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India: UltraTech receives state pollution control board OK for Nagpur

07 April 2016, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has received approval by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to build a 2Mta grinding facility at Nagpur in Maharashtra, India. The clearance, which is valid until October 2020, includes strict conditions relating to the disposal of solid and liquid waste as well as prevention and control of air pollution. The new plant, which is expected to be constructed on a 99ha site, represents an investment of INR3.18bn (US$47.8m). The project includes a 12MW captive pow...

PT Indocement

29 March 2016, Published under Cement News

2015 saw Indocement’s total sales volume fall by 7.3 per cent to 17.3Mt, compared to 18.7Mt in 2014. Domestic sales contracted by 7.7 per cent to 17.1Mt over the same period, despite domestic cement consumption growing by 1.8 per cent last year. Exports, meanwhile, grew by 36.9 per cent, rising from 156,000t in 2014 to 213,000t in 2015. Net revenue for 2015 came in 11 per cent down at IDR17,798.1bn (US$1.35bn) due to lower domestic sales and a 4.4 per cent contraction in the average sales...


29 March 2016, Published under Cement News

PPC intends to double its business every 10 years, starting with a 50 per cent increase in its cement production capacity by 2018, according to a presentation by the company at a Merrill Lynch conference in Sun City, South Africa. Its current 8.6Mta capacity is expected to grow to an estimated 12.7Mta by 2018 through investments in DRC (+1Mta), Zimbabwe (+0.7Mta), Ethiopia (+1.4Mta) and an upgrade of its South African Slurry works (1Mta). This comes on the back of a one per cent fall in g...

Dangote Cement

29 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has reported a 14 per cent rise in profit in 2015, up from NGN159.5bn (US$801m) in 2014 to NGN181.32bn (US$910m), driven by new plants and price reductions. The last two years have seen the company open six new facilities across Africa, all of which have performed well, increasing sales volumes by 35 per cent as well as gaining valuable market share.  September 2015 saw Dangote implement a price cut in its home market of Nigeria to boost consumption and compete with imports...

Chad builds second cement factory

29 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Chad Prime Minister, Pahimi Padacké Albert, has laid the first stone for the country's second cement plant. The new works will be located in the southwest, at Ngara. Production capacity in the first year is reported to be 0.5Mt, with an option to upgrade to 1Mta. It is forecast that construction works, carried out by a Chinese contractor, will take 12 months and carry a XOF30bn (US$60m) price tag. The new plant will support the country’s cement requirement and follows the unit current...

Huaxin Gayur-Sughdcement 1Mta works commissioned

23 March 2016, Published under Cement News

The commissioning of the new 1Mta Huaxin Gayur-Sughd Cement plant took place on 23 March 2016 in northern Tajikistan. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the country’s President Emomali Rahmon. The plant was built by the Tajik Ghayur-Sughd Cement Co in partnership with the Chinese Huaxin Gayur Cement company. Construction of the plant started in 2014 on a 48ha site and represents a total investment of TJS1bn (US$127m). A 25MW hydroelectric power plant was also built to provide a sta...

Ambuja Cement prepares for 6-7% growth in 5 years

22 March 2016, Published under Cement News

India’s second-largest cement producer, Ambuja Cement, expects cement demand to grow by 6-7 per cent in the next five years as the Indian government ramps up infrastructure investment. In 2015 the domestic cement sector expanded by 1-2 per cent. To meet this future demand, the company plans to build an integrated cement works at Marwar Mundwa in Nagaur district, Rajasthan, with associated grinding units at Osara, Madhya Pradesh, and Dadri, Uttar Pradesh. The two projects reflect an invest...

ACC forecasts 6% demand growth in 2016

22 March 2016, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC predicts domestic cement demand to rise by six per cent in 2016 as spending on housing and infrastructure increases. The company’s clinker and grinding facilities in Jamul and Sindri are nearing completion, with commissioning expected in April-June.

New 1Mta line starts up at San Sebastian de los Reyes, Venezuela

07 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, has inaugurated a new line at the San Sebastian de los Reyes cement plant, owned by Industria Venezolana de Cemento (Invecem). The new line will increase Type I cement production by 1Mta in the country, helping to supply cement to infrastructure projects and the Gran Misión Vivienda housing programme. The Sino-Venezuelan project represents an investment of US$168m.

Côte d'Ivoire: CIMAF inaugurates expansion project

03 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Ciments de l’Afrique (CIMAF) on Tuesday inaugurated the completed expansion of its cement unit at Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire in the presence of the country’s Prime Minister, Daniel Kablan Duncan. The project included the construction of a clinker silo, new raw material buildings, a grinding unit and cement storage and will take the plant’s total capacity from 0.5Mta to 1Mta. The project represents an investment of XOF20bn (US$33m). As a result, Côte d’Ivoire’s total cement capacity increase...