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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...

Vietnam's Long Son Line 2 enters operation

08 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Long Son Co Ltd has successfully brought its second production line of its Long Son cement plant in Thanh Hoa, into production, raising the plant’s capacity to 14,000tpd (5Mta). Located in Dong Son, in the town of Bim Son, the works counts as one of the country’s largest cement works, according to Viet Nam News.

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...