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Semen Indonesia

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

High cement demand on the Philippine island of Mindanao has reportedly rekindled Semen Indonesia’s interest in setting up a facility there. Under President Duterte and his extensive ‘Build Build Build’ infrastructure programme, Mindanao is enjoying a surge in construction activity and resulting demand for cement and other building materials. Semen Indonesia currently exports to Mindanao but, according to local press reports, has said, “We are looking for opportunities here because the ...

Anhui Conch

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch plans to construct a new 4.4Mta cement plant in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The development was first initiated in 2016 but suspended in June this year due to the lack of an environmental impact assessment and workforce visa issues. The plant will have a clinker capacity of 5000tpd and a 2x9MW waste heat-to energy facility. The cost of the new facility is being partly-funded by a 10-year US$151.1m loan applied for by the Anhui Conch subsidiary Pabrik Semen China Conch from the ...

West Africa looks to exports

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

While lower oil prices, Ebola and civil unrest have impacted west African economies, the region’s cement market has continued to expand with further growth forecast for the next few years. However, as domestic producers have upgraded their capacities and new players have entered the market, overcapacity is creating the need to export surpluses. By Trond Waerp, Africa Consulting Services AS, Norway. HeidelbergCement operates, via its subsidiary Ghacem, the 4.2Mta Tema plant, the lar...

New 1.5Mta cement plant for Timektane inaugurated

18 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s Prime Minister, Ahmed Ouyahia has inaugurated a new 1.5Mta cement plant in Timektane, 260km from Adrar. Further expansion of the DZD21bn (US$181m) works is planned in a second stage, which will take cement capacity to 3Mta. The project is a joint venture by STG Sidi Moussa, which owns a 71 per cent stake, and China Triumph International Engineering Co (CTIEC Beijing), which holds the balance of shares. Under a seven-year cooperation agreement, the venture’s Chinese partn...

Loma Negra to invest US$350m in new L'Amali line

14 December 2017, Published under Cement News

InterCement-owned Loma Negra will invest US$350m in a brownfield expansion of its L'Amali plant in Olavarría, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, the company announced in a meeting with the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri. The investment will boost the company's domestic capacity by 40 per cent. The new production line, which will add 2.7Mta of annual capacity, will consist of a new state-of-the-art kiln, two vertical roller mills to grind raw materials and cement as well as a compl...

Fauji Cement announce plans for greenfield project

14 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Company Ltd (FCCL) has announced plans to set up a greenfield project. The Pakistan-based company currently operates a 3.43Mta cement plant in Jhang Bahtar, Attock District. Fauji Cement achieved 85 per cent capacity utilisation in the first quarter of FY2017-18, an increase from 72 per cent recorded in the year-ago period. The company also reported a rise in local dispatches in the same period, to 642,166t from 556,710t of the corresponding quarter the previous year. Expor...

Zambian economic zone to establish cement plant

13 December 2017, Published under Cement News

A US$500m cement plant is expected to be set up near the Lusaka South Multi-facility Economic Zone (LS-MFEZ). The plant will help in boost development at the zone through provision of cement in line with the requirements of industry and infrastructure under construction in the area. LS-MFEZ Acting Managing Director, Mukela Lubasi, said on Monday that with the ongoing developments at MFEZ, it is necessary that cement plants are closer to the project to cut down on production costs. The LS-...

Gansu Qilianshan to invest US$24m in Tibet cement JV

12 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Gansu Qilianshan Cement Group Co Ltd plans to invest CNY159.25m (US$24.08m) to set up a cement joint venture in Tibet with a registered capital of CNY450m. The new investment will be named Lhasa Cast Qilian Cement Co Ltd.

UltraTech Cement to build new Rajasthan plant and new Satna limestone mine

11 December 2017, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement have announced a decision to construct a 3.5Mta integrated cement plant in Pali, Rajasthan. The cement plant represents an investment of INR18.5bn (US$287.4m) and is expected to begin commercial production by June 2020, according to The Hindu. UltraTech's new plant will supply the market in western Rajasthan and bring the company to a total of 50 plant locations across India.  In addition, UltraTech Cement is planning a limestone project and crushing unit at Tehsil Ra...

New 7Mta cement facility planned in Tanzania

06 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Tanzania is expected to see the construction of a new 7Mta cement plant as part of a two-phase US$2.35bn Chinese investment over 10 years that will also include the building of a coal-fired power station. Some US$1bn will be invested in a new cement works in the first five years of the initiative, according to the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC). Sinoma and Hengya Cement’s new plant is expected to raise capacity in the country to 17.8Mt. Tanzania’s government expects to earn at least US...