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Finnsementii to upgrade Raahe slag grinding capacity

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Finnsementii has announced that it is investing EUR12m in a new blastfurnace slag mill at its Raahe plant in Finland. The plant, which will be built on the Lapaluoto industrial site, will double Raahe's existing milling capacity. "Thanks to the investment and the resulting capacity, we will be able to ensure the availability of slag and more environmentally friendly cement in Finland," says Finnsement CEO, Miikka Riionheimo. A significant part of the total investment will be directed to th...

Hanson UK completes GBP24m investment programme

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK (HeidelbergCement group) has completed the GBP24m investment programme at its Padeswood plant, near Mold, Flintshire, Wales. The project for additional grinding capacity and efficient energy use included the installation of a nearly-new vertical roller mill (VRM). The Loesche VRM, housed in a 34m-high building, started its life at a grinding plant in Bilbao. It had only 7000 operational hours on the clock. After dismantling it piece by piece, specialist contractors moved it to ...

New finish mill commissioned at Oro Grande plant

27 March 2019, Published under Cement News

CalPortland has commissioned a new cement grinding mill and distribution system at its cement plant in Oro Grande (CA), USA.  The development brings an additional 64 per cent in total production capacity directly to the Oro Grande plant. The project is the culmination of the partial plant modernisation programme that was originally completed in 2008, prior to the acquisition of the facility by CalPortland. The project began in January 2018 and was constructed by general contractor Thysse...

Republic Cement to commission two new cement mills in 2019

24 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based Republic Cement Services Inc (RCSI) plans to commission two finish mills this year, adding 2Mta to its 7Mta current capacity. The investment is estimated to have cost in the region of US$20m for each finish mill. "This year we will increase our grinding capacity and at the end of this year, we will commission two new finish mills which will somehow give an output of a bit more 50 million bags," said Nabil Francis, president, RCSI. 

"At the end of this year the total cap...

Gharibwal starts its new VRM

16 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Gharibwal Cement Ltd has started commercial operation of its 250tph vertical cement mill at its Ismailwal, plant, Pakistan. According to Company Secretary, Muhammad Shamail Javed, the new cement mill will help reduce the energy costs of cement grinding, while the excess cement grinding capacity will support future expansion plans. This new cement mill is the single-largest cement grinding mill presently in operation in Pakistan. Performance in nine months ended 31st March 2018 The compan...

UK: Hanson to invest GBP20m in new cement mill

10 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement plans to build a new finish mill at Padeswood cement plant in Flintshire, UK, that would secure around 100 jobs, reports Daily Post Wales. The company currently has four cement mills at the plant, but a scoping and screening opinion request has been submitted with Flintshire Council for the new mil project. The proposed large modern mill is expected to replace the four existing mills and enable the works to grind a larger volume of clinker than is currently the case. The comp...

Pakistan: positive outlook for Pioneer Cement

21 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The outlook for 2017 for Pioneer Cement Ltd appears to be positive, with major projects related to the company’s growth and energy efficiency expected to make further progress. These projects are forecast to boost the company’s profit margins. They include the installation of a 12MW waste heat recovery system, due for commissioning in November-December 2016 and a new 2500tpd grinding mill, which will improve production by 25-30 per cent once completed in February-March 2017. Pioneer C...

Paraguay: INC takes delivery of new mill

14 September 2016, Published under Cement News

On Tuesday Paraguayan cement producer Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) took delivery of the new mill for its Villeta works. It is expected that the new mill will help the cement producer to double production capacity. Forecasts indicate that the increased supply to the market will result in a fall in cement prices to PYG35,000 in around the first quarter of 2018 although a decrease may start as early as the end of this year.

Brazil: LafargeHolcim opens new production line in Barroso

24 May 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has begun production at a new line in its Barroso plant in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The new line raises the plant's capacity to 3.6Mta. Equipment includes the world's largest vertical cement mill, with 450tph production capacity as well as a Horomill for raw material grinding with low power consumption, and a fully-automated quality control laboratory. The new line will allow the reduction of total costs per tonne of cement by around 25 per cent from 2014 to 2017. ...

PPC’s Harare plant on course for 2016 commissioning

24 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Zimbabwe’s deputy minister for industry and commerce, Chiratidzo Mabuwa, has welcomed PPC’s commitment to investing in the country as the company confirms that it expects its second mill, a 0.7Mta unit in Harare, to be commissioned in late 2016. According to reports in News Day, Ms Mabuwa told delegates at the Zimbabwe-South Africa Investment and Trade Initiative meeting in Bulawayo last week that PPC’s presence was a sign that the country was open for foreign investment. “The company ...