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Pakistan: Kohat Cement new milling capacity at year-end

20 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Kohat Cement Ltd (KOHC) says that work is going on its fourth cement mill to lift its current capacity of 105tph to take its total grinding capacity to 480tph at an estimated cost of INR650m. The mill will be operational by December 2017, says local report. The new mill will replace old technology and improve efficiency at the company's plant in Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Headquartered in Lahore, Kohat Cement is one of the smaller cement players in the sector with a market s...

India: Ramco expands Tamil Nadu power plant

05 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The Environment Ministry of India has given Ramco Cements environmental clearance to expand its captive power plant (CPP) at Alathiyur in Tamil Nadu, at a cost of approximately INR214.2m (US$3.18m). Rambo proposed increasing the capacity of the CPP by adding 6MW turbines, taking total power generation from 42MW. Clearance for this project was granted subject to certain conditions, which include having to use coal with sulphur and ash content not exceeding 0.8 and 14 per cent, respectively...

Saudi Arabia: ABB upgrades EPCC production lines

01 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Power and automation technology group, ABB have recently commissioned an electrical infrastructure upgrade for two 30-year old cement production lines at EPCC’s plant in Al Khursaniya, Saudi Arabia. The project consisted of upgrading the plant’s existing 75MV switchgear panels to the latest protection relay generation and integrating the power supply systems with the ABB automation system already in place. EPCC’s decision to modernise its production lines will help avoid unexpected shutdo...

Cote d'Ivoire: Work starts on second CIMAF plant

07 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Plans to bring Société Ciment d'Afrique's (CIMAF) production capacity in Côte d'Ivoire to 2Mta by 2017 were outlined in a meeting yesterday between Moroccan investors and the country's president.  StarAfrica reports that Anas Sefrioui, president of CIMAF’s parent Addoha Group, used his meeting with Ivoirian President, Alassane Ouattara, to announce that work would begin this week on the construction of a new 1Mta grinding plant at the port of San Pedro in the west of the country.  This...

Estanda completes ball mill renovation in Saudi

07 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Estanda has successfully completed the commissioning of a two-compartment cement ball mill for a cement producer in Saudi Arabia. The project was carried out on Cement Mill 2  (with a diameter of 5m), operating in parallel with the Cement Mill 1 (CM1), which had previously been renovated and updated by Estanda in 2013. The renovation of CM2 affected all the interior steel components of the mill involved in the grinding process: inlet headwall liners, lifting liners of first ball mill chamb...

IKN wins contract for pyroline in Germany

11 December 2015, Published under Cement News

In August 2015, IKN was awarded the contract for the engineering, supply and installation of a complete 4000tpd pyroline – from raw meal feeding to clinker discharge – at HeidelbergCement's Burglengenfeld plant in Germany. Included in the scope of supply are integration engineering, supply and installation of add-on components for the raw meal grinding plant. The upgraded plant will feature state-of-the-art technology in order to comply with the targeted production level and future emission...

Dandot Cement reduces half-year loss

02 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Dandot Cement Co reported a loss after tax of PKR342.24m (US$3.4m) in the first half of the current Pakistan fiscal compared to a loss of PKR 380.42m in the comparative period of the year before. Net sales reached over PKR1bn versus PKR93m in 1HFY13-14, the company said in a notice to the Karachi Stock Exchange. The cost of sales, however, rose to PKR1.28bn from PKR406m a year earlier. Dandot Cement has said it is considering various options to arrange further funds to improve plant e...

Aberthaw upgrade nears completion, UK

01 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Tarmac’s Aberthaw cement plant in Wales, UK, is in the final stages of its GPB2m upgrade programme and is set for completion during its annual shutdown later this month. Lafarge Tarmac Aberthaw plant manager, Chris Bradbury told local press: “Our investment plans are helping increase our production potential and ensure we are competitively placed in the market. Our most recent GBP2m investment programme will soon be completed when the last of our current planned improvements in our...

Hope celebrates second anniversary with major investment

08 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials is investing GBP14m (EUR17.9m) to boost production at its Hope Works cement plant in the Derbyshire Peak District, UK.   The company, which yesterday celebrated its second year of cement production, has kicked off several major capital projects which will help improve the plant’s sustainability, improve the efficiency of the operation and help to secure future supplies for construction.   Hope has owned and operated the cement works since January 2013 and has made...

Cemex Lloseta completes environmental upgrade

17 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex’s 0.804Mta Lloseta plant in Mallorca, Spain, has concluded its US$16m environmental upgrade. The work included noise abatement systems, paving roads for heavy traffic as well as erecting covered raw material and coal storage silos. The plant also raised alternative fuel use from five to 35 per cent and installed more efficient burners, effectively reducing CO2 emissions by 3.8 per cent per tonne of clinker between 2006-14. The company now emits some 80,000t of CO2 less than in 2006.