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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...

Nepal: Reliance plant gets go-ahead

24 November 2014, Published under Cement News

India’s Reliance Group, headed by Anil Ambani, has received clearance to build a cement plant in Nepal. The INR24.8bn (US$401.1m) cement works is expected to be constructed in central or eastern Terai. Reliance currently operates 5.8Mta of installed capacity but plans to lift it to 15Mta in the next three years. In India the company is also building a further 5Mta greenfield plant in Maharashtra and is awaiting environmental clearance for its INR2.5bn works in Kutch, Gujarat. In addition, A...

Algeria: Société Saoura Ciment to launch Ben-Zireg construction in 1Q15

21 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Construction on the Ben-Zireg cement works will be started in the first quarter of 2015, said Abdelkader Bouaichaoui, CEO of Société Saoura Ciment, a subsidiary of Algeria’s Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algerie (GICA). “We expect to sign the contracts required to realise this important industrial project before the end of December with a Chinese partner, so they can start work on the plant,” he said. The Ben-Zireg works will be situated on a 60ha site, some 40km north of Bechar and ...

Zuari Cement hosts groundbreaking for Gulbarga plant

01 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Through its Gulbarga Cement Ltd (GCL) subsidiary, Zuari Cement plans to build a 3.23Mta cement works in Gulbarga, Karnataka, India. In addition, the company will be setting up a 50MW captive power plant. The foundation stone of the new plant, which is located 28km from Gulbarga on the Gulbarga-Bangalore highway, was laid on 30 September, by Francis along with Ramesh Suryanarayana, director business development, who was accompanied by the local employees of Gulbarga Cement headed by site ma...

Indonesian July 2014 cement delivery fall 25%

11 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement dispatches dropped by a quarter YoY to 3.7Mt in July 2014. The slowdown is attributed to falling economic growth, the presidential election and the Idul Fitri/Lebaran holiday. Apart from business closures, the holiday also leads to the large-scale movement of workers to their hometowns, which results in trucks being banned from specific roads. According to Widodo Santoso, chairman of the Indonesian Cement Association (ASI), cement sales are expected to recover and expand...