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Chariot Steel and Power plans 300tpd grinding unit

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Chariot Steel and Power Ltd intends to build a cement grinding plant at Kalunga Estate, Sundergarh district, Odisha, India. The unit, located on a 10acre site will produce 300tpd of OPC, PPC and PSC cement. Equipment for the INR124.7m (US$1.1m) project is yet to be ordered and Chariot currently is awaiting environmental clearance. Project completion is scheduled in 10 months from zero date.

Uzbekistan proposes to cancel import benefits

07 May 2019, Published under Cement News

The Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan has proposed to abolish cement import benefits, which were introduced in January 2018. The government suggested that the abolition of the benefits will lead to more efficient production of building materials, create a competitive market and increase domestic production, according to Esmerk CIS News. Uzbekistan’s leading supplier of imported cement is Kazakhstan, which in November supplied 1500t of cement. As of April 2019, ceme...

Maadesh Cements plans cement grinding unit in Tamil Nadu

07 May 2019, Published under Cement News

India-based Maadesh Cements is planning the two-phase construction of a 300tpd cement grinding unit in Kattur village, Vellore district, Tamil Nadu. The first phase will see the building of a 100tpd plant. To build the works the company has acquired a 1.57ha plot of land and estimates the project cost at INR50m (US$721,175). To produce OPC and PPC cement, Maadesh Cements will install a 20tph ball mil and draw 600kVA of power from the state grid. Quotations for the equipment have been rec...

UltraTech clinker grinding project to start in October

03 May 2019, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement is preparing to set up a 3Mta clinker grinding unit in Cuttack district, Odisha, India. The INR5.59bn project,which will be funded through a bank loan, will be located on a 36.4ha site. It is expected to provide employment to 120 people. The company has received environmental clearance for the project, which is expected to start by October 2019.

Chile’s CBB lays out investment plan

29 April 2019, Published under Cement News

In its AGM Chilean cement producer CBB has highlighted the recent inauguration of its Arica cement plant in northern Chile and presented the company’s further investment projects. Representing an investment of US$20m, the company plans a 0.2Mt cement plant in Arequipa, Peru, with an option to expand the unit at a later date. "We are very satisfied with both projects, part of the Transforma 2021 Strategic Plan, as it allows us to strengthen our position in the markets of northern Chile and...

Dangote Cement

24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Ghana have risen for the second time in two months with producers in the country blaming the latest increase in the depreciation of the Ghanaian cedi. Dangote Cement has increased its 42.5 grade product from GHS32.55 (US$6.36)/bag to GHS35.55/bag. The currency crisis is also being blamed for a 20 per cent rise in the price of bread in the country and an uptick in fuel prices at filling stations across Ghana.  Meanwhile, construction of Dangote’s 3Mta cement plant near Abi...

Ebonyi plant receives government approval

19 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The establishment of Ebonyi Cement factory (EBOCEM) at Okpoto, Ishielu, Nigeria, has been approved by Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi. Meanwhile, a committee that will be led by the Commissioner for Solid Materials, Eng Francis Orji, has been set up to implement the plan. The government will hold a 10 per cent stake in the venture.

Work on Dangote’s Côte d’Ivoire plant advances

10 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has announced the construction of its 3Mta cement works just outside Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire is now at an advanced stage. The project has been implemented for around 70 per cent with more than 80 per cent of equipment supplied and 80 per cent in terms of construction and civil engineering, according to Camara Guy Adama, project leader. The new plant and related logistical support is expected to generate employment of 800 direct jobs.

Russia looks at Al Arabiya upgrade

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Representatives of several Russian companies have held negotiations to restore and upgrade the Al Arabiya cement plant in Syria as well as build a cement works in Muslimiya in Aleppa governorate. “Representatives of several large Russian companies have had a working visit to Syria, during which they held meetings with representatives of the Industry Ministry of the Syrian Arab Republic directly at two cement plants in Aleppo and at two metals plants in Hama,” according to a source of Prime...

Cartes EIS draws calls for cave protection

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s cave research association, Fepae, has called on the country’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development to protect the Risso cave in San Lazaro, Conception, in response to proposals from Grupo Cartes to invest US$180m in a cement plant nearby. The request comes following the publication of an environmental impact study (EIS) by Sociedad Calera Risso that includes the construction of an electrical substation and 66kV transmission line relating to the plant.