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Vicat considers extension of Kazakh plant and construction of new terminal

29 September 2015, Published under Cement News

The Kazakh Vice Minister of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan, Albert Rau, has met with President of Vicat Group, Guy Sidos, and Honorary President of the group, Jacques Merceron-Vicat, to discuss the operation and possible extension of Vicat's existing production plant at Zhambyl. The meeting also announced the construction of a US$10m terminal in Astana in 2016, according to reports by AKI Press. The terminal will also act as a packing plant, research and testing centre. Vi...

NCC kicks off Pangasinan plant expansion

28 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Northern Cement Corp (NCC), part of the San Miguel Corp, has broken ground on the US$200m expansion of its plant in Pangasinan, Philippines. The new project will double the facility's capacity to more than 2Mta. "The economy and infrastructure sector are growing rapidly and by expanding NCC, we are supporting the development efforts of the Philippine government and reducing dependence on imported cement," NCC President Ramon S Ang was quoted in the statement as saying.

PPC expansion strategy on track

24 September 2015, Published under Cement News

PPC's expansion strategy remains on track and the new plant in Rwanda was officially opened on 18 August 2015. In an investor presentation posted on PPC's website ahead of the RMB Morgan Stanley Big Five Investor Conference in Cape Town on Monday, the company said all three remaining projects in the DRC, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia are ~45 per cent complete. The 1Mta Slurry Kiln 9 project has commence and production ramp-up is anticipated in 2018. In terms of its operational performance, posit...

Confidence Cement plans expansion, Bangladesh

23 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh-based Confidence Cement Ltd is planning to double capacity from the existing 2000tpd to 4000tpd. The new project is scheduled for completion in 2016. During the first half of 2015, the company's revenue climbed 15.3 per cent YoY to BDT2.143bn (US$27.5m). Net profit dipped slightly to BDT152.3m versus BDT157.3m in the comparative period of the previous year. Confidence is the first private sector cement manufacturing company in Bangladesh, established in early 1990s with a capac...

UltraTech gets MoE go-ahead for Awarpur expansion, India

18 September 2015, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has received clearance from the Ministry of Environment to expand capacity at its Awarpur plant in Maharasthra, subject to certain conditions. The company has proposed to raise clinker production from the existing 3.3Mta to 4.5Mta and raise cement output from 4.48Mta to 6Mta. The Union Environment Ministry’s Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) had earlier examined UltraTech Cement's proposal and suggested green clearance. "Based on the EAC recommendation, the Environment Mini...

AMMC signs contract for Uzbekistan plant expansion

09 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine (AMMC) has signed a contract with Turkey-based Dal Teknik Makina to expand capacity of a cement plant in the Jizzakh region of Uzbekistan, a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers said. According to the document, the project worth US$35.7m is aimed at increasing the production capacity of the plant to 1Mta, Trend News Agency reported.

Hoang Phat Vissai Group completes Song Lam 2 project, Vietnam

26 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Hoang Phat Vissai Group (The Vissai) on Tuesday hosted an opening ceremony to mark the launch  for its Song Lam 2 cement plant in Vietnam's central province of Nghe An. With the operation of Song Lam 2 cement plant, The Vissai will supply an additional volume of 600,000t of PCB30 cement to the central region, the Cong Thuong online newspaper reported Tuesday. The Song Lam 2 cement plant, formerly known as PetroVietnam Cement 12/9 JSC, is situated in Anh Son district, Nghe An province. Con...

SCG Cement outlines additional Cambodian spend

25 August 2015, Published under Cement News

SCG Cement has outlined an additional investment of US$200-300m into Cambodia over the next five years, according to Aree Chavalitcheewingul, vice president for regional business of SCG Cement-Building Materials. According to Thai media, the five-year investment plan includes adding a third line to its Kampotcement plant, southern Cambodia, where SCG commenced the second production line in mid-2015. SCG also plans to double its network of ready-mix concrete plants in the country. "We hav...

Cimerwa inaugurates expansion project

20 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Rwanda prime minister Anastase Murekez on Tuesday inaugurated Cimerwa’s new dry-process line which boosts capacity at the plant from 0.1Mta to 0.6Mta. The Rwanda cement producer, in which PPC owns a 51 per cent stake, has invested US$170m to convert its wet-process plant to new dry-process technology. Speaking during the launch, Murekezi said that the new plant presents an opportunity for the country to start exporting cement to its neighbours while creating employment opportunities for R...

Sumitomo Osaka to expand Kochi plant, Japan

18 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co said Monday it will spend JPY2.6bn (US$21m) to expand facilities at its plant in the city of Susaki, Kochi Prefecture, western Japan, according to local press reports. Upon completion of the project in January 2017, capacity at the plant will be boosted by 0.2Mta to 0.5Mta, the company said. Sumitomo Osaka Cement is seeking to ensure stable supplies of the materials as demand is seen increasing in the Kanto eastern region on the back of construction projects relate...