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New Agadir plant to enter production in July

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s new cement plant in Souss-Massa, 45km southwest of Agadir, Morocco, is expected to be commissioned at the end of July. The 1.6Mta plant represents an investment of MAD3bn (US$334.6m) and is equipped with the latest technologies, in line with the company’s “Plant of Tomorrow” concept. It will include automation, robotic, artificial intelligence and predictive maintenance technologies. Moreover, from 2023, the plant will be supplied with wind power and use alternative fuels.

Sacko Holding to build new plant in Mali

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Sacko Holding SA, a private Mali-based company, has finalised the funding of a US$300m cement plant in Bema, 30km from Diéma on the Noro du Sahel road, Mali. The company has also carried out exploration for limestone in the Bema area, according to Mali News. The plant will cover 4.5ha of the site, which will also include housing (15ha), and is expected to create 250-300 direct jobs initially, rising to 350-400 jobs after 2-3 years. Construction of the new plant is scheduled to commence be...

Interoceanicos to build cement plant in Puno

18 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Peru-based Cementos Interoceanicos has signed an agreement with Satarem to build a 1Mta cement and two lime plants in Puno, Peru, in the next 18 months. The cement producer expects to enter the area’s cement and lime markets in the next two years. The project represents an investment of US$158m. Satarem aims to have a 30 per cent stake in the shareholding of Cementos Interoceanicos as a result of the agreement.

Cemento Melón expects to bring online Punta Arenas plant by June

08 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Chile-based Cemento Melón expects to see its new US$30m Punta Arenas grinding plant to be commissioned by June 2021, reports La Prensa Austral. The plant is located 8.5km north of Punta Arenas in Chile’s most southern region and has a production capacity of 250,000tpa. If the market requires it, an expansion to double this initial capacity will be considered, according to Iván Marinado, Cemento Melón’s general manager. While the company has been present in the Magellanes region for some ti...

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...