The Belarusian Cement Works (BCW) increased its exports by 110 percent in January 2007, a source at the enterprise located in Kastsyukovichy, Mahilyow region, told BelaPAN.
According to the source, the works exported 2,800 tons of cement in the first month of 2007, with exports to Russia accounting for 82 per cent. The BCW also exported its products to the Baltic states.
In January 2007, the works increased its industrial output by 13.1 per cent to 4.4 billion rubels, and cement output by 8.5 per cent to 38,300t, the source said.
The installation of a new, second, kiln with an average capacity of 25tph is continuing at the works. It is expected to be put into operation in the second half of 2007. As a result, the works’ cement output is to increase by 200,000tpa,
More than $400m was spent on the installation of the kiln in January 2007, according to the source. The BCW also plans to start a second cement line with an annual capacity of up to 1Mt. The line is estimated at up to $140m.