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Power supply switching station ready for Huaxin Cement

18 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has commissioned the switching station in Dhading district that will be supplying electricity to the Huaxin Cement plant that is under construction. According to the NEA, the switching station was charged on Friday by using the electricity supply from Marsyangdi-Syuchatar 132kV transmission line. The NEA will be supplying 20MW of electricity to the cement factory. As a result, NEA  will be able to supply electricity locally through two transmission lines w...

Birla Corp plans to reach 30Mta of capacity by 2027

01 October 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla Corp is setting a new target of reaching 30Mta of production capacity by 2027. Its current capacity is 15.6Mta but this is expected to rise to almost 20Mta by the end of the fiscal year, when its 3.9Mta Mukutban plant is commissioned. Birla had previously set a target of reaching 25Mta by 2025. The details of the new expansion plan will be announced when it has been approved by the board, according to Harsh V Lodha, chairman of Birla Group.

Odisha approves Jajpur cement projects

06 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The state government of Odisha, India, has approved the proposal of My Home Industries Pvt Ltd to set up a 3Mta cement grinding unit at Badchana, Jajpur district. The project represents an investment of INR6.5bn (US$88.9m). Ramco Cements Ltd’s INR1.9bn project to expand its existing facility at Haridaspur, Jajpur district, with a 0.9Mta grinding plant was also cleared by the State Level Single Window Clearance Authority meeting.

Cemento Rocafuerte opens Belize's first cement plant

07 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemento Rocafuerto, a subsidiary of Guatemala-based Cemento Progreso, has opened Belize’s first cement plant at Mile 34 of the George Price Highway, near the capital Belmopan, in the presence of the country’s Prime Minister, John Briceño. The 10ha plant represents an investment of US$8m and provides employment to 28 Belizeans. The plant uses European technology that meets modern environmental and quality standards. Company CEO, Jose Raul Gonzalez, emphasised, “We are proudly now producing ...

Holcim México inaugurates new Umán grinding unit

24 June 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim subsidiary Holcim México saw the commissioning of its new 0.65Mta grinding plant in Umán, Yucatán. The Umán plant will be supplied with clinker from production facilities in Macuspana, Tabasco, and Orizaba, Veracruz. The plant represents an investment of more than US$40m and will be able to supply key infrastructure projects such as the Mayan Train and the Dos Bocas Refinery as well as supply cement in the construction of bridges, roads and housing. “It is one of the most m...

Cecon plant to enter service in August 2022

04 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementos Concepción (Cecon) in Paraguay has completed around 70 per cent of the civil engineering works at its , according to Esmerk Latin American News. The 1.03Mta plant is located in Concepción, San Lázaro, south of Vallemí. The US$200m project is expected to start production in August 2022.

Fancesa inaugurates new Cal Orcko line

27 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) inaugurated its new production line at Cal Orcko, near Sucre. The US$215.45m investment will bring plant capacity to 2100tpd. Chairman of Fancesa’s Board of Directors, Edwin Hurtado, highlighted the important role that bondholders and national banks have played in financing part of the economic resources for the execution of the new line. “Without his participation, this long-awaited project would not have materialised.” The project has g...

New Agadir plant to enter production in July

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s new cement plant in Souss-Massa, 45km southwest of Agadir, Morocco, is expected to be commissioned at the end of July. The 1.6Mta plant represents an investment of MAD3bn (US$334.6m) and is equipped with the latest technologies, in line with the company’s “Plant of Tomorrow” concept. It will include automation, robotic, artificial intelligence and predictive maintenance technologies. Moreover, from 2023, the plant will be supplied with wind power and use alternative fuels.

Sacko Holding to build new plant in Mali

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Sacko Holding SA, a private Mali-based company, has finalised the funding of a US$300m cement plant in Bema, 30km from Diéma on the Noro du Sahel road, Mali. The company has also carried out exploration for limestone in the Bema area, according to Mali News. The plant will cover 4.5ha of the site, which will also include housing (15ha), and is expected to create 250-300 direct jobs initially, rising to 350-400 jobs after 2-3 years. Construction of the new plant is scheduled to commence be...

Interoceanicos to build cement plant in Puno

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Peru-based Cementos Interoceanicos has signed an agreement with Satarem to build a 1Mta cement and two lime plants in Puno, Peru, in the next 18 months. The cement producer expects to enter the area’s cement and lime markets in the next two years. The project represents an investment of US$158m. Satarem aims to have a 30 per cent stake in the shareholding of Cementos Interoceanicos as a result of the agreement.