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28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has announced plans to expand its cement capacity in Africa by 29 per cent to 62Mta. The company is expected to add 6Mta in Nigeria in 2020, taking its capacity in its home market to 35Mta, while other expansions are earmarked mainly for west Africa, including Niger and Côte d'Ivoire. On the back of this and other investments, the group’s total revenue is forecast to reach US$30bn in the next few years. Meanwhile, in Tanzania, Dangote remains locked in a dispute with the co...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

CNBM may be ramping up its capacity in Zambia, but fears of growing overcapacity in the country’s cement sector are forcing prices up as producers fight to stay in business. Zambia’s current cement consumption stands at around 2.2Mta. However, its cement industry has a production capacity of nearer 5Mta and there are no signs of that abating.  CNBM currently has a presence in Zambia through its subsidiary Sinoma Mpande Limestone Ltd, whose 1Mta integrated plant in Chongew Mpande Industria...

Grande Cimenterie du Katanga plans 1.2Mta output in 2020

22 October 2019, Published under Cement News

La Grande Cimenterie du Katanga (GCK), Democratic Republic of Congo, expects to produce 1.2Mta of cement in 2020, according to a report by Agence Congolaise de Presse. GECAMINES, in partnership with China Cement and HMIE Group, is investing US$160m to build a plant. The joint venture was formed on 13 July 2011 and subsequently, in 2017, was expanded to enable it to have the required capital.

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.