Vicat starts up Jambyl cement plant, Kazakhstan

Vicat starts up Jambyl cement plant, Kazakhstan
Published: 03 December 2010

The Vicat group announced that the Jambyl Cement greenfield plant in Kazakhstan has now entered the production phase in line with the original schedule. With a full-year production capacity of over 1.1Mt, this new cement plant will enable the Group to capitalise on the potential and growth of Kazakhstan, a net importer of cement.

This efficient and modern facility boasts a geostrategic location that enables it to already meet demand generated by Kazakhstan’s major growth regions. It is directly linked to the rail and road networks between the two major cities of Astana and Almaty, and can hence serve the country’s leading economic and political centres.

Guy Sidos, Chief Executive Officer of the Vicat group commented: "The start-up of production at the Jambyl Cement plant is a technical success that has come at a perfect time to help meet Kazakhstan’s growing needs for cement. This success has been built on a productive partnership with HomeBroker, our Kazakh partner, and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group."