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Qatar: Qatar National Cement Company (QNCC) has signed a financing deal with Saudi Arabia’s Samba Financial Group (Samba) for US$100m. The facility, which has a two-year grace period, will go towards financing the construction of the company’s fifth cement plant and should be repaid in three and half years.
QNCC signed a letter of intent with Fives FCB in 2014 to build the 5000t/day clinker production line at a cost of US$261m. The plant was expected to become operational within 27 months, according to local media. The company decided to build its fifth cement plant in response to an expected increase in demand in the run up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup being held in Qatar. In June 2016 QNCC also announced plans to close cement plant 1 with effect from the start of the month.
Zimbabwe: Darryll Castle, the CEO of PPC, has reassured shareholders that the construction of the group’s 0.7Mt/yr cement plant in Zimbabwe remains on schedule for completion in 2016. Castle said that the project makes sense from a cost-optimisation basis even if the volume isn’t required in the country. He made the comments at PPC’s extraordinary general meeting amid reports of rioting in the country and import restrictions on some South African goods, according to the Business Day newspaper. The project is one of four cement plants the cement producer is building in Africa outside of South Africa.
China: China Resources Cement has started operation at its 6000t/day cement plant in Lianjiang, Guangdong. The integrated cement plant is aimed at markets in the west of Guangdong and the southeast of Guangxi. The company has completed the construction of all of its planned production lines in Guangdong. Its total clinker and cement production capacities in Guangdong are 14.4Mt/yr and 22.5Mt/yr respectively.
Tajikistan: The Government of Tajikistan and the Chzhungtsai Mohir Cement company are set to open a 1.2Mt/yr cement plant in Yovon district, Khatlon province in August 2016 according to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. The plant has an investment of US$120m and it will create 500 jobs, according to Asia-Plus news agency. Construction originally started in 2014.
Uzbekistan: The Titan Cement plant in the Karauzyak region of Karakalpakstan has been completed and has started operation. The plant has a production capacity of 0.2Mt/yr and 200 new jobs will be created. The commissioning was announced at a socio-economic development meeting for the Republic of Karakalpakstan, an autonomous republic within Uzbekistan.
India: ACC has started commercial production at its 2.79Mt/yr integrated cement plant at Jamul, Chhattisgarh. The subsidiary of LafargeHolcim also has two new cement grinding plants, one at Jamul and one at Sindri in Jharkhand. These are expected to be commissioned by the end of September 2016. The projects are planned to strengthen the cement producer’s consumer base in east India.
Turkey: General contractor Bilim Makina has commissioned Beumer to supply and mount equipment at a cement plant project in Elazig. The order includes 13 bucket elevators for the transport of cement, clinker and raw meal, six apron conveyors and 13 silo discharge systems for clinker transport. The greenfield plant is expected to achieve a capacity of 5000t/day. Sycs İnşaar Çimento Madencilik is the user of this plant.
Two high-capacity belt bucket elevators with a centre distance of 133m each are included in the scope of supply. They are used for feeding the preheater tower with raw meal. Owing to the size of this plant, a conveying capacity of 500t/hr is achieved using steel wire belts.
The supply of the comprehensive technology has been completed. Beumer is now installing the plant.
Nigeria: Sinoma International, a subsidiary of Sinoma, has signed two engineering, procurement and construction deals with Dangote Cement worth a total of US$370m. The first, project worth US$281m, is to build a 6000t/day clinker production line for Okpella Cement, a subsidiary of Dangote based in Edo state. The scope of the contract covers limestone crushing to packaging cement for shipping. The project is expected to take 27 months to produce cement and 30 months to complete.
The second project, worth US$89m, is to build a slag grinding plant at Port Harcourt. The scope of the contract covers unloading slag and gypsum to packaging cement for shipping. The project is expected to take 20 months to complete.
Philippines: Cemex Philippines plans to build a US$300m cement plant with a production capacity of 1.5Mt/yr. The plant will be in operation in the second half of 2019, according to Reuters. Company president and chief executive Pedro Jose Palomino made the announcement amid the company’s initial public offering on the Philippine Stock Exchange.
UK: Firefighters were called to an incident at the Cemex South Ferriby cement plant on 17 July 2016. A spokesman for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service told the Scunthorpe Telegraph that a fire involved a fuel leak from a pipeline which spread to cables, pipework and a disused control room within the kiln room. Fire damage was reported to the pipework, cables and one wall of the control room. The remainder of the building was damaged by smoke.