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Vietnam: Bedeschi has sign a contract for the supply of all the raw material crushing, transporting and storage machines at the Tan Thang cement plant Nhe An province. The new plant will have a cement production capacity of 2Mt/yr.
The order includes:
- One crusher for limestone with a capacity up to 850t/hr,
- A limestone circular storage with a stacking capacity of 850t/hr and a reclaiming capacity of 350t/hr,
- One clay crushing group with an apron feeder and a Bedeschi double roller crusher, suitable to crush sticky and moist material, with a capacity of 300t/hour; a stacking and reclaiming system for raw material additives (clay, iron ore, silica) made up of a luffing stacker with a capacity of 300t/hour and a bucket reclaimer with a capacity of 200t/hr,
- A stacking and reclaiming system for coal with a luffing and travelling stacker with a capacity of 200t/hr,
- A side type scraper reclaimer with a capacity 100t/hr.
The supply includes all connecting belt conveyors, including one long conveyor that connects the quarry to the cement plant, and all the dedusting filters for the conveyors. No value has been released for the order.
Burkina Faso: CIMAF, a subsidiary of Morocco’s Addoha Group, has started building a 0.7Mt/yr cement grinding plant in Bobo-Dioulasso. The plant will cost about Euro25m and will be completed by the end of 2017, according to the North Africa Post newspaper. The new plant will generate 200 direct and indirect jobs. CIMAF also operates a 0.5Mt/yr grinding plant in Ouagadougou.
China: China Resources Cement (Fengkai), a subsidiary of the China Resources Cement, has started operation of its sixth 5000t/day clinker production line at its cement plant in Fengkai County, Guangdong Province. The site has a total clinker production capacity of 9.3Mt/yr and a cement production capacity of 8Mt/yr. the plant mainly serves the Pearl River Delta area of Guangdong Province.
Kazakhstan: Chinese investors have proposed to build a 075Mt/yr cement plant in the Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan. The proposal was revealed as part of 13 memoranda of cooperation worth US$451m signed between the Governor’s Office of Kyzylorda region and the People's Government of Jiangxi Province, China.
Mongolia: The second-stage clinker line of a 1Mt/yr project being delivered by China Triumph International Engineering was successfully ignited in early June 2016. The cement plant will now start regular production. The project is part of the Belt and Road initiative and ‘Going Global’ strategy of China’s building materials industry.
Canada The Quebec government has said that it has no plans to invest further into the McInnis Cement plant on the Gaspé Peninsula. Dominique Anglade, the province's Economy Minister, said on 29 July 2016 that she was confident that the US$854m project would be profitable and there will be no further investment on the part of the government, according to the Globe and Mail newspaper. Key investors, including the Bombardier-Beaudoin family and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, are facing additional costs of up to US$350m, according to sources cited by the newspaper.
The provincial government says it has taken action since learning of the cost overrun, including securing guarantees regarding the financial package needed in the short term to ensure completion of the project. Other unspecified ‘additional conditions’ have also been attached to the government's financial contribution. Quebec is a major equity partner in the project, with a US$78m investment. It also provided a US$194m loan on commercial terms.
The cement plant has a planned launch of operations set for spring 2017.
Georgia: Construction has started on a new US$120m cement plant in Senaki, Samegrelo. The project, Black Sea Cement, is a joint venture between China’s Hualing Group and a Georgian construction company. The plant will have a clinker production capacity of 0.9Mt/yr and a cement production capacity of 1.5Mt/yr. It is expected to create over 500 jobs. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili launched construction of the plant on 25 June 2016.
Brazil: Votorantim Cimentos has inaugurated a new cement plant at Primavera in Pará state. The US$258m plant has a production capacity of 1.2Mt/yr. It will serve the North and Northeast regions of Brazil.
“This plant in Primavera is part of Votorantim Cimentos’ major investment plan. Despite the challenging situation in Brazil, we are moving forward with our long-term vision and our confidence in the development of the country,” said Walter Dissinger, CEO of Votorantim Cimentos. Construction of the plant also included a social investment programme in the local area that invested US$3m towards a local library, schools and a health centre.
The new operation is part of the company’s expansion plan, which will increase its global capacity to approximately 59Mt/yr by the end of 2018, in line with the company’s plan of geographic diversification. This expansion plan adds to investments of US$3.6bn made between 2007 and 2015, which resulted in a 94% increase in global production capacity.
The investment plan to 2018 also includes expansions at Charlevoix in the US, Sivas in Turkey and a new cement plant at Yacuses in Bolivia. The company is also expanding in the San Luis region of Argentina.
India: Shree Cement has completed the expansion of its cement grinding plant at Aurangabad in Bihar. The plant increased its production capacity to 3.6Mt/yr from 2Mt/yr.
Pakistan: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued directives to the Hazara and Kohat administrations to stop production at two cement plants in breach of EPA regulations on dust pollution. Muhammad Bashir Khan, the director general of the EPA, has issued directives to shut down the Dewan Hattar Cement plant in Hattar and the Kohat Cement plant, according to the News International newspaper. Khan said that the Dewan Hattar plant had requested an eight-month period to install dust control measures but had failed to do so. The Kohat plant’s dust control unit is currently out of order.