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Pokot Cement still waiting to get off the ground

09 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The continued delay in establishing the Pokot Cement factory in Kenya, is infuriating local residents who expect to benefit from new job opprotunities. Today, prime land in the area whose value had risen, no longer attracts the interest of potential buyers, with the township remaining largely inactive. West Pokot County Executive Committee member for trade, Monges Lotodo, said the authorities sought audience with the Ministry of Mining a month ago concerning the delayed plant. "We have co...

Cameroon to build fifth cement plant

06 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Cameroon-based Engineering Construction Manufacturing and Trading Ltd (ECMT) has announced the construction of a cement plant in Ebolowa (south) for a cost of CFA15bn (US$26.7m), following an agreement signed with the Investment Promotion Agency (API). The new plant will have a cement capacity of 0.5Mta and will bring the number of cement plants in Cameroon to five. These plants include the 1.5Mta Cameroon Cement works (CIMENCAM), a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim, and Dangote Cement Cameroon'...

Cameroon's four main producers plan expansions

20 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Cameroon's Mira Cement, a new entry to the market, has announced a project to construct a 1Mta plant in Douala. Meanwhile, all of the country's four main producers have plans to expand their production in the coming years, according to The Africa Report. Cimencam began constructing a 0.5Mta facility at Nomayos, outside of Yaoundé, in March. Cimaf Cameroun is set to triple its current 0.5Mta capacity this year, while Dangote Cement Cameroon is planning a new plant in Yaoundé. Finally, Me...

Shree Cement budgets for United Cement acquisition

12 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Shree Cement plans a capital expenditure of INR35,000m (US$519.1m) in the current financial year including INR20,000m on the completion of the deal to acquire UAE-based United Cement Co PSC. The management of Shree Cement, led by managing director HM Bangur, has historically avoided taking over existing capacity because it is of the view that it can set up plants ground up at a much lower cost, reported Livemint. Shree will spend at least INR15,000m in the current financial year to acquire...

Cementos Bío Bío to start production at Arica grinding plant

07 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Chile’s Cementos Bío Bío is expected to start production at its Arica grinding facility by September of this year, according to Economía y Negocios. Guido Sepúlveda, manager of the company’s cement sector, confirmed that the plant will supply the markets of Tarapacá and southern Peru. "It is very important for us to get to Arica, an area we were attending from Antofagasta, and we are currently in the process of building the plant, and then starting the assembly work," he said. The wo...

Cimentos de Maiaia launches and aims to lower cement prices

06 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Cimentos de Maiaia has begun commerical operations in Mozambique. President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated Mozambique's third cement factory at the end of May. The Cimentos de Maiaia plant has a cement capacity of 0.25Mta and is located in the northern port of Nacala city. The production unit is 85 per cent Chinese owned and cost US$10.28m to build. Cimentos de Maiaia employs 48 local residents and 60 workers in total. It will make its own clinker instead of relying on imports. "Our immediate ...

Indian cement sector receives new investment

04 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The Indian cement sector is receiving fresh investment as capacity utilisation rates increase, with at least six companies at various stages of announcing or implementing expansion plans, according to the Business Standard. Dalmia Bharat has recently announced plans for 8Mta of new capacity in Odisha, eastern India, at an investment cost of INR37.2bn (US$554.7m). "Looking at the demand for our premium products, we decided to add capacity and strengthen our leadership in east India. For...

Battambang Conch Cement inaugurates plant in Cambodia

01 June 2018, Published under Cement News

 The Battambang Conch Cement Co Ltd inaugurated its US$230m plant in Battambang province, Cambodia, on Thursday. The facility was constructed within 18 months and is expected to have a total production capacity of 5000tpd, according to the Phnom Penh Post. "Our cement factory, together with others in the industry, can supply the market’s needs and compete with imported cement on quality and price," said Vinh Hour, company CEO. While cement currently costs US$90/t, Mr Hour was optimist...

Attock Cement seeks gypsum/laterite supplier

01 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd (ACPL) has invited a tender for the bulk supply of gypsum and laterite in  2018-19. According to the company announcement, offers are invited for the supply of approximately 120,000t of gypsum and 120,000t of laterite between July 2018-June 2019 at its cement plant located at Hub Chowki, Lasbela, Balochistan. Bids are due on 21 June 2018.   Sales review 9MFY18 In the first nine months of the 2017-18 financial year, the company's overall cement dispatches of comp...

L&T Construction wins order for cement plants

22 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The Building and Factories sector of L&T Construction has won orders worth a total of INR40.33bn (US$592.74m) in the Indian domestic market, according to a BSE filing. This includes an order from a leading cement manufacturer for the construction of plants in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The projects are based on a design and build model.