China’s Runji Cement’s new line achieves production targets

China’s Runji Cement’s new line achieves production targets
Published: 18 September 2008

China Runji Cement Inc, a leading producer and distributor of cement in Anhui Province, PRC, today announces that its newly built second cement clinker line of 2500tpd has been put into production, and achieved designed standard production capacity on September 8, 2008.

On August 28, 2008, Runji’s second cement clinker production line of 2500tpd was successfully put in trial production, and on September 8, 2008, the newly built second production line successfully achieved designed production targets of 2500tpd . The Company invested a total of US$20m in constructing the second line. The second line has met the national standards concerning its high quality, environmental friendly, low energy consumption and large production capacity. The designed production capacity of the second production line is 775,000 tons annually. In 2007, the Company’s first cement production line of 2,500 t/d produced 941,000 tons of cement clinker and supplied 1,160,000 tons of cement to our clients. All our products have met the national standard and were awarded "Anhui Province Green Building Material." In 2009, the Company is expected to produce 1,750,000 tons of cement clinker and supply 1,950,000 tons of cement to its market.

At present, the company is also committed to the construction of a waste heat generator with total investment of US$10 million. The waste heat generator project is an energy-saving project with official priority support according to governmental industrial policies. The project is expected to be completed in January 2009, which will greatly decrease our electronic consumption and increase our profitability.

"We are pleased to announce that Runji has succeeded in achieving production targets for the newly built second cement clinker production line, which is a crucial step towards our strategic goals," Runji Chairman and CEO, Mr. Zhao Shouren stated. "With the successful production of the second cement clinker production line, our production capacity for cement clinker has been doubled. The achievement will not only enhance our overall competitive capacity in this region, but also bring us advantages and opportunities to expand market share and accelerate further development."