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BUA Cement brings Kalambaina Line 4 online

28 January 2022, Published under Cement News

On 27 January Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated BUA Cement ’s 3Mta Line 4 at the company’s Kalambaina cement plant in Sokoto, Nigeria. "I am pleased that through these investments, BUA Cement has created employment opportunities for our citizens. Today, BUA is the largest employer of labour in the North-west region,” he said. The president recounted that in 1985 as the then Head of State, he was at the same location to commission the second line of the Sokoto plant. "Tod...

Ramco Cements to commission Kurnool clinker plant in February

26 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Ramco Cements Ltd is expected to bring online its 2.25Mta clinker plant in Kurnool, India, in February. The 1Mta cement grinding unit, 12MW waste heat recovery system and 18MW thermal power plant are scheduled to be commissioned in FY2022-23. Its RR Nagar plant project, which will see a new energy-efficient 3000tpd kiln, is likely to be commissioned in FY2023-24. The modernisation project represents and investment of INR4.76bn (US$63.6m).

Preparations start for new plant in the Kyrgyz Republic

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

A total of 10ha of land have been transformed in the village of Tunuk-Suu, in the Batken region of the Kyrgyz Republic to build a cement plant, reports Central Asia News. Currently part of a 60km-long road is being repaired. Part of the plot belongs to the local administration with the remainder leased by investors. It is expected that the construction of the new plant will be carried out in two years and upon completion, the new facility is forecast to produce 1.8Mta of cement. In terms o...

New cement plant for Yuzhnaya on Sakhalin

21 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The Sakhalin Oblast Development Corp is planning the construction of a cement plant in Smirnykhovsky District in the Yuzhnaya priority development area (PDA) and has agreed to the financial and economic justification, according to Esmerk Russian News. The volume of private investment in the plant is estimated at RUB8bn (US$112.2m). The name of the investor has not been disclosed but they expect to receive the status of resident of the PDA. The plant is expected to be commissioned by 2025...

SOCOCIM launches Climate Plan

14 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Senegal’s SOCOCIM has launched its “Climate Plan” to reduce its carbon footprint by opening a new production line at its Rufisque plant with a capacity of 10,000tpd. FIVES has been awarded the contract for the engineering and equipment. When completed the company’s low-carbon cement capacity will increase from 3.5Mta to 7Mta. SOCOCIM’s Climate Plan aims to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and enable the cement producer to gradually phase out the use of fossil fuels in cement production...

Sagar Cements set to increase capacity to 8.25Mta

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements is reportedly increasing capacity to 8.25Mta by the end of December, according to BusinessLine. The company opened a 1Mta integrated plant in Madhya Pradesh in October, which took capacity from 5.75Mta to 6.75Mta, while the commissioning of another plant in Odisha next month should take it to 8.25Mta. Sagar Cements has invested INR6bn (US$80.72m) and INR3.05bn in the plants in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, respectively.

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 ...