Saturday, November 18, 2017

Cement & Concrete

CEMEX CONCRETE WINS ROAD REDEVELOPMENT AWARD

Cemex has won a prestigious innovation award at the National Ready-Mix Concrete Federation’s National Roads Competition in France, thus bolstering its position in the world of concrete. The company has earned accolades for the redevelopment of 700 km of roads at Gardenne in the south east of the country as per the aesthetic vision of architect Philippe Ghezzi for which its specialty concrete and aggregates provided the ideal solution. It is reported the arrangement made it possible to highlight the traffic zones and restore coherence to the town centre.

 

NEW CEMENT PLANT FOR HP

Reliance Cement is planning to construct a plant to manufacture cement and clinker at Chaupal in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. The $ 555 million project which has the state government will employ 350 people.

 

CEMENT COMPANY SEEKS LOANS FOR NEW FACILITY

Oman Cement Company (SAOG) is looking to finalise an agreement with a Omani bank for a loan of up to $39 million to finance a cement mill at its existing plant. It is reported the cement manufacturer will also appoint two new portfolio managers to handle part of tehe company’s investments. Oman Cement has placed an order of $38 million from FLSmidth to supply milling equipment to its plant in the Rusayl Industrial Area. The order includes: 150 tph closed circuit ball mill system; 2 x 8000 tonne capacity cement silos; high-efficiency central drive for the ball mill; dynamic separator; fabric filters to reduce dust emission.

 

PPC CEMENT TO ENTER ALGERIA

PPC is looking to enter the Algerian cement market on the basis of a tie up with private investors.  The partnership will see it owning a 9 per cent stake the Hodna Cement Company. It is reported 80 per cent of the debt for the project will be funded by local banks. Hodna Cement Company has plans to construct a 2Mt per year cement plant at a cost of $350 million at Hodna about 300 km east of Algiers. The construction of the plant could take up to 30 months and the commissioning could take place by the fourth quarter of 2016. The company will be engaging the services of Chinese firm Sinoma International Engineering as the contractor to supply and build the plant, with the help of India's Holtec Consulting.

 

LAFARGE TO INVEST $1.37BN IN NIGERIA

Cement major Lafarge WAPCO in planning to double its capacity at its plant in Nigeria on the back of an $1.37 billion investment. The company is looking to expand the capacity of its cement plant in Calabar and the Ashaka Cement plant to 16 mt per year by 2018. It is reported the expansion plan will support Nigeria's backward integration policy in cement production. 


HOLCIM TO BUILD NEW ZEALAND CEMENT TERMINAL

Holcim has announced plans to build 30,000 tonne cement terminal in Timaru, New Zealand. The early stages of work are underway at the site of a proposed import facility and geotechnical investigations have begun with contractors drilling to 25m near the old grain silos. Building a plant at the Port of Timaru will help Holcim with access to the major market of Christchurch, utilising the new silo capacity there and to the rest of the South Island.

 




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