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Pakistan: capacity expansion projects reach 27.3Mta

09 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistani cement producers have been announcing capacity expansions at a breakneck pace of late, reports the Business Recorder, which calculates that if all of these are completed the country’s nominal cement production capability will rise by 62 per cent to 72Mta. The Business Recorder also notes that the rise in capacity is broad-based, with all but the smallest of firms increasing their production potential. While the three largest producers – Bestway, Lucky and DG Khan – will remai...

Pakistan: capacity utilisation tops 90% in December 2016

02 February 2017, Published under Cement News

According to figures released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), cement sales in December 2016 reached 3.56Mt, with capacity utilisation running at 90.9 per cent, the Nation newspaper reports. The first six months of Pakistan’s 2017 fiscal year, which began in June 2016, has seen local cement consumption rise by 11.1 per cent on the same period in 2015. Declining export sales have been more than matched by rising local demand, with the result that total shipm...

Bangladesh: Loesche to supply VRM for Haria 2 upgrade

01 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Loesche has announced that it has been chosen to supply a vertical roller mill and other equipment for the Aman Group’s Haria 2 grinding mill in Narayangonj, Bangladesh. The equipment will be supplied as part of upgrade works being undertaken by China National Heavy Machinery Corporation which will raise the capacity of the plant from its current level of 10,000tpd. Bangladesh has seen its level of cement consumption rise strongly in recent years and the government has been keen on enc...

India: JSW Bellary expansion to 3.4Mta

16 January 2017, Published under Cement News

JSW Cement Ltd is set to raise its installed capacity from 1Mta to 3.4Mta at its Bellary Plant in Karnataka. "We are increasing the cement manufacturing capacity from current 1Mta to 3.4Mta. The additional capacity will help JSW Cement to strengthen its distribution network in high-demand potential areas throughout South India," a company statement said. The company is also increasing capacity with its Vijay Nagar grinding facility in a move to strengthen its position in Karnataka and ...

Cement mill delivered to Angolan plant

09 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Last week, project cargo handler Yuexin Logistics completed delivery of major cement plant components from Shanghai to Luanda in Angola. The delivery is believed to relate to the Nova Cimangola 2 project, which is being carried out by A Tec Production and Services GmbH of Austria. The consignment included parts for the new clinker line and the transport of a cement grinding mill shell steel material and equipment, the heaviest item being the cement grinding shell which weighed 152t and m...

Semen Indonesia IDR6trn expansion

06 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia has designated IDR6trn (US$449.1m) for capital expenditure in 2017 to finance its expansion programme. The programme includes the development of four plants set to add 10.5Mta to the company’s current installed capacity of 32.3Mta. Two plants are already under construction. Approximately IDR1trn of the year’s spending will be channelled into the construction of the Rembang plant in Central Java and the Indarung VI plant in Padang, West Sumatra, which have both entered into...

Pakistani cement demand set to rise 47% in next five years

05 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement consumption in Pakistan is predicted to rise at an average annual rate of eight per cent over the next five years, an increase of nearly 47 per cent in total. Analysts point to the development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), higher government spending in the pre-election period and an increase in private sector construction activity as the main drivers of this growth. In FY2016, overall cement dispatches rose 10 per cent YoY to 38.8Mt, with local sales r...

Kenya: cement consumption falls 5.3% in 3Q16

04 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The growth in cement consumption fell by 5.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2016 compared to 3Q15, according to a report from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). The KNBS data shows that the domestic market consumed 1.52Mt of cement in the three months to September 2016, compared to 1.45Mt in the same period in 3Q15 and 1.3Mt in 3Q14. The decline in cement demand was in line with a general slowdown in the construction sector. Lower demand from major infrastructure p...

United States: Drake Cement’s Paulden plant seeking to expand clinker production

03 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Drake Cement has submitted an application to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to increase clinker production at its Paulden plant from 660,000tpa to 726,000tpa. The plant’s current permit runs until September 2017. A public hearing will be held on the decision to grant Drake’s application on 19 January 2017. Local newspaper the Daily Courier reports that the Paulden plant has been running co-firing trials in a bid to reduce its dependence on coal. These trials are examin...

Ultratech to expand Chittorgarh limestone mine

29 December 2016, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement, India, has proposed an expansion of the Aditya limestone mining project at Tehsil Chittorgarh and Nimbahera, district Chittorgarh, Rajasthan from 10Mta to 13.17Mta. The company has proposed expansion of clinker production capacity from 8.4Mta to 8.9Mta at the facility near Sawa Shambupura, district Chittorgarh. The enhanced limestone supply will allow the clinker expansion to take place.