Yanbu Cement to double production capacity in 2011

Yanbu Cement to double production capacity in 2011
Published: 16 February 2011

Yanbu Cement Co. said a new production line will start operations in the third-quarter, doubling output capacity at Saudi Arabia’s fifth largest clinker maker.

The new line, the fifth, will increase Yanbu Cement’s annual production capacity by 3.6Mt to 7Mt, said general manager Saud Saleh Islam in an interview with Bloomberg.

Saudi Arabia, the largest Arab economy, is increasing cement production to cope with a real estate boom and demand in infrastructure projects.