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Tanzania: Lake Cement plans to invest US$150m towards building a new 1.4Mt/yr cement plant in Bagamoyo. Construction will start in the middle of 2017 and commissioning is planned for mid-2018, according to the Citizen newspaper. The Indian-owned cement company has operated a 0.5Mt/yr at Kimbiji since 2014. Its Nyati Cement brand is sold locally and exported to Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Jordan: Lafarge Jordan’s proposal to replace its Fuheis cement plant with a US$2.8bn urban development is waiting for local government approval. The company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Fuheis Municipality but is still awaiting the municipal council's approval to go ahead with the plan to turn its site into an urban hub, the company's chief executive officer, Amr Reda said in a press conference reported upon by the Jordan Times. He added that, despite the plant not being operational since 2013, it is still facing legal challenges on environmental grounds and that it is paying around US$7m/yr in compensation for environmental issues.
Angola: The second production line at Nova Cimangola’s plant in Luanda is expected to start production in mid-2018. Cimangola’s administrator Manuel Pacavira Júnior revealed details of the upgrade’s progress to the Jornal de Angola newspaper during a visit to the site by Secretary of State Kiala Gabriel. All the equipment for the clinker production stage of the project has been assembled and tests are scheduled to start in December 2016. The project has cost US$350m. Funding for the second phase of the upgrade project is still being gathered.
Morocco: Global Oil Shale, a Finnish shale oil development company, intends to build a 1.6Mt/yr cement plant at Tarfaya for a cost of around US$100m. Previously the company had intended to develop shale oil resources at the site, according to the Challenge business newspaper. It intends to focus the plant’s output on the south of the country as well as using its position to target export markets in West Africa.
Cambodia: Cambodia Capital Mineral Resources, a Chinese owned company, and the Ministry of Mines and Energy has met to discuss building a new cement plant. The ministry intends to seek government support before the company begins a feasibility study, according to the Khmer Times.
The ministry estimates that domestic demand for cement will reach 5Mt/yr in 2017. In December 2015 Chip Mong Group signed a partnership with Chinese-owned CITIC Heavy Industries to build a US$262m cement plant in Kampot province, with a daily production capacity of 5000t/day. In June 2016 Thai Siam Cement Group invested US$120m in a second production line at its factory in Kampot province, which will increase production to 0.9Mt/yr.
South Africa: PPC has reported update on projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Ethiopia. In the DRC it said that engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract work from Sinoma is complete and overall the cement plant it is building is 90% complete. Power infrastructure is being built at present and hot commissioning at the site will start once this is in place. Sales of cement are scheduled to start in February 2017.
In Ethiopia the cement producer has planned to commission its 1.4Mt/yr Habesha plant in the second quarter of 2017. Plant construction is reported as ‘progressing well’ with overall project progress above 80%, civil construction 94% complete, mechanical erection at 66% and 95% of equipment manufactured and delivered to site. The project has a budget of US$180m.
Bolivia: The government plans to build a 1.3Mt/yr cement plant at Cutara in the Potosí department with an investment of US$306m. The government will spend US$245m on plant infrastructure and US$61m on road, electricity, water and natural gas connections, according to the ABI news agency. The new plant will join the state’s 1.3Mt/y cement plant being built in Oruro for US$244m.
India: My Home Industries plans to build a 1.5Mt/yr cement plant at a cost of US$225m in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. The plant is intended to take advantage of demand for cement generated by construction at the new state capital of Amaravati, according to comments by S Sambasiva Rao, executive director of My Home Industries, made to the Hans newspaper. Groundbreaking at the 1000 acre site is planned for late 2017 and the plant will take up to three years to build.
My Home Industries is a joint-venture between India’s My Home Group and Ireland’s CRH. It has production capacity of 8.4Mt/yr from plants in Nalgonda district in Telangana and Kurnool and Visakhapatnam districts in Andhra Pradesh. It is currently building a 1.2Mt/yr plant at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.
Pakistan: A second 4500t/day production line at the Cherat Cement plant started production on 31 October 2016. Construction of the new line started in 2014, a senior manager at the plant told the News International newspaper. The plant’s first production line, with a production capacity of 3200t/day, opened in 1985. Altogether the plant employs 1000 workers.
Canada: McInnis Cement has completed nearly 75% of the construction phase of the 2.5Mt/yr plant it is building at Port-Daniel-Gascons in Quebec. It also announced that it has closed the financing for the project.
“With the significant turnaround of operations and approximately US$209m in new financing, everything is in place to complete the project on schedule,” said Christian Dubé, Executive Vice-President of Québec at la Caisse, the pension fund manager that took control of the project in August 2016. The first cement deliveries from the plant are scheduled for the spring of 2017.
McInnis Cement began the operating phase in October 2016, with tests on the crushing line and the conveyers used to transport limestone extracted from the quarry to the warehouse. The company expects to receive its first ship at its marine terminal in early November 2016.
By the end of 2016, the company expects to finalise and begin operations of the crushing unit, receive several ships transporting raw materials in its marine terminal and conduct the first operational checks for the grinding of raw materials. Distribution terminals at Sainte-Catherine and Providence are also under construction and other sites under development will soon be added to the company’s distribution network.