Al Jouf Cement halts production for maintenance, Saudi Arabia

Al Jouf Cement halts production for maintenance, Saudi Arabia
Published: 17 June 2013


Al Jouf Cement is to halt production for two weeks for unscheduled maintenance work, the company said in a statement on the Saudi bourse website.

The cement producer will stop production from 17 June to 30 June according and the maintenance process is expected to cost about SAR6m (US$1.6m) which will be reflected in its second quarter financial results. Al Jouf highlighted that the stoppage will not have any impact on its ability to meet its customers’ requirements.

Al Jouf Cement is planning to expand its 5000tpd cement capacity at its plant in Turaif with a second line being constructed by Sinoma’s Chegdu Industry Design and Research Institute (CDI) and has announced plans to build a third line taking total capacity to 15,000tpd. A new power plant and the second line should be completed by 2015.