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Cameroon: Cimencam, a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim via LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique (LHMA), has announced that it will build a 0.5Mt/yr cement grinding plant at Nomayos, near Yaoundé with a budget of Euro42.6m. The plant will be the cement producer’s third in the country, according to the Échos Quotidien newspaper. Cement from the new plant will be sold locally as well as elsewhere in Central Africa. LHMA owns a 54.74% share in Cimencam.
Haiti: The government has held talks with a Belgian engineering company about plans to build a 2Mt/yr cement plant at Gonaives. The senator for the region, Carl Murat Cantave reported the meeting to the Le Nouvelliste newspaper. Everything is reportedly ready for the launch of the project and the engineering company is set to deliver a schedule of activities shortly. The US$300m cement plant was originally announced in 2015 and the Belgian companies TSE and TPF were lined up to build it.
Uzbekistan: China’s Anhui Conch has met with representatives of the Umar Corporation to discuss building a 2Mt/yr cement plant in Samarkand. Delegates from Anhui Conch visited proposed sites to build the unit in late March 2017, according to the Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper. Representatives from Umar plan to visit China in April 2017 to complete the negotiations. The expansion plans by the Chinese cement producer are part of its country’s government-sponsored plans to expand its industries internationally.
Afghanistan: A Czech company plans to invest US$70m towards building a cement plant in Zenda Jan district of Herat province. A deal is expected to be signed in early April 2017, according to a Sirus Alaf, an Afghan presidential adviser on the economy, quoted by the 1TV Afghanistan television channel. Local companies are also expected to match the foreign investment. The planned plant will have a cement production capacity of 1600t/day.
US: HarbisonWalker International (HWI) plans to build a new monolithic refractories plant at the Point Industrial Park in South Point, Lawrence County, Ohio. The site is subject to completion of the company’s due diligence and finalisation of one additional grant application that is in process. HWI announced in February 2017 that it was spending US$30m on building a new 80,000t/yr refractory plant to start operation by early 2018.
Uganda: Two Kenyan nationals have been killed after a crane collapsed at an expansion project at Tororo cement. Three other workers were also severely injured in the incident, according to the New Vision newspaper. All the workers were working on behalf of a Kenyan construction contractor that is building the upgrade at the site.
China: Anhui Conch returned to rising sales revenue and profit in 2016 after a problematic year in 2015 beset by a poor market for cement. Its revenue rose by 9.7% year-on-year to US$8.12bn in 2016 from US$7.40bn in 2015. Its sales volumes of cement and clinker rose by 8% to 277Mt. Its net profit rose by 14% to US$1.24bn from US$1.09bn. The group says that its adoption of a flexible marketing strategy for different regions and plants and a focus on lowering production costs delivered sales growth and operating savings. However, its full year results are in contrast to its ones for the first nine months of 2016, in which it reported small declines in its revenue and net profit.
During the year the cement producer finished building six clinker production lines at Yingjiangyunhan Cement and Yiyang Conch Cement and it completed 18 cement grinding plants at Wenshan Conch Cement and Ganzhou Conch Cement. In addition to purchased the assets of Anhui Chaodong Cement. Outside of China the group completed lines in Indonesia and Myanmar, started buildings projects in Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos and started early work on new projects in Russia and Myanmar. At the end of 2016 the group says it has a clinker and cement production capacity of 244Mt/yr and 313Mt/yr respectively. It also reported that it had completed 15 waste treatment projects by the end of the year to feed cement plant kilns with domestic waste.
Bolivia: Imasa, with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions and Valoriza, has been awarded the contract to build a 1.3Mt/yr cement plant for Empresa Publica Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) at Chiutara in Potosí. The contract is worth US$241m and it is expected to take three years to complete. President Evo Morales signed the deal with representatives of the European engineering companies.
Imasa is also building a similar sized plant for ECEBOL at Jeruyo, Caracollo that is scheduled to be finished in mid-2018. Elsewhere in Latin America the Spanish engineering firm is building a 2600t/day clinker production line for Unión Cementera Nacional (UCEM) at Riobamba in Ecuador.
Iran: President Hassan Rouhani has opened the 1Mt/yr Bagheran cement plant near Birjand in South Khorasan. The plant cost US$160m to build and its output will be supplied domestically as well as to Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency. The unit is expected to create around 350 direct jobs.
India: Emami Cement has commissioned a 2Mt/yr cement grinding plant at the Panagarh Industrial Park in the Burdwan district of West Bengal. The project cost US$76m, according to the Hindu newspaper. The plant will produce Ordinary Portland Cement, Portland Pozzolana Cement and Portland Slag Cement products under the ‘Emami Double Bull’ brand. The new plant joins Emami Cement’s integrated plant at Risda in Chattisgarh. It is also building another 1.8Mt/yr grinding plant in Odisha.