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Uganda: Hima to open new plant

27 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement is set to invest US$40m in a new plant in Tororo with a view to raising its output to 1.8Mta. The company's CEO, Daniel Pettersson, said the decision was a step to address the rising demand in east Africa. Mr Pettersson said, “We are embarking on several projects, starting with the construction of a grinding station at the end of 2016.” Hima is the second manufacturer to gain a presence in Tororo, following Tororo Cement’s lead. Tororo Cement is also set to expand its capacity...

Caribbean Cement Co invests US$5.5m to double output

26 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Following a US$5.5m investment to increase its capacity, Caribbean Cement Co Ltd has promised its customers that the restricted supply of its cement on the market will be rectified within 72h. The company noted that there had been reports of a flitch in the supply chain to local markets, but this has since been addressed and normal delivery times and volumes have been restored. A statement from Caribbean Cement read, “In recent months the company has embarked on a JAD700m (or US$5.5m) ove...

India: Ramco mine expansion dispute

23 September 2016, Published under Cement News

A public hearing convened to discuss the expansion of a limestone mine belonging to a private cement plant owned by Ramco Cement in Sendurai, Tamil Nadu, was interrupted by attendees protesting the plans. Police removed 13 people who threw chairs and objected the proposal. The commotion began when a group of people barged into the meeting, complaining that they had not been given the opportunity to attend despite living in and around Thamaraipoondi, the village where the mine will be loca...

Uganda: Hima Cement US$40m expansion

20 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement has said that the ongoing capacity expansion project at its new plant under construction in the Eastern district of Tororo will see an additional 1.9Mta of cement enter the local market. Hima CEO, Daniel Patterson, said that by the end of 2016 the company will have invested US$40m into the project.

Egypt sets out on a new course

05 September 2016, Published under Cement News

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has managed to return a certain degree of stability to Egypt, with the economy expected to show a gradual recovery. A broad infrastructure programme and robust housing demand is providing the foundation for a strong growth in construction, while the government is calling for the cement industry to increase its capacity. The urgent need to expand Egypt's inrastructure and deal with the considerable housing shortage are expected to drive cement demand f...

Bangladesh to double capacity in the next two years

23 August 2016, Published under Cement News

As the demand for additional housing and rural development projects in Bangladesh been strong, capacity utilisation rates are relatively high in most cement plants and the industry is currently expanding its production base. Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) Senior Vice-President, Abdul Khaliq, said per capita consumption is now 115kg, but this is expected to increase substantially. There are currently 34 active cement factories in the country and the production capacity ...

Oman: Raysut Cement upgrades

16 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement is in the process of completing several expansions and improvements across its domestic and international assets. One project currently underway is the upgrade of its gas supply station at its Salalah plant in Oman. The upgrade will enable the plant to receive an additional 40,000m 3 of gas as fuel per day. According to Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ahmed Yousuf bin Alawi, upon completion of the project, the plant’s production capacity will increase to approximately 1...

Bangladesh: Premier Cement expansion plan

25 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Premier Cement Mills Ltd has plans to more than double its production capacity, with an approximate investment of BDT4bn (US$51m). Current production capacity stands at 6000tpd and will be increased to 16,000tpd. Of the BDT4bn investment, BDT2.09bn (US$26.7m) will be used for equipment and machinery import, and the remaining BDT1.91bn (US$24.4m) for construction and other local purposes. The expansion is scheduled to be completed by 2018.

Sri Lanka: Tokyo Cement looks to US for investment backing

20 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The chief financial officer and other members of the Tokyo Cement management team are in the US this week for an investor roadshow, Lanka Business Online reports. Mark Decker, whose brokerage firm is promoting the roadshow, said: “Tokyo Cement is an under-researched company with a dominant market position, brand equity built over three decades, and clear growth prospects in light of Sri Lankan infrastructure and building construction projects.  “We’re honoured to introduce the firm’s m...

India: Ramco expands Tamil Nadu power plant

05 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The Environment Ministry of India has given Ramco Cements environmental clearance to expand its captive power plant (CPP) at Alathiyur in Tamil Nadu, at a cost of approximately INR214.2m (US$3.18m). Rambo proposed increasing the capacity of the CPP by adding 6MW turbines, taking total power generation from 42MW. Clearance for this project was granted subject to certain conditions, which include having to use coal with sulphur and ash content not exceeding 0.8 and 14 per cent, respectively...