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India: Mangalam Cement conducts new milling trial

11 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Mangalam Cement has undertaken a trial run of its new 0.75Mta grinding unit, located at Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. The new unit brings Mangalam’s capacity up to 4.0Mta.

Tajikistan: new plant due for commissioning

03 August 2016, Published under Cement News

According to the Tajikistan Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, a new 1.2Mta cement plant will be brought into operation in the Yovon district, Khatlon province, this month. Jung-Tsai Mohir Cement Ltd and the government of Tajikistan signed an investment agreement for the construction of the plant, with works beginning two years ago. According to an official source, the total cost of the project is US$120m. Tajikistan’s production capacity now meets local demand and is even able...

Tanzania: Tanga to inaugurate second clinker line

02 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Tanga Cement plans to commission its second clinker line this month, more than doubling output to 1.25Mta. The Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Charles Mwijage, expects to inaugurate Tanga’s project on 16 August. The company, which trades as Simba Cement, invested US$152m into the expansion. The new clinker line will have a capacity of 775,000tpa, which added to the existing 500,00tpa capacity will create an overall clinker capacity of 1.25Mta.

Algeria: CILAS clinker line successfully commissioned

12 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Algeria's CILAS saw the successful start-up of its new clinker production line with the ignition of the kiln on 10 July 2016, 11 days ahead of schedule, in the presence of Didier Michel, representing CILAS' parent company LafargeHolcim, and Wang Hui of contractor CBMI. Both companies expressed their thanks and appreciation for the work completed and the teamwork shown. Algeria Spa CILAS awarded the EPC contract for a new 5000tpd line on 28 April 2014 to CBMI. The contract’s scope range...

Bolivia: Itacamba’s highest production figures

06 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Itacamba Cemento has reported its highest ever production figure of cement, reaching 20,006t in June 2016 and breaking its previous record of 18,764.65t reported in August 2007. The firm intends to begin production at its Yacuses plant towards in the second half of 2016. Clinker production at the plant should begin in November and cement production in December.

Algeria: Lafarge-Souakri plant operational in August

18 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Algeria and Souakri’s joint venture, the 2.7Mta Biskra cement works, is expected to deliver its first bag of cement in August 2015, according to Eric Meuriot, head of Lafarge Algeria. Full production is scheduled for 2016. Biskra is the fourth plant operated by Lafarge Algeria, which also owns plants at M’sila (5Mta) and Mascara (3Mta). In addition, the France-based cement producer also partners with Groupe Public Industries Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) in the running of the 1Mta Meft...

Up and running in Russia

23 March 2015, Published under Cement News

In the rocky landscape next to the Black Sea, FLSmidth supplied a new production line to the JSC Verhnebakanskiy Cement plant in Russia. Commissioning was completed successfully and the kiln has been running at full capacity since the start, allowing the company to serve market requirements to the best of the new line’s abilities. By Karsten Riisgaard Andersen, FLSmidth, Denmark. The new line features one of the largest Atox mills FLSmidth has supplied to date During the peak co...

Dangote Cement

23 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Dangote’s Nigerian cement plants in Gboko, Ibese and Obajana have all received certification for ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and BS OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON). According to Dangote, the company and its subsidiaries would “continue to put in place policies that would enhance its compliance with regulatory issues as leaders in their respective industries”. Meanwhi...

Dangote expects first cement from new Cameroon works in January

17 December 2014, Published under Cement News

The first bagged output from Dangote Cement’s Douala plant in Cameroon is expected to reach the market in the first week of January 2015, according project director Baba Abdullahi. “We will start production next week and our cement will be available in all the towns of the country. We are working to that effect,” he said. “Various tests start on 20 December 2014 and 10 days later, we will start actual production.” During a visit to the site on 8 November 2014, Aliko Dangote explained t...

Carthage Cement to start production September 2013

22 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Tunisia's Carthage Cement is expected to produce its first bag of cement on 2 September, according to Riadh Ben Khelifa, managing director of Carthage Cement. The cement plant represents an investment of TND836m (US$510m), of which TND500 as loans by 14 banks. Carthage’s MD added that the company is currently awaiting permission to establish a bag manufacturing plant as well permits to use alternative fuels (RDF) and derive part of its electricity from wind sources.