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Southern Cross Cement plans new terminal in Brisbane

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Australia’s Southern Cross Cement, a joint venture between Brickworks, Neilsen Group and Neumann Group, has announced an AUD60m (US$42.19m) investment for a new cement terminal at the Port of Brisbane. The 200,000tpa terminal will receive imports from southeast Asia and have enough capacity to serve 10 per cent of the market in southeast Queensland.  Jonathan Riemann, general manager of Southern Cross Cement, expects population growth in the region to drive demand for cement. "Some of ...

Charah Solutions to set up third SCM grinding unit

01 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Charah® Solutions Inc has announced plans to set up its third grinding facility for supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) in Oxnard, California, USA. "Charah Solutions is one of the leading fly ash sales and marketing companies in the country and we are proving that further with this new facility that will help stabilise the West Coast market with high-quality SCMs where availability has traditionally been inconsistent," said Scott Sewell, president and CEO of Charah Solutions. T...

Shree Cement commissions 2.5Mta of grinding capacity

28 June 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Shree Cement has commenced commercial production at its new 2.5Mta grinding unit in Seraikela-Kharsawan district, Jharkhand. The fresh capacity is one of a number of new grinding projects that the company set out to commission by 2020. Last month, it also announced plans to add 3Mta of capacity to its unit in Pune .

CSN Cimentos plans new 3Mta plant in Brazil

14 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Brazil’s CSN Cimentos has announced plans to invest BRL1.5bn (US$387.84m) for a new 3Mta cement facility in Paraná. Eduardo Bekin, president of the Paraná State Development Agency, has confirmed that the company already has the authorisation to conduct economic viability studies and should confirm the plant by late August. The company considered constructing the plant in Sergipe State, where it owns a limestone mine, according to Valor. The final decision reportedly rests on whether the com...

Tajik Cement plans new 1.2Mta plant

12 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan’s Tajik Cement has signed an investment agreement for the construction and commissioning of a new 1.2Mta plant. The state-run producer is reportedly seeking US$100m in foreign direct investments for the project. The country produced 1.2Mt of cement in the Jan-Apr period of this year, rising 75,000t from the year-ago period.

UltraTech Cement receives approval for 6Mta plant project

11 June 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has received environmental approval to set up a INR25bn (US$360.37m) project in Petnikota village, Andhra Pradesh. The integrated facility is expected to have a clinker capacity of 4Mta and 6Mta of cement. Alongside the cement works, the company also plans to install a 60MW captive power plant and 15MW waste heat recovery unit. It has already acquired 431.92ha of land but still requires ‘consent to establish and operate’ from the state’s pollution control board, ac...

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...

Pura vida in Costa Rica

20 May 2019, Published under Cement News

“Pura vida” means “pure life”, but for Costa Ricans it is more than the country’s catchy slogan to say everything is cool. It is their relaxed way of life, where everything runs smoothly and with a positive focus. This way of life was also reflected in Elementia’s choice of a Gebr Pfeiffer ready2grind system for its new Salinas Esparza plant. By Chris Oesch, Gebr Pfeiffer Inc, USA. Clinker storage and mill feeding area of Gebr Pfeiffer’s ready2grind system at Elementia’s Salinas Es...

Qarshi Conch Cement expected to begin plant operations in 2020

14 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Qarshi Conch Cement’s (Anhui Conch Cement Co Ltd) new 1.2Mta cement plant in Karshi, Uzbekistan, is expected to become operational in December 2020, according to the country’s Cabinet of Ministers. The parent company attracted US$150.5m to finance the project, including the supply of materials, equipment and external infrastructure. Karshi was reportedly chosen as the location due to its abundance of limestone and loess rocks. Since the plant is scheduled to start production at the end ...

Al Jouf Cement to convert second line to white cement production

24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Saudi Arabia’s Al Jouf Cement Co has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Riga Co to convert its second line to the production of white cement. The line, which to date produced grey cement, reportedly entered trial production in 2013 and currently has a clinker capacity of 5000tpd. The company has stated that the agreement will enter into force on the date it is signed for a period of six months.