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02 August 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s US subsidiary has acquired Tarrant Concrete, which is a leading ready-mixed concrete supplier in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It operates three batching plants, has a staff of 90 and an annual turnover in excess of US$40m.  Meanwhile in Cameroon, the new 0.5Mta cement works at Nomayos should commence production during the early part of 2019.  ACC’s first half cement volume increased by 7.7 per cent to 14.35Mt and the ready-mixed concrete output advanced by 20 per cent to...

Paraguay's INC to inaugurate new Villeta mill

02 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) will inaugurate its new US$11.5m cement mill tomorrow, enabling the plant to increase production by 50 per cent, according the cement company. The new 80tph mill has been operational since February, working in parallel with the old mill, which was installed in 1985. Output is expected to rise to 390,000t at Villeta. As a result, the company expects to increase its market share from a current 51 per cent to 70-75 per cent and increase revenues by US$50m.

Namibia’s Whale Rock cement plant commissioning in October

30 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Namibia’s Whale Rock cement plant, built with Chinese investment, is expected to fully commission at the end of October, according to company spokesman Manfred Uxamb. The plant represents an investment of US$350m and is expected to produce 1.2Mta of Cheetah-branded cement. Production at the plant started in April . "Whale Rock Cement has already started with cement production in April and has entered the market in May 2018," Mr Uxamb said. "Our plant is built for a global market fr...

Soboce well prepared for upturn Bolivian market

23 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The Bolivian cement market remains dynamic and will receive a boost from the announcement that GDP will rise by 4.7 per cent, said Juan Mario Ríos, general manager, and Claudio Rodríguez, chairman of the board of Soboce. However, the company notes that while the competition in the market has intensified, it considers to be in a good position due to the US$85m investment made in new grinding systems and an expansion that lifts capacity from 1.6Mta to 2.9Mta. Since 2015 Grupo Gloria has...

UltraTech's 2Q18 sales rise by 27%

19 July 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd's unaudited financial results for the quarter ended 30 June 2018 reported net sales of INR88.4bn (US$1.28bn), up 27 per cent from INR69.3bn of the previous year. Profit before interest, depreciation and tax (EBITDA) was INR17630m when compared with INR17980m in the corresponding period of the previous year. Sales volume jumped 34 per cent over 1QFY18. The company achieved an operating EBITDA of INR929/t as compared to INR922/t in 4QFY18, despite the hike in fuel prices...

Ecocem France officially opens new plant in Dunkerque

18 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Ecocem France has opened its new 0.75Mta production plant in Dunkerque, France. Located on a 4ha plot in the Port of Dunkerque, the new facility is equipped with a vertical mill, a mixer and storage facilities. Further expansion is taken into account as the plant’s production capacity can be increased to 1.4Mta.  The new plant enables Ecocem France to gain access to northern French markets as well as the Ile-de-France region. Furthermore, the company will also be able to supply the UK and...

LafargeHolcim France invests EUR3.5m in Dunkerque Nord grinding unit

18 July 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim France is installing a new blending facility at its Dunkerque Nord grinding plant to increase the unit’s capacity. With equipment supplied by Wamservira will enable the grinding plant to produce low-carbon cement. The EUR3.5m investment is located in the heart of the Port of Dunkerque on a 2.5ha site. Work started on 26 May with the construction of the foundations. The dosing equipment, mixers and silos will be installed before commissioning in early 2019. "With a st...

Bharathi Cement to build two new plants

16 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Hyderabad-based Bharathi Cement is aiming to strengthen its presence in western and eastern India with new plants and products, according to The Economic Times. The Indian cement producer is planning two new cement plants in Vizag and Mumbai in the next 2-3 years. “The two plants can cater to the demand in eastern and western parts of the country,” said Ravinder Reddy, Bharathi’s marketing director. He also said the company will next launch an environmentally-friendly composite cement...

LafargeHolcim on track to open new Cimencam plant in early 2019

13 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Construction on the new Cimencam plant in Nomayos, Cameroon, is progressing well and the 0.5Mta works is on track for commissioning in early 2019, according to reports by Ecofin Agency. "In terms of investments, I think Nomayos is the most important. When we go to Nomayos today, there are almost 200 people working, some Chinese and many Cameroonians. The civil engineering is well advanced, a new crusher is on the site. In less than a year, Nomayos will produce,” says Pierre Damnon, former...

CTIEC to start Adrar Line 2 procurement

11 July 2018, Published under Cement News

China Triumph International Engineering Co Ltd (CTIEC) will start equipment procurement for the US$211m second production line of the Adrar plant in Algeria, which is under development by STG Engineering and Real Estate Development Co. FLSmidth, Thyssenkrupp AG and Fives SA are among the likely suppliers, according to Inside International Industrials. The new line will at 4200tpd of cement production capacity to the plant, which was inaugurated in August 2017. Upon completion the extra ou...