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Benin to build 1.6Mta cement plant

24 February 2022, Published under Cement News

The government of Benin plans to build a cement plant with 5000tpd clinker capacity and 1.6Mta of cement capacity. The new plant will have an option to expand its cement capacity to 3Mta. Benin’s Council of Ministers announced on 23 February 2022 the completion of preparatory studies for the construction project of a cement plant. "The Council has shown itself to be in favour of entering into a contract with a specialised group, with a view to carrying out preparatory studies for a project...

Societe de Ciment de Cote d'Ivoire sees inauguration second plant

17 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Côte d’Ivoire’s Prime Minister, Jérôme Patrick Achi, has inaugurated the second cement plant of Société de Ciment de Côte d’Ivoire in Yopougon’s industrial zone in Abidjan. The new unit has a capacity of 1.5Mta and effectively doubles the company’s existing capacity. It will use latest-generation production technology that takes into account environmental requirements. In terms of employment the new works creates more than 3000 direct and indirect jobs. The Prime Minister thanked the...

Solid Cement advances US$323m expansion

15 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based Solid Cement Corp , part of Cemex Holding Philippines, will finally move forward with its long-delayed capacity expansion despite the rise in cost from US$235m to US$323m. The project will see the construction and installation of a new 1.5Mta integrated production line at the plant’s Antipolo City plant in Rizal. Principal contractors to the project will be Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Co of Manila Inc and Betonbau Philippines Inc. The plant is scheduled to come online i...

BUA Cement brings Kalambaina Line 4 online

28 January 2022, Published under Cement News

On 27 January Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated BUA Cement ’s 3Mta Line 4 at the company’s Kalambaina cement plant in Sokoto, Nigeria. "I am pleased that through these investments, BUA Cement has created employment opportunities for our citizens. Today, BUA is the largest employer of labour in the North-west region,” he said. The president recounted that in 1985 as the then Head of State, he was at the same location to commission the second line of the Sokoto plant. "Tod...

Ramco Cements to commission Kurnool clinker plant in February

26 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Ramco Cements Ltd is expected to bring online its 2.25Mta clinker plant in Kurnool, India, in February. The 1Mta cement grinding unit, 12MW waste heat recovery system and 18MW thermal power plant are scheduled to be commissioned in FY2022-23. Its RR Nagar plant project, which will see a new energy-efficient 3000tpd kiln, is likely to be commissioned in FY2023-24. The modernisation project represents and investment of INR4.76bn (US$63.6m).

Preparations start for new plant in the Kyrgyz Republic

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

A total of 10ha of land have been transformed in the village of Tunuk-Suu, in the Batken region of the Kyrgyz Republic to build a cement plant, reports Central Asia News. Currently part of a 60km-long road is being repaired. Part of the plot belongs to the local administration with the remainder leased by investors. It is expected that the construction of the new plant will be carried out in two years and upon completion, the new facility is forecast to produce 1.8Mta of cement. In terms o...

New cement plant for Yuzhnaya on Sakhalin

21 December 2021, Published under Cement News

The Sakhalin Oblast Development Corp is planning the construction of a cement plant in Smirnykhovsky District in the Yuzhnaya priority development area (PDA) and has agreed to the financial and economic justification, according to Esmerk Russian News. The volume of private investment in the plant is estimated at RUB8bn (US$112.2m). The name of the investor has not been disclosed but they expect to receive the status of resident of the PDA. The plant is expected to be commissioned by 2025...

SOCOCIM launches Climate Plan

14 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Senegal’s SOCOCIM has launched its “Climate Plan” to reduce its carbon footprint by opening a new production line at its Rufisque plant with a capacity of 10,000tpd. FIVES has been awarded the contract for the engineering and equipment. When completed the company’s low-carbon cement capacity will increase from 3.5Mta to 7Mta. SOCOCIM’s Climate Plan aims to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and enable the cement producer to gradually phase out the use of fossil fuels in cement production...

Sagar Cements set to increase capacity to 8.25Mta

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements is reportedly increasing capacity to 8.25Mta by the end of December, according to BusinessLine. The company opened a 1Mta integrated plant in Madhya Pradesh in October, which took capacity from 5.75Mta to 6.75Mta, while the commissioning of another plant in Odisha next month should take it to 8.25Mta. Sagar Cements has invested INR6bn (US$80.72m) and INR3.05bn in the plants in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, respectively.

Power supply switching station ready for Huaxin Cement

18 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has commissioned the switching station in Dhading district that will be supplying electricity to the Huaxin Cement plant that is under construction. According to the NEA, the switching station was charged on Friday by using the electricity supply from Marsyangdi-Syuchatar 132kV transmission line. The NEA will be supplying 20MW of electricity to the cement factory. As a result, NEA  will be able to supply electricity locally through two transmission lines w...