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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...

New Zimbabwe plant begins production

03 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Chinese company Livetouch Investments, has started production at its 400,000tpa capacity plant in Redcliff, Zimbabwe.   Construction of the plant is part of Phase One of the company’s project. Managing director and co-shareholder Dongning Wang told The Herald Business (Zimbabwe) that the plant had started operations at 70 per cent of its capacity on a trial basis.   The plant uses slag from the nearby ZISCO steel plant at Kwekwe.  

Cemex requests new authorisation to increase capacity in Colombia

03 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex Latam Holdings has announced it will present a new application for an environmental permit which would enable the Mexico-based cement producer to increase capacity at its Maceo plant in Antioquia, Colombia. The plant, which represents an investment of US$340m, is authorised to produce 0.25Mta at present. Earlier the company had applied to raise plant capacity to 0.95Mta, but the request had been denied. The company said that it decided to postpone the start-up of the plant, whil...

Sika opens new cement plant in Coatzacoalcos

31 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Sika announced the opening of a new mortar cement factory in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. The new plant will also start production of concrete additives previously owned by the company in Villahermosa, Tabasco, according to a company statement. "The new production site in Coatzacoalcos will strengthen our position in one of Mexico's four major business centres,” said José Luis Vázquez, Sika's regional manager for Latin America, in a statement. "From here, we can provide construction p...

Anhui Conch

28 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Despite over-capacity and intense market competition, Anhui Conch recorded a 9.72 per cent increase in revenue in 2016 to CNY55.9bn (US$8.1bn), compared to the previous year. Net profit came in at CNY8.57bn, up 13.7 per cent YoY, while earnings per share saw a 13.7 per cent increase on 2015 to reach CNY1.62. According to the company, it adopted a “one policy for one region, one policy for one plant and implementation of different policies’, which achieved a stable increase in sales volume...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

28 March 2017, Published under Cement News

China National Building Materials (CNBM) has been in talks with the President of Tanzania regarding the construction by Sinoma International Engineering Co of a new cement plant in the country. The proposed works is to be located at the coastal town of Tanga with 30 per cent of its output destined for the domestic market, while the remaining 70 per cent will be exported to neighbouring markets such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda and Sudan. The final production capacity ...

Dangote Cement

28 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Dangote reported cement sales of 2Mt in Ethiopia in 2016, giving it an estimated market share of 24 per cent, despite renewed competition in 4Q16. The company’s 2.4Mta plant, located in Mugher, 90km from the capital Addis Ababa, opened in May 2015, achieving 1Mt of sales in its first seven months of operation. The plant has not only been supplying the domestic market, where low per capita consumption and good economic growth bode well for the producer, it has also been exporting, primaril...

Semen Indonesia

28 March 2017, Published under Cement News

For Semen Indonesia, March has seen continuing protests against its new Rembang cement plant in Central Java. With its launch already delayed by a number of months due to complaints from local farmers, the company has agreed to postpone its opening until May or June while the issues are resolved. Local farmers fear the new works will compromise the quality of groundwater in the region. Semen Indonesia argues that it has offered a potential solution to this issue, as well as emphasising the r...