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China: The ETA Cooler, the concept for cooling clinker in the cement making process announced by Claudius Peters Projects GmbH in 2004, has reached a new capacity milestone with a more than 13,000t/day model going into production earlier in 2015 in China.
The ETA Cooler principle was introduced in 2004 with a 2000t/day installation at a Holcim cement plant in Switzerland. Over the last decade, Claudius Peters Projects has progressively offered the market increasingly higher capacity models. It has now reached 13,000t/day, currently the world's highest capacity cement line production. The company has said that even higher capacity is feasible.
Due to its design, no dust removal system is required with ETA Cooler and the relatively long stroke action means a low grate speed, which in turn means less wear and maintenance. As there are no obstructions to the clinker flow in this moving floor technology, high transport efficiency is also achieved, with uniform cooling, thus improving the quality of the clinker and in turn the quality of cement produced, according to Claudius Peters Projects. The ETA Cooler has a very low construction profile and modular design, allowing it to be retrofit to existing cement plants.
Saudi Arabia: Arabian Cement Company (ACC) is planning to build a new 10,000t/day brownfield cement line in Rabigh.
In order to increase the cement grinding capacities in phase 1, prior to the completion of the new line in Phase 2, ACC placed an order with China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM) for a grinding plant, including two Loesche vertical roller mills.
The project execution will be done on a fast-track concept, which ensures a project schedule of only 13 months. Loesche will supply two large vertical roller mills of Type LM 63.3+3 with a table diameter of 6.3m and a main drive size of 7400kW. Under the fast-track concept, Loesche will not only supply the mills, but also all process related equipment like process filters, process fans, hot gas generators, as well as the complete basic engineering of the grinding plant to ensure a state-of-the-art plant design.
Indonesia: PT Semen Indonesia is conducting a feasibility study in Aceh in connection with its plan to build a cement plant in Pidie, Aceh.
"Our partner is ready to build a cement plant in Aceh. We are now in the process of completing the feasibility study. The ground-breaking ceremony is expected to take place in 2016 if all the processes go well," said the company's President Director, Suparni. He noted that around US$257 – 294m will be invested to develop the 3Mt/yr cement plant, excluding the infrastructure cost. He added that the company will set up a joint venture for the project with a local company in which PT Semen Indonesia will later be the majority stockholder, with more than 70%. "It is forecast that the construction will be completed in 2019 - 2020," said Suparni.
The cement plant would target consumers in the eastern parts of Sumatra and North Sumatra, with a possibility of exporting some of its production to Myanmar, Malaysia, and Singapore. It will also target Bangladesh in view of the country's cement needs, which have so far only been met through imports. "Bangladesh only has one cement plant that cannot fully meet the country's demands. Around 85% of the country's needs are met through imports," said Suparni.
Suparni claimed that the efforts to boost exports will also be made following the completion of Semen Indonesia's 3Mt/yr Indarung VI plant in West Sumatra and a 3Mt/yr plant in Rembang, Central Java, in the third quarter of 2016.
Morocco: Holding company Anouar Invest plans to build a 500,000t/yr cement plant in Laâyoune as part of the new southern provinces development projects in infrastructure and housing. With an investment package of US$30m, Ciement Sud (CIMSUD) will start operations by July 2017. The plant will be located in the area in Foum El Oued, Laâyoune. The group has also started construction of a cement plant in Settat with a budget of US$300m. It will produce 2.2Mt/yr of cement and will be in operation late 2018.
Uzbekistan/Turkey: The Turkish Dal Engineering Group plans to commission a new 1.5Mt/yr cement plant in Surkhandarya by late 2017. A Turkish company and Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine (AMMC) have signed a memorandum on cooperation for the construction of the cement plant.
The US$225m cement plant will potentially be financed by a US$90m loan from the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan, commercial banks loans totalling US$110m and the equity of AMMC, worth US$24.4m.
Uzbekistan currently has six cement plants with a total installed capacity of more than 7Mt/yr. The largest of them are Kyzylkumcement (3.08Mt/yr), Akhangarancement (1.74Mt/yr) and JSC Kuvasaycement (920,000t/yr). Cement production in Uzbekistan in 2014 increased by 5.1% to 7.35Mt.
