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»   » Ramco Cements to build new 3.15Mt/yr plant in Andhra Pradesh
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:56:48 +0000

Ramco Cements to build new 3.15Mt/yr plant in Andhra Pradesh

India: Chandrababu Naidu, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, has laid the foundation stone for Ramco Cements’ new 3.15Mt/yr integrated plant at Kalavatala, Kolimigundla Mandal in Kurnool District. The project has an investment of nearly US$210m. The plant will include a waste heat recovery (WHR) unit and a captive power plant. A 25km railway line from Samjamala has also been proposed to support the plant. Once the required statuary clearances are obtained the plant is expected to take 15 months to build.

Other new projects the cement producer has scheduled include an upgrade at its Jayanthipuram plant in Krishna District to 4.6Mt/yr from 3.1Mt/yr with a 27MW WHR unit. The project has a cost of just over US$100m and it is expected to be commissioned in March 2020. The company is also upgrading the grinding capacity of its Vizag plant to 2Mt/yr from 0.9Mt/yr. This project has an investment of around US$25m and is also expected to be commissioned in March 2020. Once these three projects are completed Ramco Cements says that it will become the largest producer in Andhra Pradesh with a production capacity of nearly 10Mt/yr.

In the east of the country Ramco Cements us building a new 0.9Mt/yr grinding plant in Odisha with a railway terminal for around US$70. This is expected to be commissioned by September 2019. In West Bengal the company is upgrading the grinding capacity at its Kolaghat plant in East Midnapore district to 2Mt/yr from 0.9Mt/yr for around US$60m. This project also includes a railway terminal and it is scheduled for commissioning in April 2019. Altogether the company plans to reach a cement production capacity of 20Mt/yr by 2020 across the country.

»   » Binani Cement renamed UltraTech Nathdwara Cement
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:55:16 +0000

Binani Cement renamed UltraTech Nathdwara Cement

India: UltraTech Cement has renamed its Binani Cement subsidiary UltraTech Nathdwara Cement. The leading Indian cement producer finally acquired Binani Cement in late November 2018 when the Supreme Court supported the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal’s (NCLAT) approval of its bid for Binani Cement following a legal fight with a consortium led by Dalmia Bharat group.

Binani Cement’s production assets include a 4.85Mt/yr integrated plant at Nathdwara and a 1.4Mt/yr grinding plant at Neem ka Thana, both in Rajasthan. The company also operates plants in China and the UAE. UltraTech Cement’s acquisition will increase its production capacity in the north of the country to around 24Mt/yr, increase its access to limestone reserves and offer it synergies in logistics and procurement.

»   » JSW Cement targeting northern India after initial public offering
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:53:56 +0000

JSW Cement targeting northern India after initial public offering

India: JSW Cement is planning to target the north and north-east of the country after a proposed initial public offering (IPO) in 2020. The company is looking for acquisitions in the region to meet its production capacity target of 20Mt/yr by 2020, according to a company executive quoted by the Economic Times newspaper. The cement producer has purchased two limestone mines via auction at Nagaur in Rajasthan and one in Gujarat. It is also considering building new cement plants near the mines. The company has a production capacity is 12.8Mt/yr at present.

»   » Chinese joint venture starts building new cement plant in Uzbekistan
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:50:42 +0000

Chinese joint venture starts building new cement plant in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan: Local company Jo'ydam Tamir Qurilish and three Chinese partners have started building a 1.2Mt/yr cement plant at Bulakbasinsky in the Andijan district. Shangfeng, Tunli and Beijing Triumph International Engineering are the Chinese companies in the project dubbed ‘Shangfeng-Bridge of Friendship.’ The total cost of the project is around US$420m and the first stage of construction is planned for completion by 2020. A later expansion at a cost of US$215m is planned from 2020 to 2023.

