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Schwenk invests EUR20m in grinding unit

23 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Germany’s Schwenk Zement will invest EUR20m in a new grinding plant, which is slated to work more efficiently, with lower energy requirement and reduced noise levels. Part of the equipment at the Allmending works is 30-40 years old, said works manager Jürgen Thormann, including a tube ball mill. As a result, the company will invest in a new unit – a roller mill. It is expected that work on the foundations will start this year, with the new mill entering operation in 2014.

Qatar awards Line No. 5 consultancy contract

23 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Qatar National Cement Co (QNCC) has signed a consultancy services’ contract with Belgium’s Basse Sambre for the construction of its fifth cement line. Under the terms of the contract, Basse Sambre will prepare the global tender ­documents for a turnkey plant of 5000tpd or 7500tpd, parallel to the current lines no. 2-4 at Umm-Bab. At present, QNCC produces 14,000tpd, sufficient to meet today’s market requirement. However, a fifth line is needed if it is to successfully capture the expec...

Kuwait investors to build cement plant in Budaka, Uganda

21 November 2012, Published under Cement News

President Museveni broke ground for the construction of a cement plant in Daka village, Budaka District, Uganda. The new 5000tpd factory will be constructed by the Dao Group of Kuwait and is expected to be twice the size of the Hima Cement Factory in Kasese. Presently, Uganda counts two cement plants, operated by Tororo Cement and Lafarge-owned Hima Cement, resulting in a national installed capacity of 1.9Mta.

National Cement to open new 1.65Mta Nairobi works

21 November 2012, Published under Cement News

National Cement announced plans to open a new 1.65Mta cement works in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. The company said it received an undisclosed loan from KCB Group, raw materials on credit and a cash injection from its parent company Devki Group of Companies to finance the new KES11.9bn.  The new capacity is expected to intensify to battle for control of the regional cement market. The entry of National Cement and Mombasa Cement increased competition with the latter rapidly claiming...

Bosowa starts construction on US$130m clinker unit

20 November 2012, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Bosowa Maros officially started construction on a new clinker plant in South Sulawesi as part of its expansion programme. Located in Maros, Kiln Plant Line 2 will increase production capacity to from 2.5Mta to 5.2Mta. Construction of the US$130m works is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014. The new unit is expected to help the company increase its cement production to meet the country’s growing cement demand. “As of now, our cement production is 3.2Mta, only about 6% ...

Indonesia’s October cement sales up 10.7%

20 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Indonesia rose 10.7% YoY in October with the highest growth in the Moluccas and on Papua. October sales in the areas stood at 87,316t, representing a 68.5% hike on the previous year, according to data from PT Semen Gresik Tbk. Consumption increased 0.1% to 5.17Mt in October MoM with the highest demand on Java. Growth was supported by buoyant domestic demand and increasing investment. Thailand’s top industrial group, Siam Cement plc, announced plans to spend THB11bn (US$358...

NCP opposes new Samba cement plant

19 November 2012, Published under Cement News

The Indian Nacionalist Congress Party (NCP) has strongly criticised the decision of the Jammu and Kashmir government for a new cement plant in Samba district, saying that the project acquired agricultural land. "We oppose the decision of state government to acquire agricultural land to set up a cement plant in Samba," NCP state chief Randhir Singh told reporters. "This will play havoc with the health of people and have an adverse impact on the environment. …The water bodies, soil, crops, ...

Egyptian Steel ventures into cement

19 November 2012, Published under Cement News

The Qatari-Egyptian steel producer Egyptian Steel will be investing around US$250m in a new cement works. The venture will seek to acquire a cement licence out of the seven the Egyptian government is planning to offer. If successful, it is expected that the works will have an annual capacity of 1.5-1.8Mta, said Abu Hashima, Egyptian Steel chairman. 

Holcim: October ‘12

09 November 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim is planning a considerable investment in modernising its Volsk works in Russia, which is currently using a wet process production system. Work is expected to start during the second quarter of 2013 and completion is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016. An official announcement about the exact plans is expected fairly shortly. Holcim Hungary is to close its Labatlan works next year. Closure had previously been deferred until 2016, with a new works to be commissioned by then. The...

HeidelbergCement

08 October 2012, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is investing US$250m in a 1.5Mta clinker plant at Tabligbo, some 80km to the north of the capital Lomé, for completion in 2015. The clinker will be ground into cement at HeidelbergCement mills elsewhere in the country and at group mills in Benin, Ghana and Burkina Faso. The group is also building a grinding centre with a capacity of 0.2Mta at Dapaong in the far north of Togo, close to the borders with Burkina Faso and Ghana. Like the Tabligbo investment, completion is s...