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Chilean cement plant faces local opposition

20 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The planned cement plant by Inversiones Orange in San Bernardo, Greater Santiago, Chile, is not welcome with the local population. While the project has not yet secured authorisation, the facility is expected to impact local transport and people’s health due to the number of trucks and the toxic effects of clinker, according to the environmental coordinator of El Bosque and San Bernardo. If the plant is approved, Inversiones Orange will be the third company operating in the area, in additi...

Nepal’s PAC directs cancellation Huaxin Cement Narayani land lease pact

13 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Nepali parliament has directed Rorang Village Municipality of Dhading to cancel the land lease pact with Huaxin Cement Narayani Pvt Ltd. The PAC cited that the Nepal-China joint venture had not yet conducted the initial environmental examination (IEE) of the plant and had not followed the terms and conditions of the agreement, according to a report in The Himalayan Times. PAC Secretary, Roj Raj Pandey, said the committee has directed the local bod...

ECEBOL’s Oruro plant inaugurated

05 August 2019, Published under Cement News

On Saturday, 3 August, Empresa Pública Productiva de Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) inaugurated its new Oruro plant in presence of Evo Morales, Bolivia’s president. “The cement factory we have, is the most modern in South America, is in Caracollo; a huge satisfaction" and "our cement factory is inaugurated, an expected dream maybe 50 or 60 years in the department of Oruro," said the President Evo Morales in a rally that accompanied the delivery of the plant of ECEBOL. The 1.3Mta cement pro...

Siam City Cement Vietnam signs US$468m investment agreement with Kien Giang province

05 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Kien Giang province has signed an investment cooperation agreement with Siam City Cement Vietnam, part of the Thailand-based Siam City Group, for a cement plant in Kien Luong district. The agreement represents an investment of VND10.89trn (US$468m) for both a limestone and clay mining project as well as a clinker line.

Construction starts on new 1.5Mta Uzbek plant

25 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction of a new cement plant in Yanguikurgan district in Namangan region of Uzbekistan has been started. The works has a capacity of 1.5Mta and is built on a 40ha plot. Total cost of the investment is US$105m, of which Chinese investors contribute US$90m. The facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020 and will provide 700 new jobs.

Floods sweep away Huaxin plant under construction

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Floods have swept away the Huaxin Cement Industry plant under construction in Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality-2, Talti, Nepal, on the night of Sunday, 14 July, according to Khabarhub. The cement factory was swept away after the level of water in the river in Talti surged due to incessant rains continuing for three days, said Tulasi Jung Thapa, a spokesperson. No human casualties have been reported so far, but five workers have been trapped due to the floods. The property damaged is ...

Vietnam producers target higher cement exports

10 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's cement industry is targeting exports of 25Mt in 2019, while domestic production is likely to top 70Mt, according to Vietnam Cement Association (VNCA) Chairman, Nguyen Quang Cung. Vietnam's cement sector has been expanding with much of the new capacity in the central part of the country as Tháhn Thang Group Cement JSC, Vissai Group, ThaiGroup Corp (formerly Xuân Thanh Group) and Long Son Co Ltd chase higher sales volumes. The export business has supported utilisation rates and t...


27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

UltraTech’s new INR25bn (US$360m) cement plant in Andhra Pradesh has received environmental approval. The works will reportedly have a cement and clinker capacity of 6Mta and 4Mta, respectively. Just over 430ha of land in Petnikota village has already been acquired for the plant, but the project is still waiting on “consent to establish and operate” from the state’s pollution control board, according to the Business Standard.  Alongside the factory, UltraTech also intends to install a 60M...

Dangote Cement

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has announced plans to open new export facilities in Lagos and Port Harcourt in Nigeria. The company currently exports around 1Mta of cement but hopes to increase this to 8Mta, generating up to US$700m in foreign exchange revenue. The new terminals, which are due to be operational later this year, will enable the company to not only export clinker to its grinding facility in Cameroon, but also supply the new plants being built by Dangote elsewhere in west Africa, as well as ra...

FLSmidth wins Morocco contract

20 June 2019, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth and Société Générale des Travaux du Maroc (SGTM) signed a contract with TEKCIM SA to build a 3600tpd greenfield cement plant in Ouled Ghanem, El-Jadida province, Morocco. The turnkey contract, in which FLSmidth has a share of DKK335m (US$53.7m), includes the supply of a full range of equipment from crushing to packing and load-out as well as supervision, engineering, commissioning and training of the local workforce. "The project includes state-of-the-art equipment that will prov...