Saudi Yanbu Cement to boost capacity to 7Mt

Saudi Yanbu Cement to boost capacity to 7Mt
Published: 31 July 2008

Saudi cement producer Yanbu Cement Company (YCC) will reach an annual production capacity of 7Mt when its fifth production line starts operation in 2010.
 
The company has signed an agremeent with Chinese engineering company Sinoma for the construction of a fifth production line at the Yanbu cement plant, western Saudi Arabia, with a total cost of SAR1.7bn (US$453m). The new production line will have a daily capacity of 10,000t and is expected to start operation in 30 months.
 
According to YCC managing director Abdul Rouf, the company also plans to invest some SAR300m (US$80m) to build a power plant to feed its Yanbu cement factory with electricity.