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UltraTech Cement commissions 3.6Mta of new grinding capacity

05 December 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Co has announced the commissioning of its 3.6Mta of new grinding capacity in India. Firstly, the 1.8Mta greenfield grinding capacity at the Dhule Grinding Unit , Maharashtra has been commissioned. Secondly, the commissioning of the 1.8Mta brownfield, clinker backed, second line grinding capacity at Dhar Cement Works , Madhya Pradesh, has been completed.   This forms part of the first phase of capacity expansion announced in December 2020. The company’s total cement m...

Cecon starts trials at new Concepcion plant

07 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cartes Group-owned Cementos Concepción (Cecon) began trials at its new cement plant in Concepción, Paraguay. It is expected that the trial period will last 2-3 months before actual cement production starts, according to Jorge Méndez, Cecon’s manager. Mr Méndez described the event as "a historic day for the production of 100 per cent Paraguayan cement". "It is a historic day for the Department of Concepción and the country because we are starting to commission the equipment and to produce...

Cherat Cement greenfield project likely to be delayed

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The management of Cherat Cement Ltd informed that a letter of credit for the 8000-9000tpd greenfield project at Dera Ismail Khan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, has not been opened yet and may be delayed. It added that new letters of credit cannot be opened currently due to State Bank of Pakistan restrictions and economic instability. The cost of the project will be decided once the PKR-US$ partity stabilises, but it is estimated at US$40m. To date, the project has seen ground works s...

Two new cement plants for Kyrgyzstan

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and a consortium of companiese Terek-Tash LLC and ZENIT Firm LLC have signed an investment agreement to build two cement plants in the country. A clinker production plant will be built in Kemin district while the Issyk-Ata district will see a cement grinding plant. The two projects represent a total investment of US$150m.

Cementos Concepción starts commissioning new plant

29 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Cementos Concepción (CECON) has started commissioning its new 1.01Mta plant in Concepción, San Lázaro, by commencing crushing limestone to be used in the full production process. The works has a 430tph crusher. "This start-up was completely successful, it is very important because officially the teams are ready and begin to work with real material with which the entire production chain of the plant begins," said Alexander Gonzalez, CeCon project manager. The crushed limestone ...

Lehigh Hanson Inc 'tops-off' the steel section of its Mitchell stack

26 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson Inc ( HeidelbergCement ) is pleased to announce the placement of the final section of steel for the stack at its new state-of-the-art Lehigh Cement plant in Mitchell , Indiana, USA. The Lehigh plant hosted a ‘topping out’ ceremony on Friday, 22 July 2022, where Lehigh employees, representatives from the construction team, contractors and local dignitaries signed the steel section before it was hoisted to top out the stack.  A ‘topping out’ ceremony is a long-standing trad...

Burundi: Dangote's next stop?

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Zambia’s CEO, Vipul Agrawal, has assured the Burundi government that its company will not only help to address the scarcity of cement in the country in the short term but also find a long-term solution. Burundi has large limestone, magnesium oxide and silica deposits in the northwest. As a result, the government has invited Dangote to build a cement plant in the country. The government requested Dangote to work out the modalities for the supply of construction materials an...

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 ...