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South Korean investors looking at DRC limestone deposit

22 October 2018, Published under Cement News

A group of South Korean investors visited the Bakwa Tshiluila limestone deposit in Kasai Oriental province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Their mission was to carry out feasibility studies in cement production, diamond mining and agriculture. Investors were interested in the quality of limestone but reportedly voiced concern over the power supply to the area.

New cement plant for Jamaica?

22 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Haiti-based Gilbert Bigio Group (GB) reportedly plans to build a cement plant in Jamaica to consolidate its footprint in the country, according to CPI Financial. At present it imports cement from its Domicem plant in the Dominican Republic and sells it via its Jamaican subsidiary Buying House. Mauricio Pulido, GB Energy Jamaica country head, suggested that the Jamaica venture, for which a location yet has to be found, could be led out of Haiti through Kolos, a joint venture between Domicem...

Construction of Potosí works to hit half-way mark end Oct

22 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Construction of the new ECEBOL cement works in Chiutara, Potosí, had progressed by some 43 per cent by 30 September and is expected to surpass the 50 per cent mark at the end of this month, according to Zubim Andrade, who heads the Sociedad Accidental Imasa Polysius. Civil works such as the building of the administrative facilities have already been concluded with the participation of local companies. Currently there are some 900 people working on the site and 80 per cent of equipment ha...

Dangote starts work on Niger plant

18 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Dangote starts work on the construction of a XOF180bn (US$315.8m) cement plant in Keita, Niger, according to the country’s national TV organisation. The new works will also included a 100MW coal-fired power plant. Dangote Cement Niger was granted approval to carry out research on “coal and related substances” on four permits in the region of Agadez (north) and Tahoua. The new cement facility is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2020 and will have a capacity of 2.5Mta. It is expecte...

New cement plant for Lesotho

17 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Lesotho's Lephema Executive Group and Lafarge have launched a new plant, Maloti Mountain Cement, in Lesotho. Speaking at the inauguration launch, the founder of Lephema Executive Group, Lebona Lephema, said the establishment of the cement plant is a 'dream come true' after years of travelling all over South Africa to find a partner among the country’s cement producers. He said his passion to establish the plant was not necessarily driven by money but to rescue Basotho and join in the ba...

China National Heavy Machinery Corp win Confidence Cement order

09 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Confidence Cement Dhaka Ltd, an associate of Confidence Cement Ltd, has signed an EP Contract with the China National Heavy Machinery Corporation (CHMC). The contract incudes the supply and delivery of necessary machines/equipment with accessories for a cement mill (VRM) to produce 280tph PCC. The order will consist of the unloading of raw materials to dispatch of bagged/bulk cement, including supervision and commissioning along with related auxiliaries and technical assistance during insta...

Power Cement expects real estate to increase sales

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

While other southern cement producers have been  wary of a slowdown, Power Cement Ltd (PCL), owned by the Arif Habib Group, has a need for expansion. "The Power Cement plant will start production on full capacity in June 2019 and it will produce 7700tpd of clinker and 9600tpd of cement," said Kashif Habib, the company's CEO. PCL, formerly Al-Abbas Cement, has developed its business through the construction of high-rise buildings and housing in Kerachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Kotri and outher so...

ECEBOL’s Oruro works to open in February

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The new 1.5Mta cement plant currently under construction by ECEBOL in Caracollo, Oruro, Bolivia is expected to open in February 2019, according to Oruro Governor, Victor Hugo Vasquez. Representing an investment of more than US$306m, the plant is reportedly 98 per cent complete.

JSW Cement's growth plans

03 October 2018, Published under Cement News

This week ICR reported on JSW Cement's project to construct a new 1.2Mta grinding plant in Kalinganagar Industrial Complex in Jajpur, Odisha, India. The Indian cement company has been expanding rapidly in recent years from its start-up in 2009 and this summer it also announced that it will be setting up its first overseas grinding unit in Fujairah, UAE . Both these projects are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, by which time the Portland slag cement producer aims to have a ...

CimGabon to build second line

13 September 2018, Published under Cement News

CIMAF expects to launch construction on a second production line at CimGabon's Owendo works, near Libreville, in less than two months. The EUR10m new line will add 0.35Mta of production capacity to the existing plant, taking total capacity at the site to 0.85Mta. Line 2 is scheduled to come online in a year’s time. Last year, the Gabon government suspended cement imports to address fraud, but this led to a market shortage as domestic plants were unable to supply sufficient product to meet...