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Moctezuma to double Apazapan capacity

20 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Cementos Moctezuma announced investments of US$200m to double capacity of its Apazapan works in Veracruz, Mexico. The Apazapan plant came on-stream at the end of 2010 with a capacity of 1.3Mta. The expansion programme will see Mexico’s fourth-largest producer increase capacity at the plant by the same amount. Moctezuma, owned by Buzzi Unicem and Cementos Molins, operates three plants in total with combined capacity of 6.3Mta capacity.

Ready for recovery

09 April 2014, Published under Cement News

As the US gradually emerges from the Great Recession, the cement industry is preparing itself for the expected recovery in construction activity. One such producer is Argos, which is raising grinding capacity at its Harleyville works in South Carolina involving an investment of US$48m. By Christine Iddins, Argos, USA. Argos is increasing the grinding capacity of its cement works in Harleyville, South Carolina, USA It is no secret that the United States went through its longest a...

Venezuela cement capacity set to increase

07 April 2014, Published under Cement News

With a total capacity of 9.09Mta and 20 production lines, Venezuela’s cement industry is stable, according to the country’s Minister for Industry, José David Cabello. He also explained that three new cement production lines with a combined capacity of 3.2Mta are under construction. "The projection is to increase the production capacity in the country to an extra 3.65Mta in the coming years," he said. Venezuela’s government plans to invest US$850m to increase domestic production.

Cemex

03 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex has commissioned a new clinker silo at its Lloseta works in Spain. This €4.4m investment includes a 44m-high silo with a diameter of 27.5m and is fitted with all the latest emission control systems.

Strengthening a market leader

21 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The merger of Cementos Lima and Cemento Andino into Unacem in 2012 led to the strengthening of Peru’s cement market leader. By combining forces, the new company benefits from improved competitiveness, operational synergies and significant cost savings. In addition, it moves the company into pole position to offer greater stock market liquidity and secure future investment. By Unacem, Peru. Following the expansion of Kiln 1, Unacem’s Atocongo plant has a cement capacity of 5.5Mta ...

PPC's East African promise

14 May 2013, Published under Cement News

PPC Ltd, southern Africa’s leading cement manufacturer, has increased its footprint in sub-Saharan Africa with its latest acquisitions in Ethiopia and Rwanda. With the two acquisitions, PPC’s sights are currently set on the east as the company aims to increase revenue streams from outside its traditional regions of South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe to 40 per cent by 2016. By PPC Ltd, South Africa. PPC expands its African footprint: current and future focus areas PP...

Dangote Cement Update

30 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Recorded at the recent Cemtech MEA 2013, DVG Edwin gives an update on the regional expansion and project status of Dangote Cement (Nigeria).

Meeting the market

18 February 2013, Published under Cement News

As Colombia embarks on an ambitious programme to modernise its infrastructure and meet its housing deficit, cement consumption is expected to substantially increase. Market leader Cementos Argos is now expanding its capacity, particularly in the central part of the country, to meet this market demand. By Cementos Argos, Colombia. The Cairo plant will benefit from a higher grinding capacity and improved packing facilities A leader in the Colombian cement, concrete and aggregate...

AfriSam gears up

23 January 2013, Published under Cement News

AfriSam is preparing for future demand by making investments in a variety of expansion projects designed to boost its internal capacity. The company has also re-engineered its entire product portfolio to meet expected market developments and avoid shortages. AfriSam offers a view into its future development. AfriSam will install a new kiln at its Dudfield operation to increase clinker production In line with this vision AfriSam has submitted Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA...

Welcome to the new builds (3)

23 January 2013, Published under Cement News

In this third and final part of ICR's biannual project review, we focus on new cement plant projects in Asia. Over the past year, India and Indonesia have emerged as key expansion areas for the cement industry with several further projects in Vietnam and China also being completed. PT Semen Gresik opened its new Tuban IV plant in Indonesia Azerbaijan July 2012 saw the inauguration of Holcim’s new E300m dry-process line at its Garadagh cement plant, Baku. The new 1.7Mta kiln r...