China National Building Materials (CNBM) - June 2015

Production is due to get underway in December this year at Southern Province Cement’s second Bishah line, as supplied by China National Building Materials (CNBM). The line has been built at a total cost of SAR713m (US$190m) to help meet growing demand in Saudi Arabia.

The Bishah plant currently has a production capacity of 5200tpd, but the new line will add an additional clinker capacity of 5200tpd once up and running. The deal for the new line was signed in 4Q13 and was financed by a combination of internal funds and Islamic financing.