Carpatcement’s cement production to double

Carpatcement’s cement production to double
Published: 08 March 2007

Carpatcement’s cement production will double in 2010 compared to the present level, as the company contemplates annual investments worth some EUR30m in the production facilities of the three cement plants based in Fieni, Bicaz and Deva, general manager of Carpatcement Mihai Rohan on Wednesday said.  
In 2006, Carpatcement Romania reported an about 40 per cent rise in turnover compared to the previous year, reaching 781 million lei. The turnover for the three companies - cement, concrete and aggregates - amounts to 980 million lei, up 39 per cent as against 2005, when the turnover was of 705 million lei.  
In the first six months of 2006, the cement market grew on average by about 20 per cent (double as against the estimates made at the beginning of the year).  
Given the maintenance of the upward trend of the market in 2007,  Carpatcement estimates a growth of about 8-10 per cent of the turnover compared to 2006.  
Carpatcement Holding invested in 2006, some 25 million euros, investment earmarked for the modernisation of the plant in Fieni, the reduction of specific consumptions, improvement of protection measures of the environment in the three plants, the utilisation of solid fuels (coal, coke) at the plants in Bicaz and Deva, as well as for the installations which use alternative fuel (used tyres and wooden waste). Approximately 5 million euros were invested in the protection of the environment alone in the three plants: Bicaz, Deva and Fieni.  
Overall investments for the protection of the environment made in the three plants, starting 1998 until now amount to about EUR20m. All the three plants of Carpatcement obtained the integrated environmental authorisation.  
Carpatecement is part of the  HeidelbergCement group, which is present in Romania with the production of cement, concrete and aggregates through companies Carpatcement, Carpat Concrete, respectively Carpat Aggregates. The cement is produced in the three plants situated in Bicaz, Deva and Fieni.