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Mexico: Ventika wind park officially opened

13 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated the Ventika wind park in General Bravo, Nuevo León. The facility has a capacity of 252MW and is expected to generate 1mkWh annually. The project was developed by a consortium consisting of Acciona, the capital fund Blackstone, Cemex Energía and Fisterra Energy. Construction finished December 2015 and the park started operation last April. The head of state said the US$650m project would help the country to reach its clean energy targets ...

Dangote

24 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has reported a 20.6 per cent increase in revenue to NGN292.2bn (US$925m) for the first half of 2016, compared to the same period last year. EBITDA, however, has fallen by 10.2 per cent to NGN132.5bn due to lower selling prices, higher fuel costs and the impact of Pan-African plants in the ramp-up phase. The six months saw the company sell nearly 13Mt of cement, up by almost 60 per cent YoY.  The Nigerian market has achieved record sales of just under 8.8Mt over the period, ...

West Africa powers up

04 July 2016, Published under Cement News

West Africa’s booming population and economic development are expected to fuel cement consumption in the long term and the region’s prospects look bright. However, as the regional cement sector rapidly builds production capacity to keep pace with anticipated demand, challenges remain for the industry, including inflation, lower oil receipts and power shortages. By ICR Research, UK. Ghana: HeidelbergCement's Tema plant keeps production rolling West Africa’s population is set to m...

Nepal's cement producers seek self-sufficiency

31 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement producers in Nepal have asked the government to formulate an improved policy so that the country can achieve self-sufficiency and boost exports. They have requested assistance in extracting and transporting raw materials as well as in the uninterrupted supply of power. Rajesh Agrawal, managing director of Arghakhanchi Cement, said they could produce cement in sufficient quantities to meet domestic demand and export to India if they received government support. "There is high dema...

Nigeria: Ashaka building power plant

12 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Management of Ashaka Cement Plc has concluded plans to build its own power plant due to concerns over an inadequate supply of electricity to power its operations. Alhaji Suleiman Yahyah, Ashaka Cement's chairman, has said that the project is expected to reach completion within three years and will contribute its excess power to the national grid. Mr Yahyah noted, “There will be diverse efficiency gains from 2016, for example, developments and operational initiatives, such as the use of l...

Dangote Cement

02 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement has sent a team of experts to Nepal to study the feasibility of opening a cement plant there. The team is reportedly looking into sites in the Makawanpur and Dhading Districts where the company intends to open a 6000tpd cement plant by June 2017. Nepal currently consumes around 3.5Mta of cement, but this is expected to grow to 6Mta by 2020.  In Ghana the worsening power crisis has forced Dangote to buy fuel for its standby generators, increasing its production costs. Accord...

Semen Indonesia starts Tuban WHR plant construction

24 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia has commenced the construction of a 30.6MW power plant at its Tuban cement works to reduce the company’s electricity costs. Using heat from the cement production process, the waste heat recovery plant represents an investment of IDR638bn (US53m). The project is expected to be completed in 26 months’ time with the plant due to come online in 2H16. In 2013 Semen Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan-based JFE Engineering Corporation for the WHRS ...

UltraTech Cement's power provisions

16 September 2014, Published under Cement News

In India, finish grinding typically consumes around 40 per cent of power while raw material preparation and clinker burning account for an additional 30 per cent. Therefore, an uninterrupted power supply is key to the smooth operation of any cement plant. To ensure such a supply, UltraTech Cement has recently commissioned captive power units at its Rawan, Rajashree and Andhra Pradesh works and is expanding its power provision with other forms of clean energy. By UltraTech Cement, India. ...

India: Binani seeks power entry

30 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Theh Binani group is planning to enter the power generation sector, mostly through acquisitions. The Indian company already has a presence in cement, zinc and glass fibre sectors, but sees the energy market as its next logical way to progress. Binani Industries, the listed entity of the group, is the holding company for Binani Cement and Binani Zinc, both of which were delisted from the bourses. The group has already begun a process of transferring group holding outfit Binani Industries' 1...

Germany holds its course

18 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Although German economic growth decelerated again in 2012, construction investments held and cuts in cement consumption were limited to just under five per cent. Moreover, prices remained stable and imports declined. However, the country’s cement producers saw no rise in overseas sales, which were hit harder than local deliveries. For 2013-14, the market is expected to be stable with hopes that growth is not far off. German cement sales held up best in the provinces of Bavaria and Bad...