Brazilian cement manufacturer Supremo Cimento aims to triple its production capacity to over 1Mta by 2012, a company spokesperson told BNamericas.
The firm will begin work on a US$120mn cement plant in Parana state’s Adrianopolis municipality in H2, the spokesperson said, adding that the plant will produce 750,000tpa.
Brazil’s Parana state governor Orlando Pessuti gave the green light for work to start at a ceremony on Thursday, the state government said in a release. However, the firm still has to finalise some paperwork before construction begins, the spokesperson said.
"The city was chosen for its geographical location, the excellent quality of limestone in the region, the availability of manpower and the receptiveness of the community," said company president Alessandro Eichstaedt.
Adrianopolis is located in the Ribeira valley and has a population of 7000.