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Uganda faces cement price hike

22 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement prices have risen in Uganda since the start of the year, with wholesale prices now between UGX29,000-30,500 (US$7.90-8.40)/bag. Tororo Cement has announced that prices increased to UGX29,500 from UGX28,500 recorded in the first week of January 2018, according to the Daily Monitor. " There is an increment of UGX1000. At wholesale level, the price is UGX29,500. It is due to the fuel price hiking and the dollar price currently at UGX3650," said Alok Kala, chief marketing manager, Toror...

Limak's 0.7Mta Matola plant inaugurated

22 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated Limak Cement Group’s new cement plant in Matola on 21 February 2018. The new plant has a 0.7Mta capacity and will employ over 140 people, mostly Mozambicans. President Nyusi said he expected the new factory “to contribute to stabilising prices in a scenario of high levels of demand for cement. “This prospect strengthens our conviction that our dream of building national infrastructures using exclusively cement produced in Mozambique ca...

Shree Cement commissions New Bihar cement plant

20 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement has commissioned a 2Mta grinding plant called the 'New Bihar cement plant', which is located at Aurangabad in the state of Bihar, India. The company has recently commissioned its Bangur cement grinding unit. The new plant has capacity of 3.6Mta and is located at Village Rohi Udaipur Udasar, Sriganganagar district, Rajasthan. Currently, Shree Cement's manufacturing operations are located in six north and eastern India states.

Ministry of Commerce: Cambodia will not ban cement imports

16 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce, Seang Thai reported that Cambodia imported 1.9Mt of cement in 2016 and the opening of the country's largest cement factory last week will still not lessen the need for cement imports. "Cement imports are still highly important for construction, because our cement supply is not sufficient to meet construction growth," Seang Thai said. “We are part of a free market now, and we have to build up our capacity to compete in this market – we cannot ban...

Shree Cement commissions grinding unit

15 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement has commissioned a new grinding unit in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. The new facility has a capacity of 3.6Mta. In the 3Q17 the company reported a net profit increase of 41.6 per cent YoY to INR3.33bn (US$52.1m) and 23.1 per cent growth in net sales to INR22.96bn.

Kenyan President Kenyatta inaugurates US$280m clinker plant

09 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurated a new cement clinker plant on 7 February. National Cement Co invested US$280m in the 1.2Mta clinker plant as well as a 15MW power plant, located between Merrueshi and Mbirikani, Kajiado County, south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Mr Kenyatta said: “These jobs will teach our young people vital skills. These jobs will build the economy of this county. And these jobs that will have a multiplier effect right across the country.” He highligh...

Chip Mong See Cement inaugurates plant

09 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Chip Mong Insee Cement Corporation has inaugurated its 2Mta plant in Kampot province, reports Reuters. Last Thursday’s ceremony was led by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. The facility was set up to meet the rising demand from the country’s construction sector, according to Hun Sen. The value of construction projects in the country rose 22 per cent YoY in 2017, reaching US$6.4bn.

Cemex speeds up Maceo opening

08 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latam Holding has confirmed that it is solving the legal issues that prevent the opening of its new plant in Maceo, Antioquía, Colombia. The inauguration of the works was postponed in May 2017 after authorities found the plant did not have all required permits to start operation. Jaime Muguiro, the company’s president, said the company was still awaiting authorisation for the capacity expansion. At present, capacity is limited to 0.25Mta, but Mr Muguiro indicated that the facili...

New Honduras plant for Cementos Argos

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has announced plans to build a new cement plant in Choloma, Honduras. The new grinding centre, with a production capacity of 0.44Mta, is expected to be commissioned by the end of the year. "We chose this location because it is an industrial municipality and that facilitates the arrival of new investments," said Gustavo Uribe, general manager of Argos Honduras.   Cementos Argos plans to invest around HNL500m (US$21.2m) and boost production capacity by 30 ...

Philippines: a clean bill of health

31 January 2018, Published under Cement News

More than a year has passed since President Rodrigo R Duterte took office in the Philippines and the country’s cement market continues to see strong growth. However, incumbents face challenges in the form of increasing imports and new entrants. Additional capacity is needed as key players fight to retain their market share. By Manas Tamotia, LEK Consulting, Singapore. Republic Cement, a joint-venture between CRH and Aboitiz Equity Ventures, has invested some US$300m to increase cli...