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Turkmenistan ready to expand two cement plants

23 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has signed resolutions authorising the Ministry of Industry and Construction Production to finalise contracts for the second phase of construction on two cement plants. Both projects reportedly represent a brownfield expansion of 1Mta each. As such, the ministry has awarded Beýik-Bina Individual Enterprise the contract for the design and construction of the second stage of a cement plant in the Ahal region. A similar contract will ...

Namangan Cement launches construction of second line

29 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Uzbekistan's Namangan Cement LLC has launched the construction of a second line at its facility in Namangan, Chust district. The company was founded in 2019 and produces 200,000tpa of cement from the first stage of production. After the second stage is commissioned, the facility’s capacity will rise to 1.1Mta. The new line is expected to be launched at the end of 2021, according to Uzbekistan’s National News Agency. The project will be implemented with US$14m of the company's own funds...

Colacem proposed plant hearing date set

19 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) case involving the proposed Colacem cement plant in Champlain Township, in eastern Ontario, Canada, will be heard beginning on 2 November 2020 for four weeks, local media have reported. The case involves two appeals connected to the proposed plant, according to an article published in The Review (Canada). Champlain Township council rejected the zoning changes needed to construct the facility and Colacem appealed the decision to the Ontario Municipal...

Hima Cement introduces RapidSet cement

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Uganda’s Hima Cement has introduced a new type of cement, RapidSet, to leverage its position in a competitive market, according to The Observer. The product has been designed exclusively for the precast concrete market due to its rapid hardening attributes. The new cement (42.5R strength) is already available on the domestic market in 30kg bags. “The construction and real estate market continue to grow tremendously, and this drives our commitment to innovate and provide solutions that enha...

JSW Cement revises IPO and capacity expansion plans

28 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s JSW Cement has deferred its plan for an initial public offering (IPO) by a year as the slowdown in construction activity continues, according to the Financial Express. It had planned to go public by 2020 once it hit 20Mta of capacity, however, the company has revised this target to December 2021.  The company expects to go public with a valuation of around INR250bn (US$3.49bn). "We want to first get to 20Mta before we do an IPO, because that is the critical level at which we will ...

Tamil Nadu Cements inaugurates expansion project

04 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Tamil Nadu Cements Corp Ltd, owned by the government of the state, has expanded the capacity of its Ariyalur complex at an investment of INR8.09bn (US$114.4m). The project has seen the construction of a new 1Mta plant on the same site as its existing 0.5Mta unit, therefore taking the company’s total capacity to 1.7Mta. It supplied 74 per cent of its production to government departments in FY19, according to a government document, including 488t of OPC and 406,792t of PPC. The preva...

Raysut Cement set to begin construction of new plant in Georgia

08 October 2019, Published under Cement News

UAE-based Pioneer Cement (Raysut Cement Co) is currently finalising arrangements for its greenfield 1.2Mta project to be located near Tbilisi, Georgia. Pioneer Cement owns concessions to limestone mines in Georgia that will provide the key raw materials for the project. The new unit is an opportunity to diversify from the Middle East into a market with large infrastructure growth and a shortage of clinker and high-quality cement, said the company in a statement. "We have embarked on an...

Arabian Cement's Rabigh plant to begin operations in 2Q20

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction work on Arabian Cement Co’s grinding plant in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, is now 99.3 per cent complete. Full completion is due in the 1Q20 and commercial operations are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of next year. The company has stated that the contractor’s failure to comply with the schedule had caused project delays, according to a stock market filing. However, the delay in construction work has not affected the costs associated with the project and is not expected to...

Premiere-Slag International to receive investment for plant project

11 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Philippine-based AbaCore Capital Holdings Inc has announced a plan to invest up to PHP102m (US$1.9m) in Premiere-Slag International Inc to build and operate a cement plant. In a disclosure on Monday, the holding company said the investment translated to a maximum of a 10 per cent stake in Premiere-Slag, which "will operate a production facility to process and sell cement, or cement mixed with components." The unit is expected to be constructed on a 30,117m 2 site in Mabini town, Batanga...

Raysut Cement to install 1Mta grinding unit in Oman

04 September 2019, Published under Cement News

The board of Oman’s Raysut Cement Co has approved a plan to install a new grinding unit in Duqm, in the central-eastern part of the country. The 1Mta project is expected to represent an investment of US$30m, with work on the plant scheduled to begin later this month.