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UltraTech commissions 1.8Mta Kotputli expansion

22 February 2024, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has commissioned its 1.8Mta brownfield cement plant in Kotputli , Rajasthan, India. This latest development forms part of the cement producer’s 22.6Mta expansion plan, as announced in June 2022.  The new plant will help UltraTech meet demand in the markets of Rajasthan and the National Capital Region (NCR), reports Capital Market, taking the company’s total cement production capacity in Rajasthan to 18.9Mta and its total capacity in India to over 139Mta. 

Holcim Mexico is investing US$55m in new mill

19 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim Mexico will invest US$55m in the construction of a new mill at its cement plant located in the municipality of Macuspana , Tabasco. The mill will process the company's  ECOPlanet calcined clay cement range. The cement company added that the construction of the mill will help it increase its cement production capacity to 1.5Mta. The construction of the mill will generate 800 jobs during its construction and will increase the workforce of the Tabasco plant to more than 300 jobs onc...

The Ramco Cements announces expansion plans

12 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The Ramco Cements Ltd has announced plans to double capacity at its Kalavatala plant in Andhra Pradesh, India. According to The Hindu, the company intends to set up a second line to increase clinker capacity at the works to 6.3Mta and cement capacity to 3Mta. The expansion is expected to cost INR12,500m (US$150.57m). An additional 15MW waste heat recovery system (WHRS) will also be added. The new line is scheduled to be commissioned in FY25-26 and will take the company’s total production...

Votorantim Cimentos to invest BRL5bn until 2028

26 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos announced BRL5bn (US$1bn) in investments, which BRL1.5bn (US$300m) are already in place, to expand the company's cement capacity by 10 per cent in the next five years (3Mta). At BRL1666m/t (US$333m/t), the investment is expected to increase the yearly EBITDA by BRL1.3bn (US$260m) - 26 per cent of Votorantim's 2022 EBITDA, as stated by the news.  According to Osvaldo Ayres Filho, global CEO, the investment will also increase the company's competitiveness, reduce mining ...

BUA's Sokoto Line 5 begins production

20 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Production has begun at Line 5 of BUA Cement ’s Sokoto plant. The 3Mta expansion project forms part of the company’s plans to not only expand its production capacity but also bring down cement prices in Nigeria. In October this year BUA lowered its ex-factory cement price to NGN3500 (US$4.55)/bag, with the company announcing plans to review its prices even further in the opening quarter of 2024, reports The Capital.  The new line at Sokoto takes BUA’s total cement production capacity c...

Ramco Cements enhances Kolimigundla clinker capacity

13 December 2023, Published under Cement News

The Ramco Cements Ltd (RCL) has increased clinker capacity at its  Kolimigundla works in Andhra Pradesh, India, by debottlenecking its pyroprocessing system.  The debottlenecking process has increased clinker capacity at cement plant by 0.65Mta to 3.15Mta, a company executive told local press. The Kolimigundla plant is now operating at full capacity.  The official added that the expansion of the Odisha grinding unit from 0.9Mta to 1.8Mta is expected to be commissioned in January 202...

Pioneer Cement still to decide on greenfield or brownfield expansion

27 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Pioneer Cement has yet to select a green or brown option for expansion in the Punjab. Topline Securities hosted a corporate briefing session (CBS) for Pioneer Cement Co Ltd (PIOC) on 24 November, where PIOC group chairman, M Habibullah Kha, shared the company’s future outlook.  The company’s management highlighted that PIOC had acquired a site at DG Khan for a greenfield project in southwestern Pakistan. However, preference would be given to put up additional lines at the current locati...

Gharibwal Cement vows to continue the BMR project

27 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Gharibwal Cement Ltd in Pakistan has arranged a corporate briefing session on the FY22-23 and 1QFY23-24. To recall, the company posted a profit after tax of PKR1.232bn (US$4.311m) in FY22-23 vis-à-vis PKR1.355bn in FY21-22. BMR Projects – existing line Top officials outlined the company's balancing, modernisation and replacement (BMR) programme at its 2.11Mta plant in Jehlum, Punjab. A 10MW solar plant is under negotiation with various vendors and a letter of credit (LC) facility is in ha...

Oman Cement’s profits swell

22 November 2023, Published under Cement News

In the first nine months of 2023, Oman Cement Co (SAOG) ( Hauxin Cement Group ) earned profit after tax of OMR7.355m (US$19.1m), compared to OMR4.638m in the corresponding period of the previous year, marking growth of 59 per cent YoY. According to the company, it has continued its efforts to overcome the adverse impact of the rise in prices of some major cost elements, and extensive efforts have been made in this direction in the current period, with better cost management and sustained e...

Dandot Cement is still under BMR

08 November 2023, Published under Cement News

For the quarter that ended 30 September 2023, Pakistan’s Dandot Cement Co Ltd incurred a loss of PKR69m (US$0.24m) as it remained under the modernisation phase and posted no revenue during the accounting period. No sales were reported. Dandot Cement Chairman, Muhammad Farooq Naseem, and CEO, Taha Muhammad Naseem, have optimistically reported that the company plans to come into production before the end of the calendar year 2023 with an emphasis on the balancing modernisation of replacem...