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PPC plans Western Cape mega plant

30 November 2017, Published under Cement News

PPC is planning to build a new large-capacity plant in the Western Cape, South Africa. The company is expected to make a formal announcement about the new works next year, according to Business Report. Johan Claassen, interim CEO of PPC, said the company had decided to carry out a feasibility study on a larger-than-previously planned facility at its Riebeeck works. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the previous project had been approved, but the revised scope of the new pla...

Confidence Cement to commission new plant end-December

29 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Confidence Cement will commission its new cement plant in Bangladesh at the end of December, doubling the  company’s total cement capacity to 4500tpd. The new works will help to meet the country’s increasing cement demand, which is expected to surpass the 25Mt mark in 2018, according to The Global Cement Report, 12th Edition. Bangladesh aspires to become a middle-income country by 2021 and sustained growth in recent years has seen its infrastructure deficit widen. Through the Seventh ...

Anhui Conch

27 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch Cement has ordered a hydraulic drilling rig for its cement production project in TongChuan, Shaanxi province, China. The US$1.7m rig is being supplied by Atlas Copco and is due for delivery in February 2018. It will be installed at the limestone mine supplying the company’s cement plant in Tongchuan. Once completed the facility will have a cement production capacity of around 4500tpd.  Meanwhile, hot weather in Indonesia has enabled Anhui Conch subsidiary, South Kalimantan Cem...

Dangote

27 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has officially opened its new works in Mfila, Republic of Congo. The 1.5Mta facility, which began operations in the 3Q17, cost US$300m and is the largest plant in the country. The inauguration marks the fifth plant to be commissioned by Dangote across Africa in the last two years and makes the company the largest integrated cement producer in the CEMAC region, which includes Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Congo. Situated on the road b...

Anhui Conch to resume Indonesian project with US$240m credit

27 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch Cement has issued guarantees for loans likely to include US$90m facility provided by the company’s Indonesian branch, according to Anhui Conch investor relations. This is in addition to the 10-year US$151.5m loan applied for by its subsidiary Pabrik Semen China Conch from the Export-Import Bank of China (EIBC) in support of the planned resumption of the development of Pabrik Semen China Conch in Inobonto, North Sulawesi. The project, which the Chinese cement producer initiated...

Cimaf announces 0.5Mta plant in Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire

23 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cimaf continues to expand its footprint in Côte d’Ivoire as it started its second production unit in the country in the port city of San Pedro on 20 November. Moreover, Cimaf announced the construction of a 0.5Mta cement plant in Bouaké, central Côte d’Ivoire. The XOF25bn (US$45.1m) works is expected to be operational in 2019. Cimaf expects to generate an additional 250 permanent jobs, according to a company statement. The unit in San Pedro represents an investment of XOF35bn and will...

New cement plant to be built in Kilifi, Kenya

20 November 2017, Published under Cement News

ARM Cement’s facility in Kilifi County is likely to face competition as Devki Group founder, Narendra Raval, plans to invest in the construction of a 0.75Mt cement plant in Mariakani, Kilifi County. The project, which represents a US$290m investment, will be built on a 20ha site. Construction of a new cement plant will further bring down the prices while reducing the long distances lorries cover to deliver cement to Kenyans at their doorstep,' said Mr Raval, according to Business Daily Af...

Iran-Ghanaian joint venture starts construction of new 0.6Mta cement factory

15 November 2017, Published under Cement News

A 0.6Mta cement factory is being set up as a a joint venture between Ghana and Iran, at the Dawa Industrial Enclave, on the Tema-Aflao road, Ghana. The US$30m Ilam Cement factory is expected to be completed in two years. Ghana's Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, was at the ceremony that marked the start of the construction. Iran owns 90 per cent shares in the project with Ghana owning the rest. An MoU was signed earlier this year between Ghana and Iran when the Dr Bawumia visited the...

Consortium applies to build 1Mta grinding unit in Athi River

13 November 2017, Published under Cement News

A consortium of local quarry operators and institutional investors are planning to establish a KES5bn (US$48.3m) cement plant in Athi River, Kenya. Global Choice Ltd will build a 1Mta grinding unit at the location. Roller press technology will be used to produce 3000tpd of cement. Clinker for the plan will be imported and transported via the standard gauge railway while pozzolana and gypsum will be locally sourced, creating new revenues for the quarry operators. The company is currently...

State Bank forecasts strong cement demand for Pakistan producers

13 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's 11 cement manufacturers are aggressively investing in production capacity, increasing output potential by 30.3Mta (60 per cent) through expansion projectsat a cost of over US$2.225bn in FY17-19 in anticipation of strong domestic demand and improved export potential. Manufacturers are exploring new markets, such as the Philippines, Qatar, Yemen and Sri Lanka to boost their exports following a recent decline, according to a recently-published annual report of the State Bank o...