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Semen Indonesia

01 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia has been forced to suspend construction of its new plant in Aceh, Indonesia. Located in the Pidie Jaya regency, the works is due to commence operations in 2020 but has been plagued with land disputes. While local communities are supportive of the new plant, they want a disagreement over land issues to be resolved before construction resumes. They are also requesting that environmental impact requirements linked to the plant are met. It is not uncommon for issues over land ...

Livetouch Investments starts production at Redcliff plant

30 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Livetouch Investments has commenced cement production at its 410,000tpa capacity plant in Redcliff, Zimbabwe, a senior company executive said. Managing director Dongning Wang told The Sunday Mail Business that the US$34m plant had started operations and has the second biggest production capacity of all local cement producers. Livetouch’s production is currently being distributed to potential customers to give the potential consumers a feel of the quality of the products. "This is o...

Eurocement Group to invest in Kaliningrad plant

26 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Russia’s Eurocement Group is reported to be considering investment in the construction of a new plant in the Danor industrial park, in the Guruyevsky district of the country’s Kaliningrad exclave, according to the Government of the Kaliningrad region. The new cement works is expected to reduce the region’s dependence on cement trucked in from other parts of Russia while making a positive contribution to the development of Kaliningrad’s industry. "This large-scale project is in line w...

Key equipment for Fancesa line arrives at port

19 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Some 200 large components for the new production line of Bolivian cement producer Fábrica Nacional de Cemento (Fancesa) have arrived at the northern Chilean port of Iquique. From Iquique Terminal Internacional they will be transported to Cal Orcko, near Sucre, where the new 2100tpd line will be built. Commissioning is scheduled for mid-2019. FLSmidth was awarded the contract for the line on 27 July 2016. Equipment supply will include ATOX® 35.0 vertical mill for raw grinding, ROTAX-2® r...

CILAS sees Biskra plant inauguration

18 October 2017, Published under Cement News

The new cement plant at Biskra by CILAS was inaugurated on 17 October 2017 in the presence of the Minister of Industry and Jean-Jacques Gauthier, CEO of LafargeHolcim Algérie, among others. CILAS is a joint venture between the Algerian Souakri Group and LafargeHolcim with a 51-49 per cent share split. The new Biskra plant has a production capacity of 2.7Mta and will enable Algeria to be self-sufficient in its cement supply, particularly to the southern part of the country. The project...

Venezuela: Llas Lanadas commissions Line 2

16 October 2017, Published under Cement News

On Friday, 13 October the second line of the Las LLanadas plant in Trujillo, Venezuela, was commissioned, increasing the cement works’ capacity by 0.5Mta to 1.35Mta. Line No 2 includes a 64m-long kiln and General Lynch Dávila, president of the Corporación Socialista de Cementos, which owns the cement plant, said that the company’s technology “is a model throughout the South American region.” "We also have a large warehouse in which 12,000t of cement will be stored and two bulk dispatch...

Vicem Hoang Mai requested to build plant elsewhere

27 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Authorities of Vietnam’s Nghe An province have asked the Vicem Hoang Mai Cement Joint Stock Company, an affiliate of Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), to study a different location for the construction of the company’s 4.5Mta Hoang Mai 2 cement plant. The provincial authorities have rejected the company’s proposal to develop the VN10.8tn (US$475.25m) plant in Hoang Mai 2 industrial park while suggesting the company survey an area in Tan Thang commune, Quynh Luu district, for th...

Semen Indonesia

25 September 2017, Published under Cement News

August saw Semen Indonesia record a 10.6 per cent increase in cement sales with total volumes for the month coming in at 2.87Mt, compared to 2.59Mt in the same month last year. The domestic market saw a 6.2 per cent increase to 2.66Mt, while exports grew by 136.4 per cent to 205,219t. For the January-August period, the company’s total cement sales by volume stand at 18.13Mt, 9.4 per cent up on the same period last year. Domestic sales for the first eight months of the year are up by 4.1 p...

Carlos Slim enters Costa Rican cement market

14 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Fortaleza, owned by Carlos Slim, will commence operations in a few weeks in alliance with Plycem, which is also part of the Elementia group owned by Carlos Slim and Mexican entrepreneur Antonio del Valle Ruiz. The joint venture is scheduled to inaugurate a cement plant in Barranca, Puntarenas, at the end of September, according to the Federal College of Engineers and Architects (CFIA). The new player will compete with the already-established cement producers, Cemex and Lafarg...

Baturaja II plant will start commercial operations this month

08 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The Semen Baturaja II plant of Baturaja Cement Corp will start commercial operations this September after undergoing two months of trials. According to Baturaja Cement's General Director, Rahmad Pribadi, the schedule for operations was moved ahead by a month, from 1 October. The Indonesian plant will increase the overall production capacity at the site by 1.85Mta. The Baturaja II works will also raise its production capacity by 92.5 per cent, or 3.85Mt, in 2018 from 2Mt this year. The new...