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Venezuela: Yaracuy mini-plant online 1H16

15 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Construction on the new cement works at Barranco Amarillo in Peña, Yaracuy state, is expected to be completed in the first half of 2016. The plant, with a capacity to produce 600tpd  or 4.5m bags of cement in two vertical kilns, is being built with assistance from India-based Megatech International. It is one of five mini plants in Portuguesa, Cojedes, Aragua, Mérida and Yaracuy covered by a bilateral agreement with India. The site has proven limestone reserves sufficient for 100 year...

Cameroon: Medcem plant to enter service in June

02 June 2015, Published under Cement News

The Medcem cement works, owned by Turkey-based Eren Holdings, is scheduled to come online in June, entering a market already supplied by Lafarge, Ciments d’Afrique and Dangote. The project was carried out in just under a year following the signing of an investment agreement between the country’s government and Abut Azsezikli, Medcem Global’s general manager, on 9 September 2014. Eren Holdings has invested around EUR24.4m in the new plant, which is located in the Douala port area of Cam...

A partnership for Congo

26 May 2015, Published under Cement News

After decades of poor growth, sub-Saharan Africa has finally launched itself on a path towards greater economic opportunity and development and is now considered the ‘new frontier’ for emerging-market investors. One project making headway in the high-growth market of DR Congo is the 1Mta Nyumba Ya Akiba integrated cement works, a joint venture between Group Rawji and Lucky Cement Ltd. By Nyumba Ya Akiba, DR Congo. Work on Nyumba Ya Akiba’s preheater has started Combined GDP grow...

Dangote Cement

26 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement expects its new plant in Ethiopia to begin test production by the end of March this year with product ready to enter the market in late April/early May. The plant, which is located in West Shoa Zona, 85km from Addis Ababa, has a production capacity of 2.5Mta, making it the biggest of its kind in east Africa. Construction at the US$500m plant began in March 2012 with Sinoma International Engineering overseeing the works. Once completed the plant will produce OPC, PPC and spe...

Up and running in Russia

23 March 2015, Published under Cement News

In the rocky landscape next to the Black Sea, FLSmidth supplied a new production line to the JSC Verhnebakanskiy Cement plant in Russia. Commissioning was completed successfully and the kiln has been running at full capacity since the start, allowing the company to serve market requirements to the best of the new line’s abilities. By Karsten Riisgaard Andersen, FLSmidth, Denmark. The new line features one of the largest Atox mills FLSmidth has supplied to date During the peak co...

Cimaf inaugurates Ouadgadougou works

13 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Morocco’s Ciments de L’Afrique (Cimaf) is close to inaugurating its Ouagadougou plant in Burkina Faso. The 0.5Mta works represents an investment of XOF25bn (US$40m), according to local press reports. Cimaf will be able to double its capacity to 1Mta under the right market conditions and also export, according to the CEO of the group, Anas Sefrioiui. It is the fourth cement plant to start up in the west African country, after Diamond Cement (owned by India’s Wacem), HeidelbergCement’s C...

HeidelbergCement inaugurates 0.7Mta CimBurkina works

06 March 2015, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has started production at its 0.7Mta CimBurkina grinding plant in Kossodo, Burkina Faso. The EUR42m grinding facility will be supplied with clinker from HeidelbergCement’s new 1.5Mta plant in Tabligbo, Togo, currently under implementation. This Cimburkina plant is a partnership with two local businesses. The latest addition to the Burkina production base sees three cement producers in the country. India-based Diamond Cement is market leader with a 60 per cent share while M...

Anhui Conch Cement Co

02 March 2015, Published under Cement News

As China’s cement producers brace themselves for a sharp deceleration in demand in 2015, Anhui Conch will be keeping a close eye on its developments in Indonesia. Volumes in China grew by just 2.8 per cent in 2014, compared to 10 per cent in the previous year. Indonesia, however, is expected to see strong growth this year, driven by positive demographic trends and a government commitment to infrastructure development.  In Indonesia production has begun at the 1.5Mta PT Conch South Kaliman...

Dangote Cement

02 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has sent a team of experts to Nepal to study the feasibility of opening a cement plant there. The team is reportedly looking into sites in the Makawanpur and Dhading Districts where the company intends to open a 6000tpd cement plant by June 2017. Nepal currently consumes around 3.5Mta of cement, but this is expected to grow to 6Mta by 2020.  In Ghana the worsening power crisis has forced Dangote to buy fuel for its standby generators, increasing its production costs. Accord...

Togo: foundation stone laid for new 0.2Mta cement works

16 January 2015, Published under Cement News

On 14 January the foundation stone for a new cement plant in Togo was laid in the presence of the country’s president, Faure Gnassingbé. The 0.2Mta Cimtogo-Kara works, located at Awandjélo, in the region of Kara and 420km north of the capital Lomé, represents an investment of US$15m by Scantogo, a subsidiary of Germany’s HeidelbergCement. The facility is expected to come online in two years’ time and supply product to the domestic market. Earlier, HeidelbergCement built a US$250m clin...