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Dangote announces new 6Mta Nigerian plant

02 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Dangote Industries Ltd is building a new integrated 6Mta cement plant in Itori, Ogun state, Nigeria. According to press reports, the plant will be supplied by Sinoma International Engineering and will take Dangote’s Nigerian cement production capacity to 41.25Mta and total African capacity to 57.6Mta. Due to be completed in the first half of 2025, the new facility will have its own captive power plant, and two 6000tpd clinker production lines giving a total daily clinker production cap...

Indian Prayagraj region to become cement hub

02 January 2023, Published under Cement News

India’s Prayagraj region in Uttar Pradesh is set to become a cement production hub. In addition to its two existing cement plants – the 6.6Mta Sadwa works of Jaypee Group and the 2Mta Bara unit of UltraTech Cement – three further cement plants have been announced. JK Cement, KJS Cement and Eco Cement have started the process of building plants in the Trans-Yamuna region of Prayagraj. JK Cement has signed a Memorandum with Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Authority (UPSI...

UltraTech Cement commissions 3.6Mta of new grinding capacity

05 December 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Co has announced the commissioning of its 3.6Mta of new grinding capacity in India. Firstly, the 1.8Mta greenfield grinding capacity at the Dhule Grinding Unit , Maharashtra has been commissioned. Secondly, the commissioning of the 1.8Mta brownfield, clinker backed, second line grinding capacity at Dhar Cement Works , Madhya Pradesh, has been completed.   This forms part of the first phase of capacity expansion announced in December 2020. The company’s total cement m...

Cecon starts trials at new Concepcion plant

07 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Cartes Group-owned Cementos Concepción (Cecon) began trials at its new cement plant in Concepción, Paraguay. It is expected that the trial period will last 2-3 months before actual cement production starts, according to Jorge Méndez, Cecon’s manager. Mr Méndez described the event as "a historic day for the production of 100 per cent Paraguayan cement". "It is a historic day for the Department of Concepción and the country because we are starting to commission the equipment and to produce...

Cherat Cement greenfield project likely to be delayed

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The management of Cherat Cement Ltd informed that a letter of credit for the 8000-9000tpd greenfield project at Dera Ismail Khan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, has not been opened yet and may be delayed. It added that new letters of credit cannot be opened currently due to State Bank of Pakistan restrictions and economic instability. The cost of the project will be decided once the PKR-US$ partity stabilises, but it is estimated at US$40m. To date, the project has seen ground works s...

Two new cement plants for Kyrgyzstan

09 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan and a consortium of companiese Terek-Tash LLC and ZENIT Firm LLC have signed an investment agreement to build two cement plants in the country. A clinker production plant will be built in Kemin district while the Issyk-Ata district will see a cement grinding plant. The two projects represent a total investment of US$150m.

Cementos Concepción starts commissioning new plant

29 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Cementos Concepción (CECON) has started commissioning its new 1.01Mta plant in Concepción, San Lázaro, by commencing crushing limestone to be used in the full production process. The works has a 430tph crusher. "This start-up was completely successful, it is very important because officially the teams are ready and begin to work with real material with which the entire production chain of the plant begins," said Alexander Gonzalez, CeCon project manager. The crushed limestone ...

Lehigh Hanson Inc 'tops-off' the steel section of its Mitchell stack

26 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson Inc ( HeidelbergCement ) is pleased to announce the placement of the final section of steel for the stack at its new state-of-the-art Lehigh Cement plant in Mitchell , Indiana, USA. The Lehigh plant hosted a ‘topping out’ ceremony on Friday, 22 July 2022, where Lehigh employees, representatives from the construction team, contractors and local dignitaries signed the steel section before it was hoisted to top out the stack.  A ‘topping out’ ceremony is a long-standing trad...

Burundi: Dangote's next stop?

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Zambia’s CEO, Vipul Agrawal, has assured the Burundi government that its company will not only help to address the scarcity of cement in the country in the short term but also find a long-term solution. Burundi has large limestone, magnesium oxide and silica deposits in the northwest. As a result, the government has invited Dangote to build a cement plant in the country. The government requested Dangote to work out the modalities for the supply of construction materials an...

Cement production in Tajikistan drops 9% in Jan-May

28 June 2022, Published under Cement News

In the January-May 2022 period cement production in Tajikistan has declined 8.6 per cent YoY to 1.6Mt from 1.8Mt. In 2021 the country produced more than 4.2Mt with approximately 1.5Mt exported to Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. At the start of June 2022 construction started of the 0.1Mta Fon-Cement cement plant in the Sughd region.