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Borneo Cement (Sabah) to complete 1.75Mta capacity project by 3Q25

04 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Following a joint venture agreement between Sabah Economic Development Corp (Sedco) and Sri Alam Setia Sdn Bhd that will see the creation of Borneo Cement (Sabah) Sdn Bhd, a new integrated cement plant will be built in Pinangah, Tongod, Malaysia. The new plant will be able to produce 5000tpd of clinker and 1.75Mta of cement. With Sabah’s market  demand currently at 1.4Mta it is expected that the plant will also serve other markets. A memorandum of agreement has been signed between the ne...

Shree Cement starts commercial production at Purulia

31 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement Ltd has commenced commercial production at its clinker grinding unit in the  Purulia district of West Bengal with a cement capacity of 3Mta. According to the company, this is the first factory in the state which will help meet the growing demand for cement in West Bengal.  Shree Cement operates 10 integrated cement plants and 11 grinding units across India. The Purulia plant is expected to create direct and indirect employment opportunities for over 1000 people. With this,...

Heidelberg Materials celebrates expansion at Port Canaveral

02 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The media was given a tour of the new Heidelberg Materials slag-cement processing facility at Port Canaveral, USA, on 25 May. In operation at the port for 20 years, guests witnessed a grand re-opening of the reconfigured plant after a US$24-25m project to increase its slag cement output by 25 per cent.   Heidelberg Material’s expansion at Port Canaveral adds 200,000t of capacity to support construction projects throughout Florida and beyond. It also adds another 40 jobs to the port’...

Lucky to add a new clinker line of 1.82Mt in Iraq

19 May 2023, Published under Cement News

GM Finance and Company Secretary, Faisal Mahmood, of Lucky Cement Ltd  ( Yunus Brothers Group ) informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on 18 May that the company has made a 1.82Mta expansion plan with its joint venture partner in Samawah, Iraq, taking the total capacity under its clinker production company Najmah Al Samawah to 3.13Mta.  It will coincide with the increasing cement demands in Iraq. The management expects the plant to be completed in 18 months, as per PSX notice, after...

New Mitchell Cement kiln line produces first clinker

28 April 2023, Published under Cement News

First clinker was produced at the Lehigh Portland Cement's new state-of-the-art cement plant in Mitchell, Indiana, USA, on 23 April 2023.  The construction of the new Mitchell cement plant  ( Heidelberg Materials group ) began in 2019 and the vast majority of the work at the site has now been completed.  “We are extremely pleased to have the new Mitchell kiln online and producing clinker,” said Chris Ward, president and CEO of Heidelberg Materials North America . “With the capabilit...

Fauji Cement Co to become Pakistan's third-largest cement producer

25 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Fauji Cement Co Ltd (FCCL) heads to become the third-largest cement producer with a total cement production capacity of 10.5Mta in Pakistan, according to AKD Research. FCCL commissioned its Nimazpur capacity expansion of a 2.05Mta plant at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in late October 2022. Moreover, another capacity expansion for FCCL of 2.05Mta at Dera Ghazi Khan is in the pipeline and is expected to be commissioned in 2QFY23-24.  The research house has estimated that the current coal mix...

Congo's Tao-Tao plant project 45% completed

18 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Work on the new Tao-Tao cement plant in the Niari department of Republic of Congo has been 45 per cent completed, according to Les Echos du Congo Brazzaville. The second plant in the Niari region is expected to come online in 2024, following an agreement between the Congolese and Indian governments. Earlier, the company announced the construction of a 1.8Mta plant in Mafoubou. The new plant will have a cement capacity of 0.6Mta and enable the country to increase its production of cement.

Sinoma signs US$600m industrial agreement with Sino-Ethiopian JV

17 April 2023, Published under Cement News

China-based Sinoma International Engineering has signed a cooperation agreement with Sino-Ethiopian joint venture, National West Industrial Holding (NWIH) Building Materials Holding Co, to undertake a US$600m investment in an industrial park development project in eastern Ethiopia. Sinoma will undertake the engineering, procurement and construction works of the Melka-Jebdu industrial park development project, which includes a 6000tpd cement plant, along with metal and lime production plant...

New cement plant for Afghanistan

03 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Afghanistan will increase its cement capacity with a new 1Mta cement plant, the Shur Andem cement project, located in Kandahar. The acting head of Kandahar’s Mines and Petroleum Department, Abdul Hanan Hamid, said the project represents an investment of US$100m. “The production will be low initially but eventually, around 5000 people will be employed here,” said Abdul Rahim, head of the company. Practical work in terms of cement production will start within one year, according TOLO news, ...

Bamburi Cement to open a new shale quarry

03 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based Bamburi Cement (part of Holcim )will be opening a new shale quarry in Kwale County to serve a new cement plant. The quarry is expected to supply around 20 per cent of the total resource material for the clinker production process. Bamburi plans to scale up its south coast business and establish a 5000tpd clinker plant, said the company’s former CEO, Seddig Hassani. The site is located on approximately 700 acres of land currently owned by local communities that are practicing...