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Tokyo Cement commissions new terminal capacity

20 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka’s Tokyo Cement has commissioned operations at its expanded Colombo terminal, following a LKR2.5bn (US$12.35m) investment. The capacity upgrade will fully come online when all three new cement storage silos, each with a capacity of 6000t, become operational, according to Daily News. The expansion will increase the company’s total bulk cement imports from 600,000tpa to over 1Mta.

Fauji Cement Co appoints new CEO

15 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The board of directors at Pakistan’s Fauji Cement Co Ltd has approved the appointment of Qamar Haris Manzoor as chief executive officer. The appointment became effective from 13 December 2021 and is expected to last until 12 December 2024.

Huaxin Cement to begin plant operations within three weeks

10 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Huaxin Cement is now expected to start production at its new 3000tpd plant in Nepal within the next three weeks, with the necessary preparations being made. "We are in the process of finalising the test production. Necessary equipment has been connected, and only some basic works remain. They will be completed in a few days,” said Dilliraj Pokharel, deputy general manager of Huaxin Cement Industry. Electricity has reportedly been made available to the facility since Monday.

Tokyo Cement Co imports bagged cement to address shortage

09 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Sri Lanka’s Tokyo Cement Co has begun distributing a shipment of bagged cement to fill a gap created in the market when importers stopped bag cement imports, according to the Daily FT. As a result, bagged cement will now reach end consumers in all parts of the island at the lowest maximum retail price of INR1275/bag (US$6.3), which is expected to lessen the impact of the cement shortage in the country.

Dalmia's Bokaro expansion project gets underway

07 December 2021, Published under Cement News

A foundation stone for Dalmia Bharat Cement’s Bokaro expansion project in Jharkhand, India, has been laid by Hemant Soren, chief minister of the state. The project represents an investment of INR5.67bn (US$75.15m) and is expected to be completed within a year. Through debottlenecking works and the addition of the 2Mta grinding line, capacity at the plant is expected to increase from 3.7Mta to 6.2Mta. The state government provided 16 acres of land to the company for the expansion works.

Ambuja and ACC to develop new calcined clay cements

29 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements and ACC have announced a partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) to develop calcined clay cements. It will be implemented through a research project funded by the Holcim Innovation Centre in Lyon, France, and comprise of an in-depth scientific study into the influence of clinker, calcined clay and limestone on the performance of calcined clay cements. It aims to create next-generation cement with more than 50 per cent lower carbon emissions for India...

Ramco Cements commissions WHR system

25 November 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Ramco Cements has commissioned a new waste heat recovery system for the third line of its Jayanthipuram plant in Andhra Pradesh. Out of the two boilers in the WHR system of the third line, the air-quenched boiler at the cooler has been commissioned, according to a company release. It is expected to increase total available power from waste heat to 24MW from 21MW. The preheater boiler at the third line will be commissioned in June 2022.

Pakistani cement exporters face several challenges

24 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The exports of cement and clinker from Pakistan have been affected by several factors, including a change in political set-up in Afghanistan, the persistent deadlock in trade between Islamabad and Delhi, anti-dumping duties, and the financial crunch in Sri Lanka, according to Inayat Ullah Niazi, CFO of DG Khan Cement. DG Khan exports its products to Afghanistan, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mozambique, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. As a result total cement exports declined by 40.4 p...

Pakistan registers fall in exports during 4MFY21-22

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) reported a 38 per cent fall in exports in terms of dollar value and a 44.2 per cent decrease in export volumes in the 4MFY21-22 when compared with the year-ago period. The cement industry earned US$65.45m of export revenue by dispatching 1.804Mt of cement and clinker overseas, compared with US$105.54m from 3.233Mt of exports in the 4MFY21-22. In local currency terms, exports sales declined 37.6 per cent YoY to PKR10.89bn. In October 2021 alone, ...

Udayapur Cement plans modernisation project

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s state-owned Udayapur Cement Industry is set to undergo a NPR500m (US$4.19m) modernisation plan, which will see it replace old equipment to keep up pace with the market’s newer entrants. The plan will upgrade capacity to 1100tpd of cement from the current 800tpd. "The work of installing modern machines has started," said Gopi Krishna Neupane, general manager of Udayapur Cement. "We are still operating age-old machines. As a result, the cement production plant is not able to produce...