Ghana: Western Diamond Cement Limited (WDCL) has launched its product in Takoradi under the brand name 'Diamond Cement.' The company, which has the first vertical cement mill in Ghana, will produce 42.5 rapid and 32.5 rapid cements. It has 6500t of clinker storage.
Buddarajo Roju, Manager of Quality Control at Western Diamond Cement Limited, said that Ghana is a vibrant economy and that there is rapid growth in the whole of West Africa, especially infrastructural development. He said that the company is committed to implementing the Environmental Impact Statement to the Environmental Protection Agency and mitigation measures on dust generation, noise impact, as well as liquid and solid waste.
Cameroon: The launch of Ciments de l'Afrique Cameroun's (CIMAF) new 500,000t/yr cement plant brings Cameroon's cement plant number to three. The Moroccan-based company has been supplying cement to Cameroon for several months and intends to increase production to about 1Mt/yr in the near future.
The other two cement plants in the country are Les Cimenteries du Cameroun, the oldest company in the country that produces 1.6Mt/yr, as well as Dangote Cement Cameroon, which was commissioned several few weeks ago and produces 1.5Mt/yr of cement. Estimated domestic cement demand stands at 2.8Mt/yr. Turkey's MEDCEM is also constructing a 600,000t/yr cement plant in Douala.
Nigeria: The Edo State Government has began moves to recover US$31m that was fraudulently taken from government coffers during the administration of Lucky Igbinedion as Governor. This was part of the decisions reached at the end of the State Executive Council meeting, held on 5 November 2015.
"There is an issue of fraud that was discovered while turning our books. We found that US$31m was fraudulently taken from state coffers during the administration of Chief Lucky Ogbinedion. The governor has directed the Attorney-General to commence legal action in that direction," said Commissioner for Information, Louis Odion. "In the coming days, the state government will take legal action to ensure that what was stolen from Edo State Government is recovered."
Throwing light on the US$31m fraud, the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Honourable Abdul Oroh said: "The US$31m was stolen for a transaction that was designed clearly for criminal purposes. This project was called 'Abat Cement Company,' situated in Ekpe, Akoko. The company was supposed to produce cement to take advantage of the large deposit of limestone in that part of the state. The company was registered as Abat Cement Company Limited and had three shareholders. The Abat Cement Company had 75% of the shares, Edo State Government had 15% of the shares and 10% of the shares were reserved for 'other Nigerians.' Although Edo State government was given only a 15%, 100% of the revenue invested in the company, the US$31m, was taken from the account of Edo State Government. The shareholder agreement was signed by the Fashunu and Governor Igbinedion. As the money was withdrawn, construction of the company started and all the major structures were in place, 90% of the machines were installed, but there was no contribution from any other source for the construction and procurement of this equipment. Everything invested in that company came from Edo State Government.
Kazakhstan: Gezhouba Cement Group Co Ltd plans to construct a cement plant in Shiyeli, Kyzylorda with partner Corporation Dan Ake to form the joint venture, Gezhouba - Shiyeli Cement. Construction of the 1Mt/yr cement plant will begin in February 2016 and create 400 new jobs.
Gezhouba Cement said that the region has created favourable conditions for investors and the implementation of joint projects. "Gezhouba Cement is known not only in China but also abroad. It is included in the list of the best companies for the production of cement. On 23 December 2014 an agreement for the implementation of joint projects in Kyzylorda was signed. We are grateful to the CEO of Corporation Dan Ake, Daulet Turlykhanov, for having helped to attract investors. In addition, our side will create all the conditions for the realisation of the project," said region Governor, K Kusherbayev.
Lithuania: Eternit Baltic UAB, the corrugated fibre cement sheet plant operating in Naujoji Akmene in the north of Lithuania, has begun the construction of new production facilities. The new production facilities will produce Cedral cement siding for the local market and for the Central and Eastern European markets.
Etex, which owns Eternit Baltic UAB, plans to invest approximately Euro34m in the construction of the new production facilities. Implementation of the project will take a little more than one year. Production is expected to start in early 2017. The new production facilities will enable the company to produce over 4Mm2/yr of cement siding. Approximately 50 new jobs will be created in the new production facilities in three years. Eternit Baltic currently employs approximately 150 people.