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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...


02 November 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has agreed to sell its 54.3 per cent controlling stake in the Chilean cement producer Cemento Polpaico for some US$225m to Inversiones Caburga, which is controlled by the Hurtado Vicuña family. Cemento Polpaico owns one integrated cement works and two grinding centres with a combined cement capacity of 2.3Mta as well as 25 batching plants and some aggregates operations. LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire was re-named from Socimat at the beginning of September. The company, which tr...

Canada: McInnis Cement ready to start Spring deliveries

02 November 2016, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement, in collaboration with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the other shareholders, announced that close to 75 per cent of the construction phase of the 2.5Mta cement greenfield plant has been completed and certain operations have begun. The heightened pace of construction on the company's various sites, starting with the Port-Daniel-Gascons industrial project, will allow the project to be completed in time for the first cement deliveries in the spring.The Sainte-C...

Algeria: New integrated plant to produce oil well cement

02 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Algeria's Minister of Industry and Mines, Abdessalem Bouchouareb, has stated that a planned 1.5Mta integrated plant being built by STG Engineering and Real Estate Development will be operational by 1Q17, Radio Algérienne reports. As originally announced, the plant had been scheduled to begin production in 2016, but construction on the project did not begin until February of this year. Built at a cost of DZD21bn (US$190m) in Timokten commune in the south's Adrar province, the plant will...

Egypt: Ain Sokhna plant a step nearer to reality

31 October 2016, Published under Cement News

A cement company plans to establish a cement factory on the Ain Sokhna desert road with a 1.5Mta clinker production capacity. Ahmed Abdelmoghny, managing director of Premiere Financial Consultants, said that his company seeks to provide funds worth EGP3bn (US$337m) annually to an undisclosed cement company. Moreover, he said that the cement company will upgrade its existing lines. The implementation period of the project is 24 months following the establishment date, with Mr Abdelmoghny n...

Algeria: cement imports to end by 2017

31 October 2016, Published under Cement News

According to the Minister of Industry and Mining, Abdessalem Bouchouareb, 2017 will mark the end of cement imports to Algeria: "The year 2017 will mark the end of cement import in Algeria, with the commissioning of all cement plants across the country, whose total annual production capacity is expected to reach 6Mta.” Mr Bouchouareb made the statement during an inspection of a cement plant project in the commune of Timegtane, in the sub-prefecture of Aoulef, 260km east of Adrar. The site ...

Tunisia: new Sidi Bouzid cement works online in 2018

26 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Tunisia will see a new 1Mta cement plant entering service in 2018 in Sidi Bouzid, according to the Director General of the Manufacturing Industry Brahim Chebli. "This new project whose cost is estimated at TND500m will be launched in 2018," the official said in an interview with African Manager.  It is expected that the new works will also generate 300 new jobs.

India: Emami Cement hopes to add 15-20Mta in 3-5 years

25 October 2016, Published under Cement News

India-based Emami Cement has plans to construct new plants that will add 15-20Mta of capacity to its portfolio over the next 3-5 years, as reported by The Times of India. Director of Emami Cement, Aditya Agarwal, said, “We aim to be among the top three players in the cement industry. We expect our cement division's turnover to touch [INR25bn] in 2018-19.” The company, which began operations at its 5.5Mta Chhattisgarh plant in July this year, expects to register revenues of around INR5bn (...

Indonesia: new Indocement plant commissioned

21 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s Minister of Industry, Erlangga Hartarto has commissioned a new cement plant of PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk in Cileungsi, Bogor District, West Java. "The government appreciates the use of high technology in the new factory, with an annual production capacity of 4.4Mt,” the minister said. The unit represents an investment of IDR5.6tn, a reflection of the country’s attractiveness to investors, he added. Mr Erlangga said Indonesia produces 60Mta of cement with an insta...

Argos Honduras to add capacity at San Lorenzo

20 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Colombia’s Cementos Argos has announced plans to construct a new cement plant in San Lorenzo, Valle, southern Honduras. The project represents an investment of US$25m. “Argos will consolidate its presence in the country with this operation. The grinding capacity of San Lorenzo is 300,000tpa and we will manufacture grey cement, with major emphasis on general use,” said Harry Abuchaibe, Argos director for Honduras. The San Lorenzo plant, formerly known as Grinding Station CeSur, was acq...