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Egin to start Cameroon cement production in October

01 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cameroon-based Egin SA has signed an investment agreement with the government, under guidance of the Investment Promotion Agency (API). Project manager, Jean-Pierre Belobo, announced that the company expects to produce the first bags, marketed under the “Lion” brand, in October 2017. While news about the new XAF8.2bn (US$14.9m) factory is limited, the new works is based in Douala and is 90 per cent complete. Raw materials have been ordered. The Cameroon cement market has attracted m...

BUA’s sees completion of new 3Mta Edo line

01 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, inaugurated the 3Mta second production line at BUA’s Obu cement plant in Okpella, Edo state. “This project is a big boost to the Nigerian economy and it will provide employment opportunity for the both skilled and unskilled youths of this state and the country at large,’’ he said and added that the plant’s capacity will help consolidate the country’s self-sufficiency in cement as well as providing a significant boost to national export capacity. ...

Emami expects to break even in FY16-17

01 September 2017, Published under Cement News

India-based Emami Cement expects to break even by the end of FY17-18 and bank a profit by the next financial year. The company’s bottom line will be driven primarily by value and volume of sales, according to Vivek Chawla, wholetime director and CEO. Emami’s top line is forecast to expand to INR14bn-15bn (US$218.9m-234.5m) by the end of the current fiscal if sales of 3.2Mt are achieved. This sales volume represents 80 per cent of its 4Mta total installed capacity. “Usually cement compani...

Eurocement holds tender applications for 2.4Mta plant in Uzbekistan

21 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Eurocement Group is currently holding a tender for a general contractor to build a new cement plant in the Angren Free Economic Zone in Uzbekistan, the Jahon information agency reports. The project plans the construction of a new dry-process plant with a capacity of 6200tpd of clinker or 2.4Mta of cement. It will save 35-45 per cent on the plant's natural gas usage and the plans are to start production by the end of 2018. The project is under the special control of the Uzbek government...

Ugandan government supports new cement plant

01 August 2017, Published under Cement News

China National Materials Group (Sinoma) is seeking to invest UGX1.8tr (USD500m) in a new cement factory to be located at Mbale Industrial Park in eastern Uganda, 225km from Kampala.   Details of the new plant have not been released and final approval will depend on the company securing the limestone deposit to supply the factory.   A Ugandan government delegation visited Beijing in July and confirmed its support for the project. “We will provide land, licence for limestone and other incen...

Holcim Philippines to invest US$54m in the next 2 years

28 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines Inc plans to invest US$54m over the next two years to increase its capacity to 12Mta to support the government’s flagship infrastructure projects. The company will invest US$54m in the next two years to add 2Mt to its current cement capacity by the first half of 2019, particularly in La Union and Davao," Holcim Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer, Sapna Sood, said in a statement. "Our investments assure that Holcim Philippines will continue to provide a re...

Boral bids for 24h mill at Geelong

28 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Australian cement producer Boral has applied to the Australian Environmental Protection Authority to run a 24h grinding mill in Geelong’s north. The new facility at the proposed North Shore site will have a capacity of 1.3Mta. “(The new site) is directly adjacent to the wharf complex, which would allow efficient unloading of clinker from ships,” a Boral spokesman said when the company first raised the concept late last year. “Importantly, the site is also surrounded by other large ­in...

PT Indocement

24 July 2017, Published under Cement News

October last year saw PT Indocement add 4.4Mta of production capacity at a new plant in Citeureup, West Java, taking the company’s total capacity to 25Mta. June this year saw cement consumption on West Java fall by 30.1 per cent, compared to the same period last year, according to figures from the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). In fact, all regions saw consumption slump last month as the country’s total cement consumption came in 23.8 per cent down on June 2016. Indonesia’s construc...

Anhui Conch

24 July 2017, Published under Cement News

China’s Anhui Conch is to build a new cement plant in the Terengulsky district of the Ulyanovsk region, Russia. The plant is believed to have a cement production capacity of 5000tpd. Work on the new facility is expected to begin in the 1Q18 with the plant becoming operational in late 2020-early 2021. Over the years, the company has constructed or invested in 14 companies in five different countries. In September 2016 it was reported that Anhui was interested in acquiring a stake in Pakist...

Algeria’s GICA to produce 20Mta of cement by 2019-20

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Algeria’s Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie (GICA) will increase its production to 20Mta by 2019-20, said company spokesperson Azzeddine Asfirane. The increase in output will be possible due to the expansion of the company’s cement works at Chlef, Ain El Kebira and Zahana and the commissioning of two new cement works at Sigus (Oum El Bouaghi) and Béchar. Ain El Kebira, which entered service last February, is expected to ramp up to its full 3Mta capacity by February 2018 while Ch...