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Nova Cimangola II

29 January 2018, Published under Cement News

To lower its production costs, Nova Cimangola has constructed its new clinker line in Sequele, Luanda, near its existing plant in Cacuaco. The new clinker line is to make the company self-sufficient in clinker, avoiding the need for future clinker imports, as well as raising grinding capacity following completion of the second phase in anticipation of substantial forecast market growth. By Nova Cimangola, Angola. Nova Cimangola’s new clinker line enables the company to be self-suffici...

West Africa looks to exports

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

While lower oil prices, Ebola and civil unrest have impacted west African economies, the region’s cement market has continued to expand with further growth forecast for the next few years. However, as domestic producers have upgraded their capacities and new players have entered the market, overcapacity is creating the need to export surpluses. By Trond Waerp, Africa Consulting Services AS, Norway. HeidelbergCement operates, via its subsidiary Ghacem, the 4.2Mta Tema plant, the lar...

India: the long game?

29 November 2017, Published under Cement News

As the slowdown in India’s key housing sector largely persists, hopes are on the government’s infrastructure plans to bolster domestic cement consumption and narrow the gap between demand and production capacity. While domestic cement producers may be able to seize the opportunity to export in some of India’s neighbouring countries, these nations’ drive to self-sufficiency is expected to affect export success. In India's largest cities such as Mumbai (pictured) and Delhi, t...