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Medcem Cameroon to officially open 16 Dec

13 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Medcem Cameroon, owned by the Turkey-based Eren Holdings, will officially open its Douala plant on Friday, 16 December. With a production capacity of 0.6Mta, the cement plant represents an investment of XAF13bn (US$21m). The first cement was produced in October 2015. Medcem Cameroon is the third cement company to have launched on the domestic market in three years and the fourth cement producer in the country, joining LafargeHolcim subsidiary Cimencam, Dangote Cement and CIMAF. As ...

Tanzania: three companies plan to expand capacity

09 December 2016, Published under Cement News

With the implementation of several multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects, cement demand looks to soar in the coming years. In light of this three companies have instigated large-scale investment in cement production, which could see domestic production capacity double, according to Industry, Trade and Investment Minister, Charles Mwijage. Mr Mwijage declined to identify who the potential investors in new capacity were, only saying that they were each at different stages of implementin...

Shree Cement awaits environmental clearance for West Bengal grinding unit

06 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement is awaiting environmental clearance for its cement grinding unit in West Bengal, India. The company plans to build a 5Mta grinding plant at Prabatpur and Digha villages, Raghunathpur, Puralia district. The estimated INR6bn (US$88m) project also includes a 20MW coal- and petcoke-based captive power unit. A public hearing is scheduled for 9 December 2016. Shree Cement is yet to finalise the contractor and equipment supplier for the project.

Semen Indonesia

01 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Despite the government’s commitment to infrastructure development and low-income housing programmes, poor cement demand caused a 3.3 per cent YoY contraction in Indonesian cement sales in September 2016. According to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI), domestic sales fell to 5.64Mt with a decline being seen in all regions except Sulawesi (+6.8 per cent) and Maluku and Papua (+10 per cent). These latest figures take total sales for January-September to 44.71Mt, up 2.95 per cent compared ...


01 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Improved cement sales in South Africa and growing volumes in Rwanda resulted in PPC reporting a 13 per cent increase in group cement sales in the six months ending 30 September 2016, compared to the previous six months. Revenue for the period came in at ZAR5.2bn (US$370m), compared to ZAR4.6bn in the six months ending 31 March 2016, representing an increase of 15 per cent. Revenue in the lime business advanced by six per cent while the company’s aggregates and ready-mixed operations recorded...


01 December 2016, Published under Cement News

For the 9M16 Dangote has reported strong revenue and volume growth despite challenging conditions across Africa. Revenue advanced by 21 per cent to NGN442.1bn (US$1.4bn), compared to NGN365bn in the same period last year. Group cement volumes grew by 41 per cent to hit 18.4Mt, representing a 28.1 per cent improvement in the Nigerian market and a 72.9 per cent rise in the company’s Pan-Africa market. EBITDA slipped by 16.3 per cent to NGN178.4bn, compared to NGN213.2bn in 9M15. The quarter...

LafargeHolcim invests in new Colombia plant

23 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim Colombia has announced it will begin the construction of a new cement plant in Buga, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The new plant will have a capacity of 0.5Mta and represents an investment of US$30m. It is expected to employ 200 people during its construction phase with a further 180 direct and indirect jobs in transport logistics between Buenaventura and Buga. “I would like to emphasise that following the merger of LafargeHolcim [the plant] is the first investment the company...

Malaysia: CMSB pledges year-round cement supply

09 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMSB) has said it will be able produce a year-round reliable supply of cement following the commissioning of its third and largest plant in Mambong, Sarawak. The new plant has an estimated production capacity of 1Mta and represents a MYR190m (US$44.9m) investment. Managing Director of CMSB, Richard Curtis, said the integrated plant with adjoining clinker plant will increase the firm’s production by almost 60 per cent to 2.75Mta. Current local demand lands at aro...

Bolivia’s Morales signs off 1.3Mta cement works plan

09 November 2016, Published under Cement News

President Evo Morales authorised the construction of a US$306m cement plant in Potosí, Bolivia. The new 1.3Mta works will be built in Cutara, near Karachipampa, near an important limestone deposit. Around US$245m is earmarked for the actual plant while the remainder will be spent on complementary services such as electricity, gas, roads and the installation of potable water.

Raysut: Barwaaqo Cement makes steady progress

08 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement’s cement plant project in Berbera, Somaliland, is progressing well, according to company sources. Barwaaqo Cement Co has completed soil investigation studies and is moving to select contractors. “The Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) contractor shall be selected shortly. The project is expected to be complete within 12 months from the date of selecting the EPC contractor,” Ahmed bin Yousuf bin Alawi al Ibrahim, chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. The Be...