Akemenes eyes Kaliningrad power plant project supply

Akemenes eyes Kaliningrad power plant project supply
Published: 09 August 2011

Akmenes Cement, Lithuania’s sole cement producer, says it is interested in supplying cement for a nuclear power plant construction project in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, but it is not in talks on a definitive order, the company’s chief executive officer said on Monday.

Arturas Zaremba, the CEO, said that all building materials manufacturers from surrounding areas are interested in securing a major order in the project.

"There are five cement suppliers in the Kaliningrad market, including Swedes, Poles, Russians themselves and Belarusians, and Akmenes Cementas. This is a huge project, and everybody is interested. This could be a good order," Zaremba told BNS.

"We have no contract to supply cement to them (the nuclear power plant). We have been supplying cement to Kaliningrad for years, and they know our cement. They (Kaliningrad) do not have a cement producer of their own," he said.