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Dangote opens mega warehouse in Nigeria

03 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Co has inaugurated its mega warehouse in Imo State, Nigeria. The warehouse was officially opened by Governor Rochas Okorocha and the president of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote. "Dangote Cement has sold more cement in Imo State than it has done in any other part of the country because of the infrastructural revolution going on in the state. Imo State today is a new state," said Mr Okorocha. This follows Adeyemi Fajobi, national sales and distribution director, announc...

Empire builder

02 July 2018, Published under Cement News

In this exclusive interview with ICR, Thomas Schmidheiny (72), major shareholder and Honorary Chairman of LafargeHolcim, traces the origins of the company from its single plant in the village of Holderbank (Aargau) in 1912 to the leading global construction materials company that it is today. Dr Schmidheiny was responsible for leading Holcim through its most remarkable growth period, culminating in the merger with Lafarge in 2015. Having led the company since 1978, through the most dy...

Cemex allocates PHP3bn towards start of Solid Cement's expansion

07 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex Holdings Philippines Inc has allocated PHP3bn (US$57.1m) this year towards building its new production line at its Antipolo cement factory in Rizal. Cemex Holdings Philippines is investing a total of US$225m for the Solid Cement expansion project. The new line will expand Solid Cement’s capacity from 1.9Mta to 3.4Mta.

 "Specific to the Solid Cement plant expansion – PHP2.5bn to PHP3bn this year," said Cemex Holdings Philippines president and CEO, Ignacio Mijares, at a stockholders ...

Maintaining a strong position

06 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Following a major overhaul at its plant in Salalah, Oman, Raysut Cement is in good shape to further expand its business internationally. ICR speaks with Joey Ghose, the company’s CEO, about Raysut’s recent capital investments and its plans to gain additional market share both at home and abroad. Joey Ghose, CEO of Raysut Cement Co, Oman ICR: When was Raysut Cement Co established and what is the extent of the company’s activities in Oman today? Joey Ghose (JG): Raysut Cement ...

Siam City to expand production in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

06 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd, which is building a new vertical cement grinding plant in Galle, on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, to raise its capacity by 0.4Mta, is on track for start-up in August. The new grinding unit is being built at an estimated cost of US$50m and of this total, Siam City (Lanka) spent US$5m to address the plant's environmental impact, according to INSEE Cement Si Lanka CEO, Paul Hugentobler, who further informed media that the company's main aim is to build t...

Bestway Cement's Farooqia plant completes 6000tpd expansion project

04 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Bestway Cement Ltd has completed the installation of its Farooqia plant brownfield expansion project, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The expansion also includes a 9MW waste heat recovery power plant. According to Bestway Cement's Company Secretary and General Counsel, Sehar Husain, the project has completed in a record time of 14 months. The Farooqia Line II commenced production on 31 May 2018 and has a clinker capacity of 6000tpd. The Bestway now has a total group cement capacity of 7.96...

Pakistan has eight brownfield cement projects underway

29 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The eight brownfield cement projects with a total capacity of 18.8Mta are at various stages of completion and scheduled to be commissioned between June 2019 and June 2020 at an estimated cost of over PKR159bn (US$1.37bn) in Pakistan, according to a research house report. So far, all the projects have completed, on average, at least 46 per cent of their construction. China-based Sinoma is currently building a 1.9Mta plant for Bestway Cement at a cost of PKR18.9bn and about 55 per cen...

DG Khan Cement well-positioned

25 May 2018, Published under Cement News

This week, Pakistani cement producer DG Khan Cement launched the largest cement plant in the country as it commissioned its greenfield project at Hub , in Balochistan province, southern Pakistan. The project represents an investment of PKR40bn (US$345.3m). The project's main EPC supplier was FLSmidth, who started work on the project in 2015 through a US$62m equipment supply contract. FLSmidth provided three crushers for raw material handling, which included two TST jaw crushers (TST 1900) ...

DG Khan Cement completes new 9000tpd Hub line

23 May 2018, Published under Cement News

DG Khan Cement Co Ltd (DGKC), informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange that it has completed the installation of country's largest cement plant of 9000tpd at Hub, Baluchistan province, near Karachi. DGKC's Company Secretary, Khalid Mahmood Chohan told Cemnet that this greenfield project was set up at a cost of over PKR40bn (US$345.3m) and has installed the latest European technology. A notification of the company says, "The largest vertical cement grinding mill with Cope drive has started ...

Star Cement receives government subsidies to reduce debt

10 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Star Cement has received INR2bn (US$29.7m) towards a subsidies claim from the central government. The company intends to use the amount to further reduce its debt. Earlier in April company had received IN800m (US$11.8m) of subsidies and also used it for debt reduction. The total debt for the company following the payment of INR800m is expected at INR3200m, including long-term and short-term loans. The debt will further come down significantly as the company intends to utilise the entire am...