China Shuangji Cement, Ltd announced today that it has begun the permit process to build a new 2Mta cement plant on Hainan Island to replace its existing Dongfang production line.
China Shuangji’s new state-of-the-art cement factory will have an annual production capacity that is four times greater than its existing Dongfang cement plant, which has a capacity of 500,000tpa. In accordance with the beginning stage of the permit process, the company has removed the vertical kiln at its existing Dongfang production line in order to be granted a permit to build a new plant and local government approval for new construction. The Hainan provincial government has already given their approval for the new plant in writing and the company is waiting for the approval of the local Dongfang City government, which it expects to receive in the near future.
"We are excited to have started the permit process to build a new, modern cement factory on Hainan Island to replace out existing Dongfang production line," said Mr. Wenji Song, Chairman and President of China Shuangji Cement, Ltd. "Though we have removed the vertical kiln from our existing Dongfang production line, we will still be able to purchase clinker nearby and continue to produce cement from this facility at the same production rate as before. Building a new Dongfang cement plant will allow us to keep up with the expected market growth in Hainan Province, which has been gaining significant economic strength, and comply with the higher emissions and environmental standards that China is now promoting."
China Shuangji already has one other existing cement plant on Hainan Island with a current capacity of 500,000tpa. The new Dongfang facility, which will be strategically located in close proximity to raw materials and water transportation, will complement the Company’s cement producing activities in the region, optimise logistics, and provide greater cost efficiencies.