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Eagle Cement faces Malabuyoc plant delay

19 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Eagle Cement Corp said the opening of its cement plant in Malabuyoc in Cebu, Philippines, will be delayed following issues in receiving the required permits for its construction. Eagle Cement President and CEO, John Paul L Ang, said the opening of its fourth cement line will be postponed by more than six months from its original end-2020 commissioning date. "Despite the setback, we are still targeting to sell cement in the Visayas region by end-2020 as promised," Mr Ang added. The company...

Environmental groups oppose Calero Risso plant

17 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The building of a cement plant at Calero Risso in Paraguay, proposed by Jiménez Gaona y Lima under the name of Cementos Concepcion, has met with further disapproval from environmental groups. The area includes the Risso Cave, where important fossils were discovered, including microfossils that are 550m years old and said to be the first organisms on the planet with a skeleton. The Paraguayan Federation of Speleology has asked Mades to protect the cave. Cementos Concepción , led by Jor...

Rhiddhisiddhi Cement Industry commences production

10 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement production at the plant of Nepal-based Rhiddhisiddhi Cement Industry has started. During the start-up phase, the company willl produce 20,000 bags/day of cement, which will then be ramped up to 60,000t/day. The cement producer was established with NPR10.5bn (US$94m) of domestic capital and operates a cement works at Ratomate, Hetauda, Makwanpur. It employs around 300 people and uses European technology. It uses limestone from deposits in Rarksirang, Kaialsh in Makwanpur, as well as...

Ultracem plans new Honduran plant

30 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction growth and increased cement demand in Honduras are prompting cement producer Ultracem to make plans for a new cement plant in Cortés in the northwest of the country. At present, the company has invested US$2m and employs 60 people in its current operations. The new plant is expected to push up employment to 100 but an investment amount has not been disclosed. “The short-term plan is to build a production plant that employs a larger number of people and greater investment, we...

Maple Leaf Cement starts up expanded grey clinker production

23 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd (MLCFL) has started production on its additional dry-process grey clinker line at its Iskanderabad site in Punjab, Pakistan, on 21 May 2019, according to the Company Secretary, Muhammad Ashraf, in a note to the Pakistani Stock Exchange. The 7300tpd line will increase the plant's clinker production capacity to 18,000tpd at an estimated project cost of PKR25bn (US$ 164.3m) . MLCFL is part of the Kohinoor Maple Leaf Group and currently operates two grey cemen...

UltraTech Cement

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Following its acquisition of Binani Cement, UltraTech Cement is now looking to sell the 3Mta integrated cement plant in China and 2.5Mta grinding plant in UAE it inherited as part of the deal. Prior to the agreement with UltraTech, Binani had tried to sell its 90 per cent stake in the Chinese plant but was unsuccessful. Finding a buyer for the UAE grinding works is also expected to be difficult due to overcapacity in the country. Meanwhile, UltraTech is pushing ahead with its plans to est...

Anhui Conch

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Anhui Conch’s revenue increased by 62.5 per cent YoY to CNY30.5bn (US$4.4bn) in the opening quarter of 2019. Net profit over the same period advanced by 27.2 per cent from CNY4.77bn to CNY6.08bn. Earnings per share improved from CNY0.90 in 1Q18 to CNY1.14 in 1Q19. Meanwhile, Qarshi Conch Cement, a subsidiary of Anhui Conch, has commenced work on its new US$150m plant in Karshi, Uzbekistan. The plant, which will have a cement production capacity of 1.2Mta, is due to become operational in D...

Huaxin Cement begins Zafarabad plant build in Uzbekistan

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

China’s Huaxin Cement Co Ltd has started construction on the 1.2Mta cement plant in Zafarabad district, Jizzakh region in Uzbekistan. Output from the plant is expected to be 480,000t of M400 Portland cement and 720,000Mt of M500 cement with 10 per cent of volumes earmarked for export. The facility represents an investment of US$150m, financed through direct investment and borrowed funds. As part of he investment project implementation, Huaxin Cement Co established a foreign subsidiary, H...

China’s Gansu Hengya Cement Co to help build new Samarkand plant

21 May 2019, Published under Cement News

China-based Gansu Hengya Cement Co will participate in a new 1.2Mta cement plant in the Kattakurgan district of Samarkand, Uzbekistan, according to a report by Trend News Agency. The project, which will be implemented in 2019-21, represents a total investment of US$340m and will be carried out in two phases. The first 1.2Mta line will cost US$220m and is scheduled for launch in 2020. A second 1.2Mta line will be added at a cost of US$120m and is due for commissioning in 2021. The plant i...

Mali cement prices rise under absent Senegal imports

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement prices in Mali have risen sharply with some blaming the absence of Senegalese imports while others have put the blame firmly at the door of the government and Diamond Cement. A present, the ex-works cement price is XOF87,500/t (US$149.09/t). However, low output at Diamond Cement’s cement plant is insufficient to serve the 3Mta Malian market. While the company has a cement capacity of 1Mta, output at the plant is currently 0.645Mt, according to representatives of the cement producer. ...