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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...

Birla Corp announces INR50bn expansion plans

14 August 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla Corp has announced plans to increase its total cement capacity to 25Mta by 2025, with an investment of INR50bn (US$701.5m). The new capacity will be shared between the company’s existing facilities and those acquired from Reliance Cement. The first phase of expansion will see an investment of INR24.5bn in a new integrated plant at Mukutban, Nagpur, to boost overall capacity to 19.5Mta. A further INR2.5bn will be spent on a third line at its Lucknow facility taking it to 3.6M...

Kesoram Industries plans geographical expansion

31 July 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Kesoram Industries (Birla Group) has announced that it will look to increase the geographical spread of its cement business across India. Currently, the company has 7.5Mta of capacity focussed in the southern region. "We shall now explore high-margin markets in the country to improve bottom-line. Now, we are in south and a small part of west, we shall spread further," said P Radhakrishnan, CFO. The company will also look to concentrate more on blended cement than OPC, according to ...

Power Cement to become second-largest producer in southern Pakistan

26 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Ltd has informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that it has completed the procurement and installation of plant and equipment of the two expansion projects at its plant site in Nooriabad Industrial Area, Kalo Kohar District, Jamshoroo, Sindh province, Pakistan. It includes a 7700tpd 'clinker production plant' and 8500tpd 'cement production and dispatch plant', says a letter signed by Tahir Iqbal Company Secretary to PSX on 25 June. Both plants were procured from the ceme...

Emami Cement looks to expand limestone mining capacity

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Emami Cement Ltd has announced plans to expand its limestone mining capacity from 5.5Mta to 9Mta at its operations in Kukurdih of Raipur district, Chhattisgarh. The project is expected to be spread over 395ha of land and represent an investment of INR10bn (US$144.35m). While environmental clearance is currently being awaited, work on the expansion is projected to begin by May 2020.