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Chad: President Idriss Déby opens CIMAF plant

13 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Chad’s President, Idriss Déby Itno, inaugurated on Monday the new Lamadji cement plant just north of the capital, N’Djaména. The works marks the cooperation between the country and Morocco’s CIMAF and represents an investment of XOF23bn. It has a cement capacity of 0.5Mta, which can be further expanded to 1Mta.

Plans to set up cement facilities near India’s thermal power plants

02 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Fifteen companies in India have expressed an interest to set up cement plants near NTCP power stations to help dispose the power company of the 52Mt fly ash generated by its projects. In addition, NTPC is also scouting for captive consumers to create the demand for the electricity generated by its plants as the cement facilities will be required to buy power from the nearby NTPC works. "Interested party shall sign a long-term agreement with NTPC for use of fly ash and electricity exclusiv...

AfDB provides loan to Diamond Cement Guinée

30 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The African Development Bank has granted a US$22.5m loan to Diamond Cement Guinéa to finance a clinker production unit. The new 0.5Mta plant will be built in Souguéta, some 200km from Conakry. Clinker from the works will be sent to grinding units in the outskirts of Conakry. According to the agreement, the new unit will help to "reduce the cost of cement production on the one hand and make cement more accessible to the population,  while on the other hand, reduce dependence of the Guinea...

FANCESA Cal Orck’o works to start production mid-2019

30 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Bolivia’s Fábrica Nacional de Cemento (FANCESA) will finish all earthmoving works on the site of its new cement plant in Cal Orck’o  in two months’ time, according to the company. New equipment will start arriving in September with the line’s completion scheduled in 2019. The earth movement stage was expected to take only four months but for undisclosed reasons there has been a four-month lag. However, FLSmidth, who was awarded the contract on 27 July 2016 has pledged to start equipment d...

Morocco’s Tekcim project online 2019?

27 April 2017, Published under Cement News

First announced in 2012, Tekcim’s cement plant in El Jadida, Morocco, is expected to open in 2019 with work to begin in a few months’ time, reports La Tribune. To finance the project, Tekcim’s parent, SGTM Group, has approached the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the bank is expected to finalise the case in early summer. The cement plant represents an investment of MAD2.5bn (US$252m). The project includes a 500ha quarry.

PPC

26 April 2017, Published under Cement News

PPC’s new cement grinding plant in Harare, Zimbabwe, is now officially open for business. The US$85m works was opened by President Robert Mugabe and marks the company’s third production site in the country. With a cement production capacity of 0.7Mta, the plant was constructed by China’s Sinoma and features a cement ball mill with dynamic separator, a single-line packer, palletiser, storage warehouse, road and rail offloading facilities, and a bulk bag-loading facility. Taking PPC’s to...

Indonesia: changing perspectives

10 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Following high capacity utilisation rates and the prospect of market growth going forward, the decade running up to 2015 looked promising for Indonesian cement producers. However, as capacity expansions were implemented, economic growth faltered and cement demand slowed in 2015-16. Forecasts for 2017 are somewhat more optimistic, but the past few years have required domestic cement producers to change their perspective. B y Sinarmas Sekuritas, Indonesia. The slowdown in ceme...

Philippines: Eagle Cement Corp eyes third Bulacan line

06 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Eagle Cement Corp plans to open the third line of its Bulacan cement plant by 2018. The new line will add 2Mta of production capacity to the 5.1Mta integrated works in San Ildefonso, bringing its total cement capacity to 7.1Mta. Full funding for the new line has already been secured. In addition, the company is also looking to build a cement plant in Cebu by 4Q17 with completion of the 2Mta facility scheduled for 1Q20. The Cebu plant will be financed through the funds raised from the E...

Prime Cement plans new Rwandan plant

05 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement industry newcomer, Prime Cement, plans to construct a US$65m plant in Musanze District, Northern Province, Rwanda. The company has reportedly signed an equipment supply deal with FLSmidth, according to an article by The New Times (Rwanda). Gisele Bayigamba, general manager Milbridge Holding, the consortium that owns Prime Cement, said construction of the 0.7Mta facility will begin in the 3Q18. Cimerwa currently operates Rwanda’s sole integrated cement plant. The company, in w...

Bolivia: Potosí groundworks to start in two months

05 April 2017, Published under Cement News

The construction of the new cement works in Potosí, Bolivia, is moving ahead as the movement of land at the site is scheduled to start in two months’ time, according to Williams Cervantes Beltrán, the town’s mayor. The new plant represents a total investment of US$306m, including the mobilisation and exploitation of the limestone deposits and operating expenses. The construction of the plant itself is expected to cost around US$241m. Last March t he Bolivian government awarded the contra...