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Kohat Cement completes grinding mill installation

01 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Kohat Cement Co Ltd (KOHC) has successfully installed a new 105tph cement mill at Kohat in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.   KOHC is currently working on a 7800tpd brownfield expansion project that is expected to come on-stream in 1H20. Presently, KOHC has a production capacity of 2.677Mta of cement.

Anjani Portland Cement plans to expand capacity

23 March 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Anjani Portland Cement has approved plans to construct an additional clinker production unit at its plant in Suryapet, Telangana. The project will see an investment of INR4bn (US$61.49bn) to expand the facility’s capacity from 1.16Mta to 2.31Mta, according to India Infoline. The expansion is expected to be completed by December 2019, and will be funded through either internal accruals, inter-corporate deposits or bank loans.

Cemex Latam Holdings inaugurates Guatemala expansion

04 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latam Holdings has inaugurated its expanded Arizona cement works in Guatemala. The project represents an investment of US$3.7m and will enable the plant to increase its production by 10 per cent to 0.545Mta. In addition, the plant’s bagging facilities have been upgraded from 65tph to 95tph. Jaime Muguiro, managing director of Cemex Latam Holdings, said that Guatemala has become a strategic location for the company. "Guatemala is a country with a lot of growth potential, we are l...

Cruz Azul to invest US$300m in plants

15 December 2016, Published under Cement News

As part of its plant modernisation programme, Mexico’s Cruz Azul plans to spend US$300m in upgrading its four plants in the next four years. Cooperativa La Cruz Azul President, Guillermo Álvarez, said half of the sum would be spent in the next two years with the remainder earmarked for 2019-20. “We will make the investment in a gradual manner in each two-year period to prevent decapitalisation of the company,” he said. The company’s oldest cement lines will be updated with latest-gene...

India: Shree Cement profits hit US$76m in 1QFY16-17

15 August 2016, Published under Cement News

In its trading results for the first quarter of FY2016-17, Shree Cement has seen its profits improve to INR5.1bn (US$76m). This represents an increase of 388 per cent on the same period last year. Cement sector revenues rose by 51 per cent to INR22.9bn (US$342m). Declining power and fuel costs helped Shree’s bottom line. These fell by 21 per cent to INR3.3bn (US$49m). The company has also announced plans to expand its Aurangabad grinding unit from its current capacity of 3.6Mta to 5.6M...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

29 June 2016, Published under Cement News

China National Building Materials (CNBM) plans to become a shareholder in Eurocement Group, Russia’s leading producer of construction materials. The deal, which was signed in China on 25 June, is believed to be worth US$5bn. According to local press reports, the input of funds is destined for modernising Eurocement’s existing plants along with the construction of new dry-process production lines. Eurocement currently operates 19 cement plants across Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan with a c...

India: Shree Cement completes Aurangabad grinding unit upgrade

23 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement has announced the completion of the upgrade works to its Aurangabad grinding plant in Bihar, Business Standard reports. Capacity at the plan rose from 2Mta to 3.6Mta, effective from 22 June 2016. Shree’s shares rose by three per cent after it made the news public. Shree Cement is in the process of expanding clinker production at its Raipur works with that upgrade expected to be completed by March 2018.

India: Ambuja Cement to expand Rupnagar grinding plant

06 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement has announced that it plans to upgrade the capacity of its grinding plant in Rupnagar in Punjab by 0.9Mta, taking its output to 3.4Mta. The project, which is estimated to cost just INR10.5m (US$156,071), is to be achieved through process optimisation and it is not anticipated that the upgrade plant will require more power than the 15.8MW it currently has access to. In March Ambuja Cement announced that it would spend US$599m building a new integrated works and two new gri...


29 March 2016, Published under Cement News

PPC intends to double its business every 10 years, starting with a 50 per cent increase in its cement production capacity by 2018, according to a presentation by the company at a Merrill Lynch conference in Sun City, South Africa. Its current 8.6Mta capacity is expected to grow to an estimated 12.7Mta by 2018 through investments in DRC (+1Mta), Zimbabwe (+0.7Mta), Ethiopia (+1.4Mta) and an upgrade of its South African Slurry works (1Mta). This comes on the back of a one per cent fall in g...

Domicem inaugurates new mill

17 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Domicem, owned by Italy’s Colacem, has inaugurated its new vertical mill at its plant in south-central San Cristobal province of the Dominican Republic. The new mill was supplied by Loesche GmbH and represents an investment of over DOP900m (U$19.66m). It will enable Domicem to reduce power consumption by around 35 per cent while lifting production capacity by over 10 per cent. The project was realised in 15 months and part of the company’s expansion plan, according to Marco Focardi, pres...