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Cemex to commission new 1Mta Colombian plant in December

24 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex expects to bring its new cement plant in Maceo, Antioquia, Colombia online at the end of this year, according to Carlos Jacks, president of the Mexico-based cement producer. The new works will have a capacity of 1Mta and represents an investment of US$360m. The project also includes the construction of a 40km-long concrete access road which connects the works to the motorway system.

US$69m loan for Equatorial Guinea cement plant

15 August 2016, Published under Cement News

The Equatorial Guinea government has been granted a XAF40.5bn (US$69m) loan by the Cameroon-based Common Savings and Investment Fund (CCEI) to build a cement plant in the west African state. The loan will be used for the purchase of production equipment, including raw material storage, laterite crusher and conveyors. Grupo Abayak SA will build a 0.5Mta cement plant in Akoga, reflecting a total investment of XAF162bn. The option exists to expand the works’ capacity to 1Mta.

Pakistan: FECTC to add 0.95Mta capacity

29 July 2016, Published under Cement News

One of Pakistan's smaller cement companies, Fecto Cement Ltd (FECTC) is reported to plan a new cement plant in Kalar Kahar, Chakwal district, Punjab. The works is expected to add 0.95Mta of capacity to the company's existing 0.819Mta. The project represents an estimated investment of PKR12bn and commissioning is expected by 2018. Financial performance FECTC saw also a boost in revenues during the nine-month period ended 31 March 2016 as net sales revenue rose 7.7 per cent YoY to P...

Titan Cement brings 0.2Mta plant online in Uzbekistan

25 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement has commenced production at a new cement works in Karauzyak, Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan. The 0.2Mta plant represents an investment of UZS10.6bn and is expected to employ 200.

0.5Mta CIMAF Gabon plant inaugurated

11 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Gabon President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, formally inaugurated the new Cements de l’Afrique (CIMAF) cement plant in Owendo, Gabon, in the presence of the country’s Prime Minister and other dignitaries. "This is another testimony of the achievements that we see accomplished in the industrial Gabon. And we are happy that the inauguration today be in the company of our Moroccan brothers who took it upon themselves to come and invest in our country,” said the president. Built with an investment o...

Mongolia clinker line successfully carries out ignition

01 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The 1Mta clinker line constructed by China Triumph International Engineering Co for China United Cement Co was ignited according to schedule on 10 June 2016. The step indicates that the project enters a stage of regular production despite challenge faced by the construction team. Extreme cold and blizzards hindered the building of the production line while labour shortages and restricted work visa added further issues.

Anhui Conch

29 June 2016, Published under Cement News

In a bid to boost Cambodia’s domestic supply of cement, Battambang Conch Cement has announced plans to construct a new cement plant in the country’s northwestern province of Battambang. Battambang Conch Cement is a joint venture between China’s Conch International Holdings and Cambodia’s Battambang KT Cement.  The US$230m plant, which will have a production capacity of 1.8Mta, is expected to begin operations in December 2017. Battambang Conch Cement has applied for an industrial mining li...

Georgia: construction on 1.5Mta Senaki works started

28 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Construction on a 1.5Mta cement plant in Senaki, Shmegrelo region in western Georgia, has started. The project is an investment of US$120m by Black Sea Cement LLC, a partnership between Georgian businessman Cezar Chocheli and China’s Hualing Group. "This is a very good example of partnership between Georgia and China," Georgian Prime Minister Georgy Kvirokashvili said at the groundbreaking ceremony. The plant, located on a 20ha site, is expected to be commissioned at the end of 2017. A...

New 1.8Mta cement plant for Cambodia

17 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Battambang Conch Cement Co, a joint venture between Hong Kong-based Conch International Holding and local firm Battambang KT Cement Co, is expected to break ground next month in Rattanak Mondul district. The US$230m cement plant project is due for commissioning in December 2017 and bring an extra 1.8Mta of cement production capacity online in northwestern Cambodia. The company has applied for an industrial mining licence to use limestone from a nearby mountain for its production. "We ...

PT Semen Indonesia

25 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia has reported a five per cent YoY fall in revenue in the first three months of 2016 to IDR6021bn, due to a combination of lower volume and price. Over the same period, EBITDA declined by nine per cent to IDR1683bn, which was blamed on slow demand and increased competition. Pretax profit, meanwhile, contracted by 17.2 per cent to IDR1243bn. Total cement sales for the quarter, including Vietnam, came in at 6.43Mt, down 1.3 per cent YoY. Domestic sales accounted for 5.93Mt, repre...