A cement company with a capital of SAR1.5bn (US$400m) is to start operations in Najran, southwestern Saudi Arabia, according to local press. The company will operate under the name Najran Cement.
According to Najran Cement’s board chairman, Mohammed Aba al-Alaa, the company will launch a plant with a daily capacity of 6,300t by mid-2007. In 2008, a second production line is to be installed, adding 3200tpd of cement.
The plant is being constructed by a local and a Chinese contractor.
Najran Cement has already appointed Ahmad Zufail director general of the company. Zufail has a 13-year experience in the management of local sector company Yanbu Cement.