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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...

CIMAF starts commercial production in Chad

13 September 2018, Published under Cement News

CIMAF has started commercial operations of its Lamadji plant in Chad following a ceremony led by the country’s Minister of Mines and Industrial and Commercial Development, Youssouf Abassalah. Inaugurated on 12 June 2017, the CAF23bn works has a cement capacity of 0.5Mta, with the option to expand to 1Mta. A modest fall in domestic cement prices is expected as the facility enters commercial operation.

Building west African wealth

05 September 2018, Published under Cement News

West Africa is a vast region that is attracting foreign investment and infrastructure development at a pace not seen before. The cement industry is part of this fast-growing drive and with new grinding plants being established, clinker and cement exports could become a valuable source of future revenue. Following decades of imports, west Africa is expanding its cement capacity to meet its growing cement demand as the region puts much-needed infrastructure in place to propel its eco...

SOBOCE to invest further in El Puente

04 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento SA (SOBOCE) is expanding the production capacity at its El Puente cement plant to meet the current and future cement demand in Tarija. The modernisation of the works represents an investment of BOB49m (US$7.1m) to date and started with the installation of a new crusher, pre homogenisation, raw material storage and transport as well as a new 10MW electrical substation. The cement producer will invest a further BOB25m in new bagging and dispatch s...

Cemento Fortaleza starts operations in Costa Rica

20 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Plycem-owned Cemento Fortaleza will move from being a distributor of cement in Costa Rica to a local producer. The company recently commissioned a new cement plant in Esparza, Puntarenas. The US$17m project includes German production technology and was built on a 50,000m 3 plot. The new plant will directly and indirectly employ more than 200 people.