construction, installation and commissioning of the 3000tpd clinker plant was awarded to Fives FCB via its subsidiary Trituradora. The expansion is expected to be completed in mid-2017.

Côte d'Ivoire: LafargeHolcim plans to double output potential from May

20 April 2017, Published under Cement News

As of May, LafargeHolcim intends to double its production capacity in Côte d’Ivoire to 2Mta. The expansion will primarily be the result of a new crusher with a capacity of 1Mta, which is currently being installed. "Lafarge Holcim CI is now, more than ever, organised to meet the increasing demand of the market. The construction of our new crusher will be completed within a month. It's a big investment that will allow us to produce an additional million tonnes of cement incrementally, st...

CIMAF Cameroon to triple production capacity

20 April 2017, Published under Cement News

CIMAF Cameroon has announced that it will triple its current 0.5Mta production capacity to 1.5Mta by 2018 on the back of domestic market growth. "At the end of this extension, CIMAF Cameroon intends to consolidate its position as a major player in the local and sub-regional market," according to the company’s statement. The project will put the Moroccan-owned cement producer on a par with Dangote, which currently owns a 1.5Mta grinding unit at Douala.

Iran: a change in direction?

20 March 2017, Published under Cement News

With a manufacturing capacity of approximately 93Mta, Iran is one of the world’s top cement producers and is the largest cement exporter. However, the prosperity of the sector has been undermined by falling domestic demand and export markets seeing protective measures put in place, all of which is forcing Iran’s cement leaders to adjust to a more challenging environment. The long-term potential of the Iranian cement industry is sound as a young and growing population ensures...