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Power Cement to become second-largest producer in southern Pakistan

26 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Ltd has informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that it has completed the procurement and installation of plant and equipment of the two expansion projects at its plant site in Nooriabad Industrial Area, Kalo Kohar District, Jamshoroo, Sindh province, Pakistan. It includes a 7700tpd 'clinker production plant' and 8500tpd 'cement production and dispatch plant', says a letter signed by Tahir Iqbal Company Secretary to PSX on 25 June. Both plants were procured from the ceme...

Emami Cement looks to expand limestone mining capacity

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Emami Cement Ltd has announced plans to expand its limestone mining capacity from 5.5Mta to 9Mta at its operations in Kukurdih of Raipur district, Chhattisgarh. The project is expected to be spread over 395ha of land and represent an investment of INR10bn (US$144.35m). While environmental clearance is currently being awaited, work on the expansion is projected to begin by May 2020.

Kenya’s cement conundrum

03 June 2019, Published under Cement News

While recent times have seen the Kenya cement industry expand and new players arrive, the sector now faces a conundrum. While economic and construction forecasts indicate sound cement demand going forward, cement overcapacity has led to price pressures that show no sign of abating and which are affecting the bottom line of market players. A wave of industry consolidation in the short- to medium term cannot be ruled out. By Lisa Kimathi, Standard Investment Bank, Kenya. Despite forecas...

Ramco Cements to invest INR35bn in expansion programme

31 May 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Ramco Cements has confirmed plans to invest INR35bn (US$501m) to expand its production capacity from 12Mt to 20Mt by 2020, following the conclusion of the country’s general election. "The uncertainty has ended and stability is back at the centre," said P R Venketrama Raja, chairman and managing director, Ramco Cements. "We expect the new government to focus on major infrastructure projects that will spur growth in the cement sector." The company has already invested INR12bn in upco...

Raysut Cement targets expansion outside Gulf region

28 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement Co aims to build on its recent acquisition of Sohar Cement by expanding into Africa and India. Raysut Cement's Chief Executive, Joey Gosh, signalled that further expansion for the Oman cement producer was planned in 2019. Having acquired Sohar Cement Factory LLC for US$60m, Oman Cement is now looking outside of its domestic market. "We are looking at an aggressive expansion strategy from 2019 with a view to eventually expand our production to 20Mta," said Mr Gosh. The indian ...

Lafarge Zimbabwe invests US$25m to improve utilisation

13 May 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim group has unveiled a US$25m investment programme to increase utilisation at its subsidiary Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe. However, Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe said the holding group has called on the government to stabilise the availability of electricity and resolve foreign currency issues as these are key determinants to its expansion drive. Milajan Gutovic, LafargeHolcim regional head of the Middle East and Africa group executive committee, said during a meeting with President o...

Maple Leaf Cement set to begin production at new 7300tpd line

17 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Maple Leaf Cement has announced that it expects to start commercial production of clinker from its new 7300tpd line in Iskandarabad, Punjab province, next week. "After successful phase-wise commissioning test of installed equipment, the plant is in a trial run state," the company stated in a filing to the stock exchange. "Commercial production from new line of 7300tpd is expected to commence next week." The brownfield expansion is forecast to take total production at the plant ...

Xuan Thanh Cement orders new line from FLSmidth

29 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Xuan Thanh Cement has awarded FLSmidth with a DKK550m (US$82.6m) contract for a new brownfield production line at its facility in Ha Nam province, Vietnam. FLSmidth will design and engineer the new clinker production line and deliver equipment for the entire process from crushing to clinker silo. The order is due to be completed by the end of 2020, and once operational the production line will have a capacity of 12,500tpd. In 2015, Xuan Thanh Cement placed a similar order for a product...

Holcim Philippines completes La Union expansion

22 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has reported the completion the expansion project at its plant in La Union, Luzon, increasing capacity to 1.8Mta from 1Mta previously. The company completed the installation of new grinding equipment and storage facilities two months ahead of schedule. "With our expansion and efficiency initiatives, we can better provide a reliable supply of high-quality cement to help our partners advance the region's development," said John Stull, Holcim Philippines president and CEO....

Madanganj plant to expand capacity by 0.3Mta

14 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Bashundhara Industrial Complex (Bashundhara group) plans to expand its cement production capacity at its Madanganj cement plant in Narayanganj, Bangladesh. The current cement capacity of the plant is 2.1Mta and will rise by 0.3Mta to 2.4Mta after the expansion project, which is scheduled to be commissioned in 2020 taking the Bashundhara group's cement capacity to 7.56Mta. "We are enhancing our cement production capacity to meet the rising demand," said Mohammed Balayet Hossain, senior depu...