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Aumund India to equip Wonder Cement's Line 2

08 September 2014, Published under Cement News

A major contract was signed recently by Aumund India to furnish all necessary machines for a second production line at Wonder Cement's plant at Nimbahera, Rajasthan. The contract worth EUR5m includes 32 items of equipment from Aumund's product portfolio. Due to positive experiences in servicing and supplying Nimbahara Line 1, Aumund India was invited to tender for the installation of Line II. After  a short period of intensive negotiations, Raju Gupta, managing director of Aumund India and ...

CCNN first-half net income boosted by cost cuts, Nigeria

08 September 2014, Published under Cement News

The Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) achieved a 91 per cent increase in profit for the first six months of the year helped by a reduction in operating and financing costs. For the first six months to the end of June, the Sokoto-based company’s net profit climbed to NGN1.58bn from NGN832.2m in the same period of last year. The rise is attributed cost control measures as distribution and administrative expenses fell by 44 per cent to NGN1.32bn in 1H14 from NGN2.34bn versus 1H13. Si...

Unicem kicks off Mfamosing expansion project

01 September 2014, Published under Cement News

The groundbreaking ceremony for United Cement Co of Nigeria’s (Unicem) new 2.5Mta line at its Mfamosing works took place on Tuesday, 2 September 2014 in the presence of the country’s president Goodluck Jonathan. Speaking at the ceremony, the president said: “Today’s event by UniCem is yet another milestone for the company, the industry and the nation at large as this event brings additional 2.5Mta to the nation's existing capacity. The new line, which will add to Mfamosing’s existing 2....

FLSmidth to expand Australian ‘Supercenter’

29 August 2014, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth is to expand its Australian ‘Supercenter’ in Perth, Australia, to double the facility’s warehouse and workshop from 5000m2 to 10,000m2. The expansion will allow FLSmidth to further decrease costs and increase productivity for its customers. “The expansion will allow us to better support our installed equipment base and keep it operational allowing our customers to get the maximum productivity out of the machines through technical competency, rebuilds or upgrades,” Mark Clifford, Co...

Akkord completes second phase of Gazakh plant

27 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Akkord has announced the successful completion of Phase 2 of its Gazakh Cement plant with the participation of the International Bank of Azerbaijan. Last week, Gazakh Cement started clinker production of a new line which is expected to reach its full capacity of 2500tpd by October. Akkord’s first 2500tpd production line in Azerbaijan was launched in July 2013. According to the company’s development plan, design capacity of the plant will be increased to 3Mta by 2017. The company plans ...

Cherat Cement to increase capacity, Pakistan

01 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Cherat Cement plans to invest PKR12bn (US$121.5m) in expanding capacity at its Pakhtunkhwa works, according to a company official. The company will be investing in a new 1.3Mta line, said Abid A Vazir, executive director of Cherat Cement. The decision to raise capacity is due to an expected rise in domestic consumption. The move will effectively double Cherat's capacity which currently stands at 1.1Mta. The term-loan for the project has been arranged. The project has reportedly been awa...

Hanson plans Padeswood expansion, UK

30 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement has submitted plans for expansion of its packaging facilities at its Padeswood cement works in north Wales, UK. Just two years ago, the plant faced the threat of closure due to depressed construction levels. However the company decided to run the Padeswood works at half capacity in the hope the situation would improve. “We have three plants – one in Padeswood, one in Lancashire and one in Lincolnshire. We only really needed two and Padeswood would probably have been the one...

National Cement Co to receive IFC cash injection

24 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based National Cement Co Ltd (NCCL), a member of the Devki Group of Companies, is to receive a KES5.9m (US$70m) cash injection from the International Finance Corp (IFC) to fund its two-phase expansion project. Under the agreement, the IFC will provide US$55m in debt. In addition, IFC and the IFC African, Latin American and Caribbean Fund, will inject US$15m in equity into National Cement and will have a seat on the company’s board. The equity injection will see National Cement un...

Ashaka to fast-track Gombe plant expansion, Nigeria

18 July 2014, Published under Cement News

The board of directors of Nigerian producer Ashaka Cement plc, with the support of parent company Lafarge, has agreed to fast-track the expansion of its US$617m cement plant in Gombe state. Guillaume Roux, CEO of Lafarge Nigeria and Benin Republic, had said that the investment of US$617m in Nigeria was a demonstration of its commitment to the economic growth of the country. Chairman of the board of Ashaka Cement, Alhaji Umaru Kwairanga, confirmed the developments, telling local press that...

Invecem to double San Sebastian output, Venezuela

26 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Industria Venezolana de Cemento (Invecem) is expected to double production at its plant in San Sebastián de los Reyes, Aragua state, brings its third production line on-stream, according to Venezuela’s industry minister, José David Cabello. The new line is a Sino-Venezuelan joint venture with an investment of US$144m, provided by the Chinese Fund as part of an agreement between the two countries.