Drake Cement prepares to officially open new cement plant, USA

Drake Cement prepares to officially open new cement plant, USA
Published: 10 June 2011

Drake Cement LLC is set to officially mark its new plant on 17 June 2011. Located at the site of an old rail town in Northwestern Arizona, the plant is a state-of-the-art, six-stage precalciner/preheater with a rated capacity of 660,000tpa of clinker.

Arizona’s first greenfield plant in more than 50 years will reduce the state’s need for imported cement materials. During 2007-10 construction, the company built a 13-plant ready mixed platform from Las Vegas to Phoenix.

Cementos Lima, Peru’s largest cement company, has a 90 per cent stake in Skanon Investment Inc., which in turn has an 89 per cent interest in Drake Cement and Drake Materials.