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Thatta completes modernisation project, Pakistan

17 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Thatta Cement on 13 July 2015 successfully started clinker production from its modernised plant situated in Thatta district, Sindh province, the company informed the Karachi Stock Exchange. Production had been suspended from 28 February 2015. The expansion project will lift capacity at the plant from 0.25Mta to 0.525Mta. In the first nine months of FY14, the company earned a net profit of PKR 241m compared to PKR195m  in the corresponding period of the previous year. Sales during the n...

Port of Long Beach completes environmental study for Mitsubishi modification project

30 April 2015, Published under Cement News

The Port of Long Beach announced on Tuesday the completion of an environmental impact report (EIR) for the Mitsubishi Cement Facility Modification Project, a proposed expansion of an unused, existing cement warehouse.  The Port’s Board of Harbor Commissioners will consider the adequacy of the final EIR at its regular meeting May 11, and whether to approve the proposed project. Mitsubishi Cement is proposing modifications to its existing import cement facility which receives bulk cement and ...

Vietnam: Hoang Phat Vissai Group receives loan for project development

19 March 2015, Published under Cement News

The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) has agreed to lend Hoang Phat Vissai Group VND6.3trn (US$296m) to to develop the Song Lam cement plant in the central province of Nghe An. The plant, which is being transformed from the Do Luong cement plant, is located in Bai Son commune, Do Luong district and has a production capacity of 18,000tpd of clinker. The first phase will last from 2015-17 with two production lines with a combined capacity of 12,000tpd and the second phase...

China succumbs to normality

04 March 2015, Published under Cement News

With the gradual drop in China’s GDP growth to lower-single figures it has been argued that normality has returned to the world’s second-biggest economy. The cement sector has certainly responded by reeling in excess capacity as well as prioritising operational efficiency and higher environmental standards as the government pushes forward industrial reform. ICR looks forward to meeting delegates attending CEMENTTECH 2015 in Beijing, China on 27-29 April 2015 While the Chin...

Cementos Argos

02 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has reported a 58.8 per cent rise in profit in 2014, coming in at COP291bn (US$145m), compared to COP183bn in 2013. The growth, which was driven by domestic sales, is expected to continue in 2015 due to the Colombian government’s spending commitment on public housing and highways. Operating income expanded by 16.8 per cent last year to US$2.9bn, while EBITDA improved by 8.4 per cent to US$534m. The US division is expected to double 2014’s EBITDA of US$68m coming in around U...

St Marys Cement considers options to enhance capacity

15 January 2015, Published under Cement News

St Marys Cement Inc, part of Votorantim Cimentos, is considering modernising its cement plant in Charlevoix, Michigan, or reopening its Dixon facility in Illinois, on the back of recovering US demand. Presenting a potential project during a public hearing with the Charlevoix Township Board of Trustees meeting, Marty Fallon, CEO of Votorantim Cement North America/St Marys Cement Inc, said the company is considering a US$130m upgrade to the Charlevoix plant which would increase production c...

SibCem unit sees full-year output ahead, Russia

30 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Output at Krasnoyarsk Cement, part of Siberian Cement (SibCem), is expected to have edged ahead by 1.32 per cent YoY to 922,000t in 2014 versus the 910,000t produced a year earlier. Krasnoyarsk Cement has been undertaking a modernisation programme to increase capacity and enhance environmental performance. At the heart of the project is the launch of a new dry-process line to double capacity at the factory. 

US$125m CAF loan signed for Guayaquil project

03 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Holcim Ecuador SA has signed a loan contract for US$125m with the Latin American development bank, CAF. The funds will finance the modernisation of Holcim’s Guayaquil plant. The upgrade programme will see clinker production capacity rise to 3.4Mta, enabling to replace current clinker imports by domestic production and reduce the country’s currency outflow. In addition, some 20 per cent of the investment will be directed to environmental technology to improve the plant’s environmental re...

Eurocement and Sinoma sign modernisation contracts

13 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Eurocement Group and Sinoma International Engineering Co  have signed an agreement for the modernisation of three plants at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing. The contracts cover the construction of dry-process cement lines at the Kavkazcement, Belgorodsky Cement and Oskolcement plants in Russia. All the lines will have a clinker capacity of 6200tpa (3Mta) and each contract is worth US$$93.3m. Earlier in May, Eurocement signed six contracts to build new facto...

Kenya: EAPCC begins Athi River upgrade project

11 November 2014, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) has started the upgrade of its Athi River plant in Kenya as the company aims to improve reliability, increase production and enhance energy efficiency. Joseph Kombo, head of production at EAPPC said the upgrade is focussed on the kiln and packing section of the cement works. "In the packing plant, we are upgrading the mechanical and electrical components of the packers as well as improving the bag conveying system all geared towards improved...