Holcim successfully commissions Romania’s largest kiln line

Holcim successfully commissions Romania’s largest kiln line
Published: 24 July 2008

Holcim Romania has just successfully commissioned a new kiln line in the cement plant of Campulung.
This brings an additional third of cement production capacity to this group company that operates in a very dynamic, fast growing construction materials market.

To achieve this, the group invested EUR120m. The new facility has a cement production capacity of around 2Mta. This makes it the country’s biggest kiln. It replaces three outdated smaller production units.
The best available technology was used for the construction of the kiln and the plant complies with the toughest environmental regulations. The Campulung plant with a workforce of 570 is situated in central Romania, about 120km northwest of Bucharest.

In Romania, one of the sectors seeing the highest growth rates is the construction industry. Since 1998, cement consumption has risen from well below 4Mt to more than 10Mta. Experts take the view that the construction industry will continue to show strong growth in the years to come.

Holcim Romania owns two cement plants, one terminal with grinding facilities, 16 ready-mix concrete plants and operates six pits for sand and gravel and one quarry for crushed stone.