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Sengileevsky rises again

23 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Last year saw the commissioning of Eurocement’s renovated Sengileevsky cement plant in Ulyanovsk, Russia. The modern 1.3Mta dry-process works includes bagged and bulk dispatching capabilities and has enhanced the company's distribution network by facilitating deliveries by barge to end customers. By Eurocement, Russia. Eurocement unveiled its new state-of-the-art Sengileevsky plant in July 2015 Eurocement’s Sengileevsky works launched production in 1913 following the commission...

HeidelbergCement to modernise Schelklingen

29 January 2016, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement will invest EUR100-150m in its Schelklingen works, Germany, according to Hans Georg Kraut, director of the works. The new kiln will not alter the 4700tpd clinker capacity of the plant, but will significantly reduce emissions and energy consumption. Later this year, the old kiln will be disassembled and a new kiln built in its place. The second old kiln at the site will also be dismantled once the new kiln is commissioned in 2018. In addition, two storage halls for waste t...

Cimerwa inaugurates expansion project

20 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Rwanda prime minister Anastase Murekez on Tuesday inaugurated Cimerwa’s new dry-process line which boosts capacity at the plant from 0.1Mta to 0.6Mta. The Rwanda cement producer, in which PPC owns a 51 per cent stake, has invested US$170m to convert its wet-process plant to new dry-process technology. Speaking during the launch, Murekezi said that the new plant presents an opportunity for the country to start exporting cement to its neighbours while creating employment opportunities for R...

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.