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Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe expects to double cement production volumes in 2023

01 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is planning to double its cement production volumes in 2023 following the expected 4Q22 startup of its new vertical roller mill. “The commissioning process of the VCM [vertical cement mill] started in the 2Q22. The company will essentially double its cement production capacity and improve raw material availability to the new dry mortar plant,” said Chairman Kumbirai Katsande. “The new VCM is anticipated to be fully operational by the 4Q22,” added Mr Katsande. ...

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe's new mill to be operational by year end

16 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Ltd  ( Fossil Mines Pvt Ltd ) said it will continue to increase production of its products to meet the demands associated with the growth of the economy, with the targets set in the National Development Strategy 1 usefully giving a strong estimate of the size of the local market each year. This follows approved an initial US$25m investment that will go towards increasing cement and agricultural lime capacity and an automated dry mortar plant for the local company Laf...

Cemex plans Guatemalan expansion

17 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex will increase its cement capacity in Guatemala by early 2023 with a new grinding mill at the Arizona facility in the port of San José. The new mill will increase cement capacity from 0.4Mta to 0.9Mta and will cost approximately US$25m. Cemex plans to produce low-carbon cements with the extra capacity. "This investment reinforces Cemex’s commitment to Guatemala’s development and reflects our confidence in the favourable outlook of the economy in the country and the region," said J...

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...