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Nomayos substation connects to grid for new Cimencam works

05 March 2019, Published under Cement News

The new Cimencam cement works in Nomayos will be able to draw power from Cameroon’s transmission network from 5 March as the Nomayos electricity substation will be connected to the country’s transmission system. Following connection, the cement plant’s commissioning is due to take place soon. The Cimencam cement plant represents an investment of CFA23bn with 5-10 years of tax and customs exemptions in line with 2013 provisions laid out by the Cameroonian government. The 0.5Mta works will r...

Lucky receives power plant financing

27 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Lucky Cement has received financing approval for its power plant at Deh Ghangiaro, Bin Qasim, Karachi. Lucky Electrical Power Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Lucky Cement, applied for the finance to build a 660MW supercritical coal-based power project to supply power to the national grid. The project cost is estimated at US$885m, financed through a debt-to-equity ratio of 75:25. Commercial operation is scheduled to start in March 20121.

Power Cement awards contract to GE

30 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s Power Cement has awarded the contract for the design, manufacture and supply of a 132/6.3kV air-insulated switchgear grid station to GE Power. The new grid station will be delivered on a turnkey basis at the cement producer’s existing 0.9Mta Nooriabad plant, where a new line is currently under construction. The contract is expected to be completed in early 2019. The station is designed to provide efficient, reliable power to Power Cement from Hyderabad Electric Supply Co (HE...

Power disruption to lead to demise of Araniko Cement

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Araniko Cement Industry has faced disruption of its power supply in the past seven months and the company is now reported to be on the verge of collapse unless urgent action is taken to restore its power supply, reports New Business Age. Torrential rains and floods in August have destroyed power infrastructure in the area of Jitpur, Bara, where the cement plant is located. Nepal Electricity Authority has not been able to supply power to the industry as the local population has obst...

Power cuts affect Udaypur Cement

27 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Regular power cuts in the last fortnight have led to losses of around INR20m at Udaypur Cement’s Gaighat plant, India. The company had started the new financial year with good business as the power supply to the works had been regular, according to plant manager, Nawal Kishore Saha. While the company has previously requested the authorities an uninterrupted power supply, its requirement had not been met on previous occasions as well. Last year, Udaypur Cement earned a profit of INR250m.


06 January 2015, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary Ghacem in Ghana is seeing its cement production fall significantly because of interruptions to the electricity supply, as the country’s monopoly supplier introduces 48h power cuts for industrial users every six days. HeidelbergCement has agreed the sale of most of its building products business in North America and in Great Britain to the US institutional investor Lone Star Funds for US$1400m, subject to regulatory approval. The deal covers 107 manufacturing ...