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Cementos Argos in expansion mode

10 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos will be expanding its business in 2015 with investments of over US$400m, according to Jorge Mario Velásquez, president of Argos. He added that 2015 will be crucial for the company as it initiates a very important decade in the economy of US: “In the next 10 years in the US will see significant growth of the economy, it will be a dynamic decade, especially in the cement market where growth close to nine per cent is expected, accompanied by a recovery of prices are recorded, ...

UltraTech Cement

03 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Following its acquisition last month of two cement plants and related power assets from Jaiprakesh Associaties Ltd in Madhya Pradesh, UltraTech Cement Ltd has announced further expansion plans including two greenfield grinding units in Bihar and West Bengal. The new plants, which will add 3.2Mta capacity, will enable UltraTech to take advantage of the predicted upturn in cement demand in India. According to the government, the combination of 5.5 per cent economic growth in 2015 and a kick...

RHI wins order at Lafarge Exshaw works

22 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Austrian refractory materials maker RHI AG has been awarded a supply contract for around EUR10m from Lafarge for its plant in Exshaw, western Canada. Under the contract, RHI will deliver material for the expansion of the plant.

India: JSW Group eyes capacity expansion

19 January 2015, Published under Cement News

The JSW Group plans to expand its cement production capacity to 30Mta over the next decade from the current 5Mta as it seeks to become a bigger player on the Indian cement market scene. Speaking to BusinessLine reporters, Seshagiri Rao, Joint Managing Director of JSW Steel said the group plan is to become a significant player in the sector with 30Mta capacity by 2025. The company, one of India's largest business conglomerates, is looking to setting up grinding units closer to its steel pl...

Indonesia: a return to higher ground?

16 January 2015, Published under Cement News

As Indonesia’s cement sales growth disappointed last year, the industry is hoping a revival of government infrastructure spending will help overcome recent challenges and return demand levels to higher ground. From strong double-digit growth rates experienced in the 2011-12 period, Indonesian cement volume expansion has been slowing over the past two years. Latest industry figures show that Indonesian cement sales increased by just 3.6 per cent in 2014, dragged down by higher interest rat...

Tajikistan to add further capacity over 2015-16

15 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan’s Ministry of Industry and New Technologies has said that six new cement plants will be put into operation in Tajikistan in 2015 and 2016, according to reports by Avesta news agency. Tajik-Chinese joint venture Tajchina has already started construction of a 1.2Mta cement plant, the report stated. Morever, new cement plants will also be built in Dangara, Bobojon Gafurov, and Isfara districts, as well as in Istiklol city. Another cement plant, with a capacity of 1Mta, will be const...

Cemex to increase capacity of Costa Rica cement works

19 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latam Holdings (CLH) is to increase cement capacity of its plant located in Colorado, Costa Rica by approximately 25 per cent, reaching a capacity of 1.1Mta by 2017. The total investment is expected to be approximately US$35m over a three-year period including the construction of a new grinding mill, as well as several capacity enhancing projects on its clinker production line. “With this increased capacity we will strengthen our position in Costa Rica, reiterating our commitment t...

Saudi: Eastern Province in talks for new production line

10 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Saudi-based Eastern Province Cement Co said in a bourse statement that the board, in a meeting held on 9 December, discussed the project of establishing a new production line, with a clinker production capacity of 10,000tpd. The board has asked for further clarification regarding cement market data.

Cemex to resume Tepeaca plant expansion

02 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex announced that it is to restart the expansion of its Tepeaca cement plant in Mexico having put the project on hold in 2008. The additional investment involves 4.4Mta of new capacity at a cost of around US$200m, taking the total spend on the Tepeaca plant to US$650m. The company had already spent US$450m on the project by 2008. Upon completion in 2017, total capacity of the plant will reach 7.6Mta. “We are encouraged by our industry’s positive outlook in Mexico. With this investment,...

Egypt: Loesche wins mill orders at El Arish Cement

25 November 2014, Published under Cement News

El Arish Cement is adding two new kiln lines, each with a clinker capacity of 5500tpd. The company already operates two Loesche Type LM 56.4 vertical roller mills for cement raw material grinding within its existing two lines. Now the Egyptian cement producer has decided on a repeat order for the two new lines. The LM 56.4 mills will grind raw meal with a capacity of 450tph and a fineness of 12 per cent R90µm. For cement grinding El Arish Cement also decided in favour of Loesche vertical ro...