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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...

Fulfilling Libya's potential

19 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Libya has witnessed considerable upheaval in the past few years but now, at the end of 2012, the country is emerging from the debris and is preparing for extensive reconstruction activity. However, the local cement industry will need to carry out massive expansion to its production base or face being flooded by imports. By Mohamed Douas, El-Kafaa Co, Libya. As peace returns to Libya, the country resumes its position, along with Algeria, as one of the Mediterranean's most important ...

Fourth terminal for Cochin Port, India

25 September 2012, Published under Cement News

India’s Cochin Port Trust (CPT) plans to set up a fourth cement terminal in Willingdon Island. The new terminal, with a capacity of 100,000t, will be built in response to demand from major cement companies and will be located on 3.19ha of leased land at the north side of Mattanchery wharf. “The interest shown by companies to set up and operate terminals indicates a positive change in attitude towards investment in the port sector, especially in Kochi. It may be noted that there has not...

HeidelbergCement invests US$250m in Togo

24 September 2012, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement will invest US$250m in the building of a new clinker plant and a cement grinding unit in Togo. The new cement works, which will be located in Tabligbo, around 80km northeast of the Togo capital of Lome will have a capacity of 1.5Mta, while the new 0.2Mta grinding facilities will be constructed in Dapaong, 600km to the north.  “The construction of the new clinker plant and the cement grinding facility is part of our strategy of focussing on expanding our clinker and cement...

Dangote sets sights beyond Africa

24 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement is expanding out of Africa. While its chairman Aliko Dangote remains firmly committed to the continent and its 40Mta production capacity owned by the company, he has set his sights beyond its borders – starting with Iraq and Myanmar, where plant construction could start as early as next year. When asked why he is investing specifically in those locations, he gives the example of Myanmar. As the country opens up, the opportunity is currently there to invest but may disappear at...

Ethiopia: future cement strategy

23 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Ethiopia has become one of the fastest-growing African economies in recent years. The cement sector has also made significant strides in terms putting an end to its reliance on imports and satisfying local demand. The industry is also set to be a key beneficiary of the government’s Growth and Transfomation Plan which aims to take demand to a higher level. Shimelis Wolde Biru, Ministry of Industry, Ethiopia, reports on the progress in the North African country. One of the most recent a...