Relocating Yamama Cement
After years of planning, Yamama Cement Company has finally commenced the relocation of its cement manufacturing operations, moving production from inside the capital, Riyadh, to a new location some 80km from the city. As construction at the new site of two state-of-the-art, 10,000tpd clinker lines gets underway, ICR provides this update on the largest cement project now underway in the Middle East. By ICR Research, UK.
Established in 1961, Yamama Saudi Cement Company is one of the oldest and largest cement manufacturers in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. When the plant was initially built, it lay far outside the city and was equipped with one single, modest 300tpd kiln line. This soon proved insufficient for the demand placed on it by the national capital, which quickly became one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. By 2015 the population reached 6m after standing at just 150,000 in 1960.