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New cement facility inaugurated in Iran

20 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Monde Dashti Cement’s new 1.2Mta cement production unit has been inaugurated by Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, through a video conference, according to the Tehran Times.  The plant based in Bushehr province represents an investment of around IRR3.8trn (US$90.48m) and has created over 170 job opportunities.

QNCC meets demand after commissioning new plant

12 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Qatar National Cement Co (QNCC) has succeeded in meeting demand levels in the country following the company’s 5000tpd Plant 5 entering operation, according to Salem bin Butti al Naimi, chairman and MD. "The company is supporting the massive construction boom in Qatar by meeting 100 percent market demand for all types of cement and washed sand successfully from the company’s own production maintaining the high quality standards, and at a reasonable price for all products," said Mr Naimi in ...

Malbaza Ciment begins operation of new plant

04 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Niger's Malbaza Ciment Co has begun operation at its new 0.65Mta plant, which produced its first tonne of cement on 28 December 2018. "The Ministry of Industry is pleased to inform the nation that Malbaza Ciment Campany (MCC SA), formerly SNC Nigerien cement company, has started operation of its new cement plant, thus becoming the first private industrial complex in Niger," said Malam Zaneidou Amirou, the country’s minister for industry. Malbaza Ciment is expected to supply 80 per cent o...

Lafarge Africa posts 5% net sales increase

18 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Africa has recorded a five per cent increase in net sales for the 3Q18 period, rising to NGN72bn (US$198.3m) from NGN68.8bn. In the 9M18, net sales again advanced five per cent to NGN234bn. The positive performance in the third quarter was mainly driven by strong volume growth in Nigeria and favourable pricing trends in South Africa, according to the company. EBITDA for the 3Q18 was up 96 per cent YoY as a result of an improved performance in South Africa, while it fell eight per c...

Cim Ivoire starts up new plant

03 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Cim Metal-owned Cim Ivoire has started production at its Abidjan grinding plant in Côte d’Ivoire. The 8650tpd grinding unit, which features a vertical roller mill, is the largest plant in the country and is expected to provide the cement producer with long-term logistical benefits. The project was carried out by Intercem Engineering, who also supplied the plant’s clinker and cement silos, packing plant and truck loading station. To transport the raw materials from the new Eco Hopper to the...

Vác’s greener future

26 September 2018, Published under Cement News

May 2018 saw the opening of Duna-Dráva Cement’s modernised Vác plant in Hungary. With improvements focussed on a cleaner emissions record and an increased use of alternative fuels, the cement works addresses the need for better and more sustainable production technology to meet the environmental demands of tomorrow. By Duna-Dráva Cement Kft, Hungary. A HUF7bn modernisation project lifted production capacity at Duna-Dráva’s cement plant to 2400tpd as well as ensuring a more sustaina...

Almalyk MMC commissions 1.5Mta plant

21 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan's Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine (MMC) has commissioned its 1.5Mta Sherabad cement plant based in Vandob, Surkhandarya. The US$212.8m project was carried out by DAL Teknik Makina on a turnkey basis. The cement produced will be fundamental to meet the demand in the Kashkadarya and Surkhandarya regions, while Almalyk MMC also plans to export cement in the future.

Nepal’s newest addition

20 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The inauguration of a new 6000tpd production line saw Hongshi Shivam enter the Nepalese cement market. Plans for a second 6000tpd line are already being made. Hongshi Group, one of the joint venture partners, takes us through the project. By Hongshi Group, China. The inauguration of Hongshi Shivam Cement’s 6000tpd production line in Nawalparasi, Nepal Hongshi Shivam Cement Pvt Ltd is a 70:30 joint venture established by Hongshi Group of China (70 per cent) and Shivam Cement of N...

Bamburi Cement completes construction of grinding plant

29 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s Bamburi Cement has announced that construction of its 0.9Mta grinding plant at Athi River, south of Nairobi, has been completed. The facility represents a KES4bn (US$39.62m) investment and is part of the company’s expansion plan launched in 2015. "The contractor is on schedule and will soon be handing the project over to the company for full operation," said Seddiq Hassani, CEO, Bamburi Cement. The company’s Power Plus and Power Max brands will be relocated from Mombasa to the new...

UltraTech commissions second grinding unit in Dhar

29 June 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has commissioned its second 1.75Mta grinding facility at Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, with the first entering operation in April 2018. The new plant increases the company’s total manufacturing capacity to 92.5Mta and with further ongoing expansion projects this is expected to rise to 96.5Mta in the future.