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Owned by Century Textiles & Industries Limited and located in Chandrapur District of Maharashtra, the entire 3,000 TPD plant structures including the silos and 10 MW captive power plant were constructed by SMC. The 3 cement plants - Vasavadatta, Rajashree and Manikgarh were constructed simultaneously.

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cement industry news from global cement

Switzerland: Holcim has reported increased cement sales volumes, increased net sales and increased operating profits for the first nine months of 2014, although growth was weaker than expected due to the uneven global economic recovery.

Group-wide cement volumes increased by 1.6% year-on-year to 106Mt over the first nine months of 2014, mainly driven by positive volume developments in the US, India and the Philippines, which offset lower volumes in Azerbaijan, Italy and Argentina.

Consolidated net sales were up by 3.4% year-on-year as a result of higher volumes and better pricing in many markets. Consolidated net sales decreased by 4.7% to Euro11.8bn. Negative currency effects, mainly in Asia Pacific and Latin America, were the main contributor, weighing on consolidated net sales by Euro871m. Operating earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased by 0.7% year-on-year. Consolidated operating EBITDA was down by 7.1% to Euro2.27bn, mainly due to currency effects. Adjusted for restructuring and merger costs, operating EBITDA was Euro2.34bn. North America and Europe, the two group regions less affected by the significant currency effects, recorded growth in operating EBITDA.

Operating profit reached Euro1.43bn, an increase of 2.8%. Like-for-like and adjusted for merger and restructuring costs, operating profit increased by 7.8% or Euro117m. Net income was down by 9% to Euro96.2m, partly because Holcim has not yet received the final compensation installment of Euro77.9m for the nationalisation of Holcim Venezuela, which was due on 10 September 2014. In addition, the group benefited from the one-time gain from the sale of 25% in Cement Australia in 2013.

For 2014 Holcim expects the global economies to show another year of uneven performance. Construction markets in Europe are expected to have reached the bottom, with slow recovery in sight. At the same time, North American markets are expected to continue to benefit from a further recovery especially in the US. However, Latin America could continue to face uncertainties in Argentina, but should overall show slight growth in 2014. The Asia Pacific region is expected to grow, although at a comparatively slower pace than experienced in recent years. Africa Middle East is expected to gradually improve. Holcim expects cement volumes to increase in all regions in 2014 with the exception of Europe.

"Holcim posted a solid like-for-like performance in the first nine months of 2014, building on the good traction earlier in the year and despite the ongoing challenging market environment," said Bernard Fontana, CEO. "The group increased like-for-like operating profit on the back of the solid financial performance in North America, Europe and Africa Middle East. However, weak emerging market currencies continued to negatively impact consolidated financial performance, in particular in Asia Pacific and Latin America."

"Dangote Industries applied for a 75MW electricity generation licence to build, own and operate a coal-based captive power plant adjacent to its cement plant," the state-run Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) said. All the generated electricity will be used to run the plant and associated utilities.

"Any interruption in power supply or unstable voltage/frequency causes extensive damage to the refractory and also to the rotary kiln parts. Refractory failures cause production shutdowns varying from 15 to 30 days and unscheduled use of costly imported refractory bricks," the regulator added.

The Dangote cement plant in southern Tanzania is scheduled to be commissioned in the second half of 2015. With a capacity of 3Mt/yr it will supply Tanzania's domestic market and export to landlocked nations in the region.

Taiwan: Taiwan Cement, is purchasing Sichuan Railway Group Cement for US$111m to expand its presence in China. Taiwan Cement made the purchase through its subsidiary TCC International Holdings. The Sichuan company's production site has a cement production capacity of 2Mt/yr.

Prior to the purchase TCC International operated two cement plants in Sichuan: one in Guangan with a cement production capacity of 2Mt/yr and the other in Chongqing with a capacity of 4Mt/yr. Following the purchase TCC International will boost its capacity to 8Mt/yr. Taiwan Cement said that the acquisition is expected to create synergies for TCC International, helping the company cut operating costs to improve its bottom line.

TCC International reported a 79.6% rise in net profit to US$134m for the first half of 2014. In addition to the purchase in Sichuan, Taiwan Cement said that TCC International will also add a new production line in its Guizhou plant later in November 2014 to boost its production capacity by an additional 1.5Mt/yr.

Ethiopia: South African cement producer PPC has acquired Industrial Development Corporation's 20% stake in Ethiopian-based Habesha Cement for a purchase consideration of US$13m. PPC's initial 27% stake in Habesha, acquired in July 2012, now rises to 51%, while the balance of the shareholding in Habesha is held by around 16,000 local shareholders.

"We are very excited about our increased investment in Ethiopia; a country with a population of 91 million people that is set to reach 100 million by 2018 and having a growth rate that is expected to remain above 8% in the medium term," said Bheki Sibiya, Executive Chairman of PPC.

Habesha has begun the construction of a 1.4Mt/yr cement plant 35 km north-west of Addis Ababa. The project has cost approximately US$135m and commissioning is planned for 2016. In addition to the Habesha project, PPC has started building projects in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe.

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