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Lugait Cement plant upgrades to meet Mindanao's rising demand

16 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines, Inc (LafargeHolcim group) is preparing to start work on the modernisation of its Lugait Cement plant in Misamis Oriental as it expects continued growth in Mindanao demand. Mindanao's cement demand comes not just from the two primary cities of Davao and Cagayan de Oro, but also from Zamboanga, Dipolog, Butuan, and other secondary cities. "For so long, Visayas demand has always been bigger than Mindanao’s. But for the last three years, we are now bigger than Visayas," sai...

Vác’s greener future

26 September 2018, Published under Cement News

May 2018 saw the opening of Duna-Dráva Cement’s modernised Vác plant in Hungary. With improvements focussed on a cleaner emissions record and an increased use of alternative fuels, the cement works addresses the need for better and more sustainable production technology to meet the environmental demands of tomorrow. By Duna-Dráva Cement Kft, Hungary. A HUF7bn modernisation project lifted production capacity at Duna-Dráva’s cement plant to 2400tpd as well as ensuring a more sustaina...

Grasim looks to invest INR59bn in modernising its cement plants

25 May 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Grasim Industries will invest over INR130bn (US$1.9bn) in its cement and textiles businesses over the next 24-36 months, as the company looks to increase capacity and modernise production, according to a senior official of the group. The company, including its subsidiary, UltraTech, will invest INR59bn in modernising its existing cement plants, while also carrying out environmental upgrades and increasing the capacity of the assets acquired from Jaiprakash Associates. Business res...

Revitalising St Marys Cement

08 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The resurgence in the US cement market in 2014 prompted Votorantim Cimentos-owned St Marys Cement to launch a modernisation and expansion programme of its plant in Charlevoix, Michigan, USA. The modernisation at St Marys Cement plant in Charlevoix, USA, will expand the facility’s capacity by 40 per cent to 2.1Mta A leading supplier of cement throughout the Great Lakes region, Votorantim Cimentos’ St Marys Cement officials say the 1200-acre Charlevoix site is well worth the US...

Burner for the future

25 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Russia-based Sibirskiy Cement JSC is investing in the modernisation of its production facilities. One such project is the upgrade of Kiln 5 at its Krasnoyarsk Cement LLC plant. The works will see the replacement of the line’s oil-fuelled single-channel burner with a multi-channel PYRO-JET burner. By Sibirskiy Cement, Russia. The old burner of Kiln 5 at the Krasnoyarsk Cement plant, Russia Commissioned in 1974, Sibirskiy Cement’s Krasnoyarsk plant produces clinker for special cem...

Cuba to modernise cement factories

02 March 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cuban cement industry will begin modernising cement plants this year to increase the country's production. According to Pavel Cansino Ávila, deputy director of Grupo Empresarial de Cemento (GECEM), a new factory in Santiago de Cuba must be set up during the current year, which will replace the obsolete "José Mercerón", built in 1955. The plant will be located in the southern part of Abel Santamaría neigbourhood, in the eastern city, between two deposits of raw materials. The official e...

Lafarge's Ravena cement plant upgrade is completed

22 September 2017, Published under Cement News

The ribbon has been cut on the completion of a three-year, multi-million dollar modernisation project to imporve the Lafarge (LafargeHolcim group) Ravena Cement plant in New York, USA. The cement from the Ravena facility supplies more than 1Mta of locally-produced product for high-profile projects in the Northeast, including One World Trade Center, the World Trade Center Memorial and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.   Throughout the upgrade project, the facility maintained...

Modernising Slurry

12 July 2017, Published under Cement News

PPC is currently undertaking a major capital investment and modernisation effort at its Slurry cement works in South Africa to create an energy-efficient production facility. Group CEO, Darryll Castle, explains to ICR the main considerations behind the decision to expand, key elements of the upgrade and the benefits this brownfield project brings. To comply with the environmental legislation that comes into force in 2010 SK8’s ESP filter is being replaced with a new bag filter ...

Lafarge France to modernise Martres-Tolosane unit

12 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge France will invest EUR100m in the modernisation of its cement plant at Martres-Tolosane in Haute-Garonne, France. The company is currently selecting a contractor to carry out the work, which is scheduled to start at the end of the year. Jean-Louis Chauzy, president of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of Occitanie, expressed his concerned that the cement company would choose a Chinese contractor rather than a French company, but Lafarge responded by saying no decision...

Assisting Maryneal’s expansion

10 May 2017, Published under Cement News

The modernisation and expansion of Buzzi Unicem’s Maryneal cement plant has enabled it to more than double capacity to 1.2Mst as well as reduce its environmental footprint. PCI Process Consultants was tasked with providing site assistance for this recently-completed, major North American plant project. By PCI Process Consultants Inc, Canada. The new Maryneal plant began operations in June 2016 – just 24 months after mobilisation of construction contractors on site Headquarte...