A new dragon rises
It has been a protracted project to finally establish a commercially-viable 1.36Mta capacity cement plant in Bhutan. The development of Dungsam Cement was hit by several setbacks, but today it is starting to see production reach higher levels, and with the help of Humboldt Wedag engineers, it is on the path to a better future. By Dungsam Cement, Bhutan.
Dungsam Cement Corp Ltd (DCCL) is a Royal Government of Bhutan-owned company, incorporated under the Act of Kingdom of Bhutan in 2000. It is a subsidiary company of Druk Holding and Investments Ltd.
This US$136m greenfield cement plant is situated at Chengkarti, Nganglam, Pemagatshel, southeast Bhutan, on the banks of the river Kerung ri. It is 150km northwest of Guwahati, India, and has an installed clinker capacity of 3000tpd (1Mta) and a cement capacity of 4130tpd (1.36Mta). The plant was built as a turnkey project by Humboldt Wedag Pvt Ltd with initial clinker and cement produced in October 2013 and the official commercial start up held in January 2014.