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Punjab to ease issuance of NoC for cement plant in province

16 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry welcomes the provincial government of Punjab's move to ease the processes of approval in setting up a cement plant in province. According to media reports, Provincial Minister for Industries and Trade, Mian Aslam Iqbal, has said that the Punjab government has lifted the 12-year ban on the cement industry, which is expected to see an improved performance and contribition to the national economy. A dedicated task force with key people in the ministry's industries ...

Power Cement starts new production lines

11 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Ltd (PCL) has informed Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) that its new 7700tpd clinker production plant has started producing clinker from 10 December, says a notification sent by Company Secretary, Tahir Iqbal. PCL has been in process of installation of its two plants, namely a 7700tpd 'clinker production plant' and an 8800tpd 'cement production and dispatch plant' – increasing its capacities to 10,700tpd of clinker and 12,100tpd of cement, respectively. With this installation, PC...

Iran to invest US$35m in new Iraqi plant

26 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Khuzestan province is to invest US$35m in the construction of a cement plant in Al-Emareh, Iraq, announced the province’s Deputy Governor General for Coordinating Economic Affairs, Nourollah Hassandeh. The project was launched five years ago following talks between Khuzestani and Iraqi officials and is currently in its final stages, reports the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). "If Khuzestan to be able to provide Iraq with its required raw materials for construction of the cement plan...

Renewed interest in CIMAIKO

14 November 2019, Published under Cement News

A Chinese company is reported to be interested in relaunching the CIMAIKO cement plant near Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A delegation consisting of Justine Mbombo, advisor to the Ministry of Industry, and the production manager of Yang Engow Engineering of China is prospecting the local area for limestone suitable for cement production. Yang Engow Engineering intends to start the installation of the plant as soon as possible, with January 2020 as a tentative date, acco...

JK Cement’s Satha line expected to be ready in December

07 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India-based JK Cement is setting up a clinker grinding unit in Satha village, Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh. The INR2.664bn (US$37.6m) project will have a capacity of 2Mta and will be built on a 6.83ha plot. Equipment will be supplied by FLSmidth. Following receipt of environmental clearance, civil work has been completed and equipment installation is currently in progress.. Completion is scheduled for December 2019. In addition, the company has commissioned its grey clinker productio...

ACC plans integrated works in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

06 November 2019, Published under Cement News

ACC is planning to build an integrated cement plant at Masturi, Bilaspur district, Chhatisgarh, on 105ha of land. The project will represent an estimated investment of INR29bn (US$408.8m). The new cement works will have a capacity of 2.72Mta of clinker and 4.05Mta of cement. It will include a captive power plant of 65MW and a WHR-based power plant of 10MW. Limestone will be supplied from a proposed captive limestone mine at Bidiyadih, Bhurkunda, Godadih and Bohardih. Applications for sta...


28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has announced plans to expand its cement capacity in Africa by 29 per cent to 62Mta. The company is expected to add 6Mta in Nigeria in 2020, taking its capacity in its home market to 35Mta, while other expansions are earmarked mainly for west Africa, including Niger and Côte d'Ivoire. On the back of this and other investments, the group’s total revenue is forecast to reach US$30bn in the next few years. Meanwhile, in Tanzania, Dangote remains locked in a dispute with the co...

China National Building Materials (CNBM)

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

CNBM may be ramping up its capacity in Zambia, but fears of growing overcapacity in the country’s cement sector are forcing prices up as producers fight to stay in business. Zambia’s current cement consumption stands at around 2.2Mta. However, its cement industry has a production capacity of nearer 5Mta and there are no signs of that abating.  CNBM currently has a presence in Zambia through its subsidiary Sinoma Mpande Limestone Ltd, whose 1Mta integrated plant in Chongew Mpande Industria...

Grande Cimenterie du Katanga plans 1.2Mta output in 2020

22 October 2019, Published under Cement News

La Grande Cimenterie du Katanga (GCK), Democratic Republic of Congo, expects to produce 1.2Mta of cement in 2020, according to a report by Agence Congolaise de Presse. GECAMINES, in partnership with China Cement and HMIE Group, is investing US$160m to build a plant. The joint venture was formed on 13 July 2011 and subsequently, in 2017, was expanded to enable it to have the required capital.

Power Cement to become No 2 in south Pakistan

09 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Power Cement Ltd (PCL) is set to complete the brownfield expansion at its existing production site by adding a new line of 7700tpd (2.5Mta), taking the plant’s total capacity to around 3.4Mta. The project is currently in its testing phase and commissioning will start in 2020. Once online, the project will make the company the second-largest cement producer in southern Pakistan. The expansion project is meets IFC and World Bank environmental standards and is one of the most cost-efficient ...