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Hongshi-Shivam Cement begins operations

21 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Hongshi-Shivam Cement Pvt Ltd started trial cement production in Nepal last Friday. Satish Kumar More, a director of the company, told Chinese news agency Xinhua that commercial production would start after completing trial production for a week. A ceremony was held at the project sitein southwestern Nawalparasi district on Friday . Once in full  operation, the Nepal-China joint venture will be largest cement factory to date in Nepal, with production capacity of 6000tpd. China's H...

MP backs new cement plant for Chamba district

04 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Shanta Kumar, Member Parliament, of the BJP has stated that the demand for a cement plant in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, India, should soon be met. He hopes plans will be fulfilled by October this year. The plant is likely to be established in the Sikridhar area. The state has 12 districts with Chamba sharing borders with Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. With not much income sources in the area, Chamba has been ranked at 90 and 95 positions for education and infrastructure, respe...

New cement plant planned for Al-Bayda

03 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The city of Al-Bayda in Libya will be the location of a 4000tpd greenfield cement plant. Ali Hussein, the city mayor, has held a meeting with a number of German investors in the presence of several businessmen from the city to examine the possibility of establishing a cement factory within the municipality. The meeting agreed upon a plan to establish a 1.3Mta cement plant located south of the municipality, taking into consideration the compliance with the recognised environmental standards.

Growth of Indian cement sector slows in March

02 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The growth of Indian cement output has slowed in March to 13 per cent, compared to 23 per cent of the previous month. However, the cement sector was one of the principal performers throughout FY18, according to Aditi Nayar, principal economist at ICRA. "Cement output expanded by a five-year high [of] 6.3 per cent in FY18, marking a turnaround relative to the contraction of 1.2 per cent in FY17. Moreover, cement was the fastest growing of the eight core sectors in FY18. Increased budgetary...

Lucky Cement to establish 1.2Mta Samawah grinding plant

27 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement Ltd of Pakistan is planning to set up greenfield clinker production facility in southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, according to Irfan Chawala, the ompany's CFO in information sent to Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). Lucky Cement plans to set up a 1.2Mta clinker line in Samawah as a step to becoming self-sufficient in terms of clinker production in the country.The US$109m project will be carried out as a joint venture with an existing local partner and is subject to all regulatory and s...

Hima Cement to open new plant in Uganda next month

17 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Hima Cement has announced that its UGX144bn (US$40m) new plant in Tororo, Uganda, will begin operations next month. The country is currently experiencing a severe price hike and George Nicola, CEO of Hima Cement Uganda, has stated that increased production can solve the issue. “It is not the producers increasing the price but it’s the full distribution channel that has been impacted,” said Mr Nicola. “What is causing the price to go up is because our customers’ distributors and retailer...

Vicem Hoang Mai Cement receives approval to construct plant

12 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Despite issuing a request to relocate last year, authorities of Vietnam’s Nghe An province have now granted approval for Vicem Hoang Mai Cement JSC to develop its Hoang Mai 2 facility in the area, according to Viet Nam News. Therefore, the company will construct the plant in the originally intended location of Hoang Mai 2 industrial park, Quynh Vinh commune. Once fully operational, the plant will have a 0.92Mta clinker capacity and a capability to produce 1.15Mta of cement.

Zambia to receive new 1Mta cement plant

10 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Weye Construction Materials Ltd (WCM) plans to establish cement and quarry in Chilanga district, Zambia, at a cost of US$45m. The new plant will have a cement capacity of 1Mta, while teh limestone quarry is expected to have a lifespan of more than 20 years, according to an environmental impact assessment (EIA) report submitted to Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) by WCM. WCM is ready to implement the proposed project as soon as all the approval requirements are met with ZEMA an...

US Department of Justice to investigate Cemex over Maceo plant payments

15 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The US Department of Justice is investigating Mexico's Cemex SA over payments concerning the construction of the Maceo cement plant in Colombia. Cemex is being investigated over whether it violated federal bribery laws. Cemex said in a filing Monday that it had received a federal grand jury subpoena related to the Colombian project, located in the municipality of Maceo. According to a September 2016 filing, Cemex paid roughly US$20m to a non-governmental employee of CI Calizas y Minera...

San Miguel Corp announces plans for new plant

14 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement producers based in the Philippines are investing to expand their capacity on the back of an anticipated demand increase, which could result in an opportunity for exports in the future, according to the Manilla Bulletin. San Miguel Corp have recently announced plans for a new cement plant in Pagbilao, Quezon. The 2Mta facility is expected to begin commercial operation in May 2021, and represents an investment of PHP12bn (US$230.3m).