Second cement plant to be built in Azerbaijan

Second cement plant to be built in Azerbaijan
Published: 18 April 2007

Construction of a second cement factory will be commence at the end of this year, according to Azerbaijan Investment Company Deputy Executive Director Riyad Gasimov.  
 
He said that representatives from  Lafarge have visited Azerbaijan twice and have conducted the necessary feasibility studies.
 
Construction work is expected to take 1.5 year and the project is said to be completed by the first quarter of 2009.  
 
Azerbaijan’s annual demand for cement is 2.6Mt, of which 50% is supplied by  Garadagh Cement and 600,000t by Azbetonit, AND, Mineral, Khirdalan, Altay-A and other small local producers.