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ACC has groundbreaking ceremony at Kymore

08 February 2021, Published under Cement News

ACC carried out the groundbreaking ceremony of its 2.7Mta integrated plant with a 1Mta grinding unit at Ametha in Kymore, Madhya Pradesh, India, on 6 February 2021. The line has a 9500tpd kiln with precalciner and a 15MW waste heat recovery system (WHRS). The generation of sustainable power through the WHRS is expected to reduce energy consumption of fossil fuel-based grid power and lead to a reduction in CO 2 emissions of 140,000tpa. In addition, the project will create over 5000 direc...

Société Ciment Côte d’Ivoire’s new plant inaugurated

01 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Côte d’Ivoire’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Souleymane Diarrassouba, inaugurated the new cement plant of Société Ciment Côte d’Ivoire (SCCI) in the PK24 Industrial zone of Akoupé-Zeudji. SCCI commissioned a 1.5Mta cement plant, which represents an investment of XOF60bn (US$110.55m). The new production unit is expected to create 300 direct jobs and 1069 indirect jobs. SCCI is a subsidiary of Atlantic Financial Group, owned by local businessman Kone Dossongui.

GCM to build 0.64Mta plant in Burkina Faso

28 January 2021, Published under Cement News

General Community Management (GCM) Industries has started the construction of a 0.64Mta cement plant on a 7ha plot in the industrial zone of Kossodo, Burkina Faso. The first stone was laid in a ceremony led by the country’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Harouna Kaboré, on 26 January 2021, according to Radiodiffusion Télévision du Burkina. The project, which has the option to expand capacity to 1.2Mta, represents an investment of XOF73.9bn (US$136.6m). The project has benefitted from t...

Hoffman Green Cement launches construction second plant

21 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies (HGCT) has started work on the construction of its second cement plant, which represents an investment of EUR22m. Located in Bournezeau in the Vendée region of France, the facility will have the capacity to produce 0.25Mta of low-carbon cement. Commissioning is scheduled for the second half of 2022, according to Ll’Usine Nouvelle.

Dalmia adds 2.3Mta to Bengal capacity

28 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd has expanded its capacity in Bengal, India, by 2.3Mta to 4Mta. The expansion represents an investment of INR3.6bn (US$48.9m). The company expects pent-up demand from infrastructure projects and affordable housing following business disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, it is also adding 2.3Mta of brownfield capacity in Odisha and revamp the operations of Murli Industries in Maharashtra to add 3Mta. “Today we are at around 29Mta approximately and w...

Uzbekistan and South Korea to build Karakalpakstan plant

28 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan and South Korea have been in talks to accelerate the implementation of an investment plan for the construction of a cement works in the Beruni region of Karakalpakstan, northwestern Uzbekistan. The issue was discussed by Vitaly Fen, the ambassador of Uzbekistan to South Korea, and Yu Cheol, chairmain of South Korea-based CARIS Co Ltd. The new plant would meet high-quality cement requirement in an expanding Karakalpakstan market as well as provide cement for exports. A feasibili...

Chad’s Baoré plant to start up in November

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The Baoré cement plant will commence production this month, according to the country’s President, Idriss Déby. The government will also subsidise the price of a bag of cement. The plant was inaugurated in 2012 by the president. At the time, the ex-works price was set at XAF4200/bag (US$7.60/bag) and the retail price were not to exceed XAF6000. On 28 July, the country’s Minister of Petroleum and Mines, Oumar Torbo Djarma, had said that “Everything will be back to normal”, following a meet...

Cementos Fortaleza inaugurates Progreso plant

21 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Elementia-owned Cementos Fortaleza inaugurated its new US$25m cement plant in Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico. Yucatan state governor, Mauricio Vila Dosal, and Elementia CEO, Jaime Rocha Font attended the ceremony. The production facility has a capacity of 0.25Mta and incorporates state-of-the-art technology. It will complement the company’s current coverage of the Mexican market and is in line with its present expansion strategy. At the end of 2019, Elementia’s cement operations held a market...

ASI welcomes new factories in eastern Indonesia only

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

With two new cement plants starting operations in Grobogan, Central Java, and Jember, East Java, Indonesia, domestic producers are expected to see a drop in capacity utilisation rates as the excess production capacity is set to rise to 41Mta, according to the Indonesian Cement Association. "Two new factories in Grobogan, Central Java and Jember, East Java are currently working on commissioning. Hopefully there will be no more issuance of new cement plant permits because plant utilisation n...

CARRILU inaugurates DRC cement plant

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Minister of Industry of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Julien Paluka, has officially opened the Carrière de Lualaba (CARRILU) cement works in Kolwezi, Lualaba province, DRC. The company also includes a stake by the China-based Zijin group. The new works is expected to produce 1500tpd of grey cement to serve the local market. In addition, it will provide employment to at least 1000 employees, according to Journal de Kinshasha. "The production of cement on site in Kolwezi, dem...