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Holcim Philippines completes Davao expansion

11 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines has completed its 0.7Mta expansion project at its Davao facility, which has been undertaken to support the strong construction activity in Mindanao, according to a press release. "Our company is determined to continue supporting the development of Davao and the rest of Mindanao. These initiatives strengthen our ability to contribute to the progress of the region at this time of robust growth," said John Stull, CEO. The expansion involved the activation of a finish mill...

Ambuja Cements announces plant expansion project

15 February 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Ambuja Cements Ltd is planning to expand manufacturing capacity from 2.4Mta to 3.4Mta at its Jala Dhulagori facility in West Bengal. While the company is awaiting environmental clearance, work on the project is expected to begin by October 2019. 

Powering southern expansion

21 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s promising cement market fundamentals are driving a number of domestic producers to expand their local production bases. Power Cement Ltd (PCL) has embarked on the construction of a complete 7700tpd line which will significantly enhance the company’s existing capacity and make it the second-largest producer in the south. By SM Imran, Power Cement, Pakistan. Pre-assembled parts of the preheater ready for erection at Power Cement’s new production line project, Pakistan T...

Akkord plans to increase production at Gazakh plant

15 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Azerbaijan's Akkord Industry Construction Investment Corp OJSC plans to increase production at its Gazakh plant by a third, according to Trend News. "Major part of the cement plant's products comes to the domestic market, and is exported to Georgia," said a source within the company. "We aim to expand the sales. In this regard, an investment plan has been drawn up jointly with a German company. The project provides for increasing the plant's production capacity from 1Mt to 1.3Mt of pro...

Capacity in Pakistan inches ahead

24 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The capacities of Pakistan's cement industry in the north and south of the country are regularly being expanded. As a result, total cement capacity in Pakistan is on track to increase from 47Mta in FY17 to 56.6Mta by the end of FY19. Bestway Cement (BWCL) has reportedly started trial production at its 1.8Mta brownfield cement plant in the north. According to market sources, the commercial operations are expected to begin by 15 June 2018, contrary to earlier expectation of commencem...

Irish Cement granted permission for Limerick plans

10 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Limerick City and County Council has granted Irish Cement planning permission for an extension to its facility in Mungret. A spokesperson for the local authority stated permission for the development has been granted subject to 16 conditions, which were not fully disclosed.

Algeria: GICA to build cement plants

01 June 2016, Published under Cement News

GICA signed two agreements on Tuesday in Algiers with Chinese equipment manufacturer CBMI (a subsidiary of Sinoma) to build a new cement plant in Bechar and extend the plant in Zahana (Mascara). Owned by GICA subsidiary Saoura Cement Co, the new plant in Bechar will have a capacity of 1Mta and is expected to start production in 2018. Zahana cement plant currently has a production capacity of 1Mta, which will increase the plant capacity 2.5Mta. Work on the extension of this plant is schedu...

PT Semen Padang issued new forest mining licence

11 May 2016, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Padang has been granted land use of a forest area covering an area of 243.3ha in Indonesia. In accordance with IPPKH and Permit Mining limestone (IUP 412ha) owned since 1996, PT Semen Padang can continue its activities in excavating limestone in the Bukit Tarjarang area and in Bukit Karang Putih as it has done since 1910. The mining of limestone in Bukit Tarjarang is particularly associated with need for raw materials for the Indarung-VI cement plant, located at Indarung, distr...

Medcem Cameroon starts production

02 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Medcem Cameroon, part of Turkey-based Eren Holdings, has commissioned its new plant in Yaoundé, Cameroon, after delays that saw the unit postpone the start of operations from March to June and October.  The company’s output is sold in 50kg bags, which retail at CFA4750 (US$7.97), according to local press reports.