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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...

CIMAF to open third plant in Cote D’Ivoire

20 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Ciments de L’Afrique (CIMAF) has announced it will establish a third cement plant in Côte d’Ivoire, raising its capacity in the West African country to 2.3Mta by 2017. The new grinding plant will have a capacity of 350,000tpa and will be located at Bouaké in the north of the country. The project, representing an investment of XOF12bn (US$20.1m), will allow the company to improve availability of its cement in the domestic market. CIMAF expanded its Abidjan grinding works to 1Mta i...

Venezuela: Peña mini-plant expected online in 1Q17

20 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The new cement plant currently under construction in Barranco Amarillo, Peña, Yaracuy state, has been completed 70 per cent and is expected to enter service in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Yaracuy government. Following commissioning, the mini plant, which represents an investment of US$15m, is expected to produce 4.5m cement bags per year destined for public works projects. Yaracuy State Governor, Julio León, said during an inspection of the plant: "It is expected that ...

Indonesia: September figures weaker

11 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Due to a lower demand from the domestic housing industry, Indonesian cement sales for the month of September fell 3.3 per cent to 5.64Mt compared to September of 2015, according to the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI). Cement sales fell in Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan, while eastern parts of the country including Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua saw growth, reports Widodo Santoso, ASI chairman. Java sales amounted to 3.11Mt for the month, a drop of five per cent YoY, Sumatra saw a decline of...

New 1.5Mta cement plant for Mali

19 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Mali's government and Gaia Equity Ltd have signed on 16 September a memorandum of understanding and an establishment agreement for the construction of a 1.5Mta cement plant in the country. The CFA200bn (US$330m) works will be built Guimbané, Diéma, in the Kayes region. The new plant is part of the government’s efforts to establish an industrial base in the country, according to the Minister of Industrial Development, Mohamed Aly Ag Ibrahim. “… it is a realisation of part of the vision of t...

Paraguay set for increased competition

14 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Competition in the Paraguayan cement market is expected to intensify following the announcement by Italy’s Colacem that it will invest US$220m in new production facilities in Concepción. Environmental impact studies are expected to start very shortly with construction of the 1.5Mta plant scheduled to begin in 1H17. The new plant will help to drive domestic cement prices down as well as increase supply to sufficient levels to enable cement exports from the Latin American country.