Holcim betting on infrastructure projects, Romania

Holcim betting on infrastructure projects, Romania
Published: 04 October 2006

Holcim (Romania) is estimating that the large number of infrastructure projects to be started after Romania’s accession to the European Union will bring about rises of 10-15 per cent a year in its sales, reports The Ziarul financiar. 
"In the following years, Holcim Romania will deliver more cement for infrastructure works. If this year some 85 per cent of the cement sales were recorded on the segments for residential, commercial and office buildings, the weight of cement sales for infrastructure projects, including water treatment plants, motorways and railways, will increase in the time ahead," said
Markus Wirth, general manager of Holcim Romania.
The company is estimating a rise of 10-15 per cent in its 2006 business turnover, to some EUR190m. 
The most important infrastructure project in which Holcim Romania is involved is the Transilvania motorway project. According to Wirth, the company has signed a first contract with Bechtel, the contractor of the motorway works, for the supply of aggregates, soil stabilisation products and cement.