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National Cement to boost production and build new plant

09 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Ethiopia’s National Cement (East African Holdings) is currently conducting a study at its plant in Dire Dawa to boost its 3000tpd capacity by 30 per cent. "We are planning to start implementing this plan and start producing 4000t of cement per day within the coming six months," said Buzuayehu Tadele Bizenu, board chairman of East African Holdings. Last year, the company produced over 1.2Mt of cement with most of the cement products sold in the domestic market. East Africa Holdings i...

Mayur Resources has 20-year mining lease approved

19 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Mayur Resources' Central Cement & Lime Project (CCL) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a major step closer to development with the PNG Government announcing it has granted the project a 20-year mining lease.   This grant is the final statutory approval required to allow construction to begin on the vertically integrated manufacturing facility, which is 25km northwest of Port Moresby and has the potential to meet 100 per cent of PNG's cement, clinker and quicklime requirements, displacing Asian im...

Birla Corp to expand Durgapur grinding unit

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

India's Birla Corp, owned by MP Birla Group plans to expand the existing capacity of its grinding plant at West Bengal’s Durgapur by installing an INR725.7m (US$9.69m) cement grinding unit. The company said that the demand of premium slag-based cement in the eastern region is expected to be robust and therefore, it would require extra grinding capacity. "The board of directors of the company at their meeting held today approved the proposal to carry out the expansion of existing capacity of...

Rwanda's Prime Cement set to begin operations

14 July 2020, Published under Cement News

A new cement plant under construction in Musanze, Rwanda, is set to begin marketing its product next month. Prime Cement Ltd is expected to begin production at around 50,000tpm or 600,000tpa of cement. "Preparations are on high gear. Most of the equipment and machinery are in their place and a few remaining are on their way from Mombasa. No wonder, we shall be on the market next month," said Eric Rutabana, the plant manager. The works is expected to begin selling cement at RWF9000/bag (U...

New cement plant proposed for Armenia

07 July 2020, Published under Cement News

President of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), Arayik Haroutyunyan, who is also ex-officio the chairperson of the board of trustees of the Artsakh Investment Fund, convened a session of the board of trustees on 6 July to propose a large investment project for SAVVA LLC's establishment of a cement factory in Armenia. The board members asked questions regarding operation of the plant, its ecological significance, the creation of new jobs and pricing policy and received exhaustive answers. It was ...

BUA Cement plans new 3Mta plant in Adamawa

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s BUA Cement has announced that it is planning to establish a 3Mta cement facility and 50MW power plant in the Guyuk and Lamurde areas of Adamawa state. While visiting the state governor, Abdul Samad Rabiu, chairman of BUA Cement, reportedly referenced preliminary findings which show that the two areas have good quality limestone deposits and said the company is ready to begin investment in the state. Mr Rabiu noted that the Guyuk plant would be a major investment into the northea...

Power Cement begins commercial operations at 7700tpd plant

01 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Power Cement Ltd has announced that its 7700tpd clinker production plant has reached its rated capacity and will therefore begin commercial production from 1 July 2020.   The company noted production levels of 450,096t and 502,541t of cement and clinker, respectively, during the 9MFY19-20. Domestic sales reached 418,757t, while cement exports were at 4372t and clinker exports at 111,800t. Overall this represents a nine per cent decline in both domestic and export sales. However,...

Planning for 7Mta plant in east Africa continues

18 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Martine Shigela, regional commissioner for Tanga, Tanzania, has confirmed that Sinoma and Hengya Cement have now finalised payment procedures for the residents of Mtimbwani, Mkinga District, as the planning for the largest cement project in east Africa continues. "We want to see this project being implemented and ultimately grow so that residents could benefit economically," said Mr Shigella. The Amboni and Mtimbwani agreed to provide 280 and 1000 acres of land for the project, respect...

Al Sahawa Cement is set to invite tenders for 5000tpd plant

29 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Al Sahawa Cement Co (ASCC), a subsidiary of Oman Cement Co, is reportedly planning to invite bids for two key tenders linked to the construction of its new US$212m integrated cement plant in Duqm by mid-July, according to TradeArabia. The tender for the 5000tpd clinker production unit is expected to be awarded on an EPC basis, while work on the clinker facility is expected to be pursued in parallel with the construction of a cement grinding unit. Commissioning is planned for March 2022. ...

Abay Cement plant now 60% complete

19 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The construction of Abay Cement Factory in Amhara, Ethiopia, is now 60 per cent complete and will commence operations next year, according to Samuel Halala, director of the Ethiopian Chemical and Construction Inputs Industry Development Institute. The 2.5Mta project is being developed by Abay Industrial Development Association. On average, cement plants in the country are using around 60 per cent of their production capacity, stated Mr Halala. He also noted that the price of cement has su...