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Work to start on 1.5Mta cement plant in Tunisia

10 January 2019, Published under Cement News

United Cement Investor, a Tunisian company, is building a greenfield 1.5Mta cement plant in Tunisia. The plant will be situated in Bir Thlathin, south Tataouine, Tunisia and work is to begin on construction in March 2019. The new facility will create 419 direct jobs and 600 indirect jobs, but the French investors have so far only acquired 65 per cent of the land required. The plant is scheduled to be completed by 2022.

Iraqi Cement signs contract for new 6000tpd line

07 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Chengdu Design & Research Institute of Building Materials Industry, wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinoma International Engineering, has signed an EPC contract to deliver a clinker production line for Iraqi Cement. The new line will be constructed in Samawah in Iraq's southern Al Muthanna province at an estimated cost of US$246m. The agreement will see the company take charge of mine design, supply of mining equipment and build the complete 6000tpd production line, from crushing raw materials...

Malbaza Ciment begins operation of new plant

04 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Niger's Malbaza Ciment Co has begun operation at its new 0.65Mta plant, which produced its first tonne of cement on 28 December 2018. "The Ministry of Industry is pleased to inform the nation that Malbaza Ciment Campany (MCC SA), formerly SNC Nigerien cement company, has started operation of its new cement plant, thus becoming the first private industrial complex in Niger," said Malam Zaneidou Amirou, the country’s minister for industry. Malbaza Ciment is expected to supply 80 per cent o...

JK Cement to raise INR6bn for capacity expansion

27 December 2018, Published under Cement News

JK Cement Ltd on Monday launched a qualified institutional placement offering (QIP) to raise funds from institutional investors for its capital expenditure. The company is seeking to raise INR6bn (USD85.39m) to fund the expansion of grinding capacity at its Mangrol and Nimbahera plants by 1Mta each, according to the Hindustan Times. The company will also increase the existing clinker capacity at Mangrol by 2.48Mta, with surplus clinker to serve two new split grinding units to be construc...

New plant commissioned in Uzbekistan

21 December 2018, Published under Cement News

A new facility in Korauzyak district, Karakalpakstan (Uzbekistan), has been commissioned, according to Trend News. The Uzbek-Chinese joint venture, Titan Cement, saw a total investment of UZS302.4bn (US$36.3m) in the 200,000tpa project. Furthermore, in the Andijan region of Uzbekistan, a new US$630m project has begun construction with the support of Chinese companies.

Cementos Melón to invest in new capacity

18 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Chile-based Cementos Melón has announced that it will open a new cement facility in Punta Arenas in the first half of 2020. The first stage of construction will see an investment of US$30m, with an expected capacity of 0.5Mta. "To date, Cementos Melon has customers to whom it supplies bagged cement, distributed by sea from its other plants in the country. Here in the area [Magellanes] we have 10 clients and we hope that being here with our new plant we will add hundreds," said Jorge Eugen...

Turkmenistan's Lebap cement plant meets high demand

17 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Turkmenistan’s Lebap cement plant has fulfilled its annual objective and produced over 1Mta of material. The plant’s products are in high demand domestically, but also internationally, according to Neitralnii Turkmenistan . This year almost 250,000t of cement has been shipped to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Furthermore, another 1Mta plant project is in the pipeline for the region. The country’s Ministry of Industry has issued an investment tender for the provision of the project design a...

Ambuja Cement announces greenfield investment and CEO resignation

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Board of Directors of Ambuja Cements Ltd (LafargeHolcim group) has approved an initial investment of INR3,900m (US$54.1m) for the first phase of the 1.7Mta greenfield clinker line project at Marwar Mundwa in the State of Rajasthan, India.

 The Board of Directors of the company has also approved an additional clinker capacity of 1.4Mta (taking the total clinker capacity to 3.1Mta), additional cement grinding capacity of 1.8Mt and a captive power plan and waste heat recovery system at Ma...

Chinese have land agreement in place for Sibay cement plant

11 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Chinese are reported to have begun designs for a cement plant in Sibay, Bashkira, Russia, close to the Kazakh border. A land lease agreement is already in place for Sichuan Junhe Environmental Protection CJSC and Kontur Plc, which is investing in the RUB13bn (US$195.5m) project, but there is no announced timetable for the building of the project, according to Brealnow Vremya. Rinat Kuzibaev, director of Kontur Plc, said: "The negotiations are being underway, the desire is there. Some w...

Oman Cement's Board gives go ahead for Duqum plant

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Oman Cement company has informed Muscat Securities Market on 6 December that its Board of Directors has agreed to go ahead with setting up of a new integrated cement plant in Duqum area,  in central-eastern Oman. According to company notification, the plant will have a clinker capacity of 5000tpd and envisages an investment of about US$212m. The project implementation process is being finalised by company and shareholders will be kept informed of the progress of the project in due course....