TCL Group helps Haiti set up cement terminal

TCL Group helps Haiti set up cement terminal
Published: 19 August 2011

The Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) Group has entered into a long-term agreement with the Win Group of Haiti for the establishment and operation of a cement terminal on approximately five acres of land at Terminal Varreux in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Phase 1 of the project will see the establishment of a Cement Warehouse Facility/Operation within six months, for the supply of bagged cement (42.5kgs) originating at Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL), the TCL Group’s operation in Jamaica, while further evaluation of a cement bagging terminal is actively pursued.

Phase 2 will be the establishment of a 400,000t cement terminal over 3-4 years, contingent on demand-supply dynamics and the completion of a detailed engineering and feasibility evaluation.

Bulk cement will then be imported from CCCL via dedicated cement carriers and packaged in 42.5kg and jumbo bags at the upgraded facility to satisfy the varying needs of customers.

Consideration has also been given to the establishment of a pre-mixed concrete (readymix) operation within a year.

“Carib Cement, by virtue of its proximity and surplus production capacity is best poised to deliver cement supplies for the Haitian Government’s ‘Action Plan for the National Recovery and Development of Haiti’ and the Private Sector’s ‘Vision and Roadmap for Haiti’ in a most reliable and timely manner,” said TCL Group CEO, Dr. Rollin Bertrand.