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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...

Gezhouba Group's Shieli plant scheduled for December start-up

30 January 2018, Published under Cement News

China's Gezhouba Group Cement Co Ltd (GGCC) plans to commission its first 1Mta cement plant in Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan, in December. Lee Min, the CEO of GGCC, discussed the construction of the cement plant in Shieli, Kyzylorda, with regional head, Krymbek Kusherbaev, reports Kazinform. Mr Kusherbaev also suggested GGCC to explore the prospects for construction of a second cement plant with a capacity of 0.75Mta in the Zhanakorgan district of the Kyzylorda region. The plant's products ...

Sinoma requires project finance for Phase III of Thanh Thang

30 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Sinoma International Engineering Co Ltd is seeking project finance from international financial institutions to build the third phase of a 6000tpd Thanh Thang project in Ha Nam province, Vietnam, Inside International Industrials quotes the company’s General Manager, Mr Chen. The estimated total project investment is US$220m. Sinoma signed the EPC contract with Thanh Thang Cement Group in May 2017. However, the subdued economy has resulted in the slow progress of the third phase. The initia...

Power Cement announces progress of expansion

26 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Limited has released a progress report regarding its brownfield project in Nooriabad, for the quarter ending 31 December 2017. The expansion is expected to increase plant capacity by 2.5Mta to 3.4Mta, at an estimated cost of PKR24.9bn (US$224.8m). The company plans to commission the new capacity by the last quarter of FY19, ending 30 June 2019. Power Cement has already provided letters of credit for the PKR10bn order for supply of engineering and equipment from FLSmidth. The ...

Ecebol Oruro plant ready for trial in September

26 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Empresa Pública Cementos de Bolivia (Ecebol)’s plant in Caracollo, Oruro, is expected to be ready for its trial run in September, according to the country’s Minister of Productive Development and Plural Economy, Eugenio Rojas. "The cement plant of Oruro de Caracollo we will do the test in September, at the end of the year we would be starting to operate or in the last case in 2019,” he said.

Indocement to commission terminal

26 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa expects to complete construction of its new cement terminal in Palembang in the first quarter of 2018, according to Indonesia Investments. The terminal will have a 1Mta capacity once the project is commissioned in March. In December 2017, Indocement began production at its 4.4Mta plant in Citeureup, West Java, bringing the company’s total capacity to 25Mta. However, the facility is only expected to utilise 75 per cent of its capacity due to the current oversupp...

Devki Group plans to construct two plants in Kenya

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Devki Group plans to construct two new cement plants in Kenya, according to Construction Kenya. The first plant is expected to have a 0.75Mta capacity and be located on a 20ha plot in Mariakani, Kilifi County, while the second will have the same capacity and be situated in Njoro, Nakuru. Each of the two plants are expected to represent an investment of KES3bn (US$29.2m). The proposed facilities would help lower the price of cement and shorten the distance covered by delivery vehicles, acc...

Reliance awarded 468ha of Yavatmal forest for new cement plant

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Maharashtra government has given the green light to the diversion of 467.5ha of reserved forest land for the construction of a cement plant in Zari Jamni, Yavatmal district. Reliance Cementation Pvt Ltd had been pursuing the project since 2009. The application seeking diversion of the 'C class’ forest reserved under Forest Conservation Act, 1980, was officially moved in May 2011 and the state government gave its approval in April 2012, followed by the Union government in December...

Masaiti plant will need to relocate households

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

ZCCM Investment Holding (IH) Cement has had to defend the construction of a US$600m cement plant in Masaiti District on the Copperbelt province, Zambia. Some 47 households are expected to be displaced to pave way for the construction of the plant. ZCCM Investment Holding (IH) Cement Stirring Committee Chairperson, Mwila Lumbwe, said ZCCM-IH is partnering with Central African Cement Ltd, which is spearheading the development of the project in Masaiti. In July last year, President Edg...

Thanh Thang to develop third line

24 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Thanh Thang Group Cement JSC is investing VND800bn (US$35.2m) in developing the third production line in Ha Nam, northern Vietnam. Construction of the 2.3Mta facility is expected to be completed in 2021. In July 2017 Thanh Thang inaugurated its second production line, which is also located in Ha Nam province. The VND5tn line has a clinker capacity of 6000tpd or 2.3Mta of cement.