»   » Half–year cement production in Democratic Republic of Congo was 531,000t
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:49:35 +0000

Half–year cement production in Democratic Republic of Congo was 531,000t

Democratic Republic of Congo: Provision data from the Banque Centrale du Congo (BCC) shows that local cement production grew by 24% year-on-year to 531,000t for the first half of 2018 from 428,000t in the same period in 2017. Consumption grew by 43% to 539,000t from 378,000t. The country currently has a cement import ban in place and no exports have been recorded by the BCC since mid-2015.

»   » Gebr. Pfeiffer expands subsidiary in Egypt
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:47:30 +0000

Gebr. Pfeiffer expands subsidiary in Egypt

Egypt: Germany’s Gebr. Pfeiffer is expanding its Gebr. Pfeiffer Egypt subsidiary. The local company was founded in 2015 after a sustained presence in the country. The engineering company has now decided to enlarge its subsidiary to meet current and anticipated customer demand. It intends to turn Gebr. Pfeiffer Egypt into a regional hub for Gebr. Pfeiffer customers from across the Middle East and African (MEA) area.

The local company is led by managing director Ahmed Essam. The services offered by the office team will now include sales, production and delivery, project management, supervision and aftersales and additional customer services.

»   » Ambuja Cements approves extension to Marwar Mundwa plant project
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:30:32 +0000

Ambuja Cements approves extension to Marwar Mundwa plant project

India: The board of Ambuja Cements has approved an extension to its Marwar Mundwa integrated plant project in Rajasthan. The clinker production capacity of the plant has been increased to 3.1Mt/yr and an additional 1.8Mt/yr cement grinding capacity has been added. The total investment of the project has been increased to around US$326m. A waste heat recovery (WHR) unit has also been added to the project. Once completed the plant will increase the subsidiary of LafargeHolcim’s production capacity of 31.5Mt/yr.

»   » YTL Cement orders emissions control upgrades from CTP Team
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:27:40 +0000

YTL Cement orders emissions control upgrades from CTP Team

Malaysia: YTL Cement has awarded a turnkey project for air pollution control to Italy’s CTP Team. The project at the Perak-Hanjoong Simen cement plant in Pedang Rengas includes the conversion of an existing PL1 raw mill electrostatic precipitator (ESP) to a fabric filter and the upgrade of an existing exhaust fan.

The work includes converting an existing 740,000m3/hr ESP unit downstream of the kiln and raw mills of Line 1 to a bag filter. The conversion will abide to the current footprint on foundations with the minimum impact on steel structures, ducting and dust transport system. The new filter will reduce the emission limits below 10mg/Nm3 by June 2019. The intention is to meet new government regulations quickly. The unit will also be equipped with CTP’s SWAP technology for the cleaning of bags with low-pressure compressed air. CTP Team will work with local partner Shinco Industrial Equipment on the project. No value for the deal has been disclosed.

»   » Cemex Philippines resumes operations of both kilns at Barangay cement plant
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:26:09 +0000

Cemex Philippines resumes operations of both kilns at Barangay cement plant

Philippines: Cemex Philippines has resumed operation of both kilns at its Barangay cement plant in Cebu. It also said that it would cancel the planned closure of its Davao terminal and a temporary layoff of workers, according to the Manila Standard newspaper. The cement producer said it made the decision to resume its Davao operations as it continued to cooperate with APO Land & Quarry, which is the company’s principal raw material provider, and the national and local authorities to address the situation in Naga City, Cebu. The company’s decision to scale back its operations in late November 2018 followed a suspension of APO Land and Quarry after a landslide.

»   » Court orders local government to take possession of Rohri Cement land
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:25:04 +0000

Court orders local government to take possession of Rohri Cement land

Pakistan: The Sindh High Court has ordered the provincial government to take possession of around 1100 acres of land of Rohri Cement’s plant while a dispute concerning the lease of the land is decided. The Sindh government has argued that the lease of land was illegal was the cement producer’s representatives have asked the court to grant a grace period, according to the Dawn newspaper. The case continues.