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Power Cement to become No 2 in south Pakistan

09 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Ltd (PCL) is set to complete the brownfield expansion at its existing production site by adding a new line of 7700tpd (2.5Mta), taking the plant’s total capacity to around 3.4Mta. The project is currently in its testing phase and commissioning will start in 2020. Once online, the project will make the company the second-largest cement producer in southern Pakistan. The expansion project is meets IFC and World Bank environmental standards and is one of the most cost-efficient ...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Sinoria FABCOM, a subsidiary of China National Building Materials (CNBM), has confirmed its plans to open a fibre cement board plant in Abuja, Nigeria. According to the company, the first production line at the new facility will be able to produce over 5Mm 2 each year. The move follows the success of the company’s stone-coated roofing sheet production plant, also located in Abuja. Sinoria FABCOM hopes to help solve the Nigerian housing crisis by supplying the country with quality and afford...

Pakistan’s Peshawar High Court dismisses opposition to new cement plants

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The Peshawar High Court of Pakistan dismissed writ petitions filed against the establishment of 16 cement factories. The petitioners sought a court order to declare that the provincial government had decided unlawfully to allow the construction of new cement plants in the province. However, counsel for the plant owners, submitted that all the legal requirement had been fulfilled and international environmental protection laws and standards are being adopted as the new plants are being e...

West China Cement to set up cement joint venture

23 September 2019, Published under Cement News

West China Cement subsidiary West International, CIF-MOZ, Oceanic Star and Guhava have entered into a cooperation agreement to establish a joint venture for joint investment and construction of a cement production line in Mozambique. West International, CIF-MOZ, Oceanic Star and Guhava will contribute MZN60m, MZN21m, MZN14m and MZN5m, respectively, to the registered capital of the joint venture and will hold 60, 21, 14 and five per cent, respectively of JV equity interests, respectively. ...

CMM plant starts operations

23 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Ciment et Matériaux du Mali (CMM) has officially launched its cement business, announcing the first bags for sale by 15 October from its cement plant in Diago, Mali. CMM started the construction of the 0.5Mta unit in 2017. The XOF20bn (US$33.4m) new plant will create 150 direct jobs and 1500 indirect jobs.

Fancesa's new plant 85% complete

17 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The construction of the new cement plant of Fábrica Nacional de Cemento Sucre SA (Fancesa) in Cal Orck'o, Bolivia, is 85 per cent complete, according to the company’s President, Armin Cortez. "The new production line of the Fábrica Nacional de Cemento Sucre SA, to date is at 85 per cent of physical execution and 81 per cent of financial execution, and it was possible to meet the goals planned within the contract, there are problems in some areas, but they will not affect the normal fulfilme...

Oman Cement Co appoints consultancy for Duqm plant

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement Co has appointed “a leading consultant company” to work on its upcoming Duqm cement plant as a project consultant, reports New Vision. While it did not name the consultancy, it confirmed that its Duqm integrated plant would have a capacity of 5000tpd. The project, which was approved by the company’s board of directors in December 2018, represents an investment of around US$212m.

Cherat Cement becomes sixth-largest producer in Pakistan

13 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cherat Cement Co Ltd (CHCC) has become the sixth-largest cement producer with eight per cent market share in Pakistan following the successful installation and commissioning of Cement Line III at the Lakrai plant, Nowshera district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The new line has a clinker capacity of  more than 6700tpd and features a waste heat recovery plant.   With this expansion, the company has increased its total cement capacity to more than 4.5Mta. The project was completed well before schedul...

New 120,000tpa cement plant for El Salvador

11 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Guatemala’s Monterrey group has laid the first stone for a new 120,000tpa cement plant on the Acajutla-Sonsonate road in Acajutla, El Salvador. Construction will be carried out by Qualicons, a Guatemalan capital construction company. The facility is located near an industrial dock, which will enable raw material imports from Asia. The new works represents an investment of US$12m and is expected to provided 600 people with employment. Commissioning of the plant is expected in December 2019.

Iraq approves investment to reconstruct Kufa cement plant

22 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Iraq’s Finance Ministry has approved a US$60m investment to reconstruct a government-owned cement plant in the south-central Najaf governorate, according to Zawya. Work on the rehabilitation and rebuilding of the Kufa cement plant is expected to begin once the funds are released within the next few days. Fadhil Al-Fatlawi, a member of the Parliament's Labour and Social Affairs Committee, has noted that the plans are part of the government’s plan to restore all war-damaged factories. While ...