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Lehigh Hanson Speed plant earmarked to become distribution centre

16 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The Lehigh Hanson Speed cement plant in Indiana is expected to cease production in about four years and become a distribution centre, following the completion of the modernisation at the Mitchell works . The step will lead to the loss of some 100 jobs at the works, although Lehigh Hanson expects to relocate around half of the jobs to the new works. Jobs at Speed would likely fall under plant maintenance and operations, purchasing, quarry equipment operators, electricians, welders, millwri...

Huaxin heads for excellence

05 April 2018, Published under Cement News

With a clinker capacity of 60Mta and a cement capacity of 90Mta, Huaxin Cement is a major player in the global cement industry. ICR spoke with Li Yeqing, CEO of Huaxin Cement, to find out more about the company’s plans going forward. Huaxin Cement’s Yangxin works in Hubei, China, is part of the company’s 59-plant strong domestic network of cement production facilities Huaxin Cement has 146 facilities, including 59 cement plants, in 10 provinces and cities. Its Chinese works ...

Setting a roller record

22 February 2018, Published under Cement News

In 2014 El Nadha Cement plant in Qena, Egypt, completed an overhaul of its VRM roller bearings in record time. This was achieved through good preparation, an experienced on-site team and effective communication between the plant and the mill manufacturer, Loesche. By Osama Aly Ahmed, Technical consultant, Egypt. The Nadha Cement plant in Qena, Egypt, developed issues with its master roller bearings after an operating life of 11,000h The El Nadha Cement plant is located in Qen...

More than 'just' a new plant

17 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement distribution at the new Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant of McInnis Cement in Canada has been designed with the environment in mind. Distribution by sea to one of the plant’s four terminals replaces a considerable amount of truck runs. By Jim Braselton and Mark Newhart, McInnis Cement, Canada. The McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons is the first new North American cement plant built to serve the eastern portion of the continent in more than 50 years Constructio...

Ethiopia: Ethio-China forum highlights capacity rise

10 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Speaking at the opening on Wednesday of the three-day Ethio-China cement forum in Addis Ababa, Dr Alemu Sime, State Minister of Industry, said Ethiopia has raised its cement production capacity to 13Mta. Local demand is growing by 10 per cent annually, according to Dr Sime, and once domestic demand is met, Ethiopia will be exporting to its neighbours. The increase in cement production capacity has allowed Ethiopia to generate foreign currency earnings and implement mega infrastructure ...

Pakistan: capacity utilisation tops 90% in December 2016

02 February 2017, Published under Cement News

According to figures released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), cement sales in December 2016 reached 3.56Mt, with capacity utilisation running at 90.9 per cent, the Nation newspaper reports. The first six months of Pakistan’s 2017 fiscal year, which began in June 2016, has seen local cement consumption rise by 11.1 per cent on the same period in 2015. Declining export sales have been more than matched by rising local demand, with the result that total shipm...

Pakistani cement demand set to rise 47% in next five years

05 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement consumption in Pakistan is predicted to rise at an average annual rate of eight per cent over the next five years, an increase of nearly 47 per cent in total. Analysts point to the development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), higher government spending in the pre-election period and an increase in private sector construction activity as the main drivers of this growth. In FY2016, overall cement dispatches rose 10 per cent YoY to 38.8Mt, with local sales r...

A fragile but positive outlook

05 December 2016, Published under Cement News

While South America’s cement markets may have been considerably affected by the economic downturn, the Central American countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama are hopeful of a better future. Domestic cement producers are looking for an upturn in cement demand, particularly following recent increases in their production capacities. By Rob Roy, ROI Economic Consulting, USA. In Honduras Argos operates the 1.3Mta Piedras Azules integrated...

Vietnam 10M16 output up 15%

31 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s cement production in the first 10 months of 2016 is estimated to be 64Mta, up 14.9 per cent YoY, according to the government-run General Statistics Office. In October, preliminary figures show a 14.1 per cent rise YoY to 7.1Mt. In the first nine months of the year, the country produced 56.9Mt of cement. Vietnam has 76 cement production lines with a total output of 81.56Mt, supported by limestone reserves that are expected to last for the next 100 years and are able to support...

India: Mangalam Cement production increase

20 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Following a trial run at the plant in August 2016, Mangalam Cement’s new 0.75Mta grinding unit in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, has commenced operations. The expansion project that introduced the plant's new grinding unit is said to have cost INR700m (US$10.4m) The company’s overall capacity now stands at 4Mta, up from 3.25Mta.