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New plants boost Uganda cement industry

08 May 2018, Published under Cement News

In the coming month, the Ugandan cement industry is expected to expand with two new plants in Tororo district as Simba Cement and Hima Cement commission their projects. Construction of the works started in February 2017. Simba Cement will bring its 3000tpd works at Tutir, on the Tororo-Mbale highway, online this month, according to Vishnu Patel, Simba Cement’s country manager. “We will offer employment opportunities to over 200 people directly and more than 2000 people indirectly besides ot...

UltraTech moves closer to plant operation

02 May 2018, Published under Cement News

India-based UltraTech Cement has moved closer to commencing operations at its plant in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh. The facility, initially owned by JP Associates (JPA), can only begin operations once certain environmental conditions are met. In line with a state cabinet decision, UltraTech can start production once JPA pays a penalty for mining on forested land. JPA will need to purchase an equal quantity of land and maintain a plantation on it for 10 years, according to The Times of India....

UltraTech Cement

26 April 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech has commissioned a new greenfield plant with a 2.5Mta clinker capacity in Manawar, Madhya Pradesh, India. The plant’s kiln is designed for multi-fuel and alternative fuel (AF) use, while the plant also features a 1.75Mta grinding unit and an auto-loading facility. This new works will take the company’s total cement production capacity to over 96Mta across 19 plants. A further 1.75Mta grinding unit and a 13MW waste heat recovery system are also currently under construction. The n...

PT Indocement

26 April 2018, Published under Cement News

PT Indocement sold 17.1Mt of cement in 2017, an increase of 4.4 per cent or 717,000t compared to the previous year. Domestic clinker sales came in at 650,000t. Meanwhile, national cement demand advanced by 7.6 per cent in 2017 as production capacity in the country continued to grow. According to the company, its focus on the domestic market meant its cement and clinker exports declined by 57.9 per cent YoY, falling from 390,400t in 2016 to 164,400t last year. The company’s market share contr...

Sinoma to build 5000tpd Salavat plant

26 April 2018, Published under Cement News

A cement plant worth almost RUB12bn (US$194m) will be built in the Russian Republic of Bashkiria, RBC news agency reported on Tuesday. The clinker capacity of the plant will be 5000tpd. Prominvest, a company specialising in the production of cement, acts as an investor of the project, which has become one of the priority projects in the Salavat region. Following the visit of the Bashkir delegation to China, an agreement was reached on the participation of Sinoma Group for the new plant....

Zambia pushes on with cement growth

16 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Zambia is currently seeing one of the most rapid growth rates in investment in cement capacity on the African continent. While the country has a cement demand of around 1.8Mta and a population of 15.9m, the build-up of its 3.6Mta cement production base may not only be due to positive domestic construction forecasts. Additional drivers are likely to be found across its borders. This week has seen the announcement of yet another new 1Mta cement plant in Chilanga to be created by Weye ...


04 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Vicat is to invest some EUR223m in its Indian operations. Of this, EUR60m will be spend on a 1.75Mta grinding centre at Vizianagam in Andhra Pradesh for completion by the middle of 2022. EUR140m will be invested at the Karnataka works, adding a further 2.25Mta to the plant’s capacity and taking it to 5Mt by 2023.   

Ecebol's Oruro plant scheduled for dry testing by July

28 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Ecebol's plant under construction in Caracollo, Bolivia, is expected to undergo testing in the middle of this year, according to Oruro Governor, Víctor Hugo Vásquez, who inspected the works on Tuesday. "With satisfaction we can say that the advance [of the works] is over 95 per cent, only five per cent is missing, which is likely to be concluded in May or June, because from June or July dry runs will start and in October the facility would start processing raw materials. This means that a...

Central Asia: the Chinese way

26 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Central Asia stands at the brink of an economic and trading revolution as China looks west and implements its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative to reach across into Eurasia and Africa. To drive this transformation, central Asia’s cement industry is already being modernised to provide the necessary building materials. China’s Belt and Road Initiative aims to connect the Asian giant and remote areas of central Asia with Europe, the Middle East and Africa China’s dream of a ‘Ne...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

26 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Beijing Triumph International Engineering Co, part of the China National Building Materials (CNBM) group, and FLSmidth have received an order for a new 12,000tpd cement plant for ETHRB Group. The new works, which will be located in Relizane, Algeria, is due for completion by the end of 2020. While Beijing Triumph International Engineering Co will be responsible for the construction of the plant, FLSmidth will be supplying the equipment, including two ATOX ® raw mills, two preheater...