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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...

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...