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UNTHA to expand in Poland

31 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Industrial shredder manufacturer UNTHA is predicting that 2020 will be the biggest year yet for its Polish subsidiary, as the waste market continues to boom.   The shredding technology specialist first moved into Poland in late 2013, when a dedicated office was established in Krakow on the back of growing interest in UNTHA’s machinery – a relocation to Warsaw followed. While the country has attracted mixed views surrounding its approach to waste management over the last six years, it seems i...

China: outward bound

23 March 2020, Published under Cement News

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is now an integral part of the country’s overseas expansion policy. Since its inception in 2013, the BRI has been one of the essential vehicles driving the global spread of Chinese technology and providing a platform for corporate cement and construction giants to enter new markets. ICR takes a look at the initiative’s progress to date and the impact on China’s cement industry, as its shifts from its purely domestic production base to establishing its p...

National Cement Co of Alabama breaks ground

03 February 2020, Published under Cement News

National Cement Co of Alabama (Vicat group), has broken ground on its US$250m expansion of the plant in the Saint Clair County town of Ragland, USA. The expansion project is built adjacent to the company's existing plant on Highway 144. The expansion, expected to be completed by 2022, and the biggest economic project in a seven-county region of central Alabama. It is by far the town's biggest employer and a huge part of the economy, according to the town's mayor. "This investment is going...

National Cement Co launches new 0.75Mta plant in Kenya

29 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s National Cement Co (Devki Group) has launched a new 0.75Mta facility in Salgaa, Nakuru County, representing an investment of around KES5.8bn (US$57.5m). The plant will manufacture the company’s Simba Cement product and is expected to generate 700 jobs. Narendra Raval, chairman of Devki Group, has stated that National Cement’s overall production capacity will rise from 2Mta to 3.5Mta by July following ongoing expansion projects, which includes a 0.75Mta brownfield expansion to the...

Kohat Cement commissions 7800tpd kiln line

27 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Kohat Cement Company Ltd (KOHC) informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 27 January 2020 that it has successfully commenced commercial operations from its brownfield grey kiln line of 7800tpd, including waste heat recovery power plant, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.   A company notification says that after setting up of this additional line, the total installed cement production capacity of the company has enhanced from 2,953,500tpa to 5,293,500tpa.

Deccan Cements plans plant expansion

16 December 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Deccan Cements has announced plans to expand its integrated cement plant in Suryapet, Telangana, at an investment of INR6bn (US$84.5m). The project will involve the addition of a new 15MW waste heat recovery plant at the existing 18MW coal-based captive power facility. Statutory clearances for the project are being awaited, with work on the project planned for completion within 24 months from zero date.

JSW Cement revises IPO and capacity expansion plans

28 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s JSW Cement has deferred its plan for an initial public offering (IPO) by a year as the slowdown in construction activity continues, according to the Financial Express. It had planned to go public by 2020 once it hit 20Mta of capacity, however, the company has revised this target to December 2021.  The company expects to go public with a valuation of around INR250bn (US$3.49bn). "We want to first get to 20Mta before we do an IPO, because that is the critical level at which we will ...

Lehigh Hanson to break ground on US$600m Mitchell project

09 October 2019, Published under Cement News

US-based Lehigh Hanson Inc is set to break ground this week on its US$600m expansion and modernisation project at its plant in Mitchell, Indiana. The plans were first announced in July last year and are expected to take four years, according to Inside Indiana Business. It will be the company’s largest expansion and modernisation project in north America and is expected to create 50 jobs.

Finnsementii to upgrade Raahe slag grinding capacity

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Finnsementii has announced that it is investing EUR12m in a new blastfurnace slag mill at its Raahe plant in Finland. The plant, which will be built on the Lapaluoto industrial site, will double Raahe's existing milling capacity. "Thanks to the investment and the resulting capacity, we will be able to ensure the availability of slag and more environmentally friendly cement in Finland," says Finnsement CEO, Miikka Riionheimo. A significant part of the total investment will be directed to th...

Lucky Cement updates progress on overseas and local projects

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement is currently implementing two cement projects:  the overseas cement plant in Samawah in Iraq and the 2.6Mta brownfield cement plant expansion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. According to Lucky Cement's annual report for 2019, the first shipment of plant and machinery from Sinoma to the Samawah site is expected to start of October 2019. Commissioning will take place in FY20-21.   Similarly, the letter of credit for the power plant in Iraq has been established and s...