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Pakistan: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government awards new production licences

28 March 2017, Published under Cement News

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Monday awarded 14 licences to various industrial groups based in Pakistan for the establishment of cement factories in the province. Dawn News reported that the licencees were Premier Enterprises, Maharaj Enterprises, Gharibwal Cement, Bestway Cement and CAD International. Chief guest at the special licence distribution ceremony, Chief Minister, Pervez Khattak, claimed that the initiative would bring about a US$2.5bn investment to the province and w...

Anhui Conch in talks on Uzbekistan plant construction

28 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Representatives of China’s Anhui Conch Cement Co of China have visited Uzbekistan to discuss cooperation with local construction and production company Umar regarding the implementation of a cement plant in Samarkand, Novosti Uzbekistan news agency reported. Zhao Weiqiang, a senior official of Anhui Conch, said the company is looking to establish a footprint in central Asian countries, adding: “We have the intention to build here a cement plant with annual production capacity of 2Mt of cem...

India: Emami commissions 2Mta grinding plant in West Bengal

24 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Emami has commissioned its 2Mta cement grinding unit at the Panagarh Industrial Park in the Burdwan district of West Bengal, India. The INR7bn (US$107m) works has been developed on a 65-acre site and is part of the INR3.5bn, 5.5Mta cement production complex. The company operates a clinker plant and a grinding unit at Risda in Balodabazar district, Chhattisgarh with a further 1.8Mta grinding facility planned in Odisha. The Panagarh unit will produce the complete range of OPC (Ordinary ...

Bolivia awards Potosí contract to German-Spanish consortium

22 March 2017, Published under Cement News

The Bolivian government has awarded the US$241m contract to construct a new cement plant in Potosí to a consortium of Germany-based thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions and Spanish companies Imasa and Valoriza (Sacyr Group). The new plant will be located in the community of Chiutara, 4000m above sea level, making it one of the highest in the world, according to the Service’s of Development of Productive Companies (Sedem). The consortium is scheduled to the deliver the 1.3Mta plant in 36 ...

Pakistan: Bestway Cement awards Sinoma brownfield project

02 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Bestway Cement Ltd informed the Pakistan Stock Exchange that it will set up a brownfield cement plant with a capacity of 6000tpd clinker at its Farooqia site in District Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in northern Pakistan. According to Sehar Hussain, secretary and general counsel of the company, Bestway Cement signed an agreement with Sinoma International Engineering Co Ltd on 1 March 2017. According to the APCMA,  Bestway Cement’s four plants have a combined capacity of 7.9Mta.

US$55m loan for new Congo cement plant

28 February 2017, Published under Cement News

The Republic of Congo and the Export-Import Bank of India have signed an agreement for a US$55m loan to finance a new cement plant in Mafoubou/Tao Tao village in the Niari department with a term of three years. The loan is payable over 25 years with a five-year grace period and at an interest rate of 1.75 per cent. Three Indian companies have already bid for the tender launched by the Indian bank. However, details about the new plant have not been disclosed.

AfriSam CEO: AfriSam's new Lesotho plant to help country's growth

17 February 2017, Published under Cement News

AfriSam cement manufacturing plant in Lesotho will add to the growth prospects of the country, AfriSam CEO, Stephan Olivier, says of the newly-commissioned 0.2Mta cement plant. Mr Olivier made the remarks during the launch of Lesotho's first cement manufacturing plant which was officially opened by Lesotho’s Prime Minister, Dr Pakalitha Mosisili, last week. He indicated that the new cement plant comfortably meets the local cement demand and is capable of producing specialized products for...


03 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement, which forms part of LafargeHolcim through Bamburi Cement, is to build a 1Mta grinding centre at Nyakesia, Rubongi, in Uganda.   The new unit is expected to cost around US$40m and to come on-stream by June 2018. The company is in the final stages of exploration for a limestone deposit in northeastern Uganda.  The new works should take Hima Cement’s capacity to 1.9Mta.

Semen Indonesia

25 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia was dealt a blow on 16 January when Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo revoked the company’s permit for its cement plant in Rembang. Despite being 99 per cent complete, all work at the plant has been suspended while the company complies with requests for environmental impact analyses, environment management plans and environment monitoring plans. According to Semen Indonesia, the Rembang plant, along with the new Indarung VI works in Padang, West Sumatra, is instrumental...

UltraTech Cement

25 January 2017, Published under Cement News

If recent figures from UltraTech Cement are anything to go by, India’s cement sector has not been as severely hit by the demonetisation process as first feared. Although results for 3QFY17 show a two per cent decline in domestic sales to 11.01Mt and a one per cent dip in overall sales to 11.7Mt, consolidated net profit was up 4.7 per cent YoY to INR59.39bn (US$871.6m). Cost control measures played a significant role in the results with lower power consumption and an increased share of ele...