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Ban on new cement plants lifted for Punjab

13 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Provincial Minister for Industries & Trade, Mian Aslam Iqbal, has announced that the government for Punjab, India, has lifted a ban on the cement industry after 12 years. The minister revealed this while presiding over a meeting that was held to review investment in the cement industry and installation of new plants in the province, according to the Business Recorder. Mr Iqbal noted that months were spent in getting a no objection certificate (NoC) for setting up new industries. A ...

Turkmenistan president calls for three more cement plants

22 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has instructed the Türkmensenagat State Agency that three new cement plants must be built in the country through foreign investment. President Berdimuhamedov stated the plants are required to satisfy domestic and export demand for cement, while also highlighting the necessity to reconstruct outdated enterprises.

HeidelbergCement outlines plans to raise Indian capacity

19 November 2019, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement is expecting to take both organic and inorganic routes to increase capacity to 20Mta from 12Mta in India, according to The Hindu. "We are looking for cement companies with a capacity ranging from 5-10Mta," said J N Cooper, managing director of HeidelbergCement’s Indian operations. “We are in talks with cement firms that do not want to get into the National Company Law Tribunal. But we are unable to give more details.” Regarding pending projects, he said the company is awai...

Thai Boon Roong Cement plant is inaugurated

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Cambodia inaugurated its fifth cement plant yesterday when Thai Boon Roong Cement plant's start-up was celebrated in southwest Kampot, Cambodia. The US$110m intergated cement plant will add 1Mta or 2500tpd to the country's cement capacity.  The plant is built on 678ha of land. The inauguration was carried out by Prime Minister, Samdech Techo Hun Sen, who said  "It is the fifth cement plant in Cambodia, bringing the total cement production capacity in the kingdom to about 8Mta." Minister of...

Overcapacity in Zambia continues unabated

04 October 2019, Published under Cement News

This week, CemNet reported that the cement industry in Zambia has so much overcapacity that Lafarge Zambia has been forced to raise its prices in an attempt to stay in business. While domestic cement consumption stands at approximately 2.2Mta, the cement industry has a production capacity of about 5Mta and continues to expand. Government support for cement sector Zambia's ZMW106bn (US$8.1bn) 2020 budget will provide some relief for the sector as spending plans include ZMW1.1bn for po...

Southerly expansion creates new cement capacity in Morocco

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

This week, LafargeHolcim reported cement volumes rising by more than two per cent in Morocco with construction of the company's 3500tpd Souss plant now advancing well and on course for commissioning by thyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions in the 3Q20. The greenfield project will see 1.2Mta added to the group's Moroccan production capacity, which currently stands at approximately 12.5Mta. This north African market is already due to see significant change with the recent acquisition by Cimen...

Uzbekistan's fast-changing cement market

06 September 2019, Published under Cement News

This week CemNet reported that Eurocement's new 3Mta line at its Akhangarancement plant in Uzbekistan was nearing the last phase of construction, as Beijing Triumph International Engineering Co confirmed that 90 per cent of the project has been constructed. The large-scale expansion is expected to make a big difference to the country's cement production, even though it is having phased start-up stages between 2020-21. Eurocement has a strong position in the Uzbekistan cement sector, but it...

Alpha Cement plant to resume construction

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction of Alpha Cement plant, near the village of Aung Thabyay in Patheingyi Township, Mandalay, Myanmar is due to resume after police arrested approximately 100 protestors in May. The US$200m cement plant is being established by China's Myint Investment company under the approval of the Myanmar Investment Commission, but the project has been suspended since its approval in 2012, due to local opposition. Protests from local farmers and residents are mainly over the environmental an...

Ramco Cements to invest INR35bn in expansion programme

31 May 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Ramco Cements has confirmed plans to invest INR35bn (US$501m) to expand its production capacity from 12Mt to 20Mt by 2020, following the conclusion of the country’s general election. "The uncertainty has ended and stability is back at the centre," said P R Venketrama Raja, chairman and managing director, Ramco Cements. "We expect the new government to focus on major infrastructure projects that will spur growth in the cement sector." The company has already invested INR12bn in upco...

Using plant cost profiles

16 May 2019, Published under Cement News

As in January 2018, Dr Michael Clark has once more spent most of the last month developing manufacturing cost profiles for cement factories in different geographies across the globe. This time, Dr Clark considers how these profiles may be used to provide a competitive advantage. Holcim established its facility in Ste Genevieve, Missouri, USA, benefiting from the low distribution costs due to its convenient location on the Mississippi River Regular readers of the Technical For...