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Russia looks at Al Arabiya upgrade

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Representatives of several Russian companies have held negotiations to restore and upgrade the Al Arabiya cement plant in Syria as well as build a cement works in Muslimiya in Aleppa governorate. “Representatives of several large Russian companies have had a working visit to Syria, during which they held meetings with representatives of the Industry Ministry of the Syrian Arab Republic directly at two cement plants in Aleppo and at two metals plants in Hama,” according to a source of Prime...

Cartes EIS draws calls for cave protection

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s cave research association, Fepae, has called on the country’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development to protect the Risso cave in San Lazaro, Conception, in response to proposals from Grupo Cartes to invest US$180m in a cement plant nearby. The request comes following the publication of an environmental impact study (EIS) by Sociedad Calera Risso that includes the construction of an electrical substation and 66kV transmission line relating to the plant.

Cbb inaugurates new 0.2Mta Arica plant

05 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cbb (formerly known as Cementos Bío Bío) has inaugurated its new 0.2Mta cement plant in Arica, northern Chile in the presence of Chile’s Minister of Economy, José Ramón Valente. The project represents an investment of US$16m and is the company’s fifth production unit – in addition to plants in Antofagasta, San Antonio, Teno and Talcahuano. In addition to the kiln line, it includes 1100m2 of green areas. While some of the output will be delivered to the local market, the company has also ...

Investment in Ugandan cement plant at risk due to land acquisition challenges

05 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Uganda is at risk of losing a US$250m cement plant investment to Kenya due to challenges associated with land acquisition in the country, according to Hima Cement’s Managing Director, Nicolas George. Mr George said Hima Cement’s parent company LafargeHolcim took a decision to invest US$250m in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. “We have been wondering where to invest money and Uganda was our number one destination but it is likely to lose the opportunity to Kenya where it is eas...

Government promises not kept for Hongshi Shivam Cement

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal's Government has come up short in respect to keeping its word on infrastructure and energy promises to the Chinese Hongshi Shivam Cement Co, according to a report in the Nepali Times. The Nepalese government signed a foreign direct investment (FDI) deal with the cement producer in 2017 to help establish its cement plant with a local partner. However, the government failed to build the road to the plant and erect a transmission line. Hongshi Shivam Cement constructed its own dirt tra...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

China National Building Materials (CNBM) has reported consolidated operating revenue of CNY218bn (US$32.39bn) in 2018, up 18.9 per cent YoY. Profit for the year came in at CNY14m, compared to CNY9.79m in 2017, while basic earnings per share advanced by 63.3 per cent YoY to CNY0.956.  Last year saw sales of cement and clinker by the group fall by 2.1 per cent YoY to 369Mt, while sales of commercial concrete advanced by 3.7 per cent to 96Mm 3 . Sales volumes of aggregates increased by 14.7 ...

Bolivia’s Potosí plant construction 2/3 completed

28 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction work on the US$241m state-owned cement plant in Chiutara, Potosí, has been 66 per cent completed, according to Bolivian President, Evo Morales. The cement works is currently being built by a consortium formed by Spain-based Imasa and Valoriza (Sacyr group) and Germany’s Polysius. The consortium was contracted by the Bolivian government in 2017 to build the 1.3Mta plant in 36 months. Mr Morales added that the government approved a decree so that the roads built in the country ...

Niger's president inaugurates Malbaza Cement plant

21 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Niger's President, Issoufou Mahamadou, inaugurated the new Malbaza Cement Co plant in the Tahoua region of Niger, on 20 March 2019. Owned by private capital from Niger, the plant currently has a cement capacity of 0.54Mta, but this has the option to be expanded to 0.65Mta at a later date. The construction was financed by a consortium of local banks, the West African Development Bank and promoters who invested XOF66bn (US$114.7m). Its output will cover Niger’s cement requirements and reduc...

Cementos Progreso tests new San Gabriel plant

15 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Guatamala-based Cementos Progreso has completed its investment of GTQ3.85bn (US$501m) at its San Gabriel plant in San Juan Sacatepequez. Tests were launched in 2018 and are expected to continue in the next few months before the 4500tpd plant enters commercial operation. Initially output will be sold in the domestic market, but in the longer term, Cementos Progreso expects to export some of the production volume.

Thamesport Cement to build 0.5Mta grinding plant in UK

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Thamesport Cement has submitted a full planning application of its proposed site on the Isle of Grain, Kent, UK. Backed by France-based Cem’In’Eu, the company promises to bring “21st century cement manufacturing” to the UK. Following a presentation of the project to Medway Council last month, Colin Jenkins, managing director of Thamesport Cement, accompanied by fellow directors Gerd Aufdenblatten and Fabien Charbonnel, said: ‘We are very pleased and excited at the prospect of bringing to th...