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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).

Phinma Corp begins imports from Vietnam

13 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Philippine cement company Phinma Corp has recently imported 50,000t of cement, or approximately two million bags, from Vietnam with plans to import the same volume per quarter to a total of 200,000tpa as it breaks into the Philippines market. The Philippine cement market is expanding rapidly due to large government-funded infrastructure projects. Registered by Phinma Corp in September 2017, PhilCement aims to produce around 3Mta of cement.  Phinma is headed by Eduardo Sahagun, formerly...

Whale Rock Cement ready to start production in April

08 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Whale Rock Cement, a joint venture between Chinese businesses and a Namibian partner, is to start producing cement in April, under the Cheetah Cement brand, according to company spokesperson Manfred Uxamb. Mr Uxamb said the plant will start operating at the end of next month but will only be fully operational by the end of August 2018. The US$350m plant will have a cement capacity of 1.2Mta making it the country's largest cement producer with a staff of 600. According to Mr Uxamb, cement m...

FLSmidth and CNBM to build 12,000tpd plant for ETHRB Group

05 March 2018, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has announced the location of its most recent North African cement plant order. The Denmark-based turnkey provider will deliver a complete state-of-the-art cement plant for ETHRB Group located in Relizane, Algeria. The order includes engineering, equipment supply, construction supervision, commissioning and training. The EUR100m order is in part a result of the partnership between FLSmidth and Beijing Triumph International Engineering Co, part of the China National Building Mater...

Cuba to modernise cement factories

02 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cuban cement industry will begin modernising cement plants this year to increase the country's production. According to Pavel Cansino Ávila, deputy director of Grupo Empresarial de Cemento (GECEM), a new factory in Santiago de Cuba must be set up during the current year, which will replace the obsolete "José Mercerón", built in 1955. The plant will be located in the southern part of Abel Santamaría neigbourhood, in the eastern city, between two deposits of raw materials. The official e...

Gujarat Sidhee Cement commissions WHR plant

28 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Gujarat Sidhee Cement has commissioned a 5.5MW waste heat recovery unit at its plant in Sidheegram, with effect from Sunday. Elsewhere, the company reported positive results for the 3Q17, with sales rising 21.2 per cent YoY to finish at INR1.28bn (US$19.78m). Net profit reached INR46.2m, compared to a net loss of INR43.5m seen in the year-ago period.

LafargeHolcim's Ambuja Cement to build new 3.1Mta Rajasthan plant

21 February 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim will strengthen its presence in India with the construction of a new cement plant in Marwar Mundawa, in the state of Rajasthan. The CHF200m (US$213.4m) investment will serve customers in the north, including Delhi. The new plant, which is being set up by the group’s subsidiary Ambuja Cement will have a clinker capacity of 3.1Mta and is due for commissioning in the second half of 2020.   Jan Jenisch, group CEO of LafargeHolcim, said: "India is the second-biggest global cement ...

Nigeria expected to enter growth cycle

06 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Nigeria could be entering the beginning of a growth cycle, suggests research from RMB Nigeria Stockbrokers (RMBNS). Cement consumption has been forecast to increase by seven per cent in 2018, compared with a 17 per cent decline recorded in 2017. Concrete roads and a housing deficit may lead to a 53Mt and 24Mt increase, respectively by 2020. "RMBNS see improving government capex commitment and implementation as well as ongoing public-private partnership infrastructure financing initiatives...