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Scan Togo Awandjelo works to be inaugurated

13 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Scan Togo’s new works at Awandjélo in Togo’s Kara region will be inaugurated on 15 July, according to local news reports. The HeidelbergCement-owned works represents an investment of US$15m and is expected to produce 0.2Mta of cement.

LafargeHolcim Laâyoune grinding unit enters operation

12 July 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Maroc has completed the construction of its 0.2Mta grinding unit in Laâyoune, according to the company’s management board. Meanwhile, work has started on the building of a new 1.7Mta cement works in Souss. Equipment for the plant has been ordered from Germany-based thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions.

Zambia’s president unveils plans for US$528m cement plant

10 July 2017, Published under Cement News

President Edgar Lungu of Zambia announced the construction of a US$528m cement plant at Ndola Lime Co in the country’s Copperbelt as the country aims to diversify its economy. The investment is a joint venture between Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holdings and China’s Sinoconst. The 5000tpd plant will have two 20MW coal-fired power plants to provide electricity to the facility. Copperbelt Permanent secretary, Elias Kamanga, said the cement plant will create about 4000 jo...

Asia prepares for new capacity

05 July 2017, Published under Cement News

As ICR rounds up the latest capacity projects from around the world in its July 2017 issue, CemNet focusses on cement plants currently under construction and recently-announced projects in Asia as it prepares for Cemtech Asia 2017, which will take place 9-12 July in the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. Producers in South Asia are continuing to expand their production base, with activity in Indonesia still strong. Pictured is Semen Indonesia’s Rembang plant under construction, courtesy...


03 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Votorantim has started operations at its Sivas works in Turkey. The plant recently trebled its capacity to 1.8Mta and now represents 42 per cent of the group’s Turkish capacity. Some US$150m was invested by Votorantim in Turkey. The expansion of the Charlevoix works in Michigan, USA, should come on-stream next year. Currently, Brazil represents around 60 per cent of Votorantim’s turnover, in spite of the severe recession there. The Brazilian market is expected to begin to recover in 2019.

Votorantim Cimentos to inaugurate Sivas plant

03 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos is to inaugurate its cement works in Sivas, Turkey, as part of its drive for geographic diversification. International operations account for 40 per cent of its revenues, a share that is expected to grow next year as the expansion of the Charlevoix (MI), USA, works comes online. ‘Geographic diversification works as a "hedge," which compensates for the situation we're going through in Brazil,’ said company president, Walter Dissinger. Therefore, it is expected that ...

Shaping southeast Asia

28 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Ahead of Cemtech Asia in Singapore, 9-12 July 2017, ICR takes a moment to consider the changing make-up of southeast Asia’s cement capacity. The region has been at the forefront of cement industry growth for the last decade and, while the impetus for new capacity has started to ease, several key regional players have emerged and are now extremely influential in determining regional cement trade and supply. Producers such as Thailand’s SCG are entering promising markets like Myanmar as...


26 June 2017, Published under Cement News

For the year ending March 2017, PPC saw its group revenue improve by five per cent to ZAR9641m (US$750m), compared to ZAR9187m in the previous year. EBITDA over the same period slipped by 13 per cent from ZAR2385m to ZAR2065m, while operating income fell 24 per cent from ZAR1630m to ZAR1233m. The uptick in revenue was attributed to the strength of its rest of Africa business, which saw its EBITDA increase by 19 per cent over the period. The rest of Africa cement business saw revenues adva...

Dangote Cement

26 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Production is due to start at Dangote’s new 1.5Mta cement grinding plant in Bouansa, Republic of Congo, this month, according to the company. The US$300m facility will take the country’s total cement production capacity to 2.55Mta along with Cimaf (0.5Mta), Sonocc (0.25Mta) and Forspal (0.3Mta). The works will also boost Dangote’s capacity across Africa to more than 40Mta. Construction is currently underway on a new 3Mta grinding plant in Côte d'Ivoire and two new plants have been announc...

Sustainable Primavera

13 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The construction and operation of cement plants carry the potential to have a profound impact on the local environment and communities. However, with a strategic approach that considers a cement producer’s return on social investment, they can be a force for good, bringing mutual benefits for the company and these communities. By Álvaro Lorenz, Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil. In June 2017 Votorantim Cimentos will be celebrating its first year of operation at the 1.2Mta Primavera plant...