VN’s biggest cement plant opens in north

VN’s biggest cement plant opens in north
Published: 22 December 2008

The country’s biggest cement factory began operations on Thursday in Le Loi Commune, Hoanh Bo District in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh. The newly built Thang Long factory has a capacity of 2.3Mta of cement.

Construction began in 2005 on an area of 85ha with total investment capital of VND6trn (US$35m).
The factory is equipped with modern technology from Germany’s Polysius Group. The Group’s quality technlogy is globally popular due to its friendly effect to the environment.

This is the first time that technology of this kind has been used in Vietnam. The factory has been designed to increase its life-span. The automatic control system will produce high-quality products and will save materials and energy, experts say.

The factory is strategically located close to mines and an open port. The port can harbour vessels of up to 30,000dwt. Its prime location will slash production costs, making domestic goods cheaper for consumers.
The new factory was set to improve socio-economic conditions in the province by bringing employment to the local community, said leaders of the province.

The factory has also set up a clinker grinding station in the south. It is located in Hiep Phuoc Industrial Zone in Nha Be District, HCM City. The station has the capacity to produce 1.2Mta  of cement.