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Birla Corp announces expansions in FY25-26

07 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Birla Corp , the flagship company of MP Birla Group , is planning to increase cement production to 25Mta by the end of financial year 2025-26.  The existing capacity of Birla Corp headed by Harsh V Lodha stands at about 20Mta.   The company is planning to ramp up its production capacity from a greenfield cement plant at Mukutban near Nagpur, setting up a setting up a second clinker unit at Maihar in Madhya Pradesh and constructing new grinding units in north India. “With the commissio...

Diego Lugano and Hipermix in Brazil JV

29 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Diego Lugano, a former footballer for Uruguay’s national team, is entering the cement business in Brazil in a joint venture (JV) with local company Hipermix. The JV has inaugurated a 0.4Mta cement and mortar factory in the industrial district of Montenegro, Rio Grande do Sul. The BRL100m (US$20.4m) investment will see the production of 100,000tpa of cement traded as Cementos Gaúcho, according to local media. The plant will create 30 direct and 120 indirect jobs. Cementos Gaúcho will serve ...

Rwanda commissions new cement plant

07 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, inaugurated on 3 August 2023 the AnJia Cement Factory, a Chinese-funded cement plant Muhanga Industrial park, Southern Province, Rwanda. The AnJia Cement Factory was built by AnJia Prefabricated Construction Rwanda Co Ltd, a subsidiary of West International Holding, the African business of West China Cement Ltd. West China Cement has invested US$50m in the grinding unit, which has a cement capacity of 1Mta. At present the plant provides employment to 205 pe...

Borneo Cement (Sabah) to complete 1.75Mta capacity project by 3Q25

04 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Following a joint venture agreement between Sabah Economic Development Corp (Sedco) and Sri Alam Setia Sdn Bhd that will see the creation of Borneo Cement (Sabah) Sdn Bhd, a new integrated cement plant will be built in Pinangah, Tongod, Malaysia. The new plant will be able to produce 5000tpd of clinker and 1.75Mta of cement. With Sabah’s market  demand currently at 1.4Mta it is expected that the plant will also serve other markets. A memorandum of agreement has been signed between the ne...

Shree Cement starts commercial production at Purulia

31 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement Ltd has commenced commercial production at its clinker grinding unit in the  Purulia district of West Bengal with a cement capacity of 3Mta. According to the company, this is the first factory in the state which will help meet the growing demand for cement in West Bengal.  Shree Cement operates 10 integrated cement plants and 11 grinding units across India. The Purulia plant is expected to create direct and indirect employment opportunities for over 1000 people. With this,...

Heidelberg Materials celebrates expansion at Port Canaveral

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The media was given a tour of the new Heidelberg Materials slag-cement processing facility at Port Canaveral, USA, on 25 May. In operation at the port for 20 years, guests witnessed a grand re-opening of the reconfigured plant after a US$24-25m project to increase its slag cement output by 25 per cent.   Heidelberg Material’s expansion at Port Canaveral adds 200,000t of capacity to support construction projects throughout Florida and beyond. It also adds another 40 jobs to the port’...

Lucky to add a new clinker line of 1.82Mt in Iraq

19 May 2023, Published under Cement News

GM Finance and Company Secretary, Faisal Mahmood, of Lucky Cement Ltd  ( Yunus Brothers Group ) informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 18 May that the company has made a 1.82Mta expansion plan with its joint venture partner in Samawah, Iraq, taking the total capacity under its clinker production company Najmah Al Samawah to 3.13Mta.  It will coincide with the increasing cement demands in Iraq. The management expects the plant to be completed in 18 months, as per PSX notice, after...

New Mitchell Cement kiln line produces first clinker

28 April 2023, Published under Cement News

First clinker was produced at the Lehigh Portland Cement's new state-of-the-art cement plant in Mitchell, Indiana, USA, on 23 April 2023.  The construction of the new Mitchell cement plant  ( Heidelberg Materials group ) began in 2019 and the vast majority of the work at the site has now been completed.  “We are extremely pleased to have the new Mitchell kiln online and producing clinker,” said Chris Ward, president and CEO of Heidelberg Materials North America . “With the capabilit...

Fauji Cement Co to become Pakistan's third-largest cement producer

25 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Co Ltd (FCCL) heads to become the third-largest cement producer with a total cement production capacity of 10.5Mta in Pakistan, according to AKD Research. FCCL commissioned its Nimazpur capacity expansion of a 2.05Mta plant at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in late October 2022. Moreover, another capacity expansion for FCCL of 2.05Mta at Dera Ghazi Khan is in the pipeline and is expected to be commissioned in 2QFY23-24.  The research house has estimated that the current coal mix...

Congo's Tao-Tao plant project 45% completed

18 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Work on the new Tao-Tao cement plant in the Niari department of Republic of Congo has been 45 per cent completed, according to Les Echos du Congo Brazzaville. The second plant in the Niari region is expected to come online in 2024, following an agreement between the Congolese and Indian governments. Earlier, the company announced the construction of a 1.8Mta plant in Mafoubou. The new plant will have a cement capacity of 0.6Mta and enable the country to increase its production of cement.