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Cement production in Tajikistan drops 9% in Jan-May

28 June 2022, Published under Cement News

In the January-May 2022 period cement production in Tajikistan has declined 8.6 per cent YoY to 1.6Mt from 1.8Mt. In 2021 the country produced more than 4.2Mt with approximately 1.5Mt exported to Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. At the start of June 2022 construction started of the 0.1Mta Fon-Cement cement plant in the Sughd region.

Holcim Maroc inaugurates Agadir plant

27 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has opened its 1.6Mta Agadir-Souss plant in southern Morocco. Built in 2021, the company invested MAD3bn (US$299m) in the plant, which includes automation and artificial intelligence to optimise the production process.   In terms of sustainable operation, the Agadir-Souss facility will be powered using wind power from 2023 onward and will also use alternative fuels. In addition, the works generated 1400 temporary jobs during construction and 200 direct jobs since its opening. F...

PNG’s new plant prospects

14 June 2022, Published under Cement News

When Australia-based development company Mayur Resources discovered 382Mt of high-grade limestone resources adjacent to the ocean just 25km from Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby in 2016, it was a moment of excitement. Since then, the company has been developing the Central Cement & Lime Manufacturing facility at Port Kido and, despite COVID-19 impacts, advances are being made and the prospects are promising. By Mayur Resources, Australia. Mayur Resources’ Central Cement & Lime ...

Jindal to build new 2.5Mta plant in Raigarh

30 May 2022, Published under Cement News

India’s Jindal Group and the Chhattisgarh government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a new cement plant in Raigarh district in the easternmost part of Chhattisgarh State. According to reports in the Times of India, the new facility will have a production capacity of around 2.5Mta of cement and 2.5Mta of clinker. The plant will also have a 12MW waste heat recovery system. 

IFC to fund Diamond Cement Guinea with US$30m loan

17 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has agreed to provide a US$30m loan to Diamond Cement Guinea , a subsidiary of West African Cement (WACEM), to support the completion of their 0.75Mta integrated cement plant.   The new greenfield plant, which is located approximately 25km from the town of Sougueta, Kindia prefecture, is the first integrated cement plant in Guinea. The plant’s 1500tpd clinker line commissioned in April 2021, while the 0.8Mta grinding unit will be commissioned i...

New cement and clinker plants for Burundi

16 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Burundi company Intracom is finalising the process to set up clinker and cement plants in Kigoma, according to the Daily News. The cement plant will have a capacity of 0.6Mta while the clinker plant will have a 1Mta capacity. The new plants are expected to meet demand in the Lake Tanganyika region as well as Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “The main cement customers are in Kigoma and we will export to countries around the Lake Tanganyika corridor,” said Rubenga Samson, I...

Birla's Mukutban plant begins clinker dispatch

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Birla Corp ’s newest cement plant, Reliance Cement Co ’s Mukutban integrated plant, has started dispatching clinker. The clinker is being delivered to the company’s nearest grinding unit at Butibori, Maharashtra. Shri Arvind Pathak, MD and CEO of Birla Cement Corp, flagged off the maiden consignment of the clinker-laden truck. The Mukutban plant near Nagpur has a clinker capacity of 2.68Mta and a cement capacity of 3.9Mta. Its captive thermal power plant has a generation capacity of 40MW...

Feasibility study for Conch KT Cement plant in Kampong Speu completed

24 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Conch KT Cement Co Ltd has completed a feasibility study on a cement plant planned for northwestern Kampong Speu province in Cambodia and is now working on the legal procedures to break ground, according to Vei Samnang, the provincial governor. The project represents an investment of more than US$250m, financed by China. The ~2Mta plant will be located in Monorom village, Horng Samnam commune in the southeastern corner of Kampong Speu’s Oral district. Conch KT Cement Co is a joint ventur...

Elementia to invest US$40m in El Salvador

18 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Mexico-based Elementia is investing US$40m in its Cementos Fortaleza plant in Acajutla, El Salvador. The project will add 0.3Mta of cement capacity to the country and is expected to start operation in the 1Q23. “The new 0.3Mta Cementos Fortaleza plant, which is expected to start operations in the first quarter of 2023, will be built in El Salvador due to its strategic location in Central America, with access to key ports, a climate positive in terms of foreign investment and the right char...

Shree Cement starts trials at Chattisgarh clinker unit

17 March 2022, Published under Cement News

India-based Shree Cement has started trial run of its new clinkerisation unit (Kiln 3) at its integrated plant in Baloda Bazar, near Raipur in Chhattisgarh. The Baloda Bazar plant currently has a clinker capacity of 5.2Mta and a cement capacity of 3Mta. Alongside the kiln, the company has also installed a waste heat recovery power plant.