Welcome to the new builds (3)
In this third and final part of ICR's biannual project review, we focus on new cement plant projects in Asia. Over the past year, India and Indonesia have emerged as key expansion areas for the cement industry with several further projects in Vietnam and China also being completed.
July 2012 saw the inauguration of Holcim’s new E300m dry-process line at its Garadagh cement plant, Baku. The new 1.7Mta kiln replaces the existing wet-production process and will enable higher volumes, lower fuel and energy consumption as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The investment is set to strengthen Holcim’s position in this attractive